Greetings from the head of the party, fellow rogues!
A quick report from the scouting front today, party members! No, I haven’t discovered a trap (unless you’re watching out for your wallet at the moment!), it’s something much better! Loot! The new Rouge Dior Baume line has arrived on New Zealand’s shores (and everywhere else I expect), and your best rogue friend Syl has all the swatches for you! Obviously, these apply best if you are a) a vampire and b) in New Zealand, as these are the particular shades we got here. The Dior International website lists something like 19 shades total, of which we got the selection swatched here.
The line is supposed to be a lightweight, hydrating balm-like lipstick with ‘couture colour’, whatever that means. They do have actual pigment though, so the colour part is definitely right!
If you’d like a review of the formula, Sunny has you covered here (and the new Dior lipliner, too) 😀
Slight caveat to the photos – I took them in a department store, with the SA looking at me as though I was about to do something deviant with the testers >:-( . As a result, I had to flee without getting the exact names, but I have put together what I do know (I ordered them numerically in the display before swatching). There is one mystery swatch, right next to Star – I think I might have double swatched something though, so kindly ignore that one!
Thus, without further ado…the swatches! Please click on a picture to make it larger 🙂
My personal favourite of these would actually have to be Sweetheart – it’s just such a vibrant, glowing warm red that I had to smile when I swatched it! It reminds me a little of Wild Watermelon, though, so if you like the look of it too and are sparing your gold purse, maybe take a look at the Revlon Colorburst Lip butter line – I have a feeling there’ll be a few dupes there!
There are a surprisingly large number of pale, apricot colours in this Dior range, although I am informed that this is because apricot is going to be big this Spring/Summer – perhaps this is where the ‘couture’ part comes in? ;-). Sadly, the pale apricots aren’t really for me, but there are plenty of other pretty shades in this line. If you’re a fan of apricot though, you’re going to want to take a look! 😀
A note on the texture/pigment (from my perspective). I actually got to swatch almost all-new testers (I think only one had even been touched!) so the initial pass was a bit stiff, but it warmed up and became more balmy and slick on the second pass. I have a feeling that some of the darker/brighter shades (including Sweetheart) might suffer from uneven pigment distribution if you aren’t careful when applying, or if you have flaky bits on your lips. This is only a supposition based on how the pigment applied/looked on my arm, though, so take it with a grain of salt.
I like the concept of this new line, as I am a fan of sheer-but-can-be-built, glossy lipsticks, and balm-y things in general. 🙂
So! What do you think? Have you tried any of these lipsticks? Are you interested in picking any of them up the next time you’re on a makeup quest?
Until next time, fellow rogues, don’t forget to check for loot as well as traps!
I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided! All images and original text on this blog are the property of Syl unless otherwise noted. They may not be reproduced without permission – if you do, I’ll send demons after you. You know, the ones that mush up the testers and open new lipsticks to try them out on their warty lips. Those ones. Yyyep.