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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review: Dior Addict & Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipsticks



My apologies to those whom I promised a review for these lippies :(

Apparently, Blogger disapproves of my long rambly review and chose to eat up the 99% completed-draft just before publishing,
then spit it back out unceremoniously in gibberish =_=

I attempted regurgitating the review - I REALLY tried!
However, my irritation and resentment totally thwarted my efforts...  

Anyway, to cut though the chase, 
like most people who compared these 2 formulations, 
I prefer Dior Addict over Chanel Rouge Coco Shine.  

And for once, a SUPER CONCISE EXPRESS review comparing the 2 Titans of this season's lipsticks!



Vanessa for Chanel to the Left                                               Kate for Dior to the Right



Round 1: SPOKESPERSON ~(^-^)~
So I've seen several blog posts comparing these lippies...
And nobody seems to mention this...

Vanessa Paradis (Chanel's muse) is Johnny Depp's current Significant Other and mommy to their 2 kids...
And Kate Moss (Dior's muse) - she was Johnny's 3-year stormy love which ended in 1997...
Coincidence, much? ;)

=_= This could probably be due to my age as 1997 is 14 years ago...
when MOST bloggers were still in (pre/elementary/middle)-school ^_~

Round 1: CHANEL! Hey, Vanessa bagged Johnny..."Nuff Said!


Round 2: PACKAGING
Oh, I almost got into (verbal) fisticuffs with a fanatical Chanel MA
when I mentioned in passing that I prefer Dior's futuristic, holographic tube!

Woah! The woman launched into DefCon-1 defending Chanel'c choice of simple black and gold elegance.
By all means, I understand that they want CHIC- just make it more solid!
Chanel's tube is featherlight and the plastic - plain flimsy. Pooohh!

Round 2: DIOR all the way, woman!


Round 3: TEXTURE
Both Dior and Chanel promise weightless, moisturising formulation without compromising on colour pay-off.

I concur - Yes, both are moisturising compared to their previous/other lip product ranges.
But are they THE most moisturising lippies I own todate?
Nope!

Pit against one another, Chanel, though producing a glossier finish, is a tad more drying.

Round 3: DIOR wins, just by a hair though.


Round 4: COVERAGE
Aaaahhhh...This is an easy one.

Dior triumps, especially when it comes to the darker colours.
What you see is What you get!

As for Chanel, even its darker colours are sheer.
Depending on your preference in coverage, this could be a hit or miss.

Round 4: A DRAW because when it comes to nudes (my favourites <3), I like Dior's superior coverage. Stronger colours, I prefer Chanel's sheerer formulation.


Round 5: COLOUR SELECTION
The colour range is quite wide for both brands.
I dare say whatever your preference might be,
you'll probably find at least ONE colour that would work on you...

Although there is a caveat in Dior's relatively better coverage to Chanels:
Dior's opacity would not be as forgiving as Chanels sheer-er tints.

Round 5: A DRAW!

Note: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Chance turned fuchsia on my very-pigmented lips. Just so you know...

SWATCHES? But of course ^-^ I'm nice - Don't you know that by now? :P

{{ DIOR ADDICT }}
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Left to Right:
178 Urban (Sephora Exclusive - but available in Malaysia HA!)
253 Basic
313 30 Montaigne (Saks Exclusive - but available in Malaysia HA!)
329 Leather
333 Nude

Left to Right:
178 Urban (Sephora Exclusive - but available in Malaysia HA!)
253 Basic
313 30 Montaigne (Saks Exclusive - but available in Malaysia HA!)
329 Leather
333 Nude


{{ CHANEL ROUGE COCO SHINE }}
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Left to Right:
47 Flying Cloud
48 Evasion
56 Chance
58 Royallieu
Left to Right:
47 Flying Cloud
48 Evasion
56 Chance
58 Royallieu

Hope these swatches rock somebody's boat out there somewhere...

Oh, damn! Even if they don't considering KarlaSugar has the most awesome swatches,
(Chanel & Dior)
I didn't want MY photos to go to waste :P

And my, I do have hairy arms, don't I? ^_~

Thanks for dropping by! <3

13 comments:

  1. seriously your blog posts are one of the best out there. it can be concise or comprehensive but it is always entertaining! all those 'rounds' sounded like some battle in a wrestling tournament or something lol and as i read, i can hear the clinging sound in my head when they were about to start wrestling.

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  2. The dior lipstick looks nice..i love the packaging and the color..nice review (= but do hope can see the colors on the lips (=

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  3. I love that you extended the reviews to the spokepersons as well, haha! The swatches do rock my boat, so thank you! ^_^ I was wondering if you knew the name of the shade that Vanessa Paradis is wearing? Is it the same colour (but different formulation, obviously) like the original Rouge Coco?

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  4. Yay..! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about these two lippies!

    Love the shades you picked - they are so SueLynn, hehe...

    My arms are much hair-ier if I didn't epliate! :p

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  5. awesome awesome post!! i love chance by chanel! its a lovely pink =))

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  6. Holy cow! I can hear the boxing bells go "ding, ding, ding!" ^_^ Lovely swatches! Now, I want! LOL!

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  7. Oh my goodness, so gorgeous! Amazing post, totally cleared out everything for me, thank ya! I am quite addicted to these lippies now.. gotta go grab me one myself.

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  8. @Suki If I'm not mistaken, I read somewhere that Vanessa's wearing the much-raved Boy...

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  9. Love this review! So fun to read... what sort of shimmers does Dior Urban have, goldish or silver or...?

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  10. i love your comparison. i think dior still wins on this battle. it's 6 bucks cheaper than chanel and it's more moisturizing. have you tried the new guerlain lipsticks. such a disappointment.

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  11. I didn't notice the thing about the Spokesperson! That is certainly quite amusing. Its like Johnny Depp right at the center of a lipstick duel hehe... Glad you like the Dior Addicts too. I'm always itching for more (and sitting on my hands!)

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  12. Great review and comparison. Now, I'm really really craving to get one of those lippies! :)

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  13. lovely colors.... <3 Angie

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