I was initially a little confused when I saw these 'new' lipsticks from Dior and was trying to compute where they fit into the Dior lipstick line up. As a long time fan of Dior lip products (the Dior Rouge Dior lipsticks are probably my all time favourite formula) I will always try something new in their lip range.
Turns out the 'new' Addict lipsticks are a relaunch of the old Addict lipsticks-a lot of the shades have been retained (I recognise Lucky, Spring Ball, Diablotine and Incognito immediately from the line up) but the formula has been revamped and updated and is now marketed as a breakthrough hybrid lipstick of intense colour and a long lasting top coat in one. There are also three finishes in the line-shimmering, pearlescent and pure colour.
The packaging has also been revamped-above you can see the old navy blue packaging and the new light catching perspex packaging. I quite like the new packaging but I am so used to my Dior lipsticks being in the classic navy blue so I feel indifferent.
The lipsticks have a 'one swipe and it's gone' CD embossing on the bullet and an inbuilt moisturising core the length of the lipstick. The core contains Shield Oil to apparently prolong the wear time of the lipstick and deliver intense hydration. It also acts as a top coat, locking color in and adding additional shine.
I bought two colours and indeed they are shiny. I find the formula to be quite syrupy in feel and the pigmentation to be quite sheer. The lasting power was also unremarkable. I don't know for sure but I would say these fall into the 'shimmering' finish as there is obvious glitter in the formula-and I am not really a big fan of that.
I do feel my lips look glossy and plumped but I find the glitter content to be slightly irritating to my lips-I had the same feeling with the Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipsticks I reviewed last year.
Needless to say, I haven't found myself reaching for these at all-they have fallen into the abyss that is my lipstick drawer. They feel more like 'summertime' sheer lipsticks or weekend lipsticks when you just want a slick of colour.
I'm unlikely to buy any more from the range even though I own (and love) Lucky from the original line up-maybe I would have better luck with the pure colour or pearlescent finishes. But my personal recommendation would be to check out the Rouge Dior lipstick range (you can read my review here and I have since picked up at least 6-7 more)