With all the sheer lipsticks coming out right now, I thought we might take a look at a familiar friend: Dior’s Serum de Rouge.
Dior launched the Serum de Rouge formula in October of 2009, with eight shades (here are swatches of the original release). Since then, they’ve released new colors here and there, and I wanted to swatch them all together.
I took this photo a while ago, and never posted it because at the time I was missing 740 Rosewood (Rosewood was part of the original release, so it’s swatched here). And since I’ve been hanging onto this photo, Dior released two more shades: 240 Pink Coral and 460 Pinky Mauve (part of spring 2011, swatched here). By now there are more shades than I can fit on one arm, so I thought I might as well share the image with you.
Serum de Rouge is an extremely glossy formula — one of those that almost liquifies as you apply it to your lips. (Rule of thumb: any time a lipstick case is designed to support/touch the bullet of product, so only the top surface is exposed to air, it’s probably a “liquifying” formula. See: YSL Rouge Volupte, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, Cle de Peau Extra Silky.)
The formula contains the same wrinkle-preventing active ingredient from Dior’s Capture Totale, as well as SPF 20. It definitely feels like a “skincare-lipstick” (and is priced accordingly, at $32).
470 Pearly Pink is a mauvey, purplish pink. 510 Nude is peachy beige. 560 Radiant Pink is bright, warm, bubblegum pink. 640 Soft Pink is a sheer beigey pink. 650 Peach is warm hibiscus-pink (strange name). 660 Garnet is a little deeper and more red (but still pink). 670 Pink Diva cool flamingo pink (more blue/violet than Peach or Garnet). 710 Beige is very slightly pinked tan. 730 Coral is orange-peach. 760 Raspberry is a muted warm (desert) rose. 840 Crimson is blue-red cherry. 850 Red is warm/orange red. 860 Violet is sheer red plum with a few sparkles. 870 Ruby is red violet. 880 Plum is wine-berry. 910 Mocha is a rosy caramel.