Journey to Wonderland: Dior Product Review

Dior has to be the most fashion forward cosmetic brand, each product has been created to be seriously stylish and trendsetting. Today I am so excited to have two beautiful products in front of me. The new “Fluid Stick” and the reinvented “Vernis” by Dior.

gloss and polish

The Fluid Stick:

“Dior has created a pure object of desire, with an ingenious design for all those who know how to cultivate the art of surprise.
The illusion is maintained until the case is opened and an applicator emerges that is steeped in colour and as precise and easy to use as a lipstick…” – Dior

A fluid hybrid, with the high impact colour and long wear of a classic lipstick in one sweep of a gloss available in 16 draw dropping shades.

Vernis:

Gel Coat resins with intense purity combined with a techno-polymer transform each coat of lacquer into a film as smooth and shiny as glass. Enriched with organic silicon strengthens the nail surface for extra-long wear. The techno-polymer creates a seamless bond between the nail and the lacquer for really long staying power. Formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor.” – Dior

The recently revamped formula gives an ultra shiny long wearing “Gel” finish with 30 to die for colours taken from the catwalk.

No collection would be complete without the IT shades “Pandore“, “Adventure“, “Wonderland” and “Mirage” I will be reviewing the colour 575 Wonderland.

PACKAGING

Both the “Fluid Stick” and the “Vernis” have beautiful packaging, they really are stunning products to look at. Every single attention to detail just screams elegance and luxury which Dior are notorious for in their collections.

The most impressive has to be the “Fluid Stick” packaged to look like a lipstick in a silver and transparent casing. Then when you twist the cap the gloss applicator pops out ready to coat the lips in gloss like shine. The applicator has a soft rounded tip to help with precision.

The nail polish has a very modern packaging with a silver cap and a square bottle which is modern and elegant and the brush has been changed to give a one stroke effect.

FORMULA

Colour and shine come together as one for maximum impact with intense, long-wearing lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss. Dior Addict Fluid Stick does not contain wax, but water for maximum lightness, an immediate fresh effect and addictive comfort… Fluid Stick Dior

When I apply the lipgloss I get a really good coat of colour and the texture feels really unique it has a creamy but firm texture which I can feel “hugging”my lips.

What I love about the Vernis is that the formula is without toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor. I think it’s great that more and more brands are using non toxic formulas.

(Toluene is toxic to the nervous system, impairs breathing, causes nausea, causes developmental damage to the foetus, and is linked to malignant lymphoma. Camphor can cause liver damage in rare cases when applied to skin. It has been linked to seizures when ingested. Formaldehyde is an embalming fluid, a well-known human carcinogen and can cause ear, nose, throat and skin irritations.- source)

APPLICATION / SWATCH

Fluid Stick

The application is really easy since its got a round tapered applicator. I applied a small amount on the back on my hand which you can see in the swatch below has a vivid high gloss shine. When I apply the gloss to my lips the gloss feels very firm, it’s quite a stiff gloss and doesn’t really feel runny. I feel confidant in it’s ability to stay in place. On my lips the colour has a more red tone.

lipgloss swatch

Vernis

This has a flat and wide shaped brush, it makes application for one stroke effect much faster. I have to admit I am more used to a three stroke technique and I tend to have problems applying in full strokes. I know many though who find smaller brushes tedious so this is really down to preference.

The actual application though is good, the first coat should be applied thinly and then with a second coat you get a really nice layer of opaque colour. The polish has a really nice shine to it which for those ladies who often skip on top coat will love. I still applied a topcoat as I find that it will always prolong the life of my manicure.

 I really love the colour it’s a beautiful bright coral but has a really nice pink tone, no wonder it’s one of Dior’s top 4 as it’s a colour which really compliments all skintones.

OVERALL THOUGHTS

Fluid Stick

I think this has to be a fantastic hybrid for the girl who loves a gloss and doesn’t really like lipstick (I am usually one of those girls although I am really getting into lipsticks at the moment). It does have a slightly sticky feel but after a while you kind of get used to it and it’s not irritating but more like a firm film which coats the lip.

Vernis

I love the new colours and I like the new texture, I am still not sure about the brush. I don’t think it’s the product more my application method is a little old school. I have had the same issue with other wider brushes before but it’s never impacted the quality of the application.

Both products complement each other beautifully!
I think its very chic to be able to match your lipgloss and your polish. 

I think Dior has really gone all out on the launch of these products the campaign photos and videos are really something special. I adore the #thisisnotalipstick tag. Have you got any Dior faves to share with me?

Love Steph x

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14 thoughts on “Journey to Wonderland: Dior Product Review

    • thinklovemakeup says:

      Extremely! I love the packaging it makes me so happy seeing them on my desk, both are really beautiful.

      I wasnt impressed by Dior’s old polish (used to chip after a day) this formula is so much better had it on a few days and still no chips.

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    • thinklovemakeup says:

      Im really impressed with how long lasting they are now, before Dior used to last 1 day before it started chipping, this has been a few days now and its stayed beautifully. I definitely love the colours. Steph x

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