There's something about Dior in the summer. While you can't pay me enough to even consider a transatlantic (or any) cruise, the fantasy of wearing Dior on a sunny deck while sailing to a beautiful destination is quite magical. So is Dior Transatlantique Summer 2014 collection. Transatlantique includes a couple of shimmery face powders, two eye shadow quints (and for once I didn't choose the blue one), three nail polish colors, and assorted lipsticks and glosses. The ones you see here are the two limited edition Dior Addict lipsticks: Mayday (651) and Cruise (611).
While my fears of being lost at sea make me raise an eyebrow at naming a lipstick after the maritime distress signal, I can't deny that Mayday is a gorgeous red. When I wear it, the semi sheer formula makes my natural lip color pull it towards raspberry territory, which is easy and flattering for me. By contrast, Cruise is a sheer color that brightens the face and sings of endless summer days.
Fans of the Dior Addict formula don't need an introduction to this glossy yet pigmented gel-like lipstick, with its beautiful sheen, perfect amount of slip, and comfortable wear. It's not the most long-lasting lipstick, of course, but like most reds in this range, Mayday leaves a natural-looking stain.
Bottom Line: got lipstick, will travel.
Dior Addic Cruise & Mayday ($32 each) from the 2014 Transatlantique Collection are limited edition lipsticks. Available at the counters and from dior.com. Products in this review were press samples.