Dior Addict Ultra Gloss: Smooth Texture, High Shine

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Hey, babes. Before we bid an overdue adieu to this particular Monday (YAY!), let’s take a quick look at a few of the glosses from Dior’s new Addict Ultra Gloss line ($27).


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This a-dior-able line of 12 glosses features a lightweight texture and ultra high shine. Dior incorporated penetrating hyaluronic spheres — dehydrated microspheres of hyaluronic acid — to plump the lips — and what they call micropearls to keep lips hydrated, smooth and shiny.

So did their science experiment work?

For the most part, I think so, with the exception of lip plumping. I didn’t notice any, but that’s not a big deal for me. I’m not usually a big fan of lip plumping (sometimes they sting!).

Starting from the outside of these and working in, the elegant packaging feels sturdy, which I like. I like how shiny the glosses are and that the glitter’s tastefully done (not huge chunks), and the line covers a fairly wide range of colors, from basic neutrals to brights.

They’re unscented but do have a mild brown sugar taste I don’t mind. As for how they feel — I mentioned that I didn’t detect any plumping, right? — the medium-weight thickness feels comfortable, non-sticky and smooth, and it makes them easy to wear. They also don’t creep past my natural lip line, either.

Here’s a look at three of the shades in action — 856 Little Red Dress, 576 Sari Pink and 556 Coral Fantasy.

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556 Coral Fantasy

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576 Sari Pink

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856 Little Red Dress

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From left: Coral Fantasy, Sari Pink, Little Red Dress

856 Little Red Dress

576 Sari pink


556 Coral Fantasy

What my lips don’t like about ’em

  • They aren’t exactly budget-friendly
  • They only last about 90 minutes on my lips
  • I wish they were more moisturizing

Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

Even though Dior’s always pricey, and these don’t last long on the lips, I’m still a fan of the Ultra Glosses based on colors, packaging and shine.

You might like the Dior Addict Ultra Glosses if…

  • You like smooth, lightweight, non-sticky glosses
  • You’re okay with having to reapply often
  • You like to SHINE!
  • You like glosses with a little glitter

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for tomorrow. Today was not one of my better days. Sleep well. Talk to you soon. 🙂


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  1. Lee says:

    Hey Karen,
    sorry u had a crapola day 2day, i hate those days! hope 2morrow is better 4 u 🙂

    I really like Coral Fantasty, and i agree on the smaller glitter bits theyre much better than chunks! Ill have 2 go check out the rest of the colours 🙂

  2. Rae says:

    Aww, Karen — I hope tomorrow goes better for you ((hugs)) At least you had these super-chic glosses to brighten it up a little! 🙂
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… A Hello-Kitty-for-MAC-inspired tutorial =-.

  3. Catherine says:

    I love the name Little Red Dress!

    And dude, I hear you. So glad Monday’s almost over!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Zoya Polish Exchange, part 2 (VERY PICTURE HEAVY) =-.

  4. Marina says:

    I bought this gloss just when it came out and agree with a lot of things that you said about it. But there are 18 shades, not 12. Dior created a great page for this new gloss http://beauty.dior.com/usa/en/woman/makeup/layout-fullscreen/discover-ultra-gloss-univers.html
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Naked Beauty Collection By Smashbox for Summer 2010 =-.

  5. Paris B says:

    mmm I love how Little Red Dress looks on your lips. I thought it looked a bit red in the swatch. Else I was eyeing Coral Fantasy. We’re halfway into Tuesday here already! Hope your Tuesday is better 😀
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Do you find beauty workshops useful? =-.

  6. Lucy says:

    I love the packaging of Dior glosses – shallow as I am I would buy solely based on this!
    .-= Lucy’s last blog post… How nice are these false nails by Urban Rebel! =-.

  7. Alexander says:

    Wow,It looks great. Where Can I buy it ?
    .-= Alexander’s last blog post… Idealist Skin Refinisher =-.

  8. noemii says:

    Wow, yesterday was really not a good day for you, huh ? I’m sorry, i hope the rest of the week turns out better for you !
    i watched Lord of the Rings alll day yesterday to avoid worrying about my finals tomorrow [today] though Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my usual go-to movie .
    i really do think i can recite the whooole movie by heart . i friggin Adore it . really, i just love it . and the book too !
    and i love that cherry red lipgloss but i won’t find myself buying it anytime soon !
    ttfn :]

  9. Freya says:

    Little Red Dress looks really good on you.

    I have 556 and 732.
    These definitely are not lip plumping but I do love how they are non-sticky, really light but give you this real understated elegant look. I prefer these to Dazzleglasses as my lips don’t feel like a disco ball 🙂

  10. gio says:

    I’m sorry you had a bad day, I hope tomorrow will be better for you.

    Little Red Dress looks really pretty and I love the name too.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Product Review: L’Oreal HIP Metallic Eyeshadow Duo in Magnetic =-.

  11. Nina says:

    I am glad Monday is over too. Its like a slump that I just wanted to be over with.

    Even the Hubs noticed I was low ebb yesterday (maybe post vacation blues) … took me out to dinner and watched House w/ me in bed after, bless his heart! 🙂

    I like those glosses, esp Little Red Dress. But I dont know if I can bear to spend that much on a product that I almost always eat off my lips in an instant. But so pretty….

  12. Marce says:

    I’m sorry to hear your day wasn’t too good, let’s hope this one is that much better! My day was good, I started at a new job! 😀
    I like the swatches of these, but they don’t look too pigmented on lips. I’d expect a bit more colour for the price. That said, I’ll definitely be testing them out anyway, I mean, I love lipgloss, I can’t resist!

  13. Meghan says:

    i have one of these in the fushcia color, in fact im wearing it right now! i love it but i agree with you on the wear time, i always find myself having to re apply!.

    by the way, i just bought a great lip primer from benefit. its called lip plump and it neutralizes the color of your lips and moisturizes them too. i have highly pigmented lips and i have been using it all the time now when i wear a nude lip. i love it!

  14. Vonvon says:

    Morning, Karen! Hope you will have a great Tuesday!

    I love these glosses, especially those from the FLASH range which has so many bright and shimmery shades.

    I have made swatches of all the 18 shades of the glosses. Hope you don’t mind me putting up the link here as reference for those who are interested.


    Thanks, Karen!
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… LOTDs, Reviews & Swatches: Maybelline Color Sensational Moisture Extreme Lip Colors – Summer Sunset, Pink Bloom, Papaya Milk & Buff =-.

  15. Lindsay says:

    Sorry you had a crappy day 🙁
    .-= Lindsay’s last blog post… Friday Favorites =-.

  16. Michelle says:

    Love the look of Sari Pink — but kind of a bummer it doesn’t last long! I love the packaging though!

  17. Glosslizard says:

    Bummer about your Monday… at least it’s gone now! Hope the rest of your week is extra-great to make up for it! 🙂

  18. Awww, I’m sorry Karen, hope things get better. I can relate, I had a killer day Friday–oooh I still shake when I think about it.
    Not sure about these glosses, they look awfully sheer, too sheer fro me maybe. When I spend that much on a gloss, I want something to show for it!
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Cawfee Tawk -Model Wannabe & Giveaway! =-.

  19. Trisha says:

    Aww, I wish these were better. And the colors seem way better in the packaging than in action. Shame.
    .-= Trisha’s last blog post… Ultimate Beauty Day 7: Save Your Favorite Makeup Looks =-.

  20. Marina says:

    I have this in Coral Fantasy and like it a lot, although i agree with you, Karen – it wouldn’t kill them if they stayed on lips longer!
    By they way, it is scented, but very slightly and tolerably – i’m very sensitive to smells 🙂
    I also love how buildable it is – i put on mine in several layers so that the colour really shows and it still looks good, no caking at all! nor this disgusting white stuff that some glosses work up.

  21. inaya says:

    hey karen! sorry to hear about your day. Do u think it would be possible to include a full face shot from now on; while testing lip colors and mascaras? it would really help. thanks alot!

  22. knownever says:

    SAri pink is very cute
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Murad’s Lustrous Loser =-.

  23. Lorraine says:

    Surprised to see little red dress didn’t show up alot on yr lips! )): i’m not buyin’ this. thanks for the review! 🙂

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