Dior Addict Lipstick 963 Red Carpet Swatch and Review

Finally the highly anticipated Dior Addict Lipsticks are here. Being shiny in its design, the lipsticks strike a stunning yet glamourous look. With its clear and silver-y casing, the words in bold red, “Dior Addict” strikes out with flare.

Price: $28

Availability: Dior.com

Dior designs 3 iconic styles for women who like to reinvent themselves each day with stunning results.

Rock Icon Style of dizzyingly high heels, sexy jewelry; Doll Icon Style of light pink Lady Dior bag and pearls; Glam Icon Style of bold leather, lace and deep rich colors.

Red Carpet is the absolute Glam Icon shade.

Dior.com defines the shade as “The dizzying red of a rising star; the taste of joy, for an ultra-sexy pout.” It couldn’t be described better than this.

Compared to the previous Dior Addict Lipcolor, the packaging has changed to a little, taller and more sleek looking with a silver square rim near the top.

The inside tube is also a bit taller and slender. It remains the same weight as 3.5g.

A sticker with color name and number is on the bottom of the cap for easy identification.

As name suggests, Red Carpet is a rich deep red.

Given the high pigmentation of this particular shade and the shape of the lipstick tip, I find it a bit hard to apply perfectly without a lip brush. Though with other shades I tried, it’s possible to apply without the lip brush.

Let me show you the swatch on a piece of tissue paper first. It looks exactly the same as it looks in the tube, rich and deep, though a bit dull.

But how interesting is when I swatch it on the back of my hand, the color turns much more vivid and brighter than it looks by itself. The color is actually really flattering. I assume it’s something to do with my body heat. Whether or not, I really like the color.

Same with how it looks on real lips. It’s exactly that “Red Carpet” kind of red, creamy and matte with no shimmer, only a dewy sheen. As you can see, the color is well saturated and the coverage is fantastic. It doesn’t sink into the lip lines or exaggerate the lines either.

– The packaging is cute as ever but more sleek. It doesn’t get finger prints easily.
– Unlike some lipsticks scented either vanilla or rose, Dior Addict Lipstick is almost, if not scent free. This is a big bonus for cosmetic that goes on so closely to the nose. I’m not saying I don’t like scented products but it could be irritating to some people. So scent free is a safer choice.
– The newly designed formula contains 25% less wax which makes Dior Addict less sticky and it feels incredibly soft and smooth thanks to the extraordinary gel technology.
– The coverage of Red Carpet is awesome. It’s super pigmented. Even darker skin toned lips will get the true rich shade without a problem.
– The texture is very soft and creamy; it feels like a lip balm. It’s also moisturizing like a lip balm.
– The lasting power is phenomenal. I had it on for over 5 hours with drinking and eating dinner. Only the corners smudged a bit and center faded slightly which is very acceptable. There wasn’t a need for reapplying.
– $28 price tag is pretty reasonable for a nicely revamped Dior lipstick.

– I wish there was a sticker on the lipstick tube itself rather than on the cap. If you got several pops opened at the same time, they could get mixed up.
– The end of the lipstick is inside the package so when you get close to bottom, you will need a lip brush to get the product out.

Red Carpet is the first new Dior Addict Lipstick I tested out and I instantly fall in love. Needless to say this is a very beautiful red shade that will look great for nearly all skin tones. “A girl can’t make an entrance without her Lipstick.” I think it might be the one.


p.s. Dior is pleased to offer a complimentary Travel-size Diorshow Extase Mascara with any Dior Addict Lipstick purchase on Dior.com through 4/30/2011, Use code ADDICT2011 at checkout.

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. Fruity Lashes don’t do paid or guaranteed reviews. Read my full disclosure here.

10 Responses to Dior Addict Lipstick 963 Red Carpet Swatch and Review

  1. Jennifer April 4, 2011 at 5:43 AM

    Dior lipstick packaging is so pretty! Very sleek indeed, thanks for the swatch and review

  2. chenyee123 April 4, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    The red is so sexy and classy at the same time!
    I like the packaging too~
    and Thanks for the detailed review! ;’D

  3. Dina (XYYan) April 4, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    It’s such a gorgeous shade with beautiful packaging too! I love how creamy it looks 🙂

  4. sugar sugar April 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    this is such a pretty red lipstick! makes me want to run to a dior counter and grab one. =D

  5. Cherry April 4, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    This is such a beautiful color, looks super elegant but not too over the top^0^~ can’t wait for more swatches from you^0^~

  6. amynaree April 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM

    the lip color looks amazing on you!

  7. Georgina April 4, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Red carpet is such a bold color! it looks great on you babe! i just bought a red lippie so if im going to get a dior addict lippie im going to look for a nude-ish shade, any recommendations?

  8. Georgina April 4, 2011 at 8:31 PM

    ps. i like the old packaging (blue tube) more than the new one 🙁

  9. Steph April 6, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    GORGEOUS color~
    it definitely looks better on then swatched on paper!!!


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