I’m always in for something new in makeup. Something new by Dior I’m looking at right now is Dior Addict Lacquer Plump 🙂 Here’s what the name’s telling me. Lacquer seems to indicate it’s a shiny liquid lip colour. Ok, I like that.
Plump must indicate, that it’s plumping. I’m not really a fan of that. My lips are full enough to begin with, so I’m not sure I need that effect. Then again, sometimes lip plumping products have a fun scent to them and a fun cooling sensation, so we’ll see 🙂
On we go. As usual, I read into what it says on the packaging. It’s always worth doing that, as far as I’m concerned. Plumping Lacquered Lip Ink Long-Wear Colour. Uh-huh, the promises are made, Dior, now let’s see, whether they are kept or not 🙂
To me, the concept of lip ink and lacquered finish are a bit contradictory. Lip ink or lip stain is supposed to blend in, more or less. While lacquered finish is generally designed to pop. So, my curiosity is piqued, I wonder, how Dior did it all in one run.
As for long wear colour, I don’t really need it that much. Lip colour tends to stay on my lips long enough, and I don’t mind reapplying, when and if it takes. Then again, there are circumstances in life, when longevity is a good quality in lip colour. And… we’ve already covered the plumping part. Well, let’s roll.
The packaging is cool. I love it, how a little rectangular on top of each box shows off the shade. I also love, how the colour can be seen through Dior letters on the side of the tube and in its lipstick shaped transparent tip. This way I immediately know, what shade I’m grabbing 🙂 When I’m in a hurry, it can really make a difference.
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump has a distinct sweet, sweet and then some scent to it. This sweetness is there to cover up the chemical whiff all lip stains give off initially, I presume. Luckily, this scent doesn’t linger on the lips and seems to dissipate pretty soon. Still, if you are scent sensitive, beware, give it a test run before you buy.
Now, just as pretty much all lip stain products have this sort of a chemical scent to them, as far as I am and my nose is concerned, they also feel chemical usually. That is, there’s something almost extra chemical about lip stain and lip ink formula, which almost makes it uncomfortable for me to wear it.
Well, guess what, mission impossible is accomplished here by Dior. I don’t know, how they did it, but despite definitely being chemical in essence, this formula in particular feels very comfy, cushiony and nice on the lips. It’s a revolution. Love it. Dior, good job. Really.
There are sixteen shades in the range. Not that many, in my opinion. But they did cover all the bases – nudes, corals, pinks, reds, brights and hot and sexy colours. It’s all there. I got the shade that struck me as the most interesting one in the range and my usual pick in lip colour world – a bright pink.
When it comes to plumping, I can’t tell you I felt much of it going on. There’s something there, and it’s smarter than just throwing in a bunch of menthol to make your lips swell J I don’t get the feeling, that you’ll get a whole lot of plumping here, but some – maybe.
As for long wear, you’ve definitely got it here, babe. This lip ink melts into the lips, and not only it stays on and on and on after it does, but when you actually want it off, good luck trying to remove it. Get ready to put the best makeup removal means you have to work, because getting this thing off your lips is not an easy undertaking, I’ll tell ya.
Then again, all long wear products are tough to get off, because they pretty much are designed to stay in place. How else can a lasting power be possibly achieved? Anyway, if you’ve ever worn lip inks or lip stains before, you know how it goes 🙂
I think, I’ve pretty much told you everything I’ve come to know about this formula by wearing it. Now I’ll quickly cover the three important things left to cover – the brush, the shades and the finish. All are crucial for a product to work.
The brush is spongy, and then it’s wider and flattened, surprisingly so, and kind of blunt, shovely, sort of. It’s not what I’m used to in lip colour brushes necessarily, so it took some adjustment on my part. But the brush is very soft and cushiony feeling on the lips, and that’s a plus, a big one, because my lips are rather tender and sensitive.
Next. Texture and finish. Remember, I’ve been wondering, how Dior was gonna make lip ink, that usually melts in, work with lacquered finish, that’s supposed to pop and make a statement? Well, it does both all at the same time and, hence, feels contradictory.
On the one hand, it does melt in like a good little lip ink. On the other hand, it does try to do the mirror shine thing, because, well, it’s supposed to do both. As a result, you get the shiny part before it fully melts in and moves onto the lip stainy kissed lips finish thing. Kind of confusing.
As for the shades, I’ve already told you, that I got the one that stands out most in the range and my usual brighter pink. Also, when I looked at the little rectangular things on top of the boxing showing off the shades, they both looked super sparkly. And that’s something I, personally, like very much. Well, here’s what we have in real life 🙂
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump 898 Midnight Star. It’s an intense cool violet ink colour. Forget the plum. It’s not here. It’s absent. This shade isn’t about plump. It’s edgy and dangerously sultry. And it does have a whole bunch of tiny little sparkle in it. Oh the joy 🙂
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump 677 Disco Dior. This shade proved to be not just a bright pink. It proved to be a vibrant fuchsia. There’s a good deal of purple mixed in with pink here. And, unfortunately, the sparkle somehow doesn’t show that much in this shade. I guess, because it’s close to the shade itself in terms of colour. Alas!
All in all, I’m quite happy with the shades. If you like cooler pinks and don’t mind bright colours, go for Disco Dior. And if you want something off the beaten track a little, venture into your own and personal Midnight Star adventure 🙂
Ok, so, I’ve told you everything I know and think about Dior Addict Lacquer Plump. Now you tell me what you think, if you’ve already tried it. And, if you want to see me wear both shades, head over to my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/veilfairy/