Rouge Dior Serum De Rouge in Mocha Serum (910) - Reviews/SwatchesA luxurious lip treatment with SPF 20 and with 10 times more concentrated skincare ingredients, this provides moisture, volume and smoothing benefits for your lips, immediately upon application, and day after days.
The lipstick comes packaged in a sleek long tube decorated by a crisscross pattern which for some reason reminds me of bamboos. It is the typical Dior pattern seen in their eyeshadow palettes and their gorgeous blushes. To use, take the cap off and twist the end of the tube to get the product out.
Mocha Serum (910) is a reddish-pink with a hint of brown to it. I had tried a couple of lipsticks already on my lips and add to it the store lighting, and what I thought it was when I bought and what it turned out to be under normal light..well...lesson learnt, shall we say? With a name like Mocha, I should have known there would be some brown to it! While I like the shade, I don't think it's the best shade for my skin colour. My natural lip colour is dark, and this looks a bit reddish brown on my lips. Not one of my favorite colours, but I do think it's a very autumn colour.
Quite aptly named serum, this is not your ordinary lipstick - it's creamy, moisturizing, almost balm-like in consistency but still giving a decent swipe of colour. It's not very opaque, definitely sheerer than a regular lipstick, but is not in the gloss territory. The colour in the tube is very true to what it looks like on my lips, though since my lips are unevenly pigmented it doesn't give a very even coverage. It has no shimmer or glitter, but I do feel it's not completely glossy and reflects light like it has a bit of frost mixed in.
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I had to tweak the photo colour quite a bit to get the colour
on the lips somewhat accurate looking.
Dior claims regular usage of this product (regular = daily) makes the lips softer and smoother, a claim I have not yet put to test, but it is amazingly moisturizing. Creamy, glossy, and leaning on the sheerer side. Perhaps because of the creaminess, the colour tends to disappear from my lips in about an hour or two. I would put the staying power, especially for this particular shade, in the gloss category. Would I buy another shade from this range? Right now, no, because I found equally good moisturizing lipsticks that give a bit more coverage and stay on longer, but never know! If you don't mind the slightly sheer coverage and the pricetag, you might want to give this a try the next time you are anywhere near a Dior counter.