Is Dior Addict Colour reviver balm a fancy chapstick or a special must-have addition for your cosmetics collection?
Let’s compare the different shades & then look at the Dior Lip Glow in more detail ( swatches too).
Dior Addict lip glow comparison table
I have been using the Dior Addict Colour Reviver Balm Lip Glow 001 sheer pink for a few months now and wanted to share my thoughts and show you some of my swatches in this review.
Lip glows usually match nicely with a casual hoodie style for a trip to the shops or gym workout and are a bit more versatile than a lipstick.
Dior addict Lip Glow has changed that perception for me with this splurge offering that relies on your natural lip shape and tone without the definition and added coverage of a full lip stick.
I have to admit I bought this lip balm as an instinct buy based on it’s reputation and cute pink casing design so let’s see if the formula and appearance on my lips is as flattering as the cute pink container it’s held in.
Dior claim the colour Reviver Balm adjusts to the PH value in your lips and the colour offering varies slightly depending on your skin tone. This is often the case with skincare products and makeup that look a little different on your friends than they do on you but Dior addict really wants to try and adjust to your lip tone and attempt to use their formula to create a unique appearance for different people.
First impressions of the Dior addict Lip glow
I love the soft pink of the 001 Pink colour I bought and the transparent casing feels solid to hold with nicely rounded edges and a raised Dior logo that caught my eye with the inner silver lip glow stick visible inside creating a stylish effect.
The silver lipstick tube fits perfectly into the pink casing and the little ridge lets it click back into place with ease. I love the snug quality fit of this addict lip glow.
What’s the formula like ? (Dior addict Ingredients)
Dior use Luffa Cylindrica to help create a soft & smooth texture and wild mango which sounds nice and tasty!. The formula is a balanced mixture of lip care ingredients and makeup to help create a luscious appearance and glow. Application is smooth and the formula glides across the lips and is simple to apply evenly.
This formula is PH adaptable so is responsive to your skins PH value, which is what Dior are talking about when they mention their colour reviver technology. I can’t say for sure how this Balm reacts on different lips but I really enjoyed the formula, it smelt tasty and I picked up some mint and a hint of vanilla scent. Mango butter had great moisturising properties and my lips do feel hydrated while wearing Dior addict, but I don’t think the hydration lasted quite as long as the 24 hours Dior claim.
If you are wearing this in the sun, there is some SPF10 sun protection which reduce the chance of your lips drying out or burning in sunlight.
How it looks and feels – Dior Addict Lip Glow Swatches
You’ll smell that familiar strong feminine scent when you open the tube and take out the stick. I really really love this rosy vanilla scent that you might find on a casual body spray or light perfume. Maybe it’s the joy of opening and trying on a new exciting and pretty lip balm that makes it smell so good!!
The flush pretty pink colour is beautiful and this Dior addict lip glow being a balm I can feel the moisture in my lips that you just don’t get with the average lipstick. Comfort and lip care is important to me and Dior offer a great balance between the strong colour and definition of a lipstick and the comforting hydration of a balm.
When I applied this lip glow to my lips it felt easy to apply and was smooth and luscious. Be careful to apply with some care because this is more colourful than a clear lip balm so a little care has to be taken but application is still possible without a mirror. If you regularly lick your lips you’ll notice there is no flavour which is a good thing because I’d want to lick it a lot with it’s tasty light scent.
Lip Glow Shade Choices ( Which colour shades are most popular)
There are 10 shades to choose from, here is a list of all the colour choices:
- 001 – Pink
- 004 – Coral
- 005 – Lilac
- 06 – Berry
- 007 – Raspberry
- 008 – Ultra Pink
- 009 – Holo Purple
- 010 – Holo Pink
- 101 – Matte Pink
- 102 – Matte Raspberry
I love the 001 pink shade most because the tone is flush and gorgeous. The tone is a very light and gentle pink that is cute and doesn’t try to overwhelm you. When the formula changes as your lips warm it up the tone changes a little differently for everybody.
If you prefer a darker shade of lip balm berry and holo purple shades are darker but beautiful bold tones. Sometimes it’s nice to lose the glossy shine and the matte colour tones of pink and raspberry are much less shiny, but aren’t fully matte and still offer a little sheen effect on your lips.
How to apply
You should apply it onto bare lips because the formula works best with your natural lips. Apply as you would with a regular lip balm apply to your bottom lip first by placing the product against your lip and moving along slowly and evenly, repeat this with your top lip next. Because Dior Lip glow isn’t a strong powerful formula like you often find in lip sticks, the colour won’t run and doesn’t have to be applied as precisely as a lip stick. You can pop it onto your lips and glide across without using a mirror but be a little bit aware that sometimes the pink colour will sometimes spread outside your lip line very subtly.
Dior Addict Lip Glow Review – Final Thoughts
If you don’t like the complete transparency of a lip balm but also don’t want lips that are defined and stand out wearing a strong lipstick formula then the Dior Addict colour Reviver balm offers a nice balance with a wide selection of colours and subtle tones that don’t overwhelm your lips.
Be sure to apply to bare lips for the full effect of the colour adjusting to your lips.
I’m sure you’ll love the velvety matte finish colour choices and become addicted to this lip glow just like I am. If I didn’t love lipsticks so much I’d wear this Lip Glow everyday and match the colour tone with my gel nails.
I hope you enjoy your Dior lip glow. If you have any questions or would like to let me know your thoughts please leave a comment below. Recently I’ve written lots of beauty product reviews, take a look in my beauty section above.