Dior Addict lipstick in 465 Singuliere review and swatches
I always enjoy saying goodbye to heavy, full coverage consistencies and welcoming weightless formulas into my routine as soon as the sun comes out.
Less is most definitely more when applying make-up in the summer. It’s a time to strip off and embrace lighter textures.
For me, getting the perfect pout in the heat means having dewy, hydrated and healthy looking lips with just a slight splash of colour.
My latest lip lust does just this, beautifully!
Just one of the new additions to the already extensive (44 shades) Addict range, 465 Singuliere, caught my eye while perusing the counters for an impulsive purchase a few weeks ago.
A lot of the shades in the range have a slight shimmer to them which personally I’m not keen on, especially for the summer when I think a simpler, fresher, no fuss colour looks best.
This was one of the few without the shimmer.
Singuliere looks like a beautiful, bright bubblegum shade in the tube but when applied it’s a little softer due to it’s balmy formula.
The colour payoff is not as strong as a traditional lipstick but it isn’t the sheerest I’ve tried either (more than YSL Pur Shines = super sheer for comparison) it’s bang in the middle.
Enough colour to be seen but not so much that it looks full on. When applied it translates into the most gorgeous, gloriously girly pink on the lips.
As you can see the formulation has a high shine and almost wet look finish to it due to the fact it contains 25% less wax than usual lipsticks. Dior replaces the wax with radiant looking, reflective gel instead to create this finish.
I love this effect (Mirror Shine, Shu Shine Supremes and Coco Shines are similar), it eliminates the need to faff around with sticky lip gloss and carry around multiple products with you all day.
Applying this is like applying silk to your lips, it’s super soft and feels just like a good lip balm would.
Consequently this has meant I just can’t stop applying it and I never reapply lipstick usually, it literally melts on the lips.
Lasting power on sheerer lipsticks is never as long as the waxier/matte formulas as it just doesn’t stick to the surface but acts more as a glowing, glass like layer on the top.
Having said that it does last a reasonable amount of time, having worn this every day for the past few weeks I’d say an hour or maybe a little more.
This doesn’t bother me as I said above I just like applying it!
Easily a shade that be worn in the day for a pretty, pink pop of colour and at night too with a killer smokey eye to tone down the look a little.
Singuliere is the perfect mix of balm, colour and shine, a real lipstick lovers must have and one of this summer’s make-up bag essentials.