The new Dior Addict Stellar lip balms and glosses fronted by Cara Delevingne are finally here

The new Dior Addict Stellar lip balms and glosses fronted by Cara Delevingne are finally here

High-shine lippies brightening up your day

Text: Guan Tan

Remember that Cara Delevingne Dior Addict Stellar Shine lipstick from last year? It was an all-in-one dream formula: a beeswax-based lip balm with some nourishing and softening safflower seed oil and aloe vera extract, great buildable colour, and a subtle hint of wearable shine. This super lippie launched to much fanfare in April last year. Then, lo and behold, it went radio silent for the rest of 2019 –– very unlike of Dior Beauty, a brand that's famously known for dropping new shades and refreshing its formulas regularly to satiate the cavernous appetites of beauty aficionados month on month.

When 2020 came around, we realised why. The brand had two spanking new additions slated for the Dior Addict Stellar family, aptly christened Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine and Dior Addict Stellar Gloss respectively. As these megawatt high-shine darlings hit stores today, here are our reviews:

Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine

At S$52, the new Halo Shine is essentially the same base formula as last year's debut Stellar Addict Shine –– a nourishing blend of Candelilla wax and beeswax infused with safflower seed oil and aloe vera, What's new? A star-shaped core filled with pink and gold pearly pigments for shimmer and shine.

The new Dior Addict Stellar Halo Shine comes in 15 shades.

June Chen, 28, Marketing Manager

Yes to its moisturising prowess, no to bleeding. "It applies on really smoothly and coats the lips in a thin yet extremely hydrating film that really helps to lock in the moisture. While it is super hydrating, it bleeds rather easily. Colour payoff is pretty good with a sheer and glistening finish. The bleeding really bugs me and [you've] gotta reapply quite often."

Natasha Khoury, 24, Editorial Intern

3 points for the pros and 5 points for the cons of this lippie. If you're looking for a subtle hint of colour for an everyday healthy glow, this is for you. If you're used to intense, highly pigmented formulas, this won't be up your alley. "Pros: It's moisturising for your lips, can be easily applied, and feels light. Cons?  For those who are used to dry-finish lipsticks, this formula is too wet, and smudges. The colour is sheer, subtle and light, not pigmented and buildable. Finally, it stain your lips."

Dior Addict Stellar Gloss

Housed in a clear glass tube, the new Stellar Gloss (S$50) is an ambitious multitasker –– it's an ultra-high shine gloss that plumps and hydrates the lips. You could think of it as Dior Lip Maximizers infused with colour pigments.

At S$50, the new Dior Addict Stellar Gloss comes in 12 shades.

Emily Heng, 25, Beauty Writer

Not as sticky as a traditional lip gloss. "For how viscous it appears in the tube, the Dior Gloss is a lot less sticky than I thought. As if that wasn't appealing enough, it also gave a high-sheen to my pout that had it appearing infinitely plumper and well-moisturised. My only gripe: that it doesn't deliver much in terms of colour pay off and faded after three bites of my burger. But hey, you can't have everything."

Natasha Khoury, 24, Editorial Intern

So much love for this new lip gloss. "I felt like I liked the lip gloss more. It dries quite fast, doesn't smudge easily, has a nice sweet smell, is buildable and doesn't stain your lips when you remove it." Qualms? The subtle colour pay-off –– great for some, not ideal for colour lovers like Natasha! "Although it looks pigmented in the tube, it does not reflect when you apply it on your lips."