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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.

Dior Addict Lipstick

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.