Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick + Dior Vernis (Photos & Swatches)

Dior Rouge Lipstick

Dior Rouge Lipstick

Lustworthy lipsticks are my absolute weakness.  When I learned that Dior would be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a reinvention of the classic Rouge Dior lipstick I was ecstatic.  A good lipstick can totally make your lip, and these have become some of my favourites.

“At 30, Avenue Montaigne, the first Rouge Dior was born.  It was a concentrate of pure colour, whose shades were inspired by the Couturier’s fabrics – the perfect lipstick.  Women had waited for it for so long it was an overnight success.  Catapulted into the realms of style, Rouge Dior became the emblem of Dior make-up.  An absolute must-have, it has existed in over 1500 shades since 1953.”

Rouge Dior Trafalgar, Grege 1947, Darling, 999, Dior Vernis Trafalgar, Nuit 1947, Darling, 999

Rouge Dior in (L-R) Trafalgar, Grege 1947, Darling, 999
Dior Vernis in (L-R) Trafalgar, Nuit 1947, Darling, 999

I personally love the elegant packaging of these lipsticks.  Simple but chic, with navy casing and a silver canework motif (and of course the signature CD), it makes a statement and I absolutely love pulling it out of my purse to reapply.  The formula is perfect – smooth and creamy, it glides on like a dream.  Rock samphire extract helps to smooth the lips for flawless application, while spheres of hyaluronic acid help the lips to appear fuller.

With 32 new shades available in 4 colour ranges (reds, pinks, beiges and corals), finding one that matches your skin tone and mood is an easy feat.   “Pinks are tinged with happiness, reds provide and expression of elegance, beiges are as luxurious as cashmere, and corals hide in the shade of the sun,” explains Tyen, Dior Makeup Creative Director.  There are 4 main shades available that act as the stars of each of the colour ranges – Trafalgar, Grege 1947, Darling and 999 (a tribute to Christian Dior’s first lipstick, 9).  If you’re a fan of matching your lips and tips, you may also want to check out the coordinating Dior Vernis that Dior has created to accompany these shades – Trafalgar, Nuit 1947, Darling and 999.  I have swatched all four Rouge Dior and Dior Vernis below for you to take a look.


Rouge Dior in Trafalgar, Dior Vernis in Trafalgar Swatch

Rouge Dior in Trafalgar, Dior Vernis in Trafalgar

Rouge Dior in Grege 1947, Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947 Swatch

Rouge Dior in Grege 1947, Dior Vernis in Nuit 1947

Rouge Dior in Darling, Dior Vernis in Darling Swatch

Rouge Dior in Darling, Dior Vernis in Darling

Rouge Dior in 999, Dior Vernis in 999 Swatch

Rouge Dior in 999, Dior Vernis in 999

What are your thoughts on these shades?  Have you ever tried a Rouge Dior lipstick?

Price: Rouge Dior – $36.00, Dior Vernis – $25.00 CAD

Availability: October 2013 at Dior counters

Disclaimer: This post contains products sent from the company for editorial consideration.  All opinions are purely my own personal judgements.

  • Melinda Jana

    I love Dior’s colours. Those shades look awesome on you, Dee. Haven’t had a chance to try them, hoping to do so when I drop by their counter

    • They’re really lovely – the colour they give is amazing and I love the creamy formula. Let me know what you think if you have a chance to check them out!

      • Melinda Jana

        Have yet to drop by their counter. I know my friend used Dior’s lipgloss or lipstick (forgot which) at a wedding and it looked gorgeous on her. Dior really know what they are doing when it comes to colour!

  • Victoria Ess

    I love the lipstick in Grege 1947.

  • Anusha Puri

    awww DIOR is so royal..classy.I want all of them.Truly lustworthy

  • Rose Tran

    ahh LOVE DIOR ‘s quality and packaging!

  • Ivy Perez

    I love Dior packaging and producta..I have their skin nude foundation and I love it! Darlin caught my eye..perfect pretty pink 🙂

  • Marinka

    Love the nail polishes! They compliment the lip colors very well.