Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dior Addict Lipstick-Swatches and Review. Chanel Vs Dior. Which is Better?

After seeing numerous bloggers talking up Dior Addict Lipsticks i decided to finally buy two for myself. I have slowly stopped using lipgloss so much and now favor using lipsticks, i am always looking for new and better formulations- the life of a beauty blogger.

I purchased Bobo and Granville.  Once i received these the first thing i noticed was the beautiful packaging. I am not usually fussed on pretty packaging but the Dior Addict lipsticks are most impressive. I love the silver box, it is ultra modern and much more pretty than other brands i have purchased. The lipstick is encased in a clear and silver plastic holder, which reflects rainbow colors in different light.

Apart from the luxe packaging, the lipstick itself is DIVINE. It applies so smoothly on the lips and it is non drying. I find i get a few hours wear out of Dior Addict lipstick, especially when i use a lip primer like MAC Prep and Prime.

Bobo is a peach/coral shade with some fine shimmer throughout. It is quite sheer when applied to the lips.

Granville is a dusty rose color. It is much more pigmented than Bobo. It applies with a creme finish.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Vs Dior Addict

As you may remember, i have previously purchased Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks and reviewed them here and here. Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and Dior Addict Lipsticks (new packaging and formula) were released around the same time, both advertised as a glossy high shine lipstick. I have noticed that there seems to be division on what formula is actually better, there are those customers who are Team Chanel and Team Dior! I will compare the two for you, there will be a winner.

Pigmentation: Dior Addict wins here. Dior Addict have both sheer shades and others that are very pigmented and opaque. Chanel Rouge Coco Shines are very sheer, not many shades are highly pigmented.

Shine: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine wins. The Diors still do have some shine, but not as much as the Chanel.

Wear Time: Dior Addict wins. These wear much longer than the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines. The Chanel lipsticks wear off quite easily and this annoys me, especially when i don't have an opportunity to reapply all the time-like when i am working.

Shade Selection: Dior Addict wins. Dior Addict have around 40 permanent shades available, good for someone like me who is quite fussy with colors. Chanel Rouge Coco Shines have around 20 permanent shades only.

Scent: Dior Addict wins. The Diors have no scent at all. Chanel Rouge Coco Shines have a very strong rose scent, at first i didn't mind it but now i find it quite overpowering.

Packaging: Dior Addict wins. The pictures explain this! Chanel is still packaged beautifully but i prefer the silver Dior over black Chanel.

Price: In Australia these are both around $49 from Myer and David Jones. For those in the US you will pay $28US for Dior Addict and $32US for Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. So these are pretty much equal.

It is clear that i now prefer the Dior Addict lipsticks, for a number of reasons. If you are going past a Dior or Chanel counter have a look for yourself at these lipsticks, i do love both of them but i recommend Dior to my readers.

Have you tried Dior Addict lipsticks? What are your favorite shades?


  1. Thanks for the review Tara. I'm going to HK next month and I'll definitely check out the Dior counter. Granville is such a beautiful colour!

  2. Great. Go and swatch some of the colors. There are so many to choose from and they are all either sheer or opaque

  3. thanks for the comparison! i have a been a long time user of chanel lippies and dior glosses. will give the dior lipstick a go!

  4. I do love Chanel but in this case agree with you Dior Addict provides with much better pigmented and stronger color than Chanel Shine... I love the Dior Addict No 52 red shade.
    p.s. again great post. Informative and easy to read!

  5. Great post. I love these lipsticks too! I have 'Collection' and 'Diorkiss' but they've so many gorgeous colours in the range...would love to get more of them. The price is just a bit off-putting though!

  6. Thanks for your comments girls. I thought i had found "the one" with the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines. I think that Dior is now my favorite formula. I also love the Chantecaille Lip Chic lipsticks. So many products to love aren't there!


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