Monday, February 22, 2016

Dior 2016 Limited Edition Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss: Review and Swatches

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For 2016, Dior has a new line of limited edition lip glosses called the Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss ($42 CAD). Formulated with hyaluronic acid spheres and available in 18 high-shine shades, the Ultra Glosses promise a plumping volume and a dynamic finish. To see some swatches, click......
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
The Ultra-Gloss are packaged similarly as the classic Dior Addict lip glosses. The body of the tube is clear with the "Dior" name etched along the side and the cap is very pretty and silvery. Instead of a doe-foot applicator, the gloss has a small and short-bristle applicator, which actually picks up more product so there's less need for re-dipping the wand.
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Available in three different "light effects" (sparkling for a pearly shimmer, watery for a high-shine varnish, and iridescent for a multi-faceted sheen), the Ultra-Glosses are definitely some of the most expensive glosses I've tried.
Here I have two "sparklings" (Spring Ball and Gems) and one "iridescent" (Mirrored) shade to share with you. In terms of formulation, these are very lightweight, hydrating, and non-sticky. The finish is shiny and plumping but the shimmers feel slightly gritty, which is not something I'd expect from Dior. Other than that, though, these are solid choices for those that want to invest in some luxury lip glosses.

343 Spring Ball: This is a sheer and creamy peach pink scattered with pretty iridescent shimmers.
626 Mirrored: Packed with bronze and gold micro-shimmers, Mirrored has the most color out of the three. This shade is very flattering, too, without being over-the-top.
169 Gems: This is a very sheer and transparent gloss with a very pale tint of pink; in the tube this looks very glittery but when applied it's only slightly shimmery.
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in "343 Spring Ball"
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in "629 Mirrored"
Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in "169 Gems"
The Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss range is available starting March 2016 online and in stores at Sephora, Holt Renfrew, and The Bay.