For me to recommend a lip product is a very big deal. Firstly because I don’t have much in the lip department and secondly because lipsticks aren’t my coveted beauty product of choice. It’s very impressive then that my favourite beauty purchase of this year so far is the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in the shade Lovely-D. It’s THE most useful, flattering and wearable lip product I’ve ever owned and from the balmy consistency to the long lasting moisture I don’t think I’ll be giving it up anytime soon.
Unlike traditional lip plumping glosses this doesn’t sting or dry out your lips at all but plumps them with hydration instead. Dior actually promises a 78% increase in the moisture levels of your lips and I would totally agree that it delivers. I know that this all sounds too good to be true but trust me. This is in no way sponsored, it’s just genuinely changed my
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup described it as “an oil-in-water emulsion infused with pigments and enriched with a natural-origin hibiscus extract for a plumping effect and hyaluronic acid for moisturization.” And it’s exactly that. I honestly can’t explain how nourishing it feels and if I apply it in the morning it keeps my lips moisturised for the rest of the day.
The colour pay off is incredible for something so moisturising too. At the blogger launch I tried the shade Midnight Star which is a deep blue and it was so pigmented. Even though they’re balmy you get exactly the same richness of colour than you would from your regular lipstick. The applicator is also really great at delivering the right amount of product so you never have to worry about going overboard. As I’ve picked up a really natural shade I don’t even use a mirror when putting it on now!
Another thing I love about the Lacquer Plump is that it stains so the colour pays off for hours even after the glossy effect has worn off. It’s perfect for work as it means I still have some colour on my lips at the end of the day and don’t have to worry about carrying products around with me either.
The only downside is the price, as obviously being from Dior it’s pretty expensive at £28.50. I would recommend picking up a shade you can wear everyday like I did to really make the most of it. However for a product that works this well and makes such a difference I don’t feel like it’s completely unjustified. I’ve actually been coveting the shade D-Fancy too which is a gorgeously rich, dark red and would be perfect the evening. One more can’t hurt right?
I also reviewed the Lacquer Plump over on my youtube channel so I thought I would pop the video here if you fancy a watch…