Best Bet: Dior Addict Lipstick


The change in seasons warrants a few updates to your makeup bag. (Plus, this whole sunny-sixties-to-snowing business isn’t doing our skin or chapped lips any favors ...) If you’re looking for a pop of color, the new Dior Addict Lipstick is a worthy splurge. Made with 25 percent less wax than a standard lipstick, these creamy, hydrating shades don’t require a primer of balm to keep lips smooth — something we’ll appreciate in warmer months. But the real draw is the range of 44 splashy colors, from Diorissime, a pretty peachy-pink, to Rouge Podium, a dramatic plum. Though the finish has a hint of sheen, it’s a richer feel and effect than your typical shimmery gloss. And though one shouldn’t judge a product by its packaging, for the price, we were pleased with the weighty, mirrored case.

Dior Addict Lipstick, $28 at Sephora or online.