Wearing Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Pareo Orange, a shimmery orange with golden glitter
Okay, let’s just get this out of the way: yes, these Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses ($28) make your jeans fit a little funny.
I giggled the first time I saw it. The bulky rectangular tubes could pass for potion props on the set of a Harry Potter movie! Oh, no Voldemort. I’d stuck one in a front pocket the other day and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
“Uh…what’s that bulge?”
Not exactly streamlined — but they sure look adorable in makeup bags and purses.
As for how well they work, there’s nothing funny about it. I’m addicted! — in a good way, though. Not in the “I can’t live if living is without you!” way where you throw a brick through your ex’s apartment window.
These mega moisturizing, super sparkly glosses have been accompanying me everywhere (although not usually in the front pocket of my pants), making my lips look juicy and plump with loads of moisture and a blinding spotlight-like shine.
I’ve tried five of the featherweight shades, including all three from the Summer Croisette collection, (Brown Panama, Orange Pareo and Pink Croisette).
Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses from the left: Gold Sunrise, Brown Panama, Prety Rose, Pink Croisette and Pareo Orange
Swatches from the left: Gold Sunrise, Brown Panama, Pretty Rose, Pink Croisette and Pareo Orange
Gold Sunrise, a sheer, shimmery cool lemon gold
Brown Panama, a shimmery peachy brown with golden glitter (love this)
Pretty Rose, a creamy warm pink
Pink Crosette, a shimmery pink with golden glitter
What else can you tell me about the Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses?
- They’re available in 18 colors of varying coverages spread out among three different finishes — soft GLOW, shimmering PEARL & vibrant FLASH.
- They come with an easy-to-use brush applicator.
- They’re non-sticky and smooth, and about as thick as a MAC Lipglass.
- Wear time is off the charts! I get between 4-5 hours, and they will last through a meal.
- The faint vanilla flavor and scent fades fast.
- Even with how long they last, they don’t dry out my lips.
- All five of the colors I’ve tried — Gold Sunrise, Brown Panama, Pretty Rose, Pink Croisette and Pareo Orange — range from sheer to medium opacity
- They do have a subtle plumping effect that I feel more than I see.
- But unlike some plumping glosses I’ve tried, they don’t make me squeal in pain.
Man, these are pricey, but for a non-sticky gloss, they do last a really long time, and Dior didn’t skimp on the sparkle or shine. For a luxurious long-wearing lipgloss, you don’t have to look any further than these.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Dior counters and dior.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Coming soon from Dior: The Summer Mix collection
Dior is dropping some carefree colors on counters this June! The Summer Mix collection for lips and nails features eight sunny shades in a mix of new and re-promoted colors. Four Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses ($28 each) join four shades in a completely new line of nail polishes called Dior Vernis Gloss ($23 each), which offer a translucent, glossy formula Dior compares to sorbet.
Keep your eyes peeled and your nails ready for the Dior Vernis Glosses in Cosmo (a cheerful watermelon pink), Calypso (a bright candy apple red), Acapulco (a tarte lemon yellow) and Lagoon (a cool swimming pool blue); and the Dior Addict Ultra-Glosses in Rouge Croisiere (a happy red), Rose Bikini (a perfect pink), Orange Pareo (a shimmery bright orange) and Or Gold Sunrise (a shimmery pale gold).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I’m back from the dentist! There were no needles or nightmare scenarios this time. The doc just took some impressions of my teeth to make a set of teeth whitening trays.
Yup, my obsessive tea drinking comes with a price… Anywho, what was for lunch? I’m devouring some new MAC right now, nom, nom!