The past few months have been a complete blur to me and I have been missing out several seasonal makeup launches. Work has not slowed down and quite frankly, I do not see it settling in anytime soon. Sadly, you have to deal with fairly late posts such as this one.
Back in August this year, Dior released a range of au naturel lipsticks to complement the release of a revamped Diorskin Nude foundation range. According to Dior, the Rouge Dior Nude lipsticks “behaves as a highlighting blush, thanks to radiant new shades and a new treatment formula”. I believe there are ten shades in this line and they range from light to semi-dark colours. I suppose this is to suit most skintones because what’s nude for me, may not be nude for you.
I don’t normally wear nude or pale lipsticks as most of them tend to make me look rather washed out. My lips are quite pigmented too so I won’t really get the actual “nude” colour. My youngest sister however, would rock the pale lips as they are not as pigmented as mine. I can see a couple of these going to her very soon *squeal if you’re reading this, little ham*
I received four shades to try out; Trompe L’Oeil (a milky beige), Indiscrete (a sheer pink peach), Charnelle (a light pink rose) and Guipure (a pink berry). Out of the four colours, I like Charnelle the most because the pretty rosy pink does not make me appear as sickly as the paler shades. Guipure is also a lovely berry shade but it’s not particularly unique and looks like something I already own. The Rouge Dior Nude are not nude lipsticks per se but more of a lip enhancer to create that “my lips but better” look.
The formula of the lipstick is somewhere between a cream and a balm. It is unscented, which is a blessing to those with sensitive noses. The lipstick applies semi-opaque and the texture is a lot smoother than the regular Rouge Dior lipsticks. This was a little surprising because I’ve never really had much good experiences with Dior lipsticks except for the Addict and Addict Extreme ranges.
However due to its balmy texture, the Rouge Dior Nude lipsticks are not very long-lasting. As the lipstick is quite slippery, a milkier shade like Trompe L’Oeil doesn’t sit well on my lips and tends to move around a lot. No matter what I do, I just cannot make this shade work for me. What’s worse is that it emphasizes every little line and flaky bit on my lips. The deeper shades like Charnelle and Guipure are much kinder to my lips.
All in all, I don’t think pale lips are my cup of tea. They require a bit too much work and I don’t believe the lighter shades flatter my lips and skintone. But if you’re rockin’ in nude and I know many people actually look pretty nice with pale lips (my sister is a good example), the Rouge Dior Nude is definitely something that you need to check out. The texture of the lipstick is very smooth and the packaging is typical Dior class. Each lipstick retails at RM98 and is still available at most Dior counters.
Have you played with Rouge Dior Nude yet and is there a favourite for you? Do you prefer pale lips or something pigmented? Do pop by and share your thoughts.