Winter Poppy (862)
Dior Winter Poppy (862) Rouge Dior Lip Color (2021) is a medium-dark, pink-red with strong, cool blue undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff paired with a denser consistency that wasn’t emollient and had only slight gliding ability, so it didn’t apply as comfortably in a single stroke. It was easier to apply in shorter, more overlapping strokes to get the most even finish. Despite being a little clingy compared to other finishes in the range, it didn’t seem prone to emphasizing my lip texture or lip lines. The color lasted for six and a half hours and left a strong stain behind, though it was only lightly hydrating overall–I definitely needed to put lip balm on a few hours after removal.
Red Pansy (858)
Dior Red Pansy (858) Rouge Dior Lip Color (2021) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and comfortable to apply in a fluid stroke. The formula smoothed out some of my lip lines, but the deepest ones were still visible in the close-up photo (not so much in person). It stayed on nicely for six hours and felt hydrating while worn.