There comes a time in one's life when one feels like they have felt every sensation and feeling in the world. Nothing is foreign. Not overwhelming bliss, not unadulterated anger, not blinding passion, not deafening awkwardness. In a sensationalised world, there is no new sensation. So imagine my surprise when I swiped on the Rouge Dior Ultra Care lipstick and smacked my lips.
What. Is. That.
I immediately waved my arms at beauty writer Emily, beckoning her to try it. She too, was gobsmacked. It seemed neither of us could register that our lips were red as rubies, and soft as rose petals. They were painted heavily, and felt light as air. Such is the marvel of the new lipstick by Dior. And when that colour stayed on without bleeding for hours, we realised it was the end of the old world as we knew it.
Ok, so that's a bit of an exaggeration, but there should be no question we were in the company of a seriously stellar lip product. The Rouge Dior Ultra Care Liquid, the liquid lipstick version of the range also lived up to the almost-impossible reputation of the OG formula. The mousse-sque texture made my lips feel like they were two fat clouds in constant. Soft. Supple. Plumped. Alas, it's not all rainbows and butterflies, though it came close. Dior needs to come up with more exciting colours than red, redder, and more red, and improve on their staying power. But if that comes with sacrificing the moisturising, nourishing formula, I say don't fix it if it ain't broke