Smackdown: Swanky French Lipstick

Two of the most storied names in French fashion—Dior and Chanel—are launching hip new lipstick lines designed to appeal to the young—or young at heart.

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Beauty Inc issue 03/11/2011

Dior Addict Lipstick

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Launching: April
Number of Shades/Doors/Price: 56/869/$28 each
Inspiration: Designer John Galliano’s “bold, daring” fashion collections.
Famous Face: Supermodel and Galliano muse Kate Moss.
Signature Shades: DiorKiss, Beige Casual and Red Carpet, representing Moss’ rock ’n’ roll, red- carpet and relaxed sides.
Main Claim: Shine, volume and hydration, thanks to “mirror jelly,” a combo of polymers and silicone oil.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

Launching: April
Number of Shades/Doors/Price: 18/112/$32 each
Inspiration: The world of Coco Chanel, from her favorite haunts, such as Biarritz, to her paramour, Boy Capel.
Famous Face: French chanteuse and Johnny Depp’s main squeeze, Vanessa Paradis.
Signature Shades: Boy, a natural rose.
Main Claim: Fresh, sheer and luminous color with a “hydratendre” complex to hydrate and soften lips.

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