Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil review and photos.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil.

When it comes to lipsticks, very few items hold my attention.  My beloved Shiseido Lacquer Rouge liquid lipsticks set a very high standard.  Liquid lipsticks have been done from here to there to everywhere. However, leave it to Dior to create a new “hybrid” type of liquid lip product that promises high impact shine, longevity, weightless feel and outstanding application and wear.  Today for your consideration I present, Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil  ($35 USD/5.5 ml).  According to Dior:

Flawless application in a single sweep: the high-impact colour and long wear of a lipstick, combined with the shine of a gloss, all in a thin veil that delivers a weightless feel. Colour and shine come together for maximum impact with intense lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss for long-wearing results. Dior Addict Fluid Stick is formulated with water, not wax, for a light feeling on the lips, an immediate fresh effect and addictive sensation.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil.

The Pros of Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil:

  1. Amazing vibrant violet/pink color–great for those who tend to shy away from reds.
  2. Cooling sensation upon application.
  3. Lightweight feel that adheres smoothly to the lips.
  4. Phenomenal coverage with one swipe.
  5. Definite high shine remains for a couple of hours.
  6. Light stain is left behind after the color fades.
  7. Non-drying gel-like formula keeps lips hydrated even after color wears-off.
  8. Color wears-off evenly throughout the day.
  9. Slight cool blue undertone makes teeth appear whiter.
  10. Very faint fragrance..almost pleasant..this is coming from someone who loathes fragrance in lip products.
  11. Does not bleed into fine lines, without a lipliner…if worn in moderation.
  12. Can be worn with a well blended lipliner to give the color more depth and dimension.
  13. Can be layered over a “regular” lipstick for a glossy pout.
  14. Easily removable for application of a fresh layer.
  15. Adorable packaging..the inner tube is shaped like a tube of lipstick…very clever.
  16. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil..however, BHT is an ingredient.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil

The Cons to Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil:

  1. Does not adhere well to unblended/harsh lipliners–just sits on top of the liner.
  2. Water-based formula does not yield super long-lasting wear.  I am able to get full color coverage for 3 hours.
  3. Will transfer onto a variety of surfaces…no afternoon smooching 🙂
  4. Being that this is a gloss/lipstick hybrid, hair will get stuck in the lip color should a hearty gust of wind make your acquaintance 🙂
  5. Slight tacky feel, similar to a gloss…I happen to like the feeling, some may not.
  6. If applied in excess, feathering will occur and product will collect at the corners of the mouth.
Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil with Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner.

As you can see in the above photos, Estee Lauder Currant Lipliner was heavily applied to the perimeter of the lips and purposely not blended.  Due to the unique nature of this formula, Dior Fluid Sticks do not merge with lipliners as well as “regular” lipsticks.  For the above photos, I had to really press and rub my lips together to thoroughly blend the liner with the Fluid Stick.  Even then, the harsh lipliner line was still visible “through” the lipstick.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil with MAC Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil with MAC Trust-in-Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil with MAC Trust in Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil with MAC Trust-in-Red Pro Longwear Lip Pencil.

For the above photos, I applied a light and even layer of MAC Trust-in-Red Pro Longwear Lipliner prior to the application of Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil.  As you can see, because the lipliner was applied smoothly and evenly, 893 Trompe L’Oeil clung to the liner seamlessly.  Remember, Dior Fluid Sticks are formulated to hug the lips, presumably, an uneven lipliner/lipstick would interfere with the formula’s binding properties.  

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 210 Impulsive.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 210 Impulsive.

When paired with a thin layer of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in 210 Impulsive (reviewed here), the resulting hue did not feather into my fine lines and lasted for 4 hours.  This lip combo was such an attractive and comfortable coupling–I’m Smitten!

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L'Oeil ingredient list.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil ingredient list.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick 893 Trompe L’Oeil can be found at Macy’s, Nordstrom and dior.com.

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

Makeup would tell you Dior has hit a home run with these Fluid Sticks.  I am officially obsessed with the colors and formulation.  I have never been able to wear a gloss of any type with this much success.  These may very well replace my beloved Shiseido Lacquer Rouge (reviewed here), as my favorite lipstick formulation.  Do you need these babies?  OH YES!!  I talked about my love for 893 Trompe L’Oeil so much, my husband purchased Dior Addict Fluid Stick 975 Minuit as part of my Easter Basket surprise.  Gotta love it when your partner “gets” what makes you happy.  Be well and stay safe.

-Maria

PS…using Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation and loving the results..!!

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. I tried this color at Sephora in my neighborhood on a whim and fell in love – really an amazing, unique violet (it also did wonder to my complexion!) but I wasn’t sure if I really needed this when I was there. I’m also a worshiper to Shiseido Lacquer Rouge, and having read your lovely review, I’m convinced and ordered one – can’t wait to use it! Thank you for this post!!

    • Hello Clori,
      The Dior Addicts are lovely for sure. IMHO, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge are bit more substantial in texture, more like a lipstick rather than a gloss. What color did you order? Did you check out Shiseido’s Lacquer Rouge new colors? They looked lovely, but a little too pastel for my skin tone. Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend.
      -Maria

  2. What a beautiful lip color…i’m going to invest in one of these and this maybe the color for me. I need to know what color do you have on your eyes on the ninth photo, the one with MAC Trust-in-Red lipliner? Thanks.

    • Hello Sabrina,
      I hope you find these Fluid Sticks as amazing as I do. The color on my eyes is Tom Ford Platinum Cream Eyeshadow. I actually have a Makeup of the Week posting tomorrow for a complete break-down of the look. Thank you for stopping by.
      -Maria

  3. I wrote these off as just another attempt at a fancy lipgloss..but I can see there is more to this formula. I love this color..will make it a point to check these out over the weekend. Thanks for such a great review!

    • Hello Katie,
      Dior Addict Fluid Sticks are so much more than a lipgloss (my original thought as well). The pigmentation, fabulous applicator, and hydrating properties make this formula quite unique. I hope you get around to checking them out soon. Thank you for the support and comment.
      -Maria

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