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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Serum De Rouge Luminous Colour Lip Treatment By Christian Dior

I am not a constant lipstick wearer because I am more of a balm and gloss person. One day while I was thumbing through a magazine, an advertisement on Christian Dior's Serum De Rouge Luminous Colour Lip Treatment caught my eyes. Maybe it was because the model's lips looked so perfectly moist with a subtle hint of colour. Information about the product on the advertisement was quite intriguing so I went on the net and looked it up at Dior's official website.

This is the description from the website itself:
'Dior creates the first Sérum de Rouge, elixir of youth with exquisite radiance. A sublime alliance of skincare and color benefits, the serum texture literally melts into the lips for absolute comfort and unbelievable sensory  pleasure at application. The formula, 10 times more concentrated in skincare ingredients (10 times more than our classical lip sticks), provides moisture, volume and smoothing benefits for your lips, immediately upon application, and day after day. The palette of elegant, vivid shades instantly illuminates the lips with youthfulness. A feminine high-precision pen design for impeccable treatment and color results. Direction of use: For optimal use, turn pen with a single click to obtain the perfect dose for ideal makeup results.'

Being a person who always believe in what she reads, I went to a Dior counter at Alamanda's Parkson with my sister to check the lipstick out. The sales assistant was very helpful and friendly in urging us to try almost every type of lipstick, lip gloss, make up and the lot on the tester counter. After much contemplating, testing and picking colours, we ended up buying a tube of the Serum De Rouge lipstick each plus Dior Addict Lip Maximizer (more on that later). After months had passed, my sister and I bought another tube each plus the Lip Maximizer again (we ran out of the gloss).

Here's what the tube of lipstick looks like (sorry I couldn't show you the box since I threw it out):

The casing is long and has that classy look to it. The material of the casing also doesn't feel plasticky and feels quite sturdy in my hand.

Uncapped tube.

To use the tube, you would have to twist the bottom of the tube counter clockwise to raise the lipstick upwards and vice versa.
Twisting the bottom of the tube to get the lipstick out

I usually need to twist counter clockwise once or twice to get the lipstick out.
Twisted out. Lipstick is ready to be used.

The texture of the lipstick is not heavy and it glides easily on my lips. It is actually creamy and does melts nicely. Plus, it doesn't have that heavy and sticky feeling most lipsticks have. The lipstick is indeed moisturizing and smoothens out my otherwise dry lips. It's almost like a light lip gloss with tint minus the ultra glossy shine that most lip gloss have. The colour of the lipstick is also quite sheer just how I like it. I usually pair it with the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer to get better looking result.

Here are the two colours that I bought:

The top one is 650: Peach Serum (but the colour looks a little bit darker and more like a warm pink) and the bottom one is 710: Beige Serum. I was hoping that the 510: Nude Serum would be marketed in Malaysia but up until now I still don't see the colour on any Dior counter anywhere.

Currently there are six shades sold in Malaysia which are:
- 840: Rose Pourpre/Crimson Serum
- 760: Rose Figue/Raspberry Serum
- 740: Bois De Rose/Rosewood Serum
- 730: Corail/Coral Serum
- 710: Beige Serum
- 640: Baby Rose/Sof Pink Serum

I think there are a few more colours but I don't remember the numbers.

My verdict: This is actually a very good lipstick to use because of the light texture, moisturizing and smoothing effect. Now if only the Nude colour would come in, maybe I'd just end up buying another tube! :)
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