Sparkly Perfection: Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Tiara

The one makeup item I can never get enough of is lipstick. I’m pretty sure I have a lipstick addition. Lip gloss on the other hand I don’t tend to get too excited about. However, every once in a while I find a lip gloss I fall in love with. Actually to be honest for some reason I’ve really been enjoying a glossy lip a lot more recently, which is definitely new for me because usually I’m all about matte lips.

One of those lip glosses I just cannot get enough of at the moment is the Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in the shade Tiara. I currently own three Dior lip glosses and surprisingly I really like all of them because they’re creamy and hydrating without being sticky and gross like lots of other lip glosses out there.

IMG_3767

While browsing through the aisles of one of my favorite makeup stores together with my grandma a couple of weeks ago I stopped at the Dior counter to look at their highlighters. But then it was their lip glosses that caught my eye, especially the shade Tiara because of the beautiful sparkles in this gloss. I have a thing for all things glitter so it was like it was calling my name!

IMG_3769

Basically the shade Tiara is a clear lip gloss with lots of pretty glitter spectacles in it. However, on the lips you don’t feel the glitter at all. The gloss applies very smooth and feels so nice on the lips. No stickiness at all! Dior actually markets these as more than just your average gloss but also as a lip plumper at the same time, because these glosses contain hyaluronic acid, which will keep your lips moisturized and make them more plump. While cosmetic companies often make big claims that their products don’t live up to this lip gloss really does do what it promises. It’s incredibly moisturizing and it does make your lips look more plump. I love wearing this on days when my lips are dry and need a break from matte lipstick.

IMG_3770

As always here is a swatch for you. Now I feel like this swatch really doesn’t do this amazing lip gloss justice because it is so pretty and sparkly in the most perfect and subtle way. I think this is the type of product you just kind of have to see and try for yourself. It looks very beautiful on its own for a very toned down simple look or you can layer it on top of just about any color of lipstick to add some shine and sparkle to your look.

I’m aware Dior lip glosses are quite pricey but to me they are totally worth it. So if you’re someones like me, who’s usually not so much into lip gloss this might be the gloss for you! I’m definitely planning on adding a few more shades of these glosses to my collection!

Are you a gloss or a lipstick person?

Love,

Sophie

Advertisements

Diorskin Star Foundation – New Holy Grail?!

SAM_5457

Hey lovelies,

today I’m giving you a review on the lovely Diorskin Star foundation. I’ve been trying this amazing stuff for the past 2 weeks already and I’m so excited to share my thoughts on it with you guys.

One thing, that is probably the most important thing for me, when it comes to doing my makeup is  having that look of a flawless skin. I don’t always need dramatic eye makeup or a bold lip but one thing I always strive for is a flawless base. It just gives me such a confidence boost. Now my skin isn’t incredibly awful looking, however, I just feel so much better covering up some little flaws because let’s face it: we all have them.

When I try a foundation, I expect it to even out my skin tone and cover up some flaws. I want it to feel light on my skin and most importantly I want it to match my skin tone and I often have trouble with this part because I’m so pale and most Ivory shades aren’t really Ivory. But this little beauty does all of those things and is a perfect match. I’m in the shade 010-Ivory and it’s actually just perfect. When I apply this on my face it looks just like my skin only about 10 times better. You seriously wouldn’t be able to tell, that I was wearing any foundation because it melts into my skin and blends so perfectly.

Another plus is the formula. It’s incredibly light and feels really hydrating. Especially if you’re more on the dry side, like me, you should give this ago. It’s not drying at all, doesn’t get cakey and just looks incredibly natural. Additionally this foundation uses a formula that doesn’t clog up your pores “A new generation of hollow silica beads captures and diffuses light in a correcting halo with no shine. At the same time, colour-filter pigments neutralize colour imbalances to recreate the perfect light.” Through this new formula your skin can actually improve, because it covers anything you want to cover without blocking it or clogging anything up.

Now to another important part: the finish. It’s actually a bit tricky to describe the finish this foundation leaves. It’s definitely not matte but it’s not dewey either. It’s somewhere in between and it gives you that glow form within kind of looks. It just gives your skin a healthy, natural and illuminating look. There’s not other way to describe it really.

I know this almost sounds like a love letter but I’m honestly beyond impressed with this foundation. I’m so picky when it comes to my foundations. Most of them are either not my exact skin tone, so it takes a lot of effort to blend it all well or they are too drying or feel too heavy or don’t last long enough. I usually always find something I dislike butI haven’t found anything, that I don’t like about this foundation yet.  My skin has never looked this good and healthy, and stayed that way all day, and I’ve tried so many foundations already.

I wouldn’t say it’s my new holy grail just yet because I’m on my first bottle and it’s still very new but I think there’s a good chance it might become one though.

Have you tried this foundation? What were your thoughts?

XX

Sophie