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Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish Review + Swatches

Hey there again lipsticks lovers! Here’s another exciting new release from Dior, the Rouge Dior Liquid (0.20 oz for $35) that comes in three different finishes; Matte, Satin, & Metallic. Each three effects carry such beautiful array of shades that are simply hard to resist.

 

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish review

 

The Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks are meant to be well-pigmented, good coverage lipsticks that promise comfort and lasting longevity. I’ve been waiting for these liquid lipsticks for some time. It’s like “finally, now there’s a liquid version of Dior’s well-performing Rouge Dior Lipstick!”. Since I’m a fan of the mattes of Rouge Dior, I thought it would be interesting to see how their Rouge Dior Liquid in Matte Finish would fare.

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish

These liquid lipsticks retained the same typical Dior scent/flavor of lipsticks, which is powdery-floral. In other words, it’s pretty much the same scent as the Rouge Dior Lipsticks (reviewed HERE). They come in a nice sleek black tube that kinda resembles the Nars Powermatte Lipsticks, but still has the Dior style and initials on the cap. The brush applicator is very interesting, it’s sort of hollow like a reservoir for the product that will be applied on the lips. With that being said, I usually use up to two swipes to get a full coverage on my lips. That’s because these lipsticks are creamy but not extremely so. If you’re familiar with Bareminerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Color (reviewed HERE) and Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet (also reviewed HERE), then the Rouge Dior Liquid is not that different from those them. They’re what I call a “comfortable matte” kind of lipsticks. They all start as creamy, and maybe even powdery as in the case of Burberry, then they have a matte finish once they set, but they never get too dry and they feel lightweight. They may still transfer but not so much, and they don’t bleed. Their effects are beautiful because it’ll look like you always have fresh matte lipsticks on. The Rouge Dior Liquid is probably the one that doesn’t transfer the most.

 

rouge dior liquid swatches

 

These are the kind of lipsticks that are worth having as one of your ride or die type of lipsticks. They’re non-drying but their effect is matte, they’re well-pigmented but they’re wearable, they transfer but only very slightly. I find that once these Rouge Dior Liquids settled on the lips, which didn’t take much time, you would have to really press it firmly against a glass or the back of your hands to actually see the smudge or transfer, which makes these lipsticks very reliable.

rouge dior liquid

As for these lipsticks to be long wearing, it actually depends on each and every shade. For the lighter shades, I get a good 7 & 1/2 hours of wear with some stains still on my lips, despite eating and snacking. For the darker colors, these are pretty much beyond 7 hours for sure, because they stain the lips very well.

 

Here are some of the mattes I picked:

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish 625 mysterious matte, 828 dressed to matte

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish

 

424 Hypnotic MatteDark Pink. I don’t know if it’s my pigmented lips or that this lipstick’s shade was wrongly described, but I wouldn’t call this a dark pink. This is like nude to warm beige with a hint of pink. This is my fave shade for my light-medium complexion because it doesn’t make me look too washed-out, because of the pink in it.

 

574 Lively MatteDusty Pink. I would call this a mauvy pink. Although a little bit more pinkish for my taste, this shade really brightens the face and very spot on for the summer. Also a great pink color for fair to light skin tones.

 

614 Jungle MatteLight Brown. True to its description, I love that this gives enough warmth on my lips. A bit close to my lips’ natural shade, but still very wearable and great for a daytime look. Perhaps the similar shade for this would be Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Bestie.

 

625 Mysterious MatteBrownish Pink. Beeyoutiful! Sexy and Perfect. This shade is definitely mysteriously gorgeous. Just like or similar to the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Mona (Emma Stone’s lip color when she won the Oscar’s, reviewed and swatched HERE), this shade is stunning and it really looks great if you have a light-medium to deep complexion. Love the perfect blend of terracotta and pink.

 

828 Dressed To MatteReddish Brown. If 625 Mysterious Matte is beautiful, this shade is taking it up to another level. A perfect red wine color that will truly elevate your look. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to buy this or not, but thank goodness I did.

 

Bottom line, the Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish Lipsticks are definitely worth a try and to have. If you love matte finish or matte liquid lipsticks but hate the drying effect, then these are definitely for you. Also, these come in different shades and finishes that will for sure suit to your liking. So, which is which?

 

Dior Rouge Dior Liquid Matte Finish

 

GTG! will be rewatching GoT season 7 Finale for the hundredth time! LOL!

 

The Rouge Dior Liquid Lipsticks are available at Sephora, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, & Saks Fifth Avenue

dior rouge dior liquid dressed to matte, hypnotic matte

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Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint Review

tarte tarteist quick dry matte lip paint swatch review

 

Happy Hearts Day Folks! I hope everyone’s feeling the love this V-day. Whether you’re gonna be an orphan or has a date in this day of love, make sure you slay your lip game. What better way to nail that perfect pout than to try Tarte’s newly-improved matte liquid lipsticks. Yes, their previous matte liquid lipsticks weren’t that good and they don’t really turn into a matte texture, swatched HERE. They’re still available and are called Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paints.

The newly-released and promising matte liquid lipsticks from Tarte are named Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints. And yes, they’re true to their description. They do dry quickly. Like, really really quick, and they don’t budge. Only a waterproof micellar water or makeup remover could take these new lippies off. They come in different shades that are very wearable (lots of nudes and mauves) with a mild non-irritating vanilla scent. Each tube costs $20. Available HERE.

When Tarte released these Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint, I was so excited, because they really make good compatible colors that suit my skin tone, and we all know that their previous matte liquid lipsticks were not exactly what everyone hoped they’d turn out to be. Yet these new Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints deliver an almost perfect matte liquid lipstick in the same caliber as Kat Von D, Stila, Too faced, Smashbox and Anastasia. Well-pigmented, creamy, lightweight, waterproof, transfer-proof, long-lasting and quick-drying. 

 

 

tarte tartest quick dry matte swatch

 

  • Rose´ Rosy Nude. Looks more of a nude-beige shade on my pigmented lips, but not nude enough to make me look washed-out. The perfect nude shade for anyone with a neutral to warm skin tone.
  • BounceRose Coral. Seems like a twin of Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare. A gorgeous blend of muted reddish/pinkish coral with a hint of cocoa. This color is so meant for Valentines.
  • DelishRosy Mauve. My favorite “my lips but better” in a matte liquid lipstick formulation. This simply gives my lips enough drama without looking like I’m vying for the Oscars, lol, joke. Definitely, this is not too bright and not too dark. Take note that this shade is quite similar to the Front Row shade, pictured on top. 
  • Front RowDeep Mauve. A shade almost identical to Delish, but slightly darker. This has a brownish tone, like a blend between Kat Von D Lolita and Lolita II. It is a beautiful shade especially for medium skin tones and can be worn for any occasion.

 

tarte tarteist quick dry matte lip paint swatch

 

I really really like these new Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints by Tarte. Although they focused quite a bit on having more nude colors, they also have a decent selection of muted mauves, cocoa browns and wearable reds in their newly-improved matte liquid lipstick line. Just a bit of drawback though, even though these lipsticks are almost perfect to me, they may feel a bit too drying sometimes, but that seems to be almost always the case with good matte liquid lipsticks. Something’s gotta give.

Happy Valentines Day Again Friends!

 

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