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Dior Nocturne (961) Rouge Dior Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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


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Nicole Stransky Avatar

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!

Kimberly Avatar

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)

kate Avatar

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!

Neha Avatar

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.

Carmen Avatar

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

Karen Avatar

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!

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