What’s great about this new lip collection from Dior is that there are a variety of finishes for the 24 strong range. The finishes are Rock Matte, Nude Velvet, Electric Metal and Pop Satin. Within the 24 shades are four ‘extreme’ shades, Matte Black, Oxblood Matte, Hologlam and Fab Satin.
Shades in the line-up above are Poison Metal (Electric Metal), Matte (Rock Matte), Jungle Matte (Nude Velvet) and Miss Satin (Pop Satin).
In the swatch from bottom to top: Miss Satin, Jungle Matte, Poison Metal and Matte. It’s fairly obvious that the pigment is amazing! I am sure that Dior packaging has darkened down its signature navy – I thought these were black until I read the press release and they mentioned navy, and I’d categorize these as midnight rather than navy. I will see if I can dig out some older Dior packaging and do a comparison. As you’d expect, because Dior rarely misses the mark, as well as the pigment being huge, the feel on the lip is gentle and sheer, if you’re good at keeping lipstick on then the last is promising and the glide on application is bliss. At £27.50 a pop HERE they should be all of these things as standard, but they’re taking ‘light feeling’ to a new level and the colour edit is phenomenal. If you’re in the mood for a treat, I can’t not recommend.
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Oh MY! Initially, I wasn’t that impressed with the (also) new Dior Double Rouge but I’m wearing Matte Metal right now and it is A-mazing! The challenge facing Peter Philips with these was matching the correct core to the outer shades to get exactly the right colour for the lips. It apparently took him over 100 attempts and I’m not one bit surprised. The contrasts, although they look dramatic, as in in the combination above, somehow merge seamlessly on the lip. Essentially, it’s merging a matte outer ring with an inner metallic one – the effect is a sheen.
You also need to know that the contrast is only so obvious when they’re brand new and unused – once you have applied to the lip, the stronger shade washes over the lighter one.
The colours I have to show you are (starting orange/yellow and going clockwise) : Tempting Tangerine, Matte Metal, Spicy Sweet and Poison Purple.
It’s the same order, from bottom to top, in the swatch. So, you can see the intensity of the colour but it’s quite difficult to pick up the metallic aspect. I’d put these more as a metallic nuance than a full on NYX style metal – so lips look glisteny without looking wet – oh, it’s hard to describe! I didn’t find the longevity amazing to be honest, but I can’t say I care – the application is gorgeous, the texture is light and the feel is completely comfortable. All four are going straight in the keep drawer! They’re also £27.50 HERE at John Lewis and while I think that’s very expensive for any lipstick, everything about Double Rouge feels luxurious.
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