Must-Have: Dior Addict Lip Glow

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Well, my cousin and I are settled back in Zurich, where we'll be for the next week and a half until I return to New York. As much as I like it here, I'm really starting to miss my city!

That Parisian beauty haul post I've been promising you all will be up tomorrow--I had to postpone putting it up because I'm so desperately in love with this product that I needed to blog about it!

Given my fickle tendencies, for a makeup item to remain in my purse or make-up bag for more than a week is almost unheard of. As I am especially a lip product slut, the very fact that I can't stop using this speaks to how much I love it and how amazing it is!

Basically, the Dior Lip Glow is everything I could possibly want--it has all the best qualities of lip balms, glosses, and sticks rolled into one! When you first swatch it on your lips, or (more hygienically) your hand, it really comes across as more of a lip balm. The product itself is very moisturizing—I actually tend to prefer this over cheaper balms like Softlips and EOS, the results of which I find short-lived and waxy, respectively.

Dior claims that the Lip Glow “responds to the color chemistry of your lips to create a shade that is uniquely yours.” I suppose it’s a sort of mood-ring type gimmick, and I don’t buy into it as three of my friends who have tried this product have all ended up with the same lip color. However, that color is surprisingly flattering—it’s a brightening, mid-toned berry shade with a satin, glossy finish. The pigmentation will, of course, depend on just how much you apply, but I find that one coat produces a shiny, “my-lips-but-better” color, and another gives that lovely berry shade.

As I have a tendency to smell everything I put on my face, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the Lip Glow smells like a weirdly natural combination of menthol and vanilla. In other words, it doesn’t have that blatantly artificial scent I so deeply loathe. There’s also a slight touch of richness lingering in the background of the scent as well—almost cocoa like.

Frankly, the only thing that could improve a perfect, vanilla, mint chocolate scented lip product is sun protection. Being a bit obsessed with sunscreen, I was thrilled to see the “SPF 10” written on the product’s label—it’s just the amazing cherry on top of an already scrumptious sundae!

However, with me being on a limited college student’s budget, the only drawback here is the price. The Lip Glow is $29 for .12 ounces and you go through this product a little bit more quickly than I would like. That’s not to say that you could easily use it up in a week or anything, but with consistent application like I’ve been doing, I could probably use this up in a little over a month.

The price tag really is a sort of tragedy here because I love this product so much that I don’t want to ever be without it. The Lip Glow, for me, is that incredible lip product that checks off all the boxes, but its price will prevent me from repurchasing it too often.

It’ll probably turn into the odd splurge every now and then, when I feel like rewarding myself, or can justify buying it with some ridiculous rationale:

“I don’t need textbooks this semester, don’t you know the future of learning is online?…Who needs real food? What’s wrong with eating Cheez-Its for dinner…?”

Oh, the things we do for makeup!

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