I am a big fan of Dior products – they normally are of impeccable quality, have great packaging and are super stylish. Lip Glow Color Reviver balm is not an exception. This little balm is a perfect product for somebody who wants to look glowing and naturally beautiful, and at the same time doesn’t want to spend much time on makeup routine. First, I’ll tell you a bit about this product and then we’ll talk about the best way to wear it.
When I was first buying Lip Glow balm, I had my doubts. It is very expensive — $33, and it is hard to justify spending that much on a tinted lip balm. I risked it just because, as I said before, I love Dior and because Lip Glow looked very cute on the website. The balm comes in two colors – Pink, which is natural sheer pink, and Coral, sheer coral pink. I can’t say anything about coral: both times when I was buying it, it wasn’t available — but pink is amazing. In the tube it looks like babydoll pink but on the lips it transforms into very natural, sheer pinkish glow. I think this pink will flatter any complexion because it mostly enhances natural lip color (so, it will look a tiny bit different on every woman but at the same time will compliment them all) and gives lips pink tint instead of full color. The balm smells and tastes very well – refreshing and not overpowering. It is not sticky and has a good staying power – it won’t survive a meal but it will last you a couple of hours of drinks and conversation.
There are a few ways you can use Lip Glow. First, you can use it as a balm – as I said, it’s not sticky and, what’s even more important, it doesn’t migrate beyond the lip line, so you’ll never look like you just drank some olive oil. Also, it is very moisturizing due to the mango butter and loofah extract. Second, it works perfectly as a low-key daytime lipstick – sheer pink will look happening but natural on every lady and will be perfect for a day at the office as well as a bike trip (by the way, this balm has SPF 10), or workout at the gym. Third, you can apply Lip Glow as a moisturizer and lip primer before your principal lipstick – your lips will look fuller, feel softer and the lipstick color will stay longer.
I love to wear this balm when I am in no mood to wear full makeup or when I do heavy eye makeup (use eyeliner, dark/bright eyeshadows and such) with which seriously colored lips will look just wrong. In any of those cases all I do is simply apply Lip Glow and finish it with Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss. This clear lip gloss perfectly complements the color of the balm, adds some shine and enhances the glow effect.
Conclusion: 1) Lip Glow is non-sticky and moisturizing; 2) you can wear it multiple ways; 3) it’s perfect for a low-key makeup; 4) with this balm it literally takes seconds to make your lips look healthy, glowing and beautiful. Will I buy it the third time? Of course, I will and if I am lucky, I’ll get it in both colors – it’s worth it.
P.S.: Some time ago I bought Lip Polish Smoothing Lacquer by Dior to add some shine to my Lip Glow. Lip Polish in some way is a reincarnation of Lip Glow: it gives you the same sheer pinkish glow as Lip Glow plus glimmer. Lip Glow and Lip Polish work together perfectly. I’ll post a review about Lip Polish Smoothing Lacquer soon!
You can buy it from Sephora here: Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm