I stumbled into Dior Serum de Rouge somewhat accidentally. While searching for the Dior Diva rewards for 2014 (which I submitted receipts for and will let you all see what they are when I receive them), I discovered that Dior Serum de Rouge in Rosewood Serum (#740) was a prior year reward- and subsequently started investigating this formula.
Dior Serum de Rouge isn't shaped quite like your average lipstick or lipgloss. It's a thin tube with the same pattern on the outside as on the Rouge Dior lipsticks. The applicator is much smaller than most lipsticks:
You get color by turning the bottom section. However, beware! Once twisted, there's no way to push the color back in the tube. It's a major design flaw, in my opinion.
Rosewood is a lovely pink. Here it is, with flash:
This is truly a MLBB color on just about everyone- including me. This is a great color just to throw in your bag to have as a backup throughout the day, due to the formula. Rosewood is a mid-toned rosy pink that I've seen on just about every skintone. If you're going to try just one shade of Serum de Rouge, this is a can't miss.
This color is a true neutral pink. Here's the same swatch in a few different light conditions:
Outside, no flash:
Outside, with flash:
Inside, no flash:
Inside, with flash:
Honestly, the inside with flash shows the shine the best and is closest to the color. I've gotten a lot of use out of this somewhat impulse purchase (I can justify almost any purchase by thinking "well, I'll just blog about it..."). It's now become a true staple.
Yes, the color is pretty. But what makes this so magical? It's the formula. Like the name implies, this is also a conditioning serum. This is the first lipstick I've tried that leaves my lips more moisturized, even when I was testing it on some of the coldest days in decades! The formula alone makes this worth seeking out. It nourishes and moisturizes while imparting color that lasts about 4 hours on me. This is truly a HG formula for me.
Serum de Rouge retails for $34 and is available at Dior counters.