March 12, 2013

Dior Candide Addict Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Dior Addict Lipstick Candide

Dior Addict Lipstick in Candide is a new limited edition shade released with the Dior Cherie Bow Collection for Spring 2013. This mod punch pink is a shade that should look incredible on less than pigmented lips as it has the ability to create a very nice MLBB (my lips but better finish) finish.

However…on my lips it wasn’t so great!

This has a beautiful buttery glide on lips with a high shine finish. Pigmentation is quite sheer here so it doesn’t provide a full opaque finish. The color is a mod peachy punch pink! If you have a pale peach or pink pigmented lips already it’ll clearly define them and amp up the look of them in a beautiful my lips but better finish.

However, those with reddish or pink pigmented lips will find the shade provides more shine than actual color. That was the case for me sadly. It seemed a bit too mod and zombified on my lips. I can’t really do nude shades of mod peach pink as they make me look kinda deathly!

The formula is incredible though and possibly one of the nicest I’ve tried in the Addict Collection. It’s weird how the consistency of the Addict Lipstick Collection varies from shade to shade. Some are drier with more pigment versus others having more shine and sheerer color. Candide definitely falls into the sheerer with more glossiness category.

Dior Candide Addict Lipstick

Dior Candide Addict Lipstick Swatches

A smidge darker and I could have pulled this one off!

Those who enjoy shades such as this will be very happy with the overwhelm formula and texture of the lipstick as it’s weightless, shiny, and moisturizing.

Candide is available for a very limited time so do pick it up now before it sells out.

Available at all Dior counters as well as online at Sephora and Nordstrom.

Anyone own any of the Cherie Bow Addict Lipstick shades launched?

Any favs?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Paris B

    Mmm… I loved this one in the tube but on me, I looked pale, sickly and almost dead. But once you top up with a nicely shimmery pink gloss, its gorgeous! Try that 😉

    • the Muse

      will do thanks!!!!!!!!!!!! I looked the same, zombie lips ;-D I’ll try with a pink gloss see what I can create ;D!

  • Dame Boucleine

    In the “Cherry bow” collection, I own “Charmante” and “espiègle”. Both shades look amazing, but unfortunately, “Charmante” is too sheer on my lips. Otherwise “espiègle” is extraordinary (I’m faired skin with dark hair).

  • Deb

    Based on your review, I ordered Charmante during the Neiman Marcus beauty event. Of course, they sent me Candide instead. Returns to NM are SUCH as a hassle as I don’t have a store close by so I thought I would keep it and just pick up Charmante during my next Nordstrom order. NO!! I actually opened and swatched Candide and I have to say, on me it has to be the ugliest pink in the universe. No like. So ugly, I actually went through the hassle of boxing it back up and sending it back to NM. Waiting on them to send me Charmante. Been waiting for a while now. Anybody else think NM’s customer service kind of sucks when you’re doing a return?

    • the Muse

      NM does kinda blow with returns le sigh! in store or online 🙁 sorry deb! yeah candide looked awful on me, just a zombie nude pink that was so unflattering!