I have to admit to a purchase in the pre-Christmas sales and online, so I didn't actually see the colour in person before buying. Sometimes we just do things like that. I went for no. 322 Beige Perfection which I thought would be a good everyday colour. A colour that I couldn't go wrong with.
At first, I was pretty disappointed. I found it felt a little gritty, but it was moisturizing, not drying at all. I don't think the grittiness is really fair. I've been wearing it on and off for a few weeks now and I don't notice it being gritty. My lips were really dry from travelling and a chance in climate, so I suspect it was probably that. Anyone else try these and notice anything?
Actually, I think these might be pretty good, but I think it's just a case of a colour choice I didn't love. The colour looks a light peachy pink with some shimmer, unfortunately, my lips are pretty pigmented, so I don't really notice much difference. I was expecting this to be a bit brighter I guess, after all, the Dior Addict lipsticks are meant to deliver vibrant colour and spectacular shine. I didn't really find that Beige Perfection did either particularly well for me. My mom has been eyeing this, so I think I will probably give it to her as I don't think I'll wear this very much. If you've got pale lips or you're a fan of a lipstick that adds very little colour, than this might be a good choice for you.
I'm also not too keen on the packaging. I realize my pictures might not have captured it, but depending on the light you can get a kinda cool prism effect with light refracting into the colours of the rainbow. That aside, it's chunky and bulky. I don't think it looks particularly sophisticated or princessy (what I usually prefer in my beauty product packaging). It also doesn't seem very sleek. I know the packaging isn't a big deal, but for an expensive product, I think it matters. This retails in the US for $28 and £22 in the UK.
Have you tried Dior Addict?