Monday, December 14, 2009

Dior Addict Lipcolor (Decadent Plum 993)

Because you can't have too many purple lipsticks.

The Dior SA urged me to try it on. The somewhat metallic finish scared me at first because the texture looked a bit too severe in the tube and I was worried it would cling to the scar on my bottom lip and look like a mess. But the color was, indeed, very pretty and I couldn't remember if I've tried Dior Addict in the new formula before, so I had to check it out.

They weren't kidding about the weightless formula and glide-on texture. It really is that great, which helps a lot when it comes to dark lip colors. The new Dior Addict is a real treat: great coverage, comfortable texture (though it's not moisturizing, just wears nicely without drying), lasts for hours (survives a drink, though requires reapplying after lunch) and looks pretty.

Decadent Plum (#993) is definitely a bold color, but not so much as to turn heads when I wear it in the middle of the day. It's red-based and doesn't make teeth look yellow. Actually, the color is so pretty that even my husband noticed. That's an achievement, if you consider the number of lipsticks, purple and others, I tend to try and wear. I suspect it can look great on many a complexion, unless one is suspiciously orange (but if that's the case you have bigger problems than finding the right lipstick).

Bottom line: Worthy of the swankiest holiday party.

Dior Addict Lipcolor ($26) is available from most department stores. While Sephora carries the line, Decadent Plum is not on their website, so it might be in a somewhat limited distribution. I bought it at my local Bloomingdale's.

Photos by me.


  1. Dior makeup quality is really so much better than almost anything else! Love the packaging, too, it's like handbag jewelry.


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