Ah, sometimes you just need a no effort slick of colour to get you through the daily grind. I’ve been a low effort clear lipbalm kind of gal for the past few months but I’m making an active effort to stretch my boundaries a little and make a little more, y’know, effort. Not too much effort, mind you – my ideal lip colour is sheer, long lasting, comfortable and doesn’t require a brush or liner. Picky much? Yes, but it’s ok to be picky when you’ve lucked out on a lippy that ticks all four boxes: Dior Addict 454 Rose Show lipstick.
I’m not huge on wearing bright or noticeable colour on my lips, so I tend towards lightweight sheer lipsticks and glosses that compliment my natural lip colour rather than mask it behind bold or opaque colour. Rose Show is a deep rosy pink in the tube but applies as a featherlight wash of sheer pink with luminous sparkle, with just enough colour to emphasise the natural flush of my lips. Rose Show isn’t overly glittery and it’s definitely not frosty, with the shimmer acting as more of a lustrous sparkle to emphasise Rose Show’s glossy gel finish.
As I’ve said before in a previous review of another Dior Addict lipstick, the best part of this lipstick is its buttery yet lightweight texture. Gel lipsticks have a reputation for being quite stiff and waxy to apply, but the Dior Addict range is silky smooth even straight from the tube. Also worth pointing out is that despite such a glossy lipstick, this lippy doesn’t budge. At all. I wear it without lipliner and it still doesn’t feather over my natural lipline or shift and settle during the day. The wear time is reasonably good for a glossy lipstick, with around ~4 hours before it needs refreshing.
- Dior Addict 454 Rose Show lipstick
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After buying Rose Show a few months back I thought that I already had a lot of dupe lipsticks in my collection, but a quick swatch comparison showed that I didn’t have anything identical in my stash. The rich rosy tube colour of Rose Show is somewhat deceiving, so while I have a lot of lipsticks that look like it, I don’t have anything that applies like it. The closest I came was NARS Venice which is a traditional pearly frost with none of Rose Show’s lustre and translucency.
Rose Show is fairly pricey for a lipstick, clocking in a hair under AU$50 per tube, but in terms of cost-per-wear and ease of daily use, it’s proving to be a great value staple in my bag. Pretty, light and effortless: it’s a winner in my book.
What: Dior Addict 454 Rose Show
How Much: AU$49
When: available now
Where: David Jones, Myer, selectect pharmacies
This item was purchased by swatchgirl.com.