The Rouge Diors come in sleek classic black tubes with shiny silver accents and the Christian Dior logo embedded on the cap. The packaging feels luxurious without being super flashy. The tubes have a nice weight to them but they easily catch fingerprints and makeup smudges.
The new Spring 2015 releases features seven new shades, three of which are limited edition. The lipsticks have a very thin, lightweight formulation. Despite being almost gel-like, the colors are super pigmented. There is a variation among the formulation though, with the lighter shades more patchy and more likely to accentuate fine lines while the dark shades look incredibly plumping.
760 Time Square: Pretty neutral rose with no shimmers, this is a gorgeous everyday color that's not too bright but also not too plain.
|Rouge Dior in 760 Times Square|
|Rouge Dior in 688 Hollywood|
|Rouge Dior in 858 Royale|
|Rouge Dior in 359 Miss|
|Rouge Dior 310 Paname|
|Rouge Dior in 808 Victoire|
Below are one swipe arm swatches of all six shades, it really gives you an idea of how pigmented the shades are.
This is the first time I've tried the Rouge Diors and the formulation is quite unique. Although amazingly opaque in just one swipe, the colors are not very cushiony so the lighter shades heavily accentuate fine lines and dryness. With that said, if you have pale lips or opt for the darker shades, these colors are quite beautiful with a gorgeous sheen. The wear time is decent depending on the shade. Although transfer proof, the darker colors leave behind a nice tint.
The new Rouge Dior Shades are available in stores at the Bay starting March 2015 and available nationwide at all Dior counters starting April 2015.