Thursday, 12 November 2015

Creamy, Too Creamy - Diorific Matte Velvet Lipsticks - Radieuse, Fascinante, Fabuleuse, Fantastique*

*Press samples
dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015 radieuse, fascinante, fabuleuse, fantastique swatch review

I've come to the realization that there is such as thing as too creamy. The Dior Diorific Mat Velvet Lipsticks ($45CDN) in Radieuse, Fascinante, Fabuleuse and Fantastique come in an exceptionally creamy formula that, for all its advertised benefits, might just be too much of a good thing.


dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015 radieuse, fascinante, fabuleuse, fantastique swatch review

These lipsticks are supposed to be the first easy-wearing matte lipstick, giving a long lasting finish in a light and seamless film of velvet shades. They are supposed to be finer, sheer and less opaque because the formula incorporates an innovative powder and three nourishing oils. 

dior mat velvet radieuse, fascinante, fabuleuse, fantastique swatch review

Radieuse 430 is a cool leaning nude pink that I found too cool for my skintone

Fascinante 580 is a great rose MLBB pink.

Fabuleuse 750 is a deeper cool blue red

Fantastique 770 is a cool fuchsia that is a brighter than Fabuleuse 

dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015 radieuse swatch review

dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015, fascinante swatch review

dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015 fabuleuse swatch review

dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015 fantastique swatch review

These were very creamy on my lips when lip-swatched. I wore Fascinante for a couple of hours and felt like the color was very hard to maintain because of how slippy it was. 

The coverage is full on opaque, there is no sheerness here. When I talked, I could feel the lipstick sliding around. When I drank the color deposited itself onto my cup, not a rare occurrence but this just fortified how creamy the formula was. Even though I have never been fearful of wandering lip color lines, these made me worry. 

dior diorific mat velvet holiday 2015 radieuse, fascinante, fabuleuse, fantastique swatch review

Though the advertised formula sounds really enticing, and indeed these leave a long lasting stain, the lipstick's texture on my lips and ultra-creaminess make these hard to keep. It was in swatching and placing these on my lips that I realized my preferences for less creamy lipstick formulas. And in fact, the creaminess makes these less of a matte and more of a satin lip option. 

Another thing to note is that there is powder grandma smell which I could actually taste.

The shades (except that one light pink) are great. The packaging is interesting and I'm going to keep one of them but on a whole these were not my favorite.

Is there such a thing as too creamy a lipstick?

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