Dior Addict Extreme Lipsticks

Dior Addict Extreme displayJust when Dior had wrestled their lipstick offering down to a manageable set of formulas (Rouge Dior, Dior Addict, Serum de Rouge. Got it!), they had to go and add one more: Dior Addict Extreme.

I’m glad they did. From the preliminary (at-counter) testing I’ve done so far, Addict Extreme seems fantastic… though the word ”extreme” is a bit misleading. Actually, ignore Dior’s official description of this product altogether.

I tried on 339 Silhouette, and found it to be nearly the color of my lips, with a very soft, natural (low-shine) finish — a beautiful balm. I tried on a mid-level color (either Riviera or Lucky), and found it also to be more muted than I expected — but very pretty. These lipsticks also feel so good, I’m thinking “Addict who? I’m an Extreme girl now.”

If you were a little disappointed by YSL’s Volupte Sheer Candy lipsticks (because most of them were SO sheer, because they didn’t last that long), you are going to LOVE the look and feel of Dior Addict Extreme. If you’re a fan of the Revlon Lip Butters, I’d also recommend giving these a whirl.

Kate Moss is wearing 536 Lucky in the promo photo.
Dior, Addict Extreme, lipstick, swatches, 316 Incognito, 339 Silhouette, 356 Cherie Bow, 667 Avenue, 476 Plaza, 639 Riviera, 536 Lucky, 756 Fireworks, 789 Bellissima, 866 Paparazzi, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
316 Incognito is a slightly mauvey grey pink. 339 Silhouette is peach. 356 Cherie Bow is a petal-pink/soft blush-pink. 667 Avenue is a soft rose pink. 476 Plaza is a happy cool pink (like jelly sandals!). 639 Riviera is coral pink. 536 Lucky is bright warm pink. 756 Fireworks is a warm red. 789 Bellissima is a red-violet rose. 866 Paparazzi is a soft wine rose.
Dior, Addict Extreme, lipstick, swatches, Sephora, 789 Bellissima, 866 Paparazzi, 829 Sunset Blvd, 987 Black Tie, 336 Saint Tropez, 479 Holiday, 486 Cruise, 366 Pink Icon, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
I reswatched Bellissima and Paparazzi for visual reference (I just couldn’t fit all 12 of the available-everywhere shades on one arm). 829 Sunset Blvd is a bricky, warm, rose-red. 987 Black Tie is plum-violet.

The next four shades are Sephora exclusives. 336 Saint Tropez is a sheer peach pink. 479 Holiday is a sheer, cool, bubblegum pink. 486 Cruise is a slightly deeper, warmer pink. 366 Pink Icon is a light, sheer, warm pink.

There’s also one exclusive Saks shade: 857 Princess, which I’ve heard is cherry red. It’s limited at Saks, but will be permanently available on Dior.com. I’ll get that one swatched as soon as possible.
Dior, spring 2012, nail polish, swatches, 257 Incognito, 537 Riviera, 579 Plaza, 659 Lucky, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Dior also created four nail polishes to correspond to the four star lipstick shades — I love them all. 257 Incognito is a dusty grey pink-purple. 537 Riviera is a bright (coral) orange. 579 Plaza is a bright cool pink. 659 Lucky is “hot red,” a bright, warm, saturated coral-pink-red. All four are permanent to the line.

Dior Addict Extreme lipsticks are $30 each (available at NeimanMarcus.comicon [free shipping with code FSMAR], Nordstrom.comicon, and — through April 6th — Sephora.com is offering 15% off for VIBs with code CHICVIB).

The nail polishes are $23 each (NeimanMarcus.comicon, Nordstrom.comicon, Sephora.com).

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11 Responses to “Dior Addict Extreme Lipsticks”

  • Nikki says:

    Hi Karla! Would you say these are better than the Revlon Lipbutters, or about the same?

  • I just purchased Saint Tropez and Plaza. Funny because I was searching your site yesterday hoping for swatches, but drove to the store so I could try on since you didn’t have them yet. :) I would say these are definitely spot on! I hope I don’t regret getting Plaza over Pink Icon as I’m a bit of a wuss wearing bright colors. I’m trying to branch out.

  • Chris says:

    Avenue and Fireworks are so pretty! I can see them working on a face with very little eye makeup.

  • mila says:

    At least in the international Dior website they still have Diorific as well.

    Addict Extreme is such a lovely formula. Totally my favorite of the new launches of this year.

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Nikki, the Dior Addict Extremes definitely feel nicer: plusher, luxer, and that hydrating feeling lasts longer. But for maximum color impact, choose Fireworks or darker.

  • CLY says:

    Beautiful swatches!!! I have them in Riviera, Lucky and Princess… I love all the colours but initially I wanted to get Fireworks. Although Princess is exclusive in US, it is widely available in Malaysia. Dior does not have Fireworks, so disappointing!!!

  • Diana says:

    Congratulations for your reviews!!!Everytime I am looking for a cosmetic product, first I search to see if you tested it and what was your opinion. And I do that because I have a busy program, I do not have too much time to spent in the stores. So, for me, you are my beauty adviser, especially when it comes in describing colours! And believe me, I am very demanding when it comes to shades! I bought Incognito, and that is exactly the shade you I was looking for and how you described it!

  • Amanda says:

    How do these differ from the regular addict lipsticks?

  • WHOA! That’s my fav lipstick line – I’m obsessed with Paparazzi and Incognito:) great swatches – thank you!:)

  • julie klaasen says:

    i wish to buy Dior addict extreme lipstick near to the number 381. Where can i buy this shade please

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