Dior Diorling Doppelganger Lipstick?? (almost ... but, not quite)

After losing my BELOVED Dior Diorling lipstick (Holiday Grand Bal Collection 2012) just after the New Year rang in, I was desperate to find some way to buy it again ... after I had already bought the LAST Diorling lipstick at my department store counters way back in November :(. Much to my surprise, I found a seemingly reputable site selling it!! The same picture and everything. So, without hesitation, I bought it post-haste! The package delivered relatively quickly, and this is what I found:

Could it be, could it be?? The packaging looks right, and it says "Diorling" on the box :) :).

D'oh! ... really pretty, but not what I was expecting :(.

Hmmm, how to not be disappointed at this point was difficult. I mean, it's definitely a pretty pale coral-pink shade, and the gold bow packaging was the same, but ... it wasn't my BELOVED. Yes, I was misled and somewhat deceived by the seller's website (the site displayed the rouge red Diorling), but I felt too sad and defeated at this point to complain that the lipstick didn't match the seller's picture. The lipstick DID say Diorling, but it was 340 (not 037). Apparently, I had bought the Asia released Dior Holiday Grand Bal Collection 2012. The Asia Diorling was this pale coral-pink lipstick, but still packaged in the same gold bow tube. Oh well, at least the lipstick shade seemed pretty, and I could still enjoy the cute packaging.

Figures that I still wouldn't give up on finding my original Diorling lipstick. You can see me talking about it in my Winterlicious video


and even applying it in my New Year's Eve / Party look video.


I did FINALLY find a seller on ebay who not only have the correct Diorling lipstick on sale, but was selling it for the RETAIL price (NO markup!) and FREE shipping!! Could I be so lucky?? (BTW, I know I'm writing this narrative a bit dramatic, but I'm hoping my readers can empathize when losing one of their favorite seasonal makeup items). The seller was so kind and explained that she loved the lipstick so much herself that she bought several backups. She had several glowing reviews on ebay, and I definitely added one myself when I received my package (super fast shipping - like 2 days after I won the auction!). As if this wasn't enough, she even included 4 free Dior samples! How nice of her - really exceeded my expectations!


So, here are some pictures of them side by side and swatches. Now that I've gotten my BELOVED back, I've had a chance to relax and really look at the 340 Asia-released Diorling lipstick. I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it really is! Gorgeous golden shimmer in the pink - esp. in the sunlight (see swatches below).

Left: Asia-released Diorling 340 and Right: US-released Diorling 037
Both lipsticks were released for the Holiday Grand Bal Collection 2012



Interesting that the ingredient list was longer for the Asia-release Diorling lipstick, but maybe it was just the golden shimmer in the lipstick.



Left: Asia-released Diorling 340 and Right: US-released Diorling 037

(Flash Lighting)

You can seem some of the shimmer here - pretty!! 

(Flash Lighting)
Left: Asia-released Diorling 340 and Right: US-released Diorling 037


 (Day Lighting)
Left: Asia-released Diorling 340 and Right: US-released Diorling 037




 (Day Lighting)
Left: Asia-released Diorling 340 and Right: US-released Diorling 037


 (DIRECT Day Lighting)
Click on the picture to see the golden shimmer on the left! And, of course, my BELOVED 037 on the right.


 (Flash Lighting)
Left: Asia-released Diorling 340 and Right: US-released Diorling 037

**Disclaimer: I purchased all items with my own money. All opinions are my own and not sponsored.


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