Dior does blue lipstick! It’s the new Rouge Dior in 602 Visionary Matte
I’m blue da ba dee da ba da-ee da ba dee-a da ba da da ba dee da ba da…
Can you remember this Eiffel 65 song from the late 90’s? I’ve had it stuck in my head for the last few days.
Although I have many a middle school party memory linked to it, it’s not a sudden bout of nostalgia the reason why I have this annoyingly addictive song on repeat inside my head…
This is the reason:
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in 602 Visionary Matte ($35): Review & Swatches
The new Rouge Dior lipsticks have a gorgeously luxurious packaging
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Dior has recently revamped their Rouge Dior lipstick range, which now features both satin and matte finishes, as well as a handful of fun, unconventional shades, including 602 Visionary Matte, a stunning deep blue.
Now, I’m pretty sure most of you won’t be willing to spend over $30 on a lipstick they won’t wear to the office or to shop for groceries, but, personally, I love the idea of a luxe French brand like Dior stepping out their comfort zone and venturing into the realm of unconventional colors.
Swatches of the new Rouge Dior lipstick in 602 Visionary Matte: 3 layers (L), 1 layer (R)
The Rouge Dior lipstick in 602 Visionary Matte looks almost black in the bullet, but, as you can see, it doesn’t translate as deep in the swatches. Although it’s not completely opaque (I like to make it opaque by applying a matching liner first, as I’ll tell you in a minute), it is perfectly even and streak-free, which is pretty impressive for a shade this dark. It has more of a satin-matte finish than a straight-up matte one, and is very comfortable on the lips.
Blue Lipstick Made Wearable: Tips & Tricks
Wearing the Rouge Dior in 602 Visionary Matte on top of the KIKO Rebel Romantic Color Definition Eyeliner and Kajal in 04 Amazon Blue on my lips, and the three matte browns from the Chanel Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quad in 268 Candeur Et Expérience on my eyes
When wearing blue lipstick (or any other dark shade), using a matching lip liner as a base is essential, since any fading is much more noticeable than when you use lighter shades. If you don’t have a blue lip pencil (does anyone?), you can easily use an eyeliner, as long as it’s not too stiff.
My personal secret to make blue lipstick wearable is making it the main focus of the look, without forgetting about the rest of the face (I mean, you can’t just pair it with loads of mascara and be out the door, if you ask me).
If you don’t want blue lipstick to wash you out, I recommend pairing it with matte brown eyeshadows to add subtle definition to the eyes, and a touch of neutral bronzer (I used the puroBIO Resplendent Matte Bronzing Powder in 01) and natural blush (I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Exposed) to enliven the complexion.
Et voilà, blue lipstick made wearable!
Would you ever wear it? And have you tried any of the new Rouge Dior Lipsticks?
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