Dior Rose Crinoline Rouge Dior Lipstick ($32) is one of two limited edition shades of Rouge Dior Lipstick that launches with the Dior Spring 2014 Makeup Collection.
Rose Crinoline is exactly rose so that name is slightly misleading. Typically shades like this I avoid like the plague as it is a very cool, milky shade of coral which translates as not a good idea for my skin tone as it drowns me out and gives me the dreaded zombie lip look.
But I have to admit I actually had a lot of fun with this color with my attempts to making it work for me.
Take a peek!
Housed in Dior’s standard navy blue tube with silver accents that match up with the Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette’s packaging, Rouge Dior Lipstick is elegant and understated.
Last year Dior reformulated Rouge Dior Lipstick and it was probably one of the best things they have every done as the creamy consistency is truly the BMW of the lipstick world. Lightweight, extremely hydrating, shiny, and oh so creamy and buttery to apply these lipsticks are surely the best of the best. The slicker texture would translate mentally to sheer in my mind but Rose Crinoline and most shades of Rouge Dior pack great pigment. I get a wear time of about four hours from the formula.
Rose Crinoline is a scary shade for me as it’s all milky coral peachy goodness. It’s a shade I’d dub as being very mod simply because it reminds me of something Twiggy might have worn. I had a ton of fun playing with it because applied with two strokes it is full opaque and quite garish on me but if I sheer it out gently with gloss it looks quite lovely and creates a very pretty nude lip look! This is how I’m wearing it below. The shade is super slick and has a very high shine finish however, it does have a knack for flowing into natural lip lines which results in a bit of an uneven finish. You’ll need to pat your lips together gently or tap your finger on your lips to smoother the color out for a better finish. The shade didn’t migrate or feather on my lips.
Overall, you have to take a chance with this shade. It’s a hands on lipstick and a challenging color for some skin tones. I thought it was worth the extra work, I could see myself using it in nude looks all Spring long.
Grab it now on counters or at Nordstrom.com.
What do you think of the shade?