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Your BEST Dior Lipstick Shades

Your BEST Dior Lipstick Shades

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In 1947, Christian Dior revolutionized women’s wardrobes with the New Look silhouette. That year, he also changed haute couture beauty deciding to “dress women’s smiles” with a true red lipstick. Dior celebrates this moment with 50 shades of Rouge Dior Lipstick. Dior’s Angie Semple handpicks the very best shades for your skin tone, personality and sense of style.


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Brand: Dior

City: Paris

Launch: 50 Rouge Dior Lipsticks

The quote: “I created this Rouge Dior collection so women can choose and change shades to express themselves.” – Peter Philips, Creative & Image Director of Dior Makeup

Backstory: Christian’s scarlet dresses in 1953 were created with ‘shock factor’ in mind. He named them ‘Scream’, ‘Zinia’, and Satan and used shades of poppy, madder & geranium. To complete the look, he developed eight limited edition shades of red lipstick housed in a bullet with obelisk-shaped cap.

New texture: What’s new for autumn 2016, is an ultra-matte texture in a hydrating formula. Mango butter, hyaluronic acid and aroleat samphira provide 16 hours of comfort without drying or streaking. The colour is also available in a satin finish.

Five colour families: To make the collection easier to shop and wear, Peter designed the shades in five colour families: the legendary reds, the passionate corals, the pretty pinks, the natural nudes and extremes.

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Your best Dior lip shades


rouge dior in operaThe best Rouge Dior shade to make your teeth look whiter: Opera 762

rouge dior in greige 1947The best Rouge Dior shade if you are very fair complexion with red hair: Grege 1947 169

rouge dior in ready 642Best Rouge Dior shade for a job interview: Ready 642

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rouge dior in zinnia 743Best Rouge Dior shade for very deep skin tones: Rouge Zinnia 743

rouge dior in euphoric matte 652Best Rouge Dior shade for mid-tone Indian/South Asian skin tones: Euphoric Matte 652

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rouge dior 776Best Rouge Dior for olive skin tones and dark hair colour: Soiree Rio 776


rouge dior in rendez vous 683Best Rouge Dior to wear to a job interview: Rendez-Vous 683


rouge dior in visionary matte 602Best Rouge Dior to wear to a music festival: Visionary Matte 602


rouge dior exuberant matte 787Best Rouge Dior if you totally love the colour pink: Exuberant Matte 787

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Dior Beauty is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


  • Reply
    Nancy Totten
    May 19, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I am looking for Dior lipstickshade475, can you help me?

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    Melanie E
    November 24, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Lovely shades of lipstick! Thanks for the info! @MaraMel

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    Alayne Langford
    November 23, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Great article! My favourites are Opera, for a night out, and Grege, for every day! 🙂

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    Hamsa wagdy
    November 23, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Wooow ❤

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    Trisha Pedros
    November 23, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Love “Dress women’s smiles” absolutely wonderful! Every time I apply lipstick going forward, I will be thinking about dressing my smile! Great read, Dave! And the Grege 1947 169 is the perfect colour for this fair skinned woman!!

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    Mary Scheel
    November 22, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Gorgeous colours, like the suggestions for each one. Thanks Dave

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    November 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    amazing once again Dior Lux @clarklawlor.com

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    Ashley Martinez
    November 22, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful colors!!!

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    November 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    What a gorgeous colors❤️

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    Liz Howard
    November 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

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    November 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    ???? Dior = Dream ????

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    Gonny Aarts
    November 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Rendez vous looks very special

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    Danielle Perrault
    November 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Dave, it’s hard to make a choice but i will be delited to try Soiree Rio 776! Never try Dior lipstick before!

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    November 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Gorgeous shades! Soiree 776 anytime! We all know the luxurious quality of Dior lipsticks.

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    Bev Sayers
    November 22, 2017 at 11:49 am

    The colours are beautiful! I love medium shades. If I find a colour a little dark for me I lightly add a light colour gloss on top. Love rose and plum shades but will try them all! JustroseCanada on Twitter

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    Bev Sayers
    November 22, 2017 at 11:48 am

    The colours are beautiful! I love medium shades. If I find a colour a little dark for me I lightly add a light colour gloss on top. Love rose and plum shades but will try them all! Justrose Canada on Twitter

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    megan styles
    November 22, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Hi Dave! Megan again! My Twitter name is @MoxeeBrushes and I love my nude colors, & sheer pinks. I’ve never had the money to try these lipsticks but the colors that came closest to the ones I would wear would be the last one and the job interview one- which is color exhuberant matte 787 and ready 642. If there were any colors that were more of a sheer pink, or a nude or taupe color- that would be me as well. To be honest with you though~ if I won an old sick from you I would be happy????love ya Dave! happy Thanksgiving

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      megan styles
      November 22, 2017 at 10:47 am

      ****SOCK****not sick????????I hate autocorrect!! I’m gonna call it autoWRONG

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    Michele Hallman
    November 22, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Dior! I simply adore! I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Yevette Parker
    November 22, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I love776! @yevetteparker

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    September Dee
    November 22, 2017 at 9:46 am

    These shades are so pretty. Thanks for the tips in chosing the right shade. Ive been wearing shade 999 for years but will also try some others like 762 for whiter looking teeth!

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    Emily Mitton
    November 22, 2017 at 9:28 am

    What a beautiful collection! I really love the quote as to why it was created, “I created this Rouge Dior collection so women can choose and change shades to express themselves.” So important for universal beauty. @MittonEmily

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    Anne Maureen Scarff
    November 22, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Dior had a marvellous colour Rose of the Andes. Does anyone know what the number was, and if it is made these days?

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    Linda L
    November 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

    ❤Dior Luxe! What a beautiful set of colours! Love that Rendezvous-vous 683!

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    Tamara Dungan
    November 22, 2017 at 7:46 am

    These are so beautiful!

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    November 22, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous colors! What woman wouldn’t want these for their wardrobe.

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