We're taking a break from Chanel Rouge Coco Shine for another new sheer lipstick range, the newly reformulated and repackaged Dior Addict. Easy summer lipsticks are all the rage these days, and I like this trend for daytime because it allows me to touch-up without fussing, toss a couple of the new lipsticks in every purse and not think to much about color coordinating, since the sheer formulas are quite forgiving.
Dior Addict The Next Generation is more moisturizing than Chanel RCS, a little less glossy but maintains its finish longer. I find that they do not leave much pigment behind, though, so reapplying is necessary after the first cup of tea.
Androgyne 626 is a natural my lips but a bit redder shade. It's a neutral color, at least on my lips and goes with just about everything and anything else I wear. I've had it for about six weeks now and have already made a serious dent in it, so obviously it's a big success for me.
The one annoying thing about Dior is the way they spread their exclusive shades among different stores. You can't always get all the colors you want at one place. Several Dior Addict lipsticks are Sephora exclusive, others are Saks or Nordstrom only. Androgyne, for example seems to be available anywhere other than Sephora. Go figure.
Dior Addict Androgyne 626 Lipstick ($28) is available from Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Dillard. I received this shade for consideration directly from Dior, together with two others that I will give away next week (stay tuned for that and follow me on Twitter for additional details). I also bought a couple of other shades that I will review with photos and swatches.
All photos are mine.