Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue review and photos.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue packaging.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue packaging.

What do you do when your significant other asks you what you would like from the store?  My conservative altruistic-self could have answered, “Oh nothing honey, but thank you for thinking of me.”  But such pretenses would have been immediately interpreted as insincere, therefore, I allowed my true nature to take the reins and a list was instantly formed for my beloved to purchase.  Amongst the spoils of the day was Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue ($35 USD/ 5.5 ml).  This gorgeous full-bodied Cabernet color definitely arouses an air of intrigue when worn–I can already hear the whispers when walking the streets, “Who’s that Girl?”  🙂

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue lipswatch.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue freshly applied on bare lips.

Although gorgeous to look at, I found the pigment of this particular Fluid Stick to settle a bit unevenly and appear slightly patchy when applied heavily to bare lips. However, when approached with moderation and/or paired with other lipliners and lipsticks, the formula blended seamlessly.  As with all Dior Fluid Sticks, the applicator head performs brilliantly to distribute the color and outline the lips perfectly.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue applied over Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue applied over Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue four and half hours later.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue four and half hours later.

Typical of all Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, the formula is hydrating and smooth to the touch.  The longevity and staining effect of the darker shades are more pronounced than their lighter counterparts.  For the above photos, Intrigue was applied over a light coating of Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint, the lasting power of this combination was beyond impressive.  I was able to snap a photo by the 4½ hour mark, and as you can see, the color and shine were very much present even after copious amount of talking and laughter.

For those of you who are new to my blog, I use Girlactik Allure Matte Lip Paint (reviewed here) as my go-to lipliner/base for all of my lip combos.  This wonderous product keeps feathering at bay and lip color in place for the long haul.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue over Estee Lauder Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue over Estee Lauder Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

For the above look, Intrigue was placed over Estee Lauder Decadent Pure Color Envy Lipstick.  The wine tone of Intrigue complimented Decadent beautifully; giving this rich brown shade much-needed dimension and shine.  I decided to pair this sumptuous color with a very neutral eye, giving the lips the spotlight they deserved.

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Black Tie Lipstick.

BEFORE:
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Black Tie Lipstick.

AFTER: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Black Tie Lipstick topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue.

AFTER:
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Black Tie Lipstick topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue.

For the above photos, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue also paired perfectly with Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Black Tie.  The bright blue based red color was instantly transformed into a deeper red wine color.  This combo lasted comfortably for six hours without any of the color feathering into my fine lines.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks L_R: 995 Intrigue, 893 Trompe L'Oeil, and 975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks L-R:
995 Intrigue, 893 Trompe L’Oeil, and 975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Swatches.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks L_R:
995 Intrigue, 893 Trompe L’Oeil, and 975 Minuit.

  • #995 Intrigue does not apply as intensely as depicted in the tube (this swatch is three coats).  In fact on me, the wine color transforms more into a succulent cool based grape color.  This would be the ideal shade for those ladies that prefer cool tone plum reds.
  • #893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here) is a much lighter version of Intrigue (this swatch is two coats).  In comparison, Trompe contains more red pigment and the texture is more even and dense.  Personally, I cannot wear any of these colors without a lipliner/base due to my feathering issues; however, if that is of no consequence to you, then this color applies seamlessly on its own.
  • #975 Minuit (reviewed here) continues to be my favorite color of the lot (this swatch is one coat).  This brown based red compliments my skin tone perfectly.  The color remains rather stable and does not appear patchy when worn on its own.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks, Macys, etc…

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Dior Addict Fluid Stick 995 Intrigue makes an excellent addition to my growing Fluid Stick family.  The deep rich wine color compliments all of my red lipsticks perfectly–just remember to approach this shade with caution.  Will you exude a ton if intrigue when wearing this shade?  Absolutely–at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m walking the dog 🙂  Someone has to look good for my Yoshi.  Special thanks to my husband for putting up with all of my obsessive makeup demands.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

Shiba Inu

Yoshi the Shiba Inu, thinking, “Yes, Mommy your lipstick looks nice, now please, just take me for a walk.”

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Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick review and swatches.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

For my sister’s birthday, there are two rules we always follow; firstly, we all must acknowledge that this is her 23rd birthday for the %$%& year in a row; second, never get her makeup…with the exception of lipstick.  So naturally, I turned to Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($30 USD/3.5g) as the lone makeup item to gift to my older…I mean, wiser sister.  As soon as she opened the box her exact words were, “Ooh, I love the smell, taste and formula of this lipstick.”  Upon seeing how beautiful this color looked on her, I made it a point to purchase a tube of Rebellious Rose the following day for myself. After all, isn’t that what envious little sisters do?  Yup…some things never change.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick.

Rebellious Rose is a beautiful rosy coral shade that would look spectacular with a variety of makeup looks. I have worn this delectable shade with the smokiest of eyes, never feeling overdone or out-of-place.  This is the perfect everyday, every occasion color.  My perfect “nude” if you will, without the corpse-like severity of many neutral shades.  As mentioned in previous posts, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy lipsticks are hydrating, smooth and supple.  The satin formula imparts a slight sheen, which gives the lips a plump appearance.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick at 1:00 pm.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick at 12:30 pm.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick at 6:30 pm.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick at 6:30 pm.

When worn on its own, Rebellious Rose lasted 3½-4 hours.  However, when paired with It Cosmetics Blushing Nude YLBB Waterproof Lip Liner Stain (reviewed here), the color endured for 6 hours without any feathering–longer if I hadn’t removed what was left.  In all that time, my lips never felt dry, on the contrary, my lips were encapsulated with a veil of hydration that can only be described as, soothing.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick topped lightly with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick topped lightly with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

One of my favorite ways to wear Rebellious Rose is paired with Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 975 Minuit (reviewed here).  In fact, this shade is so versatile, I have worn it with Dior Addict Fluid Sticks 869 Vie D’Enfer (reviewed here), 219 Whisper Beige, and 893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here).  In every instance, the resulting hue was stunning.

For the complete ingredient list, please refer to this post here.  The ingredient list is so long, no website will dare post this record.

**Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick can be found at SephoraNordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks, Sephora.com and esteelauder.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Estee Lauder Rebellious Rose 420 Pure Color Envy Lipstick is one of the most complimentary shade of lipsticks I have come across.  The rich color, creamy formula, fantastic color selection and unbelievably comfortable wear is enough of a reason to check-these-out.  If my cosmetically resistant sister loves these, then you know they are worth your time.  I have four and counting, how many do you plan on getting?  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Current Favorites.

Current Favorites: Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Bone Eyeshadow, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, Nars Eyeshadow Primer, Clinique High Impact extreme Volume Mascara, Milani Liquid Liner, and Shu Uemura 02 Seal Brown Brow Pencil.

Current Favorites:
Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush, Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Espresso Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Bone Eyeshadow, Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire, Nars Eyeshadow Primer, Clinique High Impact extreme Volume Mascara, Milani Liquid Liner, and Shu Uemura 02 Seal Brown Brow Pencil.

Current Favorites–Eye Makeup:

  1. Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush is a wonderful multi-purpose brush–fantastic for application of lid color, crease color, lower lash line color and to blend out any harsh edges.
  2. Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow applies like a dream and lasts all day (seen here).
  3. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Espresso (discontinued, but Rich Caviar comes close) is used along the lash line for a smoldering eye look.
  4. Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Bone is an everyday essential used to highlight the brow bone, blend out harsh edges and as an all-over lid color.
  5. Givenchy 9 Brun Cachemire (reviewed here) is used everyday along the lower lash line and occasionally, as a lid color.
  6. Nars Eyeshadow Base makes any eyeshadow adhere brilliantly to the skin.  I seriously will never be without this tube of wonder.
  7. Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara was once upon a time not my favorite mascara, but how a new tube can change the most cynical perspective.  It does exactly what is stated on the tube.  Love it!
  8. Milani Eye-Tech Perfection Liquid Liner is blacker than black, stays on all day and is a true drugstore gem.  The formula and color are very comparable to Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen (reviewed here).
  9. Shu Uemura 02 Seal brown is my perfect brow color.  This pencil is going strong even after 2½ years of consistent use.
  10. Milani Brow Gel (not photgraphed) is great for keeping brow hairs in place.
Current Favorites--Eye Makeup.

Current Favorites–Eye and Face Makeup.

Current Favorites: Chikuhodo Cheek Brush, Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer, Giorgio Armani Blush #10, Lancome Teint Idole Makeup 340 N, Wayne Goss 01, Chikuhodo Highlighter Brush, Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer, and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer.

Current Favorites:
Chikuhodo Cheek Brush, Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer, Giorgio Armani Blush #10, Lancome Teint Idole Makeup 340 N, Wayne Goss 01, Chikuhodo Highlighter Brush, Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer, and theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer.

Current Favorites–Face Makeup:

  1. Chikuhodo Z-8 Cheek Brush reviewed (here).
  2. Cargo Water-Resistant Bronzer was originally purchased for use as a bronzer; however, the high shimmer factor has deemed this product suitable for eyeshadow use only.  Love to use it on the lower lash line.
  3. Giorgio Armani Blush #10 Blush is my all time favorite blush (reviewed here).  I like using this blush with a dampened brush for more intense color and long-lasting wear.
  4. Lancome Teint Idole Foundation in 340 Bisque (N) is giving my Estee Lauder Double Wear a run for its money.  I adore the lightweight, full coverage, non-drying formula.
  5. Wayne Goss 01 Brush (reviewed here).
  6. Chikuhodo Z-2 Highlighter Brush (review coming soon)….can you guess my thoughts?
  7. Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer is one of my favorite bronzers…my compact is over two years old and still going strong.
  8. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer is a seriously illuminating highlighter–a light hand and a proper brush are strongly recommended.
Current Favorites: YSL #11 Prune Impertinence, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893, 975 Minuit, 219 Whisper Beige, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210.

Current Favorites:
YSL #11 Prune Impertinence, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893, 975 Minuit, 219 Whisper Beige, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210.

Current Favorites–Lip Colors:

  1. YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush #11 Prune Impertinence (reviewed here).
  2. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here).
  3. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit (reviewed here).
  4. Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige makes a great topper shade for most lip colors.  I love the effect when added to:
  5. Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210 Impulsive (reviewed here).
Current Favorites: MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210 Impulsive topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Current Favorites:
MAC Pro Longwear Lipliner in Nice-n-Spicy, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy 210 Impulsive topped with Dior Addict Fluid Stick 219 Whisper Beige.

Current Favorites: Alvera Natural Deodorant, Thayers Witch Hazel, Alba Un-Petrolum, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Tom's Floride-Free Toothpaste.

Current Favorites:
Alvera Natural Deodorant, Thayers Witch Hazel, Alba Un-Petrolum, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Tom’s Fluoride-Free Toothpaste.

Current Favorites–Personal Care:

  1. Alvera All Natural Deodorant in Aloe & Almond is not completely all natural; it is formulated with Alcloxa (aluminum derivative) and is used during the spring/summer seasons.  This has great odor protection.
  2. Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel is transfer into a spray bottle and used to dampen my makeup brushes.  It is also used as facial toner after all makeup has been removed.
  3. Alba Un-Petrolum contains castor oil and coconut oil (saves me the trouble of combining the oils myself)–great moisturizer for arms, legs and face.
  4. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is a dry oil–great summer time facial moisturizer, but I like to combine it with Alba Un-Petrolum as my spring time facial moisturizer.
  5. Tom’s Fluoride-Free Toothpaste.

Current Favorites–TV Shows:

  1. Mad Men.
  2. Covert Affairs…amazing..especially season 3 and 4.
  3. Suits…Gabriel Macht was born to play Harvey Spector.
  4. Grimm.
  5. Orphan Black.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you most of these products have been in my rotation for years, some have recently crept their way into my routine and others are seasonal delicacies.  Regardless, I love them all.  What are some of your favorites?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me.   *Compensation is not given for any reviews.  *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product.  *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

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Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit review and color swatches.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick #975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks ($35 USD/5.5 ml) are quickly becoming an obsession.  The smooth, vibrant, lightweight formula is so comfortable to wear, I truly believe I have become a Dior Addict 🙂  My recent procurement, 975 Minuit has proven to be just as alluring as 893 Trompe L’Oeil (reviewed here).  As soon as I tried on this color, the sale associate insisted I purchase it over any other color.  To my surprise, she also supplied me with four sample colors to try: 338 Mirage, 551 Aventure, 575 Wonderland, and 754 Pandore.  For your viewing pleasure, I present all of my Dior Addict Fluid Stick swatches thus far.  I hope you find this helpful.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick #975 Minuit.

Everything that was stated about 893 Trompe L’Oeil applies to 975 Minuit.  The only difference being, 975 Minuit leaves behind a more noticeable stain when the color has worn-off.  Minuit is a deep red with slight brown undertones, it can be applied lightly or full-on for a more dramatic look.  The gel-like formula glides on the lips like butter.  The high shine and hydrating properties make Dior Fluid Sticks perfect companions for traditional lipstick formulas.  I love to pair Dior Fluid Sticks with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks (reviewed here) to give my lips a more plump and vibrant appearance.  This coupling lasted beautifully for 5 hours without feeling dry or feathering into my fine lines.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit over Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit over Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick 150 Decadent and MUFE liner in 9C.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit applicator.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit applicator.

The specially designed applicator hugs the lips perfectly to deposit just the right amount of color with one swipe.  Dior Fluid Stick 975 Minuit lasts approximately 3 hours on its own; however, when paired with a lipliner or “regular” lipstick, I am able to get 4-5 hours of wear.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick sample swatches:  754 Pandore, 575 Wonderland, 551 Aventure, and 338 Mirage.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick sample packet:
754 Pandore, 575 Wonderland, 551 Aventure, and 338 Mirage.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Swatches L-R: 893 Trompe L'Oeil, 975 Minuit, 338 Mirage, 551 Aventure, 575 Wonderland, and 754 Pandore

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Swatches L-R:
893 Trompe L’Oeil, 975 Minuit, 338 Mirage, 551 Aventure, 575 Wonderland, and 754 Pandore

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Lip Swatches:

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 754 Pandore.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick #754 Pandore.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 575 Wonderland.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick #575 Wonderland.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 551 Aventure.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick #551 Aventure.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 338 Mirage.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick #338 Mirage.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Swatches L-R: 893 Trompe L'Oeil, 975 Minuit, 338 Mirage, 551 Aventure, 575 Wonderland, and 754 Pandore

Dior Addict Fluid Stick Swatches L-R:
#893 Trompe L’Oeil, #975 Minuit, #338 Mirage, #551 Aventure, #575 Wonderland, and #754 Pandore.

As expected, the delicate staining effect is quite evident with the darker colors.  338 Mirage did not last long at all–as seen by the lack of pigment left behind after one swipe with a makeup wipe.  Minuit and Pandore wore the best out of the lot and the pink stain that remained was quite flattering.

According to the lovely sale associate at my Macy’s counter, Dior comprised this packet based on the assumption these four colors will be their biggest sellers.  I cannot fully agree with that assumption…I adore the darker shades, although 219 Whisper Beige (not in the sample packet) would make a great topper shade for darker lip colors.  I tried it on combined with Minuit and the resulting shade was beautiful.

Dior Addict Fluid Sticks are now available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Dior.com, Macys, etc…

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you if you have not tried Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, you need to rectify that oversight immediately.  I really cannot stress how lovely these lipstick hybrids apply, wear and feel.  The vast selection of color choices also makes it easy for anyone to find a suitable color to their liking.  I found three and counting 🙂 Which colors do you fancy?  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me.   *Compensation is not given for any reviews.  *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product.  *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted. 

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