Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The latest release from Dior - Dior Addict Fluid Stick

In a very short amount of time I've gone from having almost a dislike towards lip glosses and owning only one or two, to become a complete afficionado with a decent little collection. A new addition to this growing collection is the latest product launch from Dior - the Dior Addict Fluid Stick (£26). This is another one of these "difficult to define" lip products; is it a lipstick, is it a lipgloss, is it a stain? that have become so popular and we've seen L'Oréal, Sleek, Hourglass and lots of other brands do versions of these. For me the original really is the YSL Glossy Stain, which is a product I absolutely love, so the Fluid Stick certainly had a lot to live up to. The packaging is just what you would expect from Dior - it's shiny, sleek and modern and really shows off each of the beautiful 16 colors in the range. I was immediately drawn to shade 551 Aventure which is a lovely bright and zesty coral, that looks almost orange in the tube, but it's a very wearable and summery color. that I think would work really well with many skin tones. 

Unlike a lot of lip products the Fluid Stick doesn't contain any wax, and instead the formula uses water, making the texture very smooth, slick, completely non sticky and it's so light and pleasant that it feels as if you're not wearing anything at all on your lips - it's quite a strange and refreshing sensation. The Fluid Stick comes with a doe foot applicator which is nice and firm for defining the lip contours but it's also flexible and bendy for a soft and easy one sweep application.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick - 551 Aventure

When you first apply the product it's a very high shine glossy look, and I would actually almost call it a wet look, but that sets after just a few minutes and turns into a much more sophisticated and muted highly pigmented look with a stylish glossy finish. After another few mins the color has set fully and developed into a stain and the formula then starts to feel a little bit thicker on the lips, but still with a nice and hydrating feeling which should be very soothing if you've got dry lips. The Fluid Stick turns into a stain very quickly but it also loses the glossiness, and personally I would have preferred it if the gloss lasted longer. It also transfers quite a lot as soon as you have a drink, which also chips away at the pigmentation so I wouldn't call this a long lasting formula. On me this only lasts with intense pigmentation for about an hr or so, and you can see pictures here on my Instagram of how it wears (photos from straight after application, after 1 hr and after 2 hrs).

I really like the smoothness and of the formula and how lovely and lightweight it feels on the lips - so from a consistency point of view it's even lovelier than the YSL Glossy Stain and I also like the initial strong pigmentation, however for me the wear unfortunately let's it down and the Fluid Stick comes nowhere close to the long wear I get from the YSL Glossy Stain. Maybe I have unrealistic expectations, but from a wear point of view it doesn't quite do it for me, especially not considering the price. I really love the shade 551 Aventure but that's as far as the adventure with Fluid Stick goes for me and I don't think I'll pick up any of the other shades. If you've tried this, please let me know what you think - perhaps it's just this shade that's not working out...?

46 comments:

  1. Love the packaging! I'll have to try this product! Dior is one of my favorites... if you're getting into glosses I highly recommend the Dior Addict Gloss in Bed of Roses :-) xo Kelly http://msdioraddict.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Kelly, I'll definitely check that out :o). Xx

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  2. What a shame about the wear, as the colour is really lovely!!

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    1. I agree - I don't know if the other shades are better, and it's not terrible but I definitely expected more because it is Dior and because of the price :o/. Xx

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  3. Stunning colour :)
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely - it's so vibrant and summery :O). Xx

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  4. Shame about the wear as this is a lovely colour, perfect for summer!

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, maybe I need to lower my expectations :o). Xx

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  5. pretty!! kinda orangey red, no?

    http://www.cindyslittleblackbook.com

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    1. Yes, like a brick kind of color, but that strong orange fades really quickly and it looks a lot more subtle on :o). Xx

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  6. Love the colour! Dior products are amazing <3

    xx stephalsay.blogspot.com

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  7. This color is stunning! Gorgeous lipstick!!! I'm a fan!

    ✿ www.sugarpopfashion.com ✿

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    1. So am I - it's a lovely dynamic color for summer :o). Xx

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  8. It's an amazing shade. I have checked the pics out on Instagram and it's a shame how it wears off considering the price. Great review as always!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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    1. Thank you so much Mira - yes it does wear off quite quickly. I still really like the product, I just don't think I'll get more shades at the moment, or at least not until I've heard some positive things about the other shades :o). Xx

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  9. This is such a lovely shade....I liked the packaging too...you have a lovely blog dear...would you like to follow each other...do let me know...stay connected doll....:-)
    www.beautyandfashionfreaks.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, that's really nice of you :o). Xx

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  10. The colour is so pretty, and super pigmented for a lipgloss!!

    Laura from Maquillage Magic

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really love the initial pigmentation, such a shame it fades quite quickly :o). Xx

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    1. :o) - there's definitely something special about Dior products :o). Xx

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  12. This packaging is just amazing!!!! I want!

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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    1. Just what you would expect from Dior - sleek, stylish and sophisticated :o). Xx

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  13. These look amazing! i love the colour and the texture it seems everyone is doing liquid lipsticks these days? its pretty cool

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. Hey Andrew! Absolutely, and although the formula is fab and pigmentation is decent, I have to say that the YSL glossies beat this one in terms of wear :o). Xx

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  14. Such a beautiful bright shade for spring/summer. Love Dior products!
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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    1. It's a gorgeous coral, and a subtle way to do orange this season :o). Xx

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  15. The packaging is just stunning! Too bad you didn't love the actual product :(

    BeyondBlush

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    1. Yeah... the pigmentation and formula is fine, it's the wear that's not working for me :o/. Xx

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  16. Charlotte, this colour looks amazing!!! Shame about the staying-power - think I might have to get my mitts on a YSL version, do you have a fave orange or coral toned one?

    Faith x

    www.musicandeyeliner.co.uk

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    1. Not with YSL - I'm on the hunt for one and have my eye on no 8 Orange de Chine, so if you pick up a lovely coral let me know what you think of it :o). Xx

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  17. I love the packaging and color. It's a shame it didn't work out though..
    -Amber

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    1. Yes, or maybe I need to readjust my expectations :o), Xx

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  18. Great post! Love trying new products!

    Best,
    Olivia Abdelmalek

    http://cleopatraskloset.blogspot.com

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    1. There are too many amazing products not to :o). Xx

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  19. This colour is gorgeous!
    P.S I'm running a giveaway at the moment if you want to enter:) x
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe Giveaway

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know, I'll have a look :o). Xx

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  20. Beautiful colour! I'm really into the orange lips trend right now :))

    http://kalisinspirationboard.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too - it's such a summery, popping color :o). Xx

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  21. That's a beautiful shade. Perfect for spring! xoxo Lauren
    http://www.willsingformakeup.com/

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  22. it's a beautiful color for spring and summer! Thank you so much for your absolutely great review, I honestly enjoyed reading it :) I was thinking about buying this Dior Stick but I think I'm gonna go for something else now..

    Your blog is great, and you've got a new follower! I would love you to check out my blog as well If you want to :)
    Oh and let me know if you want to keep in touch via twitter! :)

    Love from Zurich,
    Lory xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it really means a lot and I hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  23. This looks stunning! Love the color <3

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    1. I really love the initial pigmentation - it's a shame that the stain fades so quickly! Xx

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