I don’t know what I ate in France (too much macarons, croissants, and éclairs, maybe??) because I kept on wanting to try out a bunch of high-end French makeup brands. Living in France for give or take a month made me want to imbibe even a small aspect of their posh and elegant culture. Obviously for a makeup addict like me, the perfect way for me to imbibe a bit of French culture was to try out some pieces from famous French brands such as Dior and Givenchy.
As you all know, I love lippies. I really believe that there is NO SUCH THING as having too much lippies! I’ve heard that Dior has one of the most amazing lipstick formulas which is why it was the first makeup counter I explored when I was in Sephora. When it seemed like I wasn’t ever going to be finished with the major swatchfest that ensued because of the amazing range of shades, I finally settled with a Rouge Dior Rose Baiser 361. I have to say, the packaging is trés chic!
Shade and Texture
Since I already have a bunch of lipsticks (most of them neglected, yikes!), I decided to go with a wearable shade to make sure that one of my most priced lipstick pieces (literally and figuratively) will get the love that it deserves. Rose Baiser 361 is a neutral rosey pink with. When worn, you can detect a hint on brown. It looks brighter than from the tube than when applied. It’s definitely a shade that can be worn easily, especially for daytime.
It also has a creamy texture and beautiful satin finish. I love that its creaminess is perfect in a sense that it’s creamy yet it stays put and it doesn’t slip and slide on the lips. One swipe does the trick but I prefer to do two swipes. Given its creaminess, the lipstick is also incredibly moisturising on my naturally dry lips. My lips can’t help but cry of happiness, seriously.
Longevity and Scent
This lasts about 3-4 hours on my lips without eating. Reapplication would be necessary after eating but I definitely don’t mind. The only thing that bothers me about this is its “granny” scent. The scent was very evident as I applied the lipstick but it wore in within the first hour of wearing it.
I adore this lipstick and I have to say that it’s one of the few lipsticks of mine that really sat well on my dry and stubborn lips. The line has a huge selection of shades and the quality is topnotch. It was definitely worth the splurge. I still wouldn’t want to pressure everyone to grab a tube because it IS quite pricey. My lips are just especially picky with lipstick formulas, which is why I really liked the lipstick. However, I would definitely recommend this to those who are searching for a nice lipstick formula for dry lips!