Dior Candy Cane (322) Double Rouge Matte Metal Colour & Couture Contour Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish with faint pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied smoothly and evenly across my lips without tugging. The two shades mixed as they were applied, and I didn't have to do much in the way of blending after the initial application. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being slippery, and not too thick or too thin, so it was comfortable to wear. It lasted nicely for five and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Double Rouge lipstick by Dior plays on the contrast between a vibrant hue and a pastel shade: its creamy texture colours the lips like candy. A formulation challenge: combining a pigmented satiny contour with a matte heart so that upon application the two shades work in harmony, with a sophisticated finish and an impression of volume.