I have a soft spot for lipsticks. As a result of this tendency, I have been collecting different colours in different finishes and my makeup drawer is literally a lipstick jungle.

When Dior launches the new “Fluid Stick“, which they refer to as a “Rouge Hybrid”, I got excited again. And this is quite irrational given that we have already seen several “liquid lipsticks” in the market.


Shaped to look like a lipstick, the packaging is just an optical illusion as you have to twist open the bottle to retrieve the doe-foot applicator, like a lip gloss.


Priced at S$47, it is available in 16 alluring shades.

Shade 639 – Artifice.

Shade 551 – Aventure.

Shade 338 – Mirage.

Shade 754 – Pandore.

The four shades that I received were different shades of corals. In particular, Aventure and Artifice looked quite alike. I would say that Artifice is tended towards brown while Aventure leans towards rose/red hues.

How does the Dior Addict Fluid Stick compares with the other liquid rouges that I have blogged about years ago?

The formula from Dior is indeed different from its competitors. The product is lightweight and more watery than waxy.  It is non-sticky and although the light gloss might dissipate after many hours, the colour is able to stay on the lips for a good 5 to 7 hours. In addition, this product is not drying on the lips. I enjoy the different shades of corals in this collection – especially Artifice and Aventure.

I didn’t really like the soft doe-foot applicator from Dior. Compared to the slanted applicator from Lancôme L’Absolu Mat Cashmere, it is harder to apply one smooth layer of lip colour while using Dior Addict Fluid Stick. I find that the best method is to use either a lip brush or your fingers to blend. This manner of application would also result in a more natural, slightly less pigmented effect which I personally prefer.

Nonetheless, I am quite in love with the lightweight formula that I think everyone should get hold of at least one shade to add to your collection! I would suggest the interesting bright corals – such as Artifice and Aventure, and Pandore for those who are looking for a wearable statement hue.

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