Although the Blue Tie palettes in Smoking Blue, Smoking White and trios in Smoky Black and Smoky Navy looked quite stunning in the compacts, on swatching there was at least one shade in each that had poor pigment and really did not feel smooth at all. As such my attention turned to the great array of natural, easy to wear lip offerings.
There were four shades of the new Rouge Serum Crystal (£25 each) on the display. I would say the formula feels the same as the normal Serum De Rouge lipsticks; lightweight, really smooth and moisturising, giving a sheer luminous finish. The only noticeable difference is that the Crystal shades seem more sheer.
215 Primrose Crystal is sheer warm beige with a touch of pink. 455 Tea Rose Crystal is sheer delicate pink.
Of the four new Rouge Dior lipsticks I immediately went for 428 Pisanelle Pink (£22.50) which is a soft beige pink with a gentle glimmer. I think the Rouge Dior formula has really good colour payoff and lasts very well, I don't find these the most moisturising though.
Swatches L-R:Pisanelle Pink,Tea Rose Crystal,Primrose Crystal
Swatches taken in sunlight L-R:Pisanelle Pink,Primrose Crystal, Tea Rose Crystal
Ingredients of Rouge Serum Crystal
Ingredients of Rouge Dior
I bought all of these from Boots.