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Happy Monday lovelies!
To lip oil or not to lip oil…THAT my dear friends is the question.
Since their conception in 2015, I have been VERY skeptical of all things lip oil. Not that I’ve had bad experiences with them per se, I’ve just never found one I liked. From the Clarins Lip Comfort Oils to the NYX #thisiseverything lip oil, I’ve just never been a fan. They’ve either been too thick & sticky or unbearably greasy. That being said, when Dior launched their new Lip Comfort Glow Oils at the beginning of the year, it took every bit of self-control I had not to find myself within a 5 mile radius of a Sephora, in the fear that I would surrender + pick one up. Day after day, I was swarmed with the stories and posts of all of my favorite Instagrammer’s raving about how amazing these lip oils were…which I can only imagine was the universe testing me about how serious I was about my #nobuy.
After about a month of telling myself I absolutely did NOT need a $45 lip oil (yes you read that right, $45 + tax)….I caved and picked up the shade “Raspberry”.
When I say that these lip oils are life changing…I mean that they will take your lip care game to a whole new level. They are, in my opinion, a must have for any beauty lovers…or dare I say, just anyone with lips (that doesn’t mind a glossy sheen to them of course).
Anyways, before we dive into the magical world of lip oil, I thought it might be good to talk about what exactly a lip oil is + why we need them in our lives. I have to admit, I had no idea why I needed to jump on the lip oil bandwagon + how it would help my lips in a way that a lip balm never did. And so, I consulted the world wide web for these answers and this is what Ipsy had to say….
“If you have ever had dry lips (or feel like you’re battling them constantly), you’ve probably have a pretty epic stash of lip balm. But what if we told you that lip oil could also help revive your chapped lips? Hear us out: Unlike the rest of your body, your lips don’t have any sebaceous (aka oil) glands, meaning they’re seriously lacking in both nourishment and protection. Most balms have a wax base, which does coat your lips for temporary relief, but it doesn’t do much in terms of long-term hydration. Lip oils, on the other hand, are made from…well, oil (reminder, your lips don’t make their own). Oil can go much deeper into your skin to heal your lips from within. Plus, do you ever feel like you need to constantly reapply your lip balm to no avail? You can thank the waxy nature of lip balm for that one. A few swipes of lip oil should be enough to treat your dry skin and wear for hours.”
Okay, so now that we’re all on the same page, let’s chat about the Dior Lip Glow Oils.
Dior advertises them as being:
> A nurturing, glossy oil that protects and enhances the lips, bringing out their natural color.
> Its non-sticky, non-greasy oil texture combines the mirror shine of a gloss with the comfort of an intense lip care.
> Enriched with cherry oil, its pampering formula creates a protective film against stress factors and drying. It saturates the lips with nutrients and revitalizes the lips with an immediate and lasting effect. The lips are more beautiful, even bare, after 5 days of application.
Sounds pretty great so far, right?!
They’re also said to react with the skins moisture level, creating a unique shade for each person that wears it. I can’t say that I’ve noticed it with these oils the way I notice it with my Dior Lip Glow balms. The lightest shade (#001 – Pink Glow) in these balms turns my lips bright pink and yet on a friend, it’s a sheer, almost clear balm – so weird!
Anyways, to compare the lip oils to the other Dior lip products that I have in my stash, here are a few swatches that’ll help you see the difference in texture.
The Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss in “001 Pink” which appears super glossy + relatively clear.
Unlike the other two Dior lippies, the Lip Glow Balm in “Pink Glow” is in solid balm form and does show up quite pink, and rather matte on the skin.
Finally, the Dior Lip Glow Oil in “Raspberry” does appear thicker and is SLIGHTLY more pigmented than the plumping gloss.
Before we wrap this little post up, one thing I absolutely need to mention is the applicator on this bad boy. It’s borderline THE largest doe foot applicator I’ve ever seen on a lip product. Personally, I think it’s amazing because one swipe across the lips + you’re all set!
ANNNNYWAYS, according to the official Dior site, these lip glow oils are available in the following 6 juicy shades: Light Pink, Rosewood, Raspberry, Cherry, Coral & Berry. For some reason Sephora.ca does show a few other shades (like Holo Pink & Pearl), I’m just not sure why they wouldn’t be listed on the brands site.
I will say that the only thing that I don’t love about these oils, besides the price of course, is that with a shade like “Raspberry”, I was totally expecting to whip out that large + in charge applicator and smell THE most delicious, fruity smelling product. Imagine my disappointment when I ripped open the packaging and held that applicator up to my little nose to discover it smelt like…PEPPERMINT. UGH, it’s just not right friends haha.
And so, the moment has come when I need to decide if this Dior Lip Glow Oil is a DEAL or a DON’T!
With every ounce of beauty loving fibers that make me who I am, I can say with 1000000% certainty, that this is a DEAL! I mean, not price wise it’s not but you get it haha.
Anyways friends, what are your thoughts on lip oils in general? More importantly, how do you feel about spending $45 (+tax) on such a tiny product?
Thanks so much for stopping by & until next time,