01 July 2014

Review: Dior Addict Fluid Stick - Mirage

When I first heard about the Dior Addict Fluid Stick, all I was thinking was "GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!" In case you haven't heard about Dior Addict Fluid Stick yet, it's meant to be a revolutionary product that boosts to have the pigmentation of a lipstick and the shine of a lip gloss. I'm all for multi-tasking products because I'm lazy like that. I also love multi-tasking products for travelling... the less you carry, the more you can buy!

I actually got a friend of mine to purchase the Tiny Pink shade when she went to New York last month. I haven't had a chance to meet up with her, and probably won't till the end of July. This is one of the reasons why I decided on purchasing Mirage when I went to Singapore. My curiosity got the better of me.

Being a rather conservative person when it comes to lip products (I only tend to wear nude shades), I found it quite hard to find another fairly nude shade that isn't too in-your-face. I finally settled on Mirage after covering the back of my hand with swatches.

Now you may think "ooo that's a really nice packaging. It's a lipstick!" and then you pull the "lipstick out"...

... and it's a doe foot applicator! I still think the packaging is neat. Dior Addict Fluid Stick reminds me of Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stains in terms of the doe foot applicator, and even the formula.

I think Dior has definitely achieved the pigmentation of a lipstick and the gloss of a lip gloss. As you can see in the swatch above, one swipe is enough. However, whether or not it coats your lips evenly is a different story. I found myself having to purse my lips quite a number of times when applying this to ensure my lips are evenly coated without applying a crazy amount on.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may know that I have started using lip products only recently, as I use to hate the feeling of anything on my lips. I started of with Fresh tinted lip treatments and gradually built up my tolerance for lip products. I still detest too much anything on my lips, as I feel like I can't eat properly without consuming a whole heap of product I smeared on my lips earlier that day. And food is the second materialistic thing I love besides makeup (actually, it may be even a tie). Furthermore, Mirage isn't exactly a "nude" shade. It is a peachy coral shade. Therefore, I really don't want to layer too much on, especially since it's quite pigmented.

FOTD with a "light" application of Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage 
After about 3 hours of wear (and a nut bar for breakfast), Dior Addict Fluid Stick starts to wear and disappear. I did not notice any staining on the lips with Mirage (which differs from the YSL Glossy Stains), but then again Dior does not claim that it will stain.

One thing I have noticed about Dior Addict Fluid Stick is that it is drying on the lips, even after I have applied some lip balm underneath. I'm not sure if it is best suited for the summer season, when my skin and lips aren't screaming "dehydration!" However, it is quite disappointing.

Scent wise, there is pretty subtle sweet, perfumey scent but it is not as strong as that of the YSL Glossy Stains.

Overall, I'd rate the Dior Addict Fluid Stick an A for pigmentation, glossiness and packaging, B for longevity/wear and range of shades (16 colours to choose from), and D for moisturizing properties.

It retails for AUD$50 at Myer or USD$35 at Sephora. Is anyone else counting down the days Sephora opens a store on Australian shores?


  1. Such a pretty peachy nude! But the dryness is a shame.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  2. Sucks about the dryness, are YSL glossy stains better?

    Is there news of a Sephora opening in Australia?!! lol.... oh i wish