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.
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.
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 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.com [free shipping with code FSMAR], Nordstrom.com, and — through April 6th — Sephora.com is offering 15% off for VIBs with code CHICVIB).