8th October 2019

DIOR Ultra Care Lipstick: The Swatches & Review

DIOR Ultra Care Lipstick: The Swatches & Review

Last month I reviewed the DIOR Ultra Care Liquid Lipsticks. And, spoiler alert: I loved them. So much in fact that I couldn’t leave the rest of the range unexplored – the promise of more high-end lip colours (that last) was too good to resist! So here we are, DIOR Ultra Care part two: the lipsticks!

Ultra Care Lipsticks follow the same inspiration as the rest of the Ultra Care range: comfortable colour, with shades inspired by flowers. The differences between both are the texture, finish, and of course the packaging, which is as chic as ever, of course. Want to know more? Keep reading…

DIOR Ultra Care Lipstick Swatches

The Formula

Camellia and neroli oil are the stars of this formula. They’re the ingredients (along with 2x natural-origin jojoba) that are to thank for its moisturising texture, and they’re responsible for the luxe white CD core. Ultra Care is, without a shadow of a doubt one of the most comfortable lip colours I’ve worn to date. Despite its pigment intensity, these lipsticks don’t settle into fine lines or leave lips feeling tight or dry. The finish is a satin-matte. They’re not shiny, but they have a luminosity, which is down to the white micro-pearls that live in the CD heart, which acts like a highlighter on the lips.

The Packaging

Eagle-eyed DIOR fans will have already noticed that this lipstick’s packaging is the same as Ultra Rouge (find the difference between both below). Dressed in red and silver, it’s the jaw-dropping bullet we’ve come to expect from the House of Dior – weighty, luxurious-looking and it’s as much of an accessory as it is a makeup item.

The Shades

Similar to the Ultra Care Liquid Lipsticks, all of the shades in this line-up are inspired by the colours of flowers. Created by Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup, all the hues are designed with wear-ability in mind, and compliment natural beauty.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 168 Petal Swatch

168 Petal is a nude-coral with a warm undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 455 Flower Swatch

455 Flower is a nude peachy-pink with a neutral undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 635 Ecstase Swatch

635 Ecstase is a deep berry-pink with a cool undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 707 Bliss

707 Bliss is a red-orange brick red with a neutral undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 736 Nude Swatch

736 Nude is a light mocha with a neutral undertone. It’ll make the perfect nude lip colour for dark skin tones!

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 750 Blossom Swatch

750 Blossom is a light berry-pink with a cool undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 808 Caress Swatch

808 Caress is a muted red-pink with a cool undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 848 Whisper Swatch

848 Whisper is a brown-pink with a cool undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 989 Violet Swatch

989 Violet is a rich plum with a cool undertone.

Dior Rouge Dior Ultra Care Lipstick in 999 Bloom Swatch

999 Bloom is the iconic Dior shade transformed; this time it’s a neutral Hollywood red.

 

Your Questions Answered

How should I apply Ultra Care Lipsticks?

Start with a lip liner (Dior Contour is a great go-to) to define the lip line, then apply Ultra Care Lipstick straight to the lips.

What’s the difference between Ultra Care and Ultra Rouge Lipsticks?

The obvious difference to the eye is the white CD that’s at the heart of the Ultra Care Lipstick bullet. It’s the nourishing ingredients that lie within this CD core that make the difference. The flower oils give Ultra Care its dewy lip finish, whereas Ultra Rouge leaves lips semi-matte. It’s also worth noting that Ultra Rouge is available in a more vibrant shade selection.

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Love the sound of Ultra Care? We’ve swatched the Ultra Care Liquid Lipsticks too… 

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