Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant

I’ve seen these far and wide across the internet and have been dying to try them. The Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant glosses are described as fusion liquid balms – colour, but also lip nourishment. I would say that if you take them as balms, they’d be unlike any other balm you’ve experienced, but if you take them as gloss, then you get a double dose of gloss happiness in terms of sheen and last.

Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant
Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant

As you can see from the swatch – major lightfall with these. And the colours are quite saturated – there isn’t any translucency with these (I only have four so I can’t speak for the whole range) – but not as heavy as a lipstick would be. There is a lip oil element making Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant glosses Dior’s version of a lip oil and you can feel that it’s there – plenty of lovely gloss ‘slip’ but the balm element keeps it on the lip. You won’t need to top up with these as much as a traditional gloss.

The shades I have above are the ‘It’ shades, going from bottom to top: Bonheur, a delicate and light pink, Victoire, a vibrant orange shade, Darling, a bold fuchsia shade, and of course, the obligatory red, 999. I don’t often reach for a pink gloss, but Darling is definitely my colour.

Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant glosses are the mark of an excellent formulator – it’s not often you get everything in one product, but I can’t fault these at all. Formulators at big brands never get a look in which is a shame – the oil/balm/colour combination is completely perfect and I’d like to give them a big, fat, double cheek kiss. And, I hate kissing people.

Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant glosses launch on 1st April for £26 each.

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