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Dior Addict Lacquer Plump Review + Swatches

Whaddup Everybody! Happy Weekend! Anyone shopping for the Rouge First Access Sephora Beauty Insider Event? Oh, I’ve got my wishlist right in my pocket. If you haven’t seen what’s inside it, click HERE more details.

 

dior addict lacquer plump review

 

Here’s something to look forward to when you hit Sephora today or this weekend. I just recently tested the newly-released lip product from Dior, the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump (0.18 oz for $37). It is a plumping lip stain that is comfortable on the lips and also long wearing, according to Dior’s description. I was really excited to get my hands on this particular lip product because I’m a big fan of Dior lippies especially the Rouge Dior Liquid (seen HERE) and the Dior Addict Lip Glow (reviewed HERE). I purchased two shades online that I seemed to like based on the swatches I’ve seen at Dior’s website and Sephora’s. When I received them, I thought the packaging is really pretty and different. It is sort of shaped like a lipstick inside and the brush applicator looks robust and well-made.

 

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Upon application, I noticed a very slight floral scent that really didn’t bother me since it fades away immediately. The formula feels a bit cooling on the lips but I didn’t notice any plumping effect at all. It feels very much like a glossy lip stain but not very glossy like a patent finish. It reminds me a lot of the YSL Glossy Stain (seen HERE) and is also very similar to the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo (swatches HERE) especially with the way the formula stains the lips, like being lightweight and very pigmented. However, unlike the Lip Tattoo which dries into something of a natural to a satin finish, this Dior Addict Lacquer Plump has a glossy finish and it stays that way all the time.

 

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The formula never dried nor chapped my lips after hours of wear and it is indeed lightweight, creamy, non-sticky, and overall very comfortable to wear, but the application can be streaky and may require you to put a bit more of product on the lips since the coverage can be patchy at times. Although it has a medium to full coverage, I find myself constantly swiping the brush on my lips to get that good amount of color.

 

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With that being said, I really love the shades that I picked even though I have never swatched them in-store. I’m inclined to think that the shades in this lineup must be all pretty because the shades I got are not only very wearable, they really do brighten the face with such nice pop of color. However, I find that their swatches online are very misleading because the actual shades of these lipsticks are so different than when applied to the lips and are also very different than by just looking at their packaging alone. Some of the colors appear bright and washed-out on the packaging and can also look very different in the brush, some mostly turn out to be darker in tone especially if you have pigmented lips. So I suggest probably to take a closer look at these lipsticks in-store or look at the swatches online very carefully before you decide.

dior addict lacquer plump swatches

426 Lovely-DRosy Nude. In Sephora’s website, this shade looks like dark red (yes that’s weird), but it’s actually a medium nude beige in real life. I love this shade as an everyday lip color and it suits really well if you have a fair to light or light-medium skin tone. Even medium and deep skin tones can rock this as a perfect nude lip color.

 

456 Dior PrettyRosewood. More like a rose berry shade actually, and it’s a very pretty shade that truly brightens the face but not looking over the top. It’s actually a darker shade than it looks on the packaging and in my arm swatch. I find this color to transform into a shade darker once applied on the lips.

 

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I love both of these shades and they are really pretty but I feel like they’re not true to what Dior described about them as being plumping. They do leave a good amount of stain on the lips but you may still have to reapply after eating or drinking. Somehow, I wanted to buy more shades of these but I’m kind of holding back because it’s quite too similar to YSL’s Glossy Stain or the Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, both of which I already have. So, I’ll probably just save my money for some other better liquid lipsticks out there, especially some other new releases like the Tom Ford Lip Lacquer.

 

dior addict lacquer plump swatches

 

Overall, this is a very good Dior liquid lipstick that has a good staining power and with a comfortable formula. It also has a pretty packaging and some very lovely wearable shades to choose from. So, I recommend this lipstick if you don’t own a lot of Dior liquid lipsticks already or are just venturing into Dior lip products, and with the sale going on at Sephora nowadays, you may wanna look into this particular lipstick, just don’t expect any plumping effect of this because you most likely won’t get it.

 

The Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is currently available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, JCPenney, Selfridges, and Lord & Taylor,

 

Ciao folks! until next time…

 

 

YSL Vernis A Levres Glossy Stain, Rebel Nudes & Creamy Stain Review + Swatches

Hi Everybody! As a long time YSL makeup fan, I thought I’d like to show you a few of my favorite YSL liquid lip products and their swatches. I’ll be reviewing two of my favorite YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stains, one Glossy Stain, and two Glossy Stain “Rebel Nudes” (0.20 oz: $36).

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Now, it’s easy to get confused with their names, numbers, and types, especially because some stores like Sephora tends to mix them all together, or like Neiman that doesn’t seem to label them completely. It’s even more mind-boggling because their packagings are almost very identical with each other, with a few differences in the color of the cap and YSL logo. The only way to tell is basically by consulting YSL online or by reading meticulously the products on the aisle, especially the box packaging. If you misplace the box, it won’t be easy to tell which type of YSL liquid lippies you have, unless of course, you go to their website.

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The YSL Glossy Stain is like a mix of a lip gloss with staining power. It comes in different well-pigmented shades that last a long time while maintaining that high-shine effect. The formula is lightweight and not very sticky. My favorite shade of them all is the shade

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The Glossy Stain “Rebel Nudes” are somewhat different from the original Glossy Stain because this line is not only full of nude shades, it also has shimmers in each tube that varies from a less intense glimmer to an almost frosty one. I have a feeling that this particular line might be phased-out soon since there’s not many colors that are still available. A lot of them have been discontinued or just gone. This is not exactly like the YSL Pop Water, but I think they’re kind of similar. The Pop Water is more on the hydrating side, I think. Anyway, the shades of this line are quite very sheer and very natural with nice shimmers to them that tend to really pop once you’re in the sun.

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# 105 Corail Hold Up – a mildly shimmery light coral shade that’s great for that everyday no-makeup look. This shade is so natural that it almost doesn’t show on my lips, but the shimmer is just perfect. Great for wearing alone or as a gloss. A little FYI: This is the shade worn by Korean Actress Jeon Ji Hyun during that Kdrama “My Love From The Star”.

# 107 Naughty Mauve – pretty light shimmery mauve that’s almost hard to find nowadays. It has the right amount of frost and it gives a nice shine and definition on the lips. Also great as a gloss because it feels pretty lightweight.

 

The YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stains are my most favored YSL liquid lippies because I love that super staining pigment that they have. The colors are bold and vivid, they’re shiny but not tacky, and they last for a long time. They’re like an amplified Glossy Stain. Every color from this line tends to blend well with the lips.

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# 407 Carmin Session – despite all the matte lipsticks that have been flooding the beauty market nowadays, this color will make you fall in love with glossy liquid lipsticks all over again. This shade is the shade of us all. It’s simply beautiful and versatile. I LURVE IT.

# 409 Burgundy Vibes – this shade gives me that whole Cookie Lyon vibe. Spunky, sassy, edgy and sexy. It commands attention and it exudes confidence. What an attitude this wineberry red shade conveys. Such a beaut.

 

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With the typical YSL flavor, a robust packaging added with a cute brush applicator that applies each shade precisely, I can definitely say that these classics are really good performers that are worth collecting especially if you’re a lipstick fan like me.

 

What’s your fave shade from these lines?

 

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The YSL Glossy Stain, Rebel Nudes, & Vinyl Cream Lip Stain are available at Sephora, Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, ysl.com, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys NY

 

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