Monday, November 14th, 2011

Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Holiday 2011: Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Or Etoile (217) Rouge Dior Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of four new and limited edition holiday lip colors from Dior. This shade is a sheer, warm yellow gold with pale gold shimmer. It has a high-shine finish. On lips, it brightens and lightens, while adding warmth and shimmer, but as expected from its sheer swatch, it doesn’t provide much color. I couldn’t think of a lipstick that was quite like this, but it was reminiscent of MAC Luxure, which is a lipgloss, though it is not as warm. NARS Albatross, which is another lipgloss, is also very similar, but it has a glossier finish.

Though Dior lists it as long-wearing, I’d have to disagree; Or Etoile seems to disappear after three hours! The formula on this one is creamy enough to glide across lips and deposits a healthy amount of shimmer on the lips. On the upside, for such a frosted color, it didn’t feel drying over the three hours I wore it.

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This kind of lipstick works best for layering, even if it's just with clear gloss, because it will bring it altogether. I wish it wore longer, though, especially for a formula touted as long-wearing.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color
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Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Or Etoile 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?

I couldn't think of a lipstick that was quite like this, but it was reminiscent of MAC Luxure, which is a lipgloss, though it is not as warm. NARS Albatross, which is another lipgloss, is also very similar, but it has a glossier finish.

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52 thoughts on “Dior Or Etoile Rouge Dior Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. lovely color from Dior but I’m not such a fan of frosted lipsticks though… it does look sheer from the swatch.

  2. Kathrina Bagtas

    Hi this resembles illamasqua’s Kindle sheer lipgloss.

  3. Dana

    I didn’t think I would like this, but seeing it on you changed my mind…I think I’m too pale to get away with it alone like you do so beautifully, but I bet it would look amazing highlighting a red lipstick or even added to a blush…I may have to go to Nordy’s and try it out myself :D

  4. I can see this being an excellent layering shade. If I want subtle gold lipstick perhaps I should grab Shu Uemura’s Glitter Fuse instead.

    Thank you for the review, Christine! You’ve been really helpful. :)

  5. Avatar of Katherine Katherine

    Very pretty. I think I might pick this up to wear over some deeper lip stains that I have.

  6. Natalie

    I thought I would hate this, but it actually looks quite pretty! I like to wear long-wear red lipsticks (the ones you have to paint on lol) and this looks like just the thing to put over them for the holidays!

  7. Avatar of Kayvid Kayvid

    What makeup do you have one? Do you mind giving a breakdown? You just look so great, I have to know :-)

  8. This lipstick looks rather weird in the tube. I don’t think I would pay attention to a lipstick that looks yellow at a make-up counter. It looks pretty on the lips though, but it’s too expensive in my opinion.

  9. Nadia

    OMG such a pretty colour!!! I absolutely adore it. I also love whatever foundation you have on as well as your cheek colour. What are you wearing?

  10. Pretty, and festive enough for the holidays. :)

  11. rowan

    i don’t think $32 is justified for a bit of gold shimmer :/

  12. I think layering this over a red would look really pretty for the holidays.

  13. Lilly

    I just love how you manage to smile and look great no matter how the products works or if the product is nice! You are a true professional ;)

  14. Avatar of Fitrah Fitrah

    When I saw the first picture, I was excited and then immediately wary because I knew such an awesome color would have little pigmentation :(

  15. Alicia

    It looks gorgeous on you!!! Just brightens up your whole face!
    Beautiful, beautiful <3

  16. lulu

    This color looks great on you! What is your blush color and foundation? It all comes together so nicely.

  17. Kathy

    I actually really love the look of this. I’m afraid I’ll have to skip it though, since it’s so expensive. :(

  18. Jessica

    meeehhh definitely passing on this one

  19. Avatar of Diana Diana

    hhmmm looking at the pictures I would’ve never thought it would look so pretty on! I love this on you! With some gloss on top! i think it would be so pretty! :) Thanks Christine for another awesome review!

  20. This is a product I just don’t understand. Do they mean for it to be worn alone? I think it would look better layered over something else. It’s basically non-existent, except for some gold shimmer. I’ll pass. Thank you for the review, though!

    • You could wear it alone, you could wear it with a little gloss on top for extra shimmer (and a bit longer wear than a sheer gloss), or to layer underneath/on top other colors.

  21. Becca

    I usually hate lipsticks like this, but this is actually stunning!!

  22. Avatar of Neha Neha

    What are you wearing on your cheeks Christine? You look so fresh and glowing!

  23. diana

    reminds me of mac sunsational from style warriors

  24. cyndi

    uhh my mac lip gelee does a 100times better job than this crappy lipstick can do…

    • Though gloss and lipstick are different, some may prefer one over the other! I find that the glittery Lip Gelees are SUPER glittery, though, and the effect can be a bit over the top, but this is more understated. Just depends on what you like :)

  25. umm…I think this reminds me of MAC slimshine in voile which is discontinued.

  26. Sarah

    This looks a LOT like the MAC slimshine in “voile” which is unfortunately discontinued…luckily I have a backup :)

  27. Hilary

    very pretty, reminds me of Benefit 24K Sexy Gold Lipstick! but it’s a little pricey :/ would you know of any good dupes?

  28. Serena

    Do you know where you can buy it? The whole collection I mean. I searched on the internet, but found nothing.
    Hope you can help me! :) thanks.