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This May Be Dior’s Most Moisturising Lipstick Yet

So says KULALA Beauty Clubber Xue. She's back to review the new Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks in four 100% fun, 0% boring shades.

Welcome to KULALA Beauty Club, where YOU our dear readers help us suss out the best in the beautysphere. This week, we brought back Xue (@grumpymeg) to review Dior’s Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks. Read her last review here.

Another four lipsticks made their way to me in my second KULALA Beauty Pack, and this time they’re from Dior’s new release, the Dior Addict Lacquer Sticks, promising high shine, pigmentation and hydration. Admittedly I haven’t seen or read about this fresh collection before unveiling my package, but it made me all the more excited to try them out!

First look, the packaging. I haven’t seen a Dior packaging I didn’t like and this one is no exception. A bold silver Dior logo recessed in the black casing with translucent purple on the edges, and the easy pull-out knob make these lipsticks look so luxurious and unlike any other. I put this lacquer sticks to test for the next few days I’ve been out and here’s how they fared.

The lacquer sticks have a nice, light vanilla scent. Since they are supposed to be very moisturising, I did not bother to apply lip balm onto my lips. It was wonderful how smoothly they glide onto my slightly rough lips, even smoother than my lip balms. Even though the lacquer sticks are surprisingly saturated for its glossy and light formula, they did not cover my lips in one coat. The darker shades, Turn Me Dior and Dark Flower, were definitely more pigmented than the lighter shades, Tease and Bubble, which gave sheer coats. Applying a lip liner in a hue closest to your natural lip’s will help to bring out the colours of the lipsticks better.

True to their ingredients of having five nourishing oils infused into the lacquers, my lips didn’t feel more chapped or dry throughout the day. Furthermore, they still felt very moisturised after I wiped the lipstick off, which came off very easily and cleanly by the way! But this also means that the colours transfer very easily. They didn’t last throughout eating at all, but left a nice stain like a lip tint. After my meal I reapplied the lipstick and they were solid for the rest of my day out, for at least a good four hours.

My favourite shade is easily Tease, which I find suitable for daily use. I do like Dark Flower and Turn Me Dior as well, because usually I take really long to apply dark-coloured lipsticks, but this lacquer sticks are so smooth to apply on and remove that even I had no trouble gliding these two deep shades on. Bubble, on the other hand, is a tad too bright for me. That being said, because of how soft and smooth the lacquers are, you can layer different shades together to create an ombre lip or a whole new different colour from the shades you have. Which girl would say no to an unlimited palette for her pout?

I’d say it will be most convenient to have one of these Dior’s new generation lacquer sticks in your purse or bag. After all, they will be your best fix if you’re on the go or in a rocky car and lack a good mirror, or if you just can’t be bothered to balm your lips. I know I will definitely be bringing my favourite shade out most often!

Thanks, Xue! Want to join the KULALA Beauty Club? Head on over here to see how you can be a part of it. For more beauty reviews like this, click over here for our “Best of Beauty” series. All photos here were taken by Xue.

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