When it comes to luxurious packaging, DIOR are one of my favourite brands. All of DIOR’s products are exquisitely packaged and the DIOR Addict Fluid Sticks are no exception. The DIOR Addict Fluid Stick range are said to combine the high-impact colour and long wear of a lipstick, the shine of a lipgloss and the comfort of a lipbalm and are available in a wide range of shades and are available to purchase from Escentual for £23.85 each.
The science behind the DIOR Addict Fluid Stick is that the lip stain pigments are encapsulated in spheres of gloss, and they don’t contain any wax whatsoever, but water for maximum lightness and comfort.
I was really intrigued by the Fluid Sticks as the formula sounded perfect, as I love the longevity you get with a lipstick, but I find lipglosses a lot easier to wear so I love the idea of a product which supposedly combines the two.
There are so many shades to choose from within the DIOR Addict Fluid Stick range, and I opted for Frisson which is described as being a ‘milky peach’ after searching for swatches online.
The packaging of the DIOR Fluid Sticks is seriously stunning, with a lipgloss style tube with a wide doe-foot applicator. The base of the tube is clear and shows the shade of the gloss inside in a lovely lipstick bullet shape, and the lid of the tube has the classic Dior silver rounded cap.
I am head over heels in love with the packaging alone.. you can’t help but feel fancy when you whip this stunner out of your bag. Frisson is a beautiful peach shade with a touch of pink. Peachy shades are my absolute favourite as I find them so easy to wear, and they compliment my skintone.
The pigmentation of Frisson is incredible.. they really do pack a punch pigmentation wise. The applicator is really nice as it’s broader than a typical doe-foot applicator, and it has a pointed tip to allow for a precise application.
The consistency is a little thick, and is almost like a gel-like gloss that applies evenly and smoothly due to having a water based formula. Once applied to the lips, the finish is so shiny just like a lipgloss but without the stickiness or gloopiness that you’d associate with a lipgloss.
The water-based formula makes them feel rather cooling on the lips which I’ve really been enjoying, especially during the warmer months as they feel so light comfortable. When on the lips, they really do feel surprisingly lightweight considering how pigmented they are. The gloss has a subtle sweet scent, but the scent isn’t detectable once on the lips.
I did wonder if the DIOR Addict Fluid Sticks would bleed due to their lightweight formula, but I’ve not experienced any bleeding whatsoever with Frisson although it’s definitely not transfer-proof and will leave marks on any drinking glasses or cups.
I’ve been really impressed with the three to four hour weartime of Frisson, especially as it’s a lighter shade and the formulation is so light. I don’t notice any staining of my lips with this particular shade, but I imagine that the darker or more vibrant shades from the range will have a greater staining effect on the lips.
As you can probably tell, I’m a little bit in love with my first DIOR Addict Fluid Stick, and I have a feeling I’ll be adding another shade (or two) to my collection very soon.