Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Purchase - Dior Addict Shine lipstick
I hereby bring you a miracle. Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Chestnut Chic # 612.
Why is it a miracle?
It's a miracle because it's the only lipstick I have purchased more than once...more than twice... but a stunning three times! I have actually used up this lipstick on three other occasions and have had to replace it. How's that?
OK. To any non makeup addicts reading this, and you know who you are, Pam!, finishing a lipstick is almost impossible. It's akin to "Hitting Pan" on an eyeshadow our blush (Face powder does not count in my book) I have sooooooo many lipsticks that actually finishing one...more than once, twice or three times is an achievement.
So why have I finished this lipstick so many times?
It's my go to neutral emergency lipstick.
I carry this in my purse at all times. If I forget my lipstick for the day I know this little guy is there to save my lips from becoming parched and looking hue-less. (Is that a word?)
Chestnut Chic #612 is not a color name I would immediately reach for, but the name is misleading. It's a pinky, plummy, browinsh, mauve. It's sheer and looks different on different people, but it's neutral enough to go with pretty much anything. It has shimmer in it but it's not over the top. The glitter on the lipstick is not gritty and does not stick to your lips when the lipstick wears off.
The lipstick has no scent and no taste and since Dior has changed the packaging on this lipstick a few times I have no comment about it. The Dior Addict High Shine lipstick retails for $26 and it comes in 20 different shades.
Dior claims that The lipstick was developed for "fashion show performance". Whatever that means. They claim it is long wear, "extreme show-stopping shine" and "light-drenched color". OK. I'll give them that. It wears well, but I wouldn't call it long wear. It is shiny. It's almost like a stick gloss. Dior also claims that the light reflecting properties of the lipstick will camouflage wrinkles giving a youthful appearance. Um. OK. I don't see it, but whatever. I'm not going to argue with perfection.
YES. I said it. PERFECTION. What else can it be if I have purchased it three times in a row?
Do you have a repeat lipstick. One that you have purchased more than once (an losing the original tube does not count for a repurchase!)