Monday, June 29, 2009

Dior Addict Lip Polish - Swatches and Review

I had never tried a Dior lip gloss before, so when I spotted this new product, the Dior Addict Lip Polish, I was really interested in giving it a closer look. This gloss, which is touted to be a lip polish and primer in one, is available in three colors. Each of them contains a "spin-on" applicator, a revolutionary design intended to deliver the right amount of high-shine glossy goodness to the lips. The Lip Polish contains "hyaluronic microspheres and ultrareflective mother-of-pearl pigments" to create highly moisturized and glossy lips.

The three shades available are intended to each impart a different effect, as Sephora describes:

Fresh Expert: the pink tone restores lips' youthfulness and promotes fresh-looking beauty

Glow Expert: the light coral tone adds sheer, warm color to lips to give luminosity and glow

Radiance Expert: the beige tone optimally re-balances the natural color of lips and illuminates them with radiance

L-R: Glow Expert, Fresh Expert, Radiance Expert

Glow Expert Lip Polish and a look at the packaging

These glosses can be found at Sephora stores and online at their website, and retail for $29.50. The packaging is definitely sleek and sophisticated in the usual Dior way, and the gloss does make the lips look shiny and helps keep them moisturized.

While I enjoy the feeling of the rotating brush on my lips, however, I don't feel that that quality, though unique, justifies spending almost $30 on a sheer lip gloss. When swatched some color is apparent, but on the lips, I didn't notice much beyond the glossiness. The gloss might be nice to use to prep the lips for further color. It is intended to mimic the effect that runway makeup artists create on the models. After swiping a cotton ball across their lips to exfoliate them, they use petroleum jelly to prime the surface of the lips. Much cheaper products than this Dior gloss, therefore, can be used to the same end.

What do you think? Have you tried out the Dior Addict Lip Polish? Are there other products in the Dior line that you rave about (or ones you dislike)? You know the drill!

1 comment:

  1. I am having a Dior love fest right now. I love the Lip Glow balm and just got a lipstick called Box Office which apparently is 'Angelina's' favorite nude lipstick. I just posted my haul and include a swatch of it today. Come check it out.