Working in the heart of Glasgow city centre means I am constantly surrounded by temptation, and when I'm bored, I shop. The result of a recent boredom induced shopping trip is my first ever Rouge Dior Lipstick in 565 Trafalgar Pink. This range has always intrigued me as it is inspired by the colours of Dior's Haute Couture gowns. Dior Rouge lipsticks have an amazing shade range from wearable nudes and pinks to more dramatic shades. I was instantly drawn to Trafalgar Pink - unsurprisingly a hot pink with a blue undertone.
On their website, Dior say that the Rouge Dior range contain new 'hyaluronic acid microspheres' that help give the appearance of full and smooth lips - this sounded perfect for me as I am always on the look out for lip products that help my top lip look a little fuller. While the formula is moisturising, there is a slight graininess when applied on the lips. I'm not sure whether this is just restricted to this particular shade on account of there being some shimmer particles in the lipstick. It is definitely not as creamy as the Dior Addict range, however it is extremely pigmented and long lasting. Trafalgar Pink lasted about 5 hours on me before I had to reapply, which is practically unheard of on my lips!
Trafalgar Pink is a hot pink with a blue undertone and shimmer. Particularly in sunlight, the shimmer makes this lipstick so shiny - it reflects light beautifully. If you've ever used a white shimmery pigment over lipstick, Trafalgar Pink has a similar effect without having the horrible feeling of powder on your lips. Even by looking at the bullet you can see how shiny the lipstick is - I think it looks like a toy!
When talking to the assistant at the counter, I mentioned I don't particularly like matte lipsticks (apart from Chanel's Rouge Allure Velvet formula, which wear beautifuly) to which she replied 'Dior don't believe in matte'. While I thought this was a slightly odd statement, it's a useful thing to know when make up shopping and, when I think about it, I own no matte products from Dior!