Dior Diorkiss, Fashion Night, Be Dior Dior Addict Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Dior Addict Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) was recently reformulated and relaunched for fall with a large variety of shades. I bought three to try, which are reviewed below. The updated formula is supposed to have “intense color” with a “long-lasting top coat” for greater shine and longer wear. I can only speak based on the three I tried, but the coverage is more semi-sheer to semi-opaque, lightweight and a little clingy, with natural shine. They wear three to four hours and are lightly hydrating. I was surprised to discover that they were unscented (and also had no taste), as I associate Dior lip products as usually being perfumed. The texture is more balm-like, and they soften as they melt against the warmth of the lips, but they never really drag or tug, even initially. I actually quite liked them as a lip product, but I was completely surprised that they weren’t marketed as more buildable/medium-coverage products, so if you like your lip color sheerer, you may like these, but if you were drawn in by the promise of intense or “high-impact” color, I’d look elsewhere.

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly and smoothly, but it was nowhere near “intense” in coverage. The color lasted for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tarte Punch (LE, $16.00) is brighter, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Tulip (P, $16.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter, more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Demure (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (DC, $28.00) is lighter, more pigmented, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark berry pink with lighter fuchsia and violet pearl. It had semi-sheer color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly with a light shine. There was subtle shimmer that was fine and never felt gritty, but it was still noticeable on. The color lasted for four hours on me, and it was moderately hydrating while worn. Estee Lauder Intriguing (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Tiger (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (DC, $39.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Otranto (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Glitterati (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Erik (456) (P, $37.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Boyfriend Stealer (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, pinky-red with very subtle, fine fuchsia pearl. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that noticeably tinted the lips but allowed a lot of the natural lip color to come through. The shimmer is subtle, as is the shine. On me, this lasted for four hours, but the shine was gone after two hours, so this ended up looking more like a soft stain. ColourPop Peacocky (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Etienne (446) (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). Revlon Sorbet (DC, $7.49) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Suspense (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Illusion (660) (DC, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Revlon Whimsical (115) (DC, $8.99) is lighter, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Revlon Flirtatious (125) (DC, $8.99) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Guerlain Red Teddy (021) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Diorkiss (578) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Fashion Night (881) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick

Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick
Dior Be Dior (976) Dior Addict Lipstick

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Maren Avatar

All of the colors you chose look great! I prefer semi-opaque lipsticks so I’m going to have to seriously consider purchasing one of these! The packaging is gorgeous too. Ugh, my poor wallet!

Lauren Avatar

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Katherine T. Avatar

I wonder if people in the PR dept ever try the products? Maybe some shades have “intense color” but these don’t. I like the sparkles in Fashion Night but don’t want to pay this much for a sheer lipstick

Nicole Avatar

These are really pretty! I like Fashion Night the best of these. Putting one or two on the wish list for after-Holiday madness! Maybe I’ll sneak one in before Christmas. Isn’t there an insane amount of shades? 40 or something? I may be wrong. I’m thinking I read that.

Hannah Avatar

I’d be interested in hearing about the fate of the Dior Addict Extremes as well! I love those (and even a few of the non-shimmer Addicts from the last iteration; they had a nice gel finish and pigment that was vibrant but slightly translucent). I haven’t found another lipstick that has the same sort of finish as the Addict Extremes…

Nathalia Avatar

Hi Christine, would you recommend me a dupe for “Be Dior” that is not shimmery? I love the whole pinky-red semi-sheer thing, but hate shimmer on my lips.

Lulle Avatar

I swatched the range last week and I can tell you that the shades you picked are some of the most pigmented Christine! There are a lot of nudes/light pinks/peaches in the range that look almost completely transparent. I think the darker/bolder shades can be built, I bought Fashion Night and I get it to look more semi-opaque, but the lighter shades are a bit of a letdown compared to the old formula.

There’s supposed to be 3 finishes in this range, Glow, Glitter, and Flash, with Flash yielding the best color payoff. The shades were all mixed up in the display so I can’t confirm, but none really seemed to have the pigmentation the Addict Extreme had!

Nancy T Avatar

$35 for what is basically a tinted lip balm is plain nuts for me, so even though I am going bananas for Be Dior and Fashion Night, I’ll be looking into any UD Sheer dupes or even the cheaper ones.

Rachel B Avatar

Seriously? I get more color than this out of the Burt’s Bees lip balms. If I’m going to use something this sheer I would probably grab for my Tarte LipSurgence products, even though the colors are somewhat limited and they discontinued the one that was a true red 🙁

Kayle Avatar

I feel like I’d be more receptive to these if they wouldn’t advertise “intense color” for products that are clearly not fully opaque. I’m totally down with sheer/buildable lipsticks, but only when they’re advertised as such! To be honest I’d probably be receptive to a lot more products if only they didn’t make obviously false claims in their advertising – “24-hour wear” lipsticks, for example. YOUR LIPSTICK DOES NOT WEAR FOR 24 HOURS. It’s just better to advertise your products honestly instead of raising customers’ expectations only to fall way short of them.

Kenna Avatar

I picked a few of these up, and completely agree that they definitely aren’t a high impact lipstick. I blame advertisement. I was sucked in by the memorizing video of Jennifer Lawrence putting on these lipsticks. I am living proof that hiring a likable spokesperson really does work! Haha!

charity Avatar

you found them sheer i found them pretty buildable :/ be dior is my fav and if you add a few more coats it truly fushia they were marketed as a super glossy lipstick which they are some are light shades some dark they stay glossy unlike most lipsticks that dry down.

Christine Avatar

Glad you like ’em, Charity! I don’t think they’re bad as a general product, but they’re not “intense color” at all. If you have use several layers, that’s still a sheer product, not at all “intense color” as described, so that is why they did not rate well.

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