Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Holiday 2011: Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new and limited edition holiday shade that is “infused with a golden powder.” The Rouge Dior formula is designed to be moisturizing, long-wearing, and comfortable to wear. More to come, but Dior’s holiday collection is a lovely surprise; quality and glamour without being too much or over-the-top. You get your metallics and golds and sparkles but everything has a luxe edge to it. It’s somewhat expected but there is something about it that really appealed.

Nocturne seemed to turn a lot of heads, as I wore it in this review and several of you wanted to know the lip color I was wearing. It’s a vibrant raspberry red with golden shimmer–so it almost looks like its threaded with orange, even though the base color is blue-based and slightly pink. Chanel Byzantin is more vibrant, redder, while Dior Technicolor Red is similar in the pinky-red aspect but is lighter and brighter, plus it has fuchsia shimmer instead of gold.

When I wore this yesterday, it lasted a solid six hours and didn’t need a reapplication until the eighth hour (which is when I removed it). It holds on without being clingy, so it’s comfortable and easy to wear. I didn’t encounter any bleeding or feathering, though my lips are not prone to either. The color is mostly opaque when applied and doesn’t take much to get there (about one pass across the upper lip and another on the bottom, smoosh, and voila!).  My lips felt hydrated while wearing the lip color, and by the time I removed it, my lips didn’t feel like I had to race to get lip balm, so I think it did a rather nice job of moisturizing my lips.

The Glossover

LE
product

Nocturne

A
Very holiday-appropriate red, but the pink in it makes it a great red all-around. The formula worked well and lived up to its claims!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $32.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Byzantin is more vibrant, redder, while Dior Technicolor Red is similar in the pinky-red aspect but is lighter and brighter, plus it has fuchsia shimmer instead of gold.

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47 thoughts on “Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Susanne

    The color looks fantastic on you!

  2. I really love this on you. :) Maybe you can try it with green eyeliner?

  3. Avital

    Beautiful lipstick!
    – What are you wearing on your cheeks? lovely color!

  4. michelle

    can u let us know how it compares to the chanel famous, its the winter collection red, thx :)

  5. Gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for a red with gold shimmer – and that formula sounds amaaazing.

  6. snm

    gorgeous color! it is funny that I recently got a drugstore lippie which is extremely similar to this *sees the future*:)

  7. Yay! Ordering this now, thanks, Christine :)

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lily lilly

    Does it feel gritty with all that glitter?

  9. Karyn

    Okay Christine if you had to choose, this or Le Metier’s Frambroise Creme? I’ve got a Neiman Marcus GC burning a hole in my wallet!

    • Probably this one, just because I prefer to wear lipstick over pure gloss :) Plus, you can grab Framboise Creme any time, and this is LE!

      • Karyn

        Plus, you can grab Framboise Creme any time, and this is LE!

        AND it’s $4 cheaper! Thanks Christine, I’ll grab this one instead :)

  10. This is a lovely color. I want it. ~

  11. I used to think Dior lipsticks were the best years ago but since so many new high end brands have been launched I haven’t bought a Dior lipstick for ages. However, I definitely will buy this one as I have always loved a bit of gold shimmer on a gorgeous red. Thanks for this review!

  12. This is a really pretty red lipstick. Looks great on you Christine!

  13. Oh my, that is so gorgeous!! I love Dior’s colors and this one has really pretty golden shimmer.

  14. That looks gorgeous on you!

  15. I love the hint of gold in this. Definitely a perfect holiday red!

  16. Z

    Pretty! It looks great on you, but I worry it’ll be kind of “clowny” on me. :/

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kimberly Kimberly

    I got this a couple weeks ago. This is the prettiest red Lipstick I’ve ever seen. It’s wearable for those that can’t normally pull of a red lip (someone like me.) I even got a backup and one as a gift. The price sucks, but it’s more than worth it. It’s so comfortable on, lasts and I think would be great on any skin-tone. VERY PRETTY!!! It looks marvelous on you Christine!! ;c)

  18. Kylie

    Looks great on you, Christine!

  19. I was about to leave a comment on your Chanel review to ask about this lip colour. It’s just lovely and, as a fan of the Rouge Dior formula in general, I’m excited to get this one!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kel kellyanh

    looks awesome on you but im asain with med tone nc35 do you think it would be a good color for me?

  21. Anna

    Lipstick aside, just want to say you look lovely in that photo =)

  22. Wow! What a gorgeous color all around! Thank you for sharing! I will have to keep it in mind when I have some extra cash laying around :)

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana G.

    Lovind it! Might just be my first Dior makeup purchase.

  24. Oh my goodness! This shade is absolutely beautiful.

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

    looks cute but i hate shimmer

  26. Gorgeous! Lovely color :)

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jennifer baragon11

    Thanks for posting this!!! I’m buying it for sure :)

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Neha Neha

    Awesome color and it suits you a lot Christine. If possible, please do the entire permanent range of Dior Addict lipcolor reviews, just the way you did for Covergirl color range.

  29. I love that color on you!

  30. It really makes your cheeks glow

  31. karin

    what eye liner are you wearing? i really love the deep green

  32. Victoria

    do you think this would work on nc25?

  33. Carmen

    I love how this color looks on you! I never wear red lips but really want to try a new look for the Holidays! Do you think Nocturne will look good on medium tan skin? In MUFE HD Foundation I use #155/Duo Matt 207

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Fizz Karen

    Christine, I wanted to thank you, I ended up splurging on this lipstick and i absolutely am in love with it. It was everything you said it was and more. Thanks for the great review!