Dior Addict Fluid Stick Review & Swatches

I finally caved and purchased my very first Dior Addict Fluid Stick! The pressure (and rave reviews) of this product from the beauty community was just too much for me not to try at least one! I suppose the reason for my delay is that I didn't think that the Dior's version of liquid lipstick could possibly be that much different than the other liquid lipsticks already on the market. But yes, as you may have guessed, I was wrong. ^_^

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me

The concept of a lipstick/lip gloss/lip stain hybrid is no longer new but what sets Dior Addict Fluid Stick apart is the fact that the formula is water-based, practically lightweight, richly pigmented, and does not wear off easily.

The luxurious casing is transparent at the bottom to display the color of the product inside. What's nice about the design is that the “inner” container is shaped like a lipstick bullet — eerily similar to the Maybelline Color Elixir Liquid Color Balm‘s packaging if you ask me — though the packaging of the Dior one is considerably heavier, bulkier, and sturdier.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me

The cap screws off to reveal a larger-than-normal size doe-foot applicator in which one side is slightly curved for scooping the right amount of product out of the tube. The other side is flat and can be used to even out the color during application.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me

The color I bought is 389 Kiss Me which appears to be a creamy pale pink in the tube. However, I am beyond happy (and relieved) to find out that the color deepens after application and therefore does not wash out my skin tone. It's actually set to a really really nice muted medium pink that I am absolutely in love with! :) It also has a lovely sweet vanilla scent that disappears as soon as the applicator touches the lips.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me

What's interesting about the formula is, when you first apply, you will feel this subtle cooling sensation on your lips (due to the water content perhaps?) that lasts for only a few nanoseconds. At this point, it is an absolute dream to smooth out the formula on the lips.

Once the water evaporates, the formula then dries down and sets into a thin, weightless film that hugs the curve of your lips beautifully making them them look lush, plush, and as full as they can be. It doesn't leave a highly reflective sheen like a true lip gloss, just a subtle, sophisticated shine. The small caveat is it also feels tacky, but not to the point that it feels uncomfortable. In fact, if you don't press your lips together, you won't probably feel the lingering tackiness at all.

In terms of coverage, I'd grade this as a medium to full. I find that applying straight from the applicator deposits too much product on the lips so I like to use a separate soft bristle lip brush to lay on the color in thin layers instead. It also helps with precision along the edges of the lips. One pass yields a semi-opaque color, and two passes completely covers the natural color of my lips.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me

To increase the longevity, I apply 3 thin coats. I let the previous layer set before following with the next without blotting in between. With this method, I find that it considerably increases the wear time to 5-6 hours before fading evenly and leaving a soft stain behind. I am already quite impressed with the wear time of Kiss Me and can only imagine the longevity of the bolder shades — must be a whole day wear! ;D

Similar to most creamy pale pink lip products, Kiss Me can form that weird-looking line between the upper and lower lips if over applied. Applying with a lip brush also helps the creamy formula to glide on more evenly and less likely to fall into lip lines or cling to dry spots. The formula doesn't feel as nourishing on the lips as I had hoped, but at least it doesn't dry out my lips too badly over time.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me
Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Kiss Me

Kiss Me turns out to be quite a surprise. The pale pink shade transforms into this really beautiful medium pink on me that is so perfect for day and night. The formula also transforms from a creamy, cushiony texture (like that of a good lip balm) to a thin film (like that of a YSL Glossy Stain) with a long-wearing color payoff. It's quite innovative in a way! If you are into liquid lipstick hybrids, you really must give the Dior Addict Fluid Stick a try! :)

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33 Comments

  • Ahh, Kiss Me looks gorgeous, Jaa! I love my Fluid Sticks and this color is on my list for next time. Your photos are always so creative and brilliant :).

    • Yay! I like how the photos turned out, too! Definitely one of my favorite sets! Your review of these Fluid Sticks made me want to try one and I’m glad Kiss Me didn’t disappoint!!

  • Hey Jaa, I’m glad to see you love the formula! I have three shades and I love them all! I’ve never layered them tho. Maybe I should try that with the lighter shades I own. You’re right about the longevity of the bolder shades: Wonderland lasts for a LONG time on me!

  • I have a bit of a thing at the moment for muted pinks! This one is very pretty, and I really want to try the Fluid Sticks at sopme point – maybe when I’ve actually finished a couple of other lipsticks I can justify getting one, LOL. But then I have to choose a shade, and of course I want ALL THE THINGS. ;-)

    • LOL. Syl! Seriously, do you ever finish a lipstick??!! Because I haven’t, ever! It would be the happiest day of my life to finish one lipstick!!! Goodness just imagine the satisfaction! LOL!

  • Everybody raves so much on this already that I have wishlist to buy and waiting these to launch in India
    And yet again amazing photography which makes d product bit more special ;)
    This color looks so good on u

  • Ahhhh!!! My favorite lip product at the moment!!! Such a pleasure to use. I may actually finish up a whole tube soon (Mirage)! God dang the close up of the applicator with the gloss drizzled all over looks amazing. Kiss Me looks so beautiful on your lips Jaa!

    • Thank you, Shari! It took me a while to capture that shot! There was a long wait for it to drip and when it did, I missed it!! Twice!! I was ready to give up but I managed to get it on the third try. Lucky! LOL.

      You must be really loving your Mirage!! It’s such a nice color so I can see why are almost finished!

  • What a beautiful color! And Jaa, I’ve been admiring your beautiful site and your pictures are completely and utterly breathtaking. i can tell hanging out here is going to be very dangerous to my wallet.
    xoxo

    • Thank you SO much!!!! :) I’m so happy you like my blog & photos! I tend to take too many photos but at least I’m glad people enjoy them. I’d love to give your site a visit, too, but it directed me to a non-blog page. :(

  • Believe it or not, I’m still holding out and not caving to this. I love the saturated colours and that cooling sensation you described, but there’s something about the finish that I’m not on board with. Maybe it’s the matte phase that I’m preferring at the moment. The milky pink of this shade is beautiful though!

  • Good thing is I didn’t read your post before writing my own about these, your photos put everyone else’s to shame :)
    On me, both colors I tried – Mirage and Joli Reve – were pretty but lasting power wasn’t the strong side of the product, but how can you resist the experience Dior has to offer?
    loved the post!

    • Nah, don’t say it like that! Everyone’s photos are different. They reflect the person’s personality so they are very unique in their own way and shouldn’t ever be compared to others’. You took REALLY GOOD photos of your Dior Fluid Sticks and I hope you realized that and are proud of them! :D

      And yes, one should try at least one color from the line! ;D

  • Love your pictures ! They are so clear and colorful !
    Love Fluid sticks too ! My favourites are Magique (brighter than Wonderland) and Frisson (brighter than Mirage). They brighten my dark lips.
    In the nude, warm, bright colors, Frisson is my favourite ! You’d love it !
    Xoxo,
    Michelle

    • Thanks, Michelle! Oh I really wanna try Frisson! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous shade! In fact, I should have gotten Frisson instead of Kiss Me. LOL.

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