Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge
Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge ($34.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a peachy tangerine that looks more like a soft peach when worn–it’s certainly not as vibrant as it looks in the tube or swatched against my lips (which have a natural corpse-like color, so it may have muted some of the vibrancy). The color coverage is semi-opaque but translucent. MAC Fashion City is darker and more opaque. NARS Love Devotion is similar but a bit more translucent.

Dior crams a lot of claims into this particular product, as it is supposed to be a lip treatment product in addition to being a lip color. I’m not prepared to give up lip swatching or reviewing other lipsticks for thirty days to test whether these will improve my lips’ condition over time (and to be frank, my lips are typically well-hydrated and exfoliated, so I don’t think they need much improvement!). It has a really soft, creamy consistency that makes it easy to apply (and overapply) but feels very lightweight. I only get two hours or so of wear, though. While it’s on, it’s hydrating and not drying, and I’ve wore this and reapplied two or three times over the course of the day to see if the formula is drying, but it wasn’t–my lips still felt good (and no desire for lip balm) after ten hours of regular wear of this formula.

Oddly enough, Sephora looks like they’ve pulled all but one shade from their stock, so I don’t know if these are possibly being discontinued. Dior’s website still has the full range available, as do other retailers, but it was curious to see these practically MIA at Sephora.

The Glossover

DC
product

Coral Crystal

B-
As creamy and as comfortable as this formula is to wear, I never have good luck with the wear time! A few of the darker shades wear a bit better, but lighter shades like Coral Crystal seem to disappear within two hours.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge
Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge
Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge
Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge
Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $34.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Fashion City is darker and more opaque. NARS Love Devotion is similar but a bit more translucent.

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9 thoughts on “Dior Coral Crystal (345) Serum de Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Aww, too bad about the wear time! I have a darker shade and I love the way the formula feels on my lips, but these don’t last that long on, and at this price it hurts having to reapply every time I think of it!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    looks pretty cute but kinda sets in the lip lines

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Janet graychic

    This looks like the tangerine tango that’s supposed to be “the” color of 2012!

  4. Ashley

    I think this looks really pretty on you! I am amazed by the color difference from the swatch and the one on your lips. I expected it to be so much more orange!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chrissy Chrissy

    I really love the color. I have one, forgot which one it is though. Either beige or nude. I agree that it doesn’t last that long. I’ll have to see what the MAC and Nars look like.

  6. I love Dior serum de rouge lippies, but they are uber expensive!

  7. This looks so creamy, but not quite pigmented enough for me!

  8. I hate that I love this haha. It’s sooo pretty, but so expensive :(

  9. hightea_xx

    the rouge serum lip sticks are no longer to be carried at sephora i believe. instead, i think that dior wants to focus on it’s exclusivities with dior, including the 8 shades of addict, the primers (crystal nude and skinflash primer), etc.

    also quick shout out about this color: it’s one of the 6 new ‘crystal’ shades that launched this fall, and is now a permanent sub-category of the rouge serum family that have more of the transparent finish. the rouge serum shades that were launched prior to the fall 2011 collection all have more pigmentation!