Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 465- top to bottom
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 465- top to bottom

A few days ago I gave a very candid review of Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in colors Pearl- 259 and Tell Me Dior- 369. I also mentioned I was going to try some brighter and sparkly shades to see if I was more impressed by them than I was by Pearl and Tell Me Dior. So, today I’m going to show you the colors Shock- 465 (a warmish sheer pink with glitter) and Cosmic- 656 (a vibrant pink coral with iridescence). (The color descriptions are mine.)

Take a look at some images and swatches:

Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 456, left to right
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 456, left to right
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Tell Me Dior- 369, Cosmic- 656, Shock- 456, and Pearl-259, top to bottom
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Tell Me Dior- 369, Cosmic- 656, Shock- 456, and Pearl-259, top to bottom
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Tell Me Dior- 369, Cosmic- 656, Shock- 456, and Pearl-259, left to right
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Pearl- 259, Cosmic- 656, Shock- 456, and Tell Me Dior- 369, left to right
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 465- swatches
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 465- swatched on hand
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 465- swatches
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Cosmic- 656 and Shock- 465- swatched on hand with flash

Now I’ll show you how these two glosses look on my lips:

Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Shock- 465- swatch on lips - flash
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Shock- 465- swatch on lips – flash
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Shock- 465- swatch on lips - flash
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Shock- 465- close up swatch on lips – flash
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Shock- 465- swatch on lips - natural light
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Shock- 465- swatch on lips – natural light

 

Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 swatch on lips - natural light
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Cosmic- 656 swatch on lips – natural light
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 swatch on lips - natural light
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Cosmic- 656 close-up swatch on lips – natural light
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss Cosmic- 656 swatch on lips - natural light
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss in Cosmic- 656 swatch on lips – flash

With these two colors I had a better idea of what to expect in terms of finish. Remember Dior’s category descriptions for finish: Pure, Iridescent, and Sparkling? Cosmic is in the “Iridescent” category, and indeed it is iridescent. However I wasn’t necessarily expecting the small glittery pieces, which you can see on my lips. For the color Shock, I did expect glitter because it’s in the “Sparkling” category. The thing is, the end effect of each is still iridescence and glitter, with Shock just having more and larger glitter pieces. Note that with Shock especially, the glitter remained long after the rest of the gloss had worn off.

Below you can see the four colors of Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss I’ve tried so far from this 2016 (re)launch. I swatched each of the four colors on glass so you can really get a sense of their sheerness and properties.

Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss swatches on glass, left to right: Pearl- 259, Shock- 465, Cosmic- 656, and Tell Me Dior- 369
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss swatches on glass with flash, left to right: Pearl- 259, Shock- 465, Cosmic- 656, and Tell Me Dior- 369
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss swatches on glass, left to right: Pearl- 259, Shock- 465, Cosmic- 656, and Tell Me Dior- 369
Dior 2016 Addict Ultra-Gloss swatches on glass in natural light, left to right: Pearl- 259, Shock- 465, Cosmic- 656, and Tell Me Dior- 369

Has my opinion of Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss changed? It has, somewhat. I can see that this product offers an appealing array of color and sheerness options, which is a plus in terms of marketability. However, it’s not really a plus in my little world. I just want a simple, sheer, cream, cool, pink gloss. These glosses do look good on the lips, but there are lots of glosses that do too. I guess I’ll just need to try wearing Ultra-Gloss for a few weeks to see if it improves lip conditions by “plumping” in the long-term.

Until later,

-JGG

By the way, do you love or hate how I drew labels on the photos in this post? Is it tacky or kitschy, or refreshing and cool? Please be honest! You won’t hurt my feelings.

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