I’ve never been much of a lipstick wearer. Lip gloss? Half the time. Chapstick? Religiously. I’ve always cared about the health of my lips. (Once in middle school they got unbelievably chapped and I looked like a 13-year-old wearing dry, hooker-red lip liner framing a peely, patchy mess of lips. They burned something fierce. I may have also gotten deservedly made fun of. Scarred. For. Life. From that moment on, you would care, too.)
I also have fairly pigmented lips, so I always felt a swipe of chapstick would suffice for most occasions. Because of this, I also have a hard time with color. For example, if it’s too light or pinky, I feel like my natural lip color glares through and I immediately want to retreat back into middle-school-Robin-state walking the halls with my face buried in a binder until I stop looking like a hooker-clown. (See? I can joke about it now. It’s fine.)
Maybe because I’m getting older, or maybe because I’m getting more experimental with makeup, or maybe just because my mother-in-law told me once it looked nice –but I’ve had an extremely peeked interest in lipsticks lately.
After laying all that baggage on the table, maybe you understand why I’ve been super keen on trying Dior Addict Lip Glow Reviver Balm.
Sephora description: a sheer balm that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing and protecting the skin…Formulated with color reviver technology, this silky lipstick reacts with the chemistry of your lips to create a special shade that will last all day.
I love it. I love it so much.
I do not love that it’s about $33 (ouch), but once I finally bit that bullet I’ve been so pleased.
Is this product for everyone? No. It is extremely subtle. Extremely –but that’s why I find it appealing. I wouldn’t likely wear it on any special occasions. It doesn’t particularly dress your look up, but it’s terrifically pretty in an everyday wear, very casual sort of way.
Does it last all day? Eh. The color, as subtle as it is, does last quite a while. The hydrating effect and slight glossiness doesn’t last as long. Several hours, I would say, maybe half a day? I always think that characteristic of any lip product is crazy subjective and personal. If you run your mouth and drink as much as me throughout the day, sure, it’ll wear off faster. If you’re polite, quiet, and keep your coffee intake to a minimum, I’m sure it’ll wear longer.
Does it actually change shades to match you? I mean, I think so. I haven’t been product testing my tube on the streets to see if it changes per person (I live in Dallas –talk about spreading the dreaded E word), but after a few minutes of wear, the color is truly richer. I think the pH balancing idea behind it to personalize the color is absolutely there. If you’re skeptical, I highly advise trying it on at a beauty counter like Sephora and wearing it around a while –do some shopping, grab lunch, then decide if it’s worth your thirty dollars. I decided it was absolutely worth mine.
Another bonus, it isn’t the least bit tacky or sticky like similar drugstore products I’ve tried. It glides on brilliantly and truly feels like butter on my lips (and come on, who doesn’t love butter?)
Plus, it smells so delicious. I think I’ll always bump a product up a star for being yummy-smelling. That just makes the experience that much more pleasant. I’m also simply obsessed with the pretty packaging. (Are you tired of me gushing about this product, yet?)
It comes in two shades, the pink I own and also a coral. I’m anxious to give the coral a shot because I’ve read a lot about it being bolder.
I’ve just been thrilled to find a pink lip color that doesn’t make me feel like I belong in Legally Blonde and actually blends well with my natural coloring. Nice work, Christian Dior.