A Review of the New Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, and a Peek Into the Life and Times of an Ex-Beauty Blogger in a Post-Apocalyptic Zombie World

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Dior Addict Fluid Sticks

The life and times of a post-apocalyptic ex-beauty blogger

This review is for my fellow fans of The Walking Dead. If you’re unfamiliar with the show and/or otherwise averse to zombies, skip down to the subheading titled “The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks ($35 each)” for the scoop on Dior’s new line of liquid lipstick-lipgloss hybrids coming this spring to Dior counters and online.

Dear Diary,

Hard to believe there was a time when I wrote every day. That world seems so far away right now, like a hazy, wonderful dream.


To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I wrote. I think it might’ve been a few days before The Turn.

Can you believe it? There was a time when I updated MBB every. single. day. That all stopped when the Internet went down for good. Crazy pants. Well, at least I can say that I wrote hard until the end. *Raises dirty fist with broken, janky nails half-heartedly in the air.*

But seriously, talk about a career that leaves you ill-equipped for the zombie apocalypse! I mean, really now, who has the time and energy to write these days!? Dude, not getting eaten by flesh eaters is hard enough as it is. Sh*t is not easy!

LOL… Well, at least I haven’t completely lost my sense of humor.

Thank you, universe, for letting me find this empty notebook while out scavenging this morning. Who knows? Maybe it’ll somehow keep me alive one more day.

Sigh… I still can’t believe this is the world now.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks in 551 Aventure and 338 Mirage

Dear diary…

I used to spend my days in front of a keyboard, drinking coffee, writing about eyeshadow and lipstick and chatting online with friends all over the world. I wonder what happened to all those girls (and the five boys). I hope they survived. I hope they’re ok.

My heart aches… I miss my family. My husband. My cat.

Good grief, I am still really, REALLY p*ssed off at that man for leaving me! See, Karen, that’s what you get for marrying someone who will sacrifice himself to keep you alive. I hate him for that!

I love him for that. Loved him… Can’t keep my tenses right. Can’t think about this right now. Lock it up in a box, Karen. Keep it there for a rainy day. You have to do like he told you to do. Can’t fall apart. Must stay strong. Keep going.

Deep breath… Need to think about things that make you happy. Kittens! Chocolate! Makeup! Oh, gosh, I found some Dior the other day, believe it or not. Two Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. Still in their boxes! They were inside a shopping bag in an empty car on the side of the road.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks in 551 Aventure (left) and 338 Mirage (right)

Addict Fluid Sticks in 551 Aventure (left) and 338 Mirage (right), $35 each

Leave it to the ex-beauty blogger to grab the lipgloss/liquid lipstick hybrids, haha. At least I didn’t overlook the crowbar in the trunk. (El Hub always said, “Don’t forget to grab a weapon. Ideally one with some length.”)

It was like Christmas! There was a lighter shade, 338 Mirage. It’s a light peachy coral. And also 551 Aventure, a reddish coral. I couldn’t resist applying Mirage right then and there. I looked in the car’s rear view mirror and couldn’t help but laugh. My lips looked glossy for the first time in weeks. Months? But hello, dark circles and upper lip hair like whoa!

Dior Addict Fluid Stick swatches in in 338 Mirage (left) and 551 Aventure (right)

Addict Fluid Stick swatches in 338 Mirage (left) and 551 Aventure (right)

As I rubbed my lips together and admired my Ron Burgundy mustache (as you can probably imagine, body hair removal isn’t a high priority these days), bits and pieces of my former life came flooding back. The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks…

The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks ($35 each)

I remember… These were released in the spring of 2014. Liquid lipstick-gloss hybrids. They feel creamy and slick like liquid lipsticks but have the shiny finish of a gloss, and they leave my lips with a delicate stain that fades over the course of 2-3 hours.

They’re available (were available, back before The Turn) in 17 shades and have a doe-foot applicator and a non-sticky, lightweight formula that’s shiny but not too shiny.

They remind me a lot of the YSL Glossy Stains, except slightly thicker and less aqueous and with a shorter wear time (2-3 hours versus 3-4).

Thankfully, they’re super hydrating and great for dry lips…

Speaking of dry lips, I can’t believe I considered my lips dry before The Turn, because they are A LOT drier now. News flash: post-apocalypse, YOUR LIPS GET REALLY, REALLY DRY, MA. #justsayin

Pre- and post-zombie MBB Rating: B+

Today I’m wearing Mirage, the lighter shade, and I like it. Not that there are any real makeup rules now (or rules of any kind, for that matter), but I feel like wearing bright lips while offing zombies is kind of tacky. Call me crazy.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 338 Mirage

Addict Fluid Stick in 338 Mirage

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 551 Aventure

Addict Fluid Stick in 551 Aventure on my lips

Both Fluid Sticks are in my backpack now, right next to the half-empty jar of Nutella I’m saving for “a special occasion,” whenever that is.


Gonna keep them there ’til I make it to Terminus. Judging by the map, I have about one day of walking to go.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll make a home there. Maybe I’ll meet a makeup-loving kindred spirit. Maybe someday I’ll be able to think about my husband and my cat without falling apart. Maybe I’ll make it another day without getting eaten.

Maybe, maybe, maybe…

Your friendly neighborhood post-apocalyptic beauty addict,



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  1. Sylvia says:

    Amazing. I don’t watch The Walking Dead (I have been meaning to but my television lineup at the moment is super booked up) but I love how you are able to flush out makeup reviews with creative story-telling writing.

    I’m excited for these Dior Fluid Sticks but I wish that instead of copying the lipstick/lipgloss/stain trend, that they were just matte liquid lipsticks instead. Nonetheless, I’ll probably be checking these out because you know, it’s Dior.
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  2. Teri says:

    Another fangirl of the walking dead here ^^. I’m very tempted to buy the comics too, even tho they are quite different when it comes to storylines. I cannot wait to try these fluidsticks, but I’ll honeslty say that I hope for a bit more coverage. They look very close to a lipgloss from waht I can see, which is not bad, I’ll guess I’ll find out soon!
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  3. Alison M says:

    I’m loving the look of semi-sheer bolds lately. Totally zombie apocalypse appropriate. Not over the top, but still enough for the chance run-in with the future man-of-my-dreams-who-just-saved-me-at-the-last-second-when-my-husband-sacrificed-himself-for-me-a-year-ago scene.
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  4. Natalie says:

    These look so beautiful! I’m loving these combo lip products. So handy. Plus these are Dior. So, you know.

    Zombie apocalypse makeup must.
    Natalie recently posted … Wayne Goss 05 Brush is Gentle Pencil Brush Perfection

  5. meredith says:

    Love this review, the Walking Dead and Dior!

  6. MonicaP says:

    I’ll admit ~ the post is .. hmm, strange .. BUT the shot of the swatch on your hand is amazing! Love the 551 Aventure!

    MonicaP recently posted … Aerial Silk

  7. sylirael says:

    Love the style and writing in this review! 🙂

    These lip things look nice, but I’m saving up to try the YSL ones first! I find that Dior glosses wander a bit on me, so I’m kind of unsure of their more liquid formulations…
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  8. Noon says:

    Karen, please never never stop with your hilariously themed reviews. They’re the best part of this blog (besides our One True Cat Overlord).
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  9. Both such bright & pretty colors 🙂
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  10. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says:

    OMG – I don’t watch The Walking Dead but this post had me laughing all the way through! I opted to read because you always put a smile on my face with your writing!
    Hmmm, B+ you say. Will keep my eyes peeled so that I can try in real life first. Hopefully these will hit the Dior counter before zombie apocalypse hits!

  11. Amber says:

    I have been curious about these since seeing the “teaser” posts on Dior’s Instagram! I might have to try just because you said they are great for dry lips!!
    Amber recently posted … Ginger’s Wild Soap Co Review

  12. Deanna says:

    This post was so much fun to read! I love The Walking Dead, but I’m a season behind. I can’t wait for the current season to air on Netflix!

    Are you enjoying the graphic novel?

  13. hanna says:

    I love the walking dead.
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  14. Vineetha says:

    Fun Post! I love Walking Dead! Totally get the vibe Karen! 🙂
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  15. Erin says:

    Now that I’m back in the states it’s time to binge watch the Walking Dead!
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  16. Musical says:

    Love the colors! (Coral furrever, gurrrrl!)

    Any similarities to the Lancôme lip lover formula? Or the Maybelline/L’Oreal elixirs?

  17. RAEVIEW says:

    This post was hilarious, Karen! I can’t watch The Walking Dead because it’s too gory for me, but I love this creative review. I’m getting my order of Fluid Sticks delivered tomorrow – one of which is Mirage, too! xo

  18. Ana says:

    I don’t usually comment, but this is such a cool review! The colors are exquisite <3
    I'm looking forward to more reviews like this 😉
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  19. Julia says:

    I wasn’t reading the beginning closely enough… and I thought your husband died! ahhhh!

  20. Fancie says:

    I’m so mad I’ve been stuck driving my dad around all frigging day for the last 2 days!! I still haven’t caught Walking Dead. Gahhhh! I can’t wait until he sits his behind down so I can finally watch it. Last week’s episode was soo good! These Dior lippies look really nice too! They look super pigmented and creamy. I want to try one!
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  21. Rhea says:

    ah I love TWD as well! And holy pigmentation on those shades!
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  22. Efrain says:

    Karen you have to do more posts like this one, it’s epic; I’m not a fan of The walking dead, because I have a little fear of zombies (I’d rather read the comics than watch the series).

    Right now I’m your biggest fan and also I’m wondering if I’m one of the five guys.
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  23. Sondra (Soni) Christensen says:

    Those colors look really nice! I may have to go check those out.

    “Walking Dead” fan here!
    I just want to go on record as saying that Terminus is NOT GOING TO END WELL. I just have a feeling. I’m scared for next week’s episode. Somebody hold me…preferably Daryl. =D

  24. Corey says:

    Love this review! I cannot wait until The Walking Dead finale! I don’t want anyone else to die. Prediction: Terminus is a cult.

  25. Totally creative and clever review! Love it! TWD mane…I’m thankful I have a fiance with better memory skills than I do because I completely forgot the band of rapscallions Daryl is with is looking to end Rick! I did not remember the fact that one of those dudes saw Rick hiding under the bed and failed to make the connection that that’s “the man” they’re looking for! OY! Now that group 1 is at Terminus, things are going to get KARAZY!!!!

  26. Maddie says:

    This is easily the best beauty blog post I’ve ever read, you should totally turn it into a weekly series! Those Dior Fluid Sticks look right up my alley, I’m definitely going to need to check them out.

  27. Sienna says:

    Love TWD, haven’t read the comics yet. I will at some point – might wait until after the series ends. The parts about the hypothetical loss of El Hub and Tabs made me genuinely sad. I know you get told this all the time, but you really are an amazing writer. This review was alternately hilarious, sad, and informative. I think yours was one of the first beauty blogs I ever read… and it’s still my favorite!

  28. Lulubelle says:

    I’m sad that Sunday is the season finale, although I excited to see what will happen! Love me some Walking Dead 🙂

  29. Kim says:

    Agree with all how fun and creative this post is. Yes epic! Back in the day before being a stay home mom who has no free time I would’ve been all over this show. But my love of makeup takes my previous free time 🙂 brilliant cheeky and any other great adjective I could ever think to note.

  30. Maria says:

    Love the Walking Dead references and the lipstick lip gloss shades too.

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