Dior Addict Fluid Sticks ($35) are described as being “a spectacular lip formula that packs the benefits of shiny gloss and pigmented lipstick into one color-rich product.” Not a lipstick, but not a lip gloss, it is a whole new hybrid of lip product. I have to say that the formula on this is unlike anything else I’ve tried!
Pandore is a bright cherry red pink with a slight hint of coral. It is extremely pigmented, kind of like the OCC Lip Tars in that you don’t need much to get a ton of color. The texture is slightly cooling upon first application, but nothing that will sting the lips. It almost feels a bit watery. The coverage is easy- it is totally opaque in one application!
The Dior Addict Fluid Stick has some serious staying power. Despite eating or drinking throughout the day, the color stayed put. I actually removed it myself before letting it fade away, and that was after about 5 hours or so. I love the shine it gives without being sticky. If you hate sticky glosses, this is not so!
My sample came with an applicator, but I am not totally sure if it is the same as the one in the actual Dior packaging. I imagine it is the same, as it’s the pointed applicator with the hole in the middle.
Another important note: it is NOT drying! Yay! This is good news for those prone to dry lips. I also didn’t notice any smell to it.
My overall first impression from a few sample tries is definitely a thumbs up! I have a few other shades to try first, so I’m going to see how those wear before deciding if I’ll purchase one in full-size.
Have you tried the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks? What do you think of them?