The Dior Addict Fluid Stick
Sunday, April 27, 2014
It’s not a gloss, not a lacquer and certainly not a lipstick either. I’m not too sure what it is, but this new hybrid lip thingie by Dior has been called the Fluid Stick. The Dior Addict Fluid Stick offers the shine of a gloss, the color intensity and opaqueness of a lipstick and the wear of a stain. These feel quite moisturising when applied and don’t seem sticky at all. Yep, definitely not a regular lipgloss. The pigmentation is immediately spot on - much like a good lipstick - so application is not about layering colour, but more about achieving a good lip shape with all of that pigment. Sounds kinda nice, eh?
The applicator - which is quite big in comparison to most glosses - has a slightly pointed tip which is perfect for precision filling in of your lip shape. I’m a bit of a clumse The formula starts off as a very opaque gloss, but quickly settles as a lipstick. By this time the intense gloss has gone, which is a pity although I don’t think high glossiness is something that can be kept vibrant for hours on end. Most of the product vanishes after some drinks and nibbles, although it does leave a pretty stain on your lips that’ll last all evening - unless your lips are chapped - then it looks a bit odd and accentuates the broken bits. I did the Dinner Test with Pandore on my lips (I’ll admit - freshly applied so still quite wet), and my boyfriend kindly pointed out how the fluid stick ended up all over my teeth.. It wasn’t very pretty, so I’d advise to skip full dinners with these. Drinks and nibbles - fine. Pasta? Nope. Although I know I’m not too ladylike when I’m eating spaghetti.. I like to think I was behaving with this dish. It has come to my attention that I should probably have done the ‘finger pulling trick’ first (it’s basically pulling a finger out of your mouth which removes all excess that could get on your teeth) which should put an end to any future teeth messes. How did I not think of that before the dinner? Either way, you’ve been warned (and so have I)!
In the first picture you see Mirage in full action. This is described as a beige colour with a pink undertone, but on me I’d say this is a peachy nude. I have quite pale & colourless lips of own, which seems to work to my advantage here. It’s a pretty nude that I’m actually able to pull off - with my NC15 skin tone this is not always the case. The colour does settle into some lines slightly, but it doesn’t look bad. In the second picture we’re looking at the overachieving wonder thing called Pandore. Just how explosive can a red colour be? This one was tricky to apply as it’s so incredibly pigmented and stains pretty quickly - precision work is needed here! In the article here you can see how Pandore looks on me after a couple of hours of wear.
In short, these new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks are quite the novelty at the moment. They’ve been added to the permanent line-up in sixteen shades. I feel like this is a very & edgy fun new addition to the Dior make-up range and I’m very excited to see what else they have in store this year. I’m ready for more of this oomph, Dior! The Fluid Sticks retail for a similar price as their other lipsticks and lip glosses at €36.75/£26.00/$35.00 suggested retail price.