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Dior Addict Fluid Sticks Review + Swatches

10:30Alice Grace

dior addict fluid stick review swatches

From YSL to Bourjois, practically every brand now offers a lipstick/gloss hybrid and they're always what I gravitate towards, during Summer. As they're one of my favourite brands, when Dior released their Dior Addict Fluid Sticks last year, I was more than excited. After using them solidly, this summer, I thought it was about time I spread the love and reviewed them for you.

dior addict fluid stick review pandore whisper beige

For many people, bold, lip colours need to be matte, so that they last. I may love sheen-free formulas for A/W, but glossy finishes are more my taste during Summer, as they look so much fresher. Traditional glosses just aren't enough for me, though. Usually, they're gloopy, sticky and just add a weak wash of barely-there colour that makes them a waste of time, in my book.

The Dior Addict Fluid Sticks are a whole different kettle of fish. Vividly pigmented, the payoff is impressively intense in a single sweep of the wand. That concentrated colour, combined with a vinyl-shine, gives the lips a high-impact finish. Even the lighter, nude shades can be layered for a surprisingly opaque look. Totally smooth, the lush, gel-like texture feels so comfortable and hydrating. Instead of being heavy and too wet, the consistency is balmy, lightweight and not at all tacky. Unlike the YSL Glossy Stains which firmly set after a while and can feel irritating, Dior's versions remain feeling slick and create more of a nourishing film over the lips, to help them last.

If your pout isn't in the best condition, there's no need to worry, as the formula disguises the look of dry patches and plumps any fine lines. Pointed and curved, the applicator fits the contours of the lips easily, allowing you to draw in a definite line around the edges, before quickly filling in the rest. Clutching at straws when trying to think of any negatives, my only complaint about the Fluid Sticks is the smell of them. Don't get me wrong, the cheap, vanilla frosting scent isn't offensive and may be appreciated by some, but I'd prefer a fruity fragrance. That's just me being picky, though.

dior addict fluid stick review pandore whisper beige

Not what you might expect from a lustrous formula, the wear time of these glosses is remarkable. The glassy shine lasts up to four hours, depending on what you eat and drink, before it eventually starts to wane. Once that has dried down, a stain of colour remains on the lips for another couple of hours, without the need to re-touch. Not bad at all, Dior!

After browsing the range when the Fluid Sticks first launched, I initially just picked up one, statement shade, Pandore. After wearing it to death and loving the formula, I recently went back to a Dior counter and added an everyday nude to my collection, Whisper Beige.

dior addict fluid stick review pandore whisper beige

754 Pandore is the perfect, bold shade for summer. A cross between a bright, cherry red and a hot fuchsia, it's a total classic that looks stunning with a sun-kissed tan. Worn with fresh, highlighted skin and a clean, simple eye, it's one to turn heads. As it packs such a punch in terms of pigment, this shade leaves behind an even stain on the lips, which gives it that extra longevity.

dior addict fluid stick 754 pandore swatch
Dior Addict Fluid Stick 754 Pandore Swatch

219 Whisper Beige is a brown-toned nude, with a hint of peachiness to it. Although it's quite a pale shade, similar to the likes of MAC Shy Girl, the touch of peach gives it a warmth and prevents it from making the complexion look sallow. My natural, lip colour is actually darker than this shade, so that just shows how strongly pigmented the Fluid Sticks are.

dior addict fluid stick 219 whisper beige swatch
Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige Swatch

Costing £26.50 a pop, these Fluid Sticks will take a wedge out of your wages. But, if you like to wear a gloss, but prefer the intensity of a liquid lipstick, then they are definitely worth checking out. Once again, Dior have bowled me over with another, amazing lip product and I can only see myself adding more shades to my collection.


Have you tried the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks? Tempted, if not?

AGB X


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10 comments

  1. These sounds great, I love glossy lips, especially for Summer! Pandore looks gorgeous! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. It's such a bright, happy shade, isn't it? x

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  2. Oh wow, Pandore looks beautiful, and I bet you look so pretty when you wear it :D!

    Dannie x

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    1. It's a total stunner! Well you're the queen of red lipsticks, so I'm sure it would suit you even more! :) x

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  3. I can’t believe I have never tried anything from Dior before, but these sound lovely and I love the fact they they disguise dry patches as my lips can look such a state if I haven’t scrubbed and balmed. I really love both shades especially Pandore :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. They're one of my favourite brands and rarely am I disappointed by any of their makeup products, so I definitely recommend having a splurge! x

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  4. Even though they are pricey, the pigment in them is fantastic, they really show up amazingly well on your lips. I'll definitely keep them in mind for when I want to treat myself. Love the packaging too, so luxurious x

    Beauty with charm | Zoeva Giveaway

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    1. Yeah, the intensity and lasting power is just amazing, for a gloss! I hope you're just as impressed as me, if you make a purchase! x

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  5. Both of these shades look super pretty and the pigmentation looks amazing! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I was expecting the formula to be nice, but the colour is far more intense than I was expecting! x

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