I used to only wear opaque lipsticks, and mostly mattes at that. I’ve gradually grown to love sheer lipsticks too, but I still prefer sheer lipsticks with a noticeable amount of pigment. I love the juicy, translucent finish of a good sheer lipstick, but I don’t want it to verge on transparent. Dior’s Addict Lipsticks never appealed to me, because they are just too close to clear for my tastes (especially for the price). But the Addict Extremes? I’ve been interested in them since they were released, and I finally decided to purchase one (and now I seem to have acquired another – but that’s for another post).
Black Tie is just my kind of color – a deep, purple-toned berry. It has good pigmentation in one swipe, and is buildable have even more color. It stays relatively true to swatch on my lips.
My lips have been on the dry side lately, and I’m especially loving the Addict Extremes for days when my lips just aren’t up to a regular lipstick. The Addict Extreme formula is very smooth and moisturizing – my lips were in quite bad shape in the swatch photo, and though they don’t look perfect up close, they actually look and feel better with Black Tie on than without it.
I’ve worn Black Tie many times now – probably ten or more, as it was one of the items I packed when I was out of town a couple weeks ago – but I can’t give an exact wear time; I’ve never managed to notice exactly when it wears off (sorry!) – I think it’s about 3-4 hours, depending on snacks. It definitely lasts better than most sheer lipsticks, and does leave a stain after the glossiness wears off.
Overall, I love it – great formula and a great color. Recommended!
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