I need a product that is just like this - a balm that will moisturize and give my colorless dead-body-in-the-morgue lips some life. I ususally go with stains, which are drying and hard to find in anything other than a horrid berry pink, or just suck it up and wear lipstick or gloss all day, every day. So i thought this would be a great solution. And i <3 all things Dior. Sadly, within 30 seconds of application, this turned a heinous neon fuschia on my lips. Combined with my uber-pale pink toned complexion, this was like a BAD mall scene from 1983. Extra bummer cuz it felt great on. This isnt a bad product, just not for anyone whose body chemistry turn color-changing cosmetics to that nasty, ubiquitous neon pink!
This gives such a pretty color and it doesn't make everything an unnatural pink like O-gloss.
Granted it's pretty expensive from a lip balm stand. But the color is great and different with each person, the formula is smooth and balmy without being oily or greasy and it lasts a good amount of time.
You'll have to re-apply after eating but it lasts longer than a lot of other balms I've tried.
I don't fully understand this product... I already have bright pinkish/red lips naturally, so I don't see any color change at all. The formula is quite drying on me, so I usually opt for my Badger brand lip balm in Poetic Pomegranate instead... [it has seabuckthorn in it!]
The packaging is extremely adorable. I do enjoy using it, but it reminds me of an old drugstore product I used to use in highschool... I can't remember off the top of my head, but it came in pastel plastic packaging that was pink like this color, and had a silver flip top switch on the side...?
I'll use it to use it up, so it doesn't go to waste, but seriously - overhyped, and does absolutely NOTHING for me. =(
This is a decent moisturizing lip balm. On application, it changes colour according to your lip colour ( or moisture level, i'm not too sure about that). Smells like vanilla mint, not in a bad way..it's subtle. Feels nice to apply..creamy consistency. Moisturizing but i wish it didn't change colour. If i wanted colour, i would apply lip gloss or lipstick. The lipbalm is a little soft than i'd like it but it's fine. Love the lip maximizer/activ collagen gloss though. Oh yes, Christian Dior is great with their packaging. This lipbalm looks so sweet and it's nice to take it out of my purse and have friends asking about it. :D Other than that, not a fantastic lipbalm for it's price so I will not be repurchasing.
Recently, I've noticed that this product isn't as great as I thought it was initially. The color payoff really isn't too good, I realized after I caught a glimpse of myself in natural light. I really recognized the lack of color payoff when I was getting ready for a date, and a friend of mine looked me over and said, "Do you want to borrow some of my lipstick?" -- even though I had already put on this lip balm. Oh well. More recently I've been smearing on a dab of a pink Korres lip stain instead - that definitely has good color payoff!
Original review: 04/07/2011
I had such low expectations for this product, but even if I'd had much higher expectations for it, I still would be impressed by how well it performs. There were a couple of reasons why I thought it wouldn't live up to its hype: first of all, stick balms (or really, anything non-Aquaphor) are rarely ever moisturizing enough for my lips, regardless of the season, and, second of all, the stick looks like one of those pale pinks that is shows up clear on your lips--and my naturally pale lips need color! Imagine my surprise when, assuming it would be clear, I swiped it on with a heavy hand, then looked in the mirror and saw that it was a bright fuchsia! Darker skin tones might be able to get away with that color, but I'm so pale that I had to tone it down by wiping some off and dabbing on a clear moisturizing balm. Now I glide it over my lips very gently, and still get a pleasant pink color. My only complaint is that (probably because I have to use such a minimal amount due to the high color pay-off) it really isn't very moisturizing for my perma-chapped lips for very long, so I often use a clear balm over it. But I am so impressed with the color pay-off, and with the fact that (now that I know how light a hand to use) I can swipe it on without a mirror, that I will definitely repurchase!
Love love love this stuff!!! It's highly moisturizing, gives your lips a nice sheen, and the color (on me) is a beautiful, energetic, lively pink. The packaging is GORGEOUS and so swank. I normally wouldn't pay so much for a lip balm/gloss, but it came so highly recommended to me by friends that I had to give it a shot. I'm glad that I did! I will continue to re-buy it again and again.
Highly recommend this balm. The packaging is wonderful, very comfortable and easy to carry around; the color it gives my lips is a nice, natural pink and keeps them moisturized even after a full day at the beach. Looks great when applied alone or if you need a extra boost, I use the Lip Maximizer gloss and get a great sexy pout. I have stopped using my other lipsticks and find myself hooked on the balm every day. Definitely will buy again!
I bought this about two months ago with somewhat low expectations. I've tried other products like this (Smashbox O Gloss I'm talking to you..) and hated them. I don't like the hot-pink-popsicle-lips-look on me. Although this lip balm is not any more revolutionary than the others (all of that "reacting with your body chemistry" stuff is crap), I have really grown to LOVE it! The color is beautiful, but you have to be careful when you apply it. The more you put on, the more intense the color becomes. So I just put one quick swipe on my top and bottom lip and that's it. And the result is the perfect glossy, see-through, rosy pink which really flatters my skin tone (NC30 if you're curious). The color gives life to my face. I also like to really layer it on til it's bright, and then put a lighter, milky pink gloss over the top..it's stunning. And the other great thing about this is how long lasting it is. It's almost like a stain and it moisturizes for hours. This is one of the few truly moisturizing lip balms I've tried. I will no doubt repurchase, it is a fabulous product. Although it is somewhat gimmicky (like all of these "color reacting" lip products are), it is super high quality and leaves me with the perfect effortless pink lip. My advice is to use it with a light hand.
Overall...I don't know. Maybe I'm afraid of "too pink lips" but this product can be kind of intense like other reviewers have mentioned. Too much and you have fuchsia lips. It can be cute with the right makeup - but I wouldn't call it that natural for me. That could be because I am ghostly pale but whatever. I think it's a keeper, but would I repurchase? Nah.
I've tried this baby again and love it! My hair is now back to natural (red) and this color looks so pretty, like a flush natural pink! I love it and would definitely repurchase and recommend but still complain about the price. Which is lame, Dior, lame.
This is the type of expensive item I wait for "cash in the points" days at Shoppers. At almost $30 CDN, its crazy! That aside, its a nice, subtle pink on me and goes on smoothly. I have very pale skin and pigmented lips, so it doesn't show up much- it seems on some, it can be bright, so test it in the store if you can and wait a few minutes. I like the low-fuss balm concept and its great on easy days. I don't find it as moisturizing as some balms, though, and find it feels slightly irritating like a plumper. The test is if I use it everyday and carry it wherever I go. I can see myself using it more in the summer, when I need less moisture and more ease. Will update.UPDATE: upgrading to a 5. I use this a lot and find it more moisturizing now. It fits easily in your pocket and a quick swipe without a mirror is all you need. It lasts well and is subtly flattering. A great go-to for everyday.