So, a trip to Saint Tropez is not in my immediate future. However, I can get a little taste of this French Riviera paradise when I use Christian Dior's Dior Addict Extreme with the same moniker. Available at Sephora and retailing for $30, this formulation is designed to be long-wearing and shiny.
Saint Tropez (#336) is a peach-toned shade with a glossy, semi-opaque finish. I love this formula...especially in contrast to the original Dior Addict version released last spring.
Dior Addict Extreme is not overwhelmingly long-wearing (I get about three hours with one application), but it is remarkably moisturizing and comfortable in texture.
|Dior Addict Extreme in #336 Saint Tropez...two swipes on lips in direct sunlight|
In pictures, I've seen it appear more pink/peach but it definitely is more of a light and soft coral shade on my lips with no discernible shimmer.
|**Swatched in the shade|
As seen in the comparison swatches above, Saint Tropez pulls a touch more coral than the similarly textured but peachier Sephora Crystal Gloss in "Flushed"and is perfect when a subtle pop of color is desired. I originally bought a backup (I get a little "doomsday preppers" when it comes to colors I think I will run through quickly), but so far have found it to be a great shade for my vast pink/peach/nude rotation rather than an everyday staple. I can imagine this will be one of my choices when I am sitting by the pool next month...I won't be in Saint Tropez, but Palm Beach, Florida is close enough!