Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade in Backstage Pro 001 REVIEW and swatches

With the weather well into the summer months, I feel the need to keep hydrated. My lips get the most chapped next to my hands and I find myself trying many new lip balm products to alleviate the thirst. Today's review is on just that. Dior came out with a lip balm type of squeeze tube that is cute and practical. I am sure you will be seeing a lot more lip balm products in the near future.

Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade, Sephora, $33

This Dior Lip Glow Pomade does not remind me of the other Lip Glow in Lilac that I reviewed earlier. The Pomade is very gel/liquidy whereas the original Lip Glow is a solid tube. This makes the application and moisture level better for the Pomade. I can squeeze more product from the Pomade and lather it on my lips. The applicator is also very soft and malleable, making the spread of product very easy as well. 
In terms of packaging, the Pomade definitely is a step down from the Lip Glow. It doesn't look as luxurious, but it is definitely more practical. With a liquidy tube, you also don't have to worry about your lip balm melting in the hot summer heat. 
Though pink in the tube, the product that comes out is quite sheer. Once on my lips, it is practically just clear.

Application/texture: The Pomade is very light and gel like. It spreads very easily with the curved applicator and glides nicely on the lips.
Scent: It smells faintly like minty vanilla. However, no tingly sensation is felt.
Staying power: After about 3 hours, I find myself wanting to reapply.
Moisture level: It feels quite nice on the lips. I can feel it penetrating into your lips rather than just sitting on top. It feels more moisturizing than the Lip Glow, but I still know of other lip balms that are more nourishing.
Overall: I love how practical the tube is. Though it doesn't have the frills of the Lip Glow, this glides, stays, and nourishes the lips. It is quite a steep price to pay for a lip balm, and without any color to add to this product I definitely think there are better drugstore lipbalms out there for moisture. The applicator and ease of application definitely does draw me into purchasing this product.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dior Addict Lipstick in Wild About Pink 292 REVIEW and swatches

I have been holding off posting this shade of Dior Addict lipstick because it is an exclusive shade for Sephora VIB Rouge members. At first glance, the shade online doesn't look like something I would wear. However, on a whim I purchased this and I am loving it. The shade is a very 'my lips by better' and looks very natural for day to day use. If you really want this shade, I am sure ebay has sellers. Otherwise, make friends with a VIB rouge!

Dior Addict in Wild About Pink #292, $35, 0.12 oz

Wild About Pink is a pastel light pink, but without the washing out effect. It is fairly moisturizing being a lipstick and all, but I wouldn't replace my lip balm with this product. The application is very smooth and it is weightless on your lips. I especially like that it gives me a slight baby pink lips look but without washing me out. 
The packaging is gorgeous. It looks like the other Dior Addict lipsticks and has a very sturdy case. 

Application/texture: Very soft and easy to apply. No tugging. Nicely blends between lips.
Staying power: I found this to stay about 2-3 hours on my lips. If it stays longer than that I will have to reapply due to drying feeling.
Scent: none detected
Moisture: Average. Needs balm or reapplication after 3 hours.
Finish: Matte or slightly sheen.
Overall: I really enjoy a baby pink shade on my skin tone that doesn't wash me out. It is quite expensive in the lipstick world, but the packaging does look very pretty. I would probably only get this when I want to treat myself. These lipsticks do last a while for me so it isn't too bad in that sense. However, compared to some of the other lipsticks out there, moisture and staying power is only average. 

Have you tried Dior's Dior Addict lipsticks? Which is your favorite shade?