Dior Montaigne Matte (207) is a slightly warm-toned, light-medium gray with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $35.00 and contains 0.12 oz.
Dior Montaigne Matte (207) Rouge Dior Lipstick ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium gray with neutral-to-cool undertones paired with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied decently, but it could have been more even and flattering on the lips, as some of the color pulled into lip lines. The texture was smooth, velvety--creamy without being too emollient--and didn't tug on the lips when applied from the tube. It lasted for five and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. I do, however, love seeing Dior include non-traditional colors in their permanent range. MAC Night Mint (LE, $19.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). NYX Black Sesame (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Smoke (P, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Dior introduces the next generation of Rouge Dior, reimagined by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Dior Makeup, featuring five categories of shades for a total of 50 colors to choose from in two finishes – 35 classic luxe satins and 15 new pure long-wearing mattes. All 50 shades are formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to plump the lips, and Mango Butter to nourish and protect, resulting in pure couture color, a feel good formula, and long wearing, bold pigment.