Dior Marilyn Diorific Lipstick
Light Up the Night with Marilyn
Dior Marilyn (040) Diorific Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pinky-red with a subtle, natural sheen for its finish. MAC Love Goddess is much pinker, less red-based. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure is darker, redder. Guerlain Pour Troubler is pinker. NARS Dragon Girl is darker, cooler-toned. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is darker, almost berry-ish. Giorgio Armani #406 isn’t as bright.
The texture of the Diorific range is really incredible; creamy enough not to tug or pull at the lips during application but not so creamy that it slips and slides around. I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding of the color while I wore it for eight hours. It feels comfortable, lightweight, and hydrating when worn. There’s a light floral scent that I can detect in the tube, but I don’t notice it when it is on my lips. The color payoff is exactly as marketed: super rich and saturated.