This is one of the moments in my blogging career where I’m too dumbfounded to rave about a product that I love too much. As I type this down, I’m at a lost of words because really, how can I possibly immortalize my love for these fluidsticks in the most perfect manner possible? But, since you, reader expect a conclusion of my review of this product at the end of this post, I’m going to give you a backstory to understand why this is one of the products that has completely changed my life.
When I was in grade school to high school, among the most acceptable products to have at my age then would be the following: lipbalm, lip gloss, eyeliner, and maybe concealer/powder and cheek tint. From late grade school to early high school, I deeply treasured my tiny makeup army of less than 10 makeup products. I dabbled in trying different lip glosses because all the chick flick movies made it look like the iconic definition of a girly girl. Finally, I woke up from the spell the kept me from understanding what type of makeup suited me when I entered 2nd year high school because I had to build a kit for my dance competitions. By then, I realized that lip glosses were my enemy because of 3 reasons: they were so sticky, they were bad for my perpetually dry lips, and of course, they give me this ridiculous feeling of hatred every time a hair strand grazed my lips. My last lipgloss purchase was in 2010.
Fast forward to present day, like always when to glossy products in liquid form, I instinctively turned a blind eye to the craze that conquered the beauty community that is known as the Dior Fluisticks. I was stubbornly just seeing how it looked a lot like a gloss and refused hearing about what type of product it actually was. This was all until one fateful visit to the Dior makeup counter at Rustan’s when I bought one of their highlighters. Then, the dazzling fuidsticks just kept tempting me with their uber luxe packaging and so, I swatched. And then… eventually tried a baby pink shade on. Well damn these testers because I WAS HOOKED.
The packaging is ridiculously good. I mean, the design itself gives off an illusion that it’s floating. With the case of this product, the packaging was where our love affair began. The product has just the right amount of weight that spells, L-U-X-E but does not overdo it. The “CD” engraving at the top of the wand is a beautiful touch. It’s one of my favorite lip product packagings to date alongside with Guerlain, and Nars. I also love the applicator it comes with because the shape is so helpful in letting me apply the product within the confines of my lips.
Shades and Formula
I picked two shades: 289 Tiny Pink and 754 Pandore. Tiny Pink is a gorge-iaaaas warm toned baby pink while Pandore is a warm toned vibrant watermelon red. I like Tiny Pink more just because it so much easier to wear. It’s like a no brainer because I can wear it with absolutely any look. It makes me look so young and innocent in a good way, I think. While Pandore is a lot more bold and goes well with a clean makeup look.
The first thing I noticed as I applied the fluidsticks, is a cool sensation on my lips. Not like what you experience when you chew mint gum though. Just a slightly cool and soothing sensation. When I checked the formula, I found out that it’s actually made out of water. Which explains the utmost comfort it gives off.
The product is very highly pigmented and I find that dipping the wand into the tube once does the job in applying the product on my lips. The product is sticky enough not to feel too watery on the lips and to apply evenly but it’s a comfortable kind of sticky. Oh gosh, am I even making sense here? You just HAVE to try it to get what I’m saying because this product’s formula is really out of this world. It’s very glossy once applied, but I find that the product sets on the lips as if the lips absorb the water content eventually leaving it looking like a high-shine lipstick on the lips.
It does survive some meals and some drinking. But since it’s glossy in nature, it won’t stay on like a matte lipstick would. Given its opaque formula, Pandore leaves a very beautiful stain on the lips while Tiny Pink does not.
So, why is it so life changing? Well, it’s life changing for me because I’ve never experienced using a lipgloss-lipstick hybrid with a formula like this and it just looks so pretty on my lips. It doesn’t only look sooo pretty but it’s also extremely comfortable. These days, I really like going for products that make me look nice yet still make me feel comfortable.
Now, I’ve said all that I can considering my restraint to babble more and I can go on all day. But I won’t. Because I’ll leave the rest up to you, to try this magical product for yourself and fall in love (I’m 80% certain that you will) like I did. Well of course, Matte-formula-purists will be unconvinced. But lipgloss loving sisters, and moisture formula loving sisters, the birth of this lipstick hybrid is a big WIN for our community. Please go forth and try it out in a Dior makeup counter near you.