Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium swatches and review.

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium.

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium.

After my disappointment with Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer (reviewed here), I felt a void in my soul.  I began a search for a gloss in lipstick form that would give my lips a little shine, moisture and color.  Like Prince Charming on his white horse, Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium lipstick ($31 US/3.5 g) has come to my rescue!   Can it be, has Dior finally heard my pleas?  Oh yes ladies…this is a beautiful product indeed.

The Formula/Color:

The formula is heavenly!!  Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium lipstick glides on the lips like butter, without the added fat or cholesterol.  These lipsticks coat and saturate the lips with sensuous moisture..leaving you wanting more.  Oh my!!!  Dior Addict  773 is a stunning berry red shade. This shade will certainly suit warm and cool skin tones alike.  Depending on the lipliner used, one can deepen or lighten this color.  These lipsticks are intended to be very glossy, moisturizing and pigmented at the same time.  Sounds unlikely, I assure you it is not!  According to Dior:

With 25% less wax than a classic lipstick, this formula  contains an extraordinary reflecting gel. The result is modern transparency, intense plumping hydration and a magnifying glass effect to intensify shine, plump the lips and above all, enhance color.

Dior Addict lipstick 773 lip swatch freshly applied.

Dior Addict lipstick 773 lip swatch on top of Makeup Forever 9C lipliner…freshly applied.

The Pros:

I wore 773 Rouge Podium lipstick on top of Makeup Forever 9C Waterproof Lip Liner and the color and wear were top-notch.  I sported this delectable shade for five hours in absolute comfort without any feathering or dryness in sight!!  Did the color fade?  Yes it did, but very evenly and without leaving the dreaded ring around the lips or bleeding into my fine lines.  Additionally, there is no flavoring or fragrance to the Dior Addict line.  I ♥ U Dior!

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium swatch at the five hour mark.

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium swatch at the five hour mark.

A lipliner is a must for me in general, however, I would highly recommend you use one with these formulas.  These lipsticks seem to be formulated to bond easily with other lipsticks/lipliners.  Having said that, if a second coat of lipstick is needed, I would advise to remove the old layer and start a new.  Bear in mind, Dior Addicts are a creamier formula and are still prone to migration, if not treated properly.  Did I mention the packaging?   The silver and clear plastic tube is not only cute but easily visible amongst a sea of black items in one’s bag.

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium lipstick swatch.

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium lipstick swatch.

The Cons:

Some colors in the Dior Addict line contain high amounts of shimmers.  I bought 714 New York, and quickly became annoyed with the plethora of shimmers in the lipstick.  According to the Dior counter manager at Nordstrom, the entire Addict line contains different degrees of shimmer within the product, be extra vigilant when selecting your shade.  I am currently eyeing #621 Granville, a non-shimmery rosy brown stunner!

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium Lipstick ingredient list.

Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium Lipstick ingredient list.

Dior Cosmetics are sold at Lord & Taylor, Saks, Bloomingdales, Macys, Nordstrom, Bergdorf, etc..

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

Makeup would tell you to consider Dior Addict 773 Rouge Podium lipstick if you are looking for a flattering, succulent, and alluring red.  The level of moisture and longevity of these lipsticks rival Tom Ford’s lipsticks.  Dior Addict 773 applies beautifully on top of any lipstick or any long wearing lipliner.  This particular color is so appealing, even Snow White’s ruby-red lips cannot compare.  Charming will be so enthralled, he will forget all about a dead corpse and move on to one hot mama…..ME!!  Be well and stay safe.


"M...get those ravishing lips over here."

“Snow who?  M…get those ravishing lips over here.”


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.


  1. Swathi Narumanchi says:

    Hi ,

    I love the way you write ! It’s hilarious !

    I bought a few of these lipstick when they came out and both Rouge Podium and Granville were in my purchases.

    I love love love these ! I have tried almost every major lipstick release, save for the Tom Ford actually. And I love my Dior more than YSL, Chanel, Hourglass, RBR, EB, LMdB. Only Burberry comes close. I should try the Tom Ford now.

    • m@ifmakeupcouldtalk.com says:

      Hello Swathi,

      I agree..Dior Addicts blow all those other brands out of the water! I did a post on Tom Ford lipsticks…save your money!! Invest in more Dior. Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely compliment.

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