Swatches, review and details and more photographs of the Dior lipsticks are below.
Dior Addict Extreme (pictured above) is supposed to be a longer-lasting version of Dior Addict. The case is very similar to Addict - translucent "Dior blue" with the steel lippy holder. It is satiny, though it needs a rub or two more than Diorific to glide on. I bought #667 or Avenue. I feel this has more or less the same staying power as the Diorific lipstick. I use this and Diorific for one post-lunch touch-up over my longer-lasting stains that are similar in colour.
Here are the swatches of Dior Addict Extreme Avenue (to the left) and Diorific's Coral Hip-Hip (right). Avenue is a warm, glossy pink that looks fresh and subtle on my lips. It is not too pigmented and is a bit sheer, but it is a great everyday colour - perfect for when you want a hint of colour. I was looking for something similar to Chanel Rouge Double Intensite's Rose Garnet, and this was the closest.
Coral Hip-Hop is a pretty coral with a slight shimmer of gold. It is subtle enough to wear to work and doesn't scream. It should suit all skin tones very well and is more pigmented than Avenue. I love both the colours and the cases and wish they would last a little longer on the lips.
I bought Serum de Rouge (below) about a year ago, when I was feeling quite low. I love the casing. How do those people at Dior imagine them up?
That was all very well, I loved the case, the colour - #760 Raspberry Serum - and the concept. However, this lipstick has nil staying power. At the risk of sounding cliched, now you see it, now you don't - I definitely didn't even attempt a meal or a glass of water. The colour seemed to just melt away - scroll down to read what happened.
However, as I said before, it vanishes before you know it. I applied it and smacked my lips once, after a few minutes. To my horror, I found the colour seemed to have relocated to the outline of the lips, near the lipliner. I smacked my lips once more and almost all the colour had gone to the edges and you could see the bare lips. The second time I wore this, I found it had smudged within about 20 minutes and gone everywhere except for the lips - this was despite blotting and liner. I haven't worn it since. Come on, Dior, I paid INR2,150 for this and expect it to last through at least a breath or two!
On the bright side, the SA gave me a cute Dior Addict sample lip palette that looks fabulous. I'll review it soon.