I’m one for a little innovation, so when I saw the Lip Glow product on my Dior counter, I just had to plonk down my £18.00 in Selfridges for this…this thing.
Because first off, it’s not actually a lip balm. It’s not a lipstick. It’s not a lip gloss. It’s not a mood changing lip colour, like say, a mood ring (because god knows they are accurate).
“What it is,” says the Dior lady “is a colour reviver product. It’s PH balanced so it will react to your lips. So you know when you put lipstick on in the morning, then you want to refresh it later on but if you put another layer on it will be too strong?”
Erm…no I don’t. Because I tend to wear lipgloss anyway, and even if I wear a lip colour, I only reapply once after eating when 95% off the colour has come off. But I nodded my head obediently.
“This will bring out the colour of it without requiring you to use another coat.”
“And I can use it as a lip balm?”
“Yeah! Yeah!” Cha-ching! Quick sale.
Here it is:
One good thing (with the sun being out ‘an all) is that is has a SPF10. The texture is very soft and glossy. It also comes in a very pretty little Dior case.
Firstly this is a crap lip balm. It is! I used this on a 1 hour car journey (no snacks, amazingly) and I had to reapply 4 times to keep my lips moist. I don’t reapply lip colour or balm that much, ever (I have a friend who was always applying lipbalm, its annoying. Inbetween meals, during conversations, driving, eating – woman, give it a rest!).
Thus, whilst it does make the lips softer, it is not long lasting at all, which makes me concur, that this is not its primary job.
I have tried this on my cousins and they end up with similar lip colours to me – a sheer, soft rosy tint. This is PH balanced – I reckon it would work pretty well for all skintones and will create an inoffensive pink shade.
With Lip Glow:
Look – it isn’t a dream must have product, there are better lip balms (that do similar colour changing things) but I do like it. It looks pretty, when it lasts, it leave a nice little rosy glow, it has SPF. If there’s something you want more, then get that. If you have a bit left over, get this.