Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Versailles (527) Rouge Dior Lip Color ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) has a pinky-coral base color with peachy-gold shimmer finished with a glossy shine. The color coverage is semi-opaque–there’s some translucency but looks better from afar (the translucency is harder to detect). It does have a bit of a frostier finish, but there is also a fair amount of shine to it. MAC Mellowarm is more orangeand lacks the golden sheen, Dior Coral is a bit more orange with less of a sheen, Korres #18 is much pinker but has a golden sheen, Guerlain Gems is a touch more coral (less pink) and has the same golden sheen, and (finally!) MAC Fresh Salmon is much pinker.

I liked that the color glided across my lips easily and pretty evenly (especially given how much shimmer it has!). Versailles wore for four hours well enough not to need an reapplication, but it did need one by the sixth hour. I wouldn’t call it a long-wearing shade, which is what the Rouge Dior line-up is supposed to be. It’s good, solid wear, though, and what is really important is that it’s comfortable and hydrating to wear–no chapped lips after it fades away.

On a personal note, this is one of my favorite coral lipsticks (it’s very similar to my all-time favorite,  Guerlain Gems), so as one coral fiend to another, I definitely recommend it on the basis of color alone.

The Glossover

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product

Versailles

B+
As far as the color goes, it's a great coral--not too bright or orange or pink--and I don't find many that are just right like this, but the length of wear doesn't live up to the brand's marketing, which is really the biggest flaw of this particular product.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color

Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color
Dior Versailles 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?

MAC Mellowarm is more orangeand lacks the golden sheen, Dior Coral is a bit more orange with less of a sheen, Korres #18 is much pinker but has a golden sheen, Guerlain Gems is a touch more coral (less pink) and has the same golden sheen, and (finally!) MAC Fresh Salmon is much pinker.

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26 thoughts on “Dior Versailles Rouge Dior Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I expected it to be a golden mauve, certainly didn’t expect a coral! Not that I’m complaining of course… (My wallet is, but I’m repeating myself) XD

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

    Really pretty! And a very close dupe of Guerlain Gems in deed :-) Already on my wishlist for Santa.

  3. daphne

    Oh my word, it is VERY close to Gems! What a thrill! I never got a backup of Gems – just couldn’t justify it – so I use it carefully. I will have to pick this one up to make up for it.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of KLee Karen

    Nice colour and it looks great on u Christine ! :)

  5. Emily

    Your look has such a romantic feel to it! Love this, even though it’s not as opaque as one would like.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katherine katherine

    Wow that’s a stunner on you Christine! I love the finish on this one, think I’ll pick it up when I pick up the nail polish you swatched earlier.

  7. Pretty shimmer with just enough color! I like it!

  8. Amanda

    I can’t tell, can someone who is cool toned wear this?

  9. Wow, you can’t judge a lipstick by its bullet! It looks blahhhh in the tube but completely gorgeous on you, Christine!

  10. asha

    this looks stunning on u Christine.. Do you think this will look pretty and colorful on NW40 or NC43 skin ? because the lighter colors usually dont look that great me..

  11. Ashley D.

    It looks so soft and lovely.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I think it may be a tad too warm for my skin to justify purchasing it, but it does look beautiful on you. :)

  13. Oh my God, I’m officially fallen in love with this lipstick.