I really love these, more so than their similar counterparts, the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. I mention the Chanel lipsticks because they have that same type of marketing, meant to be a "balm" type of lip product, with a sheer or semi-sheer formula and even the same exact lipstick bullet shape (flat, rounded head rather than the traditional, tapered "lipstick" shape). While I have several of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks (and I do like them!), I find them to have more slip and a thinner texture, so they don't last as long on me. These Dior Baumes feel comfortable, I love the color range, and the formula doesn't irritate my sensitive lips. They're not super moisturizing, but they do give me more moisture than the average lipstick. I'm not a fan of thick, heavy, or opaque lipsticks in general since I find them to be drying, for the most part. I actually prefer sheer lipsticks like this, even if I have to reapply more often, because the texture is just overall better for my needs.
I have fair, N10 skin with light hazel eyes and blond hair. Here's a rundown on the colors I own from this line:
688 Diorette: Bright, sheer pop of candy pink. It's a medium, cool toned, soft fuchsia. Not the typical color I usually wear (which tends to be more light pinks/nudes) but it really brightens my face and is a nice flash of color without being too garish on my pale skin. Shiny, cream finish, no shimmer. This particular shade seems more opaque than the others I have, but that might be because it's a brighter, more substantial color.
288 Bleuette: My favorite, a milky, pale, baby pink with no shimmer and a shiny finish. It's cool toned but doesn't have that strong blue undertone that a lot of baby pinks have. I can wear it with anything and it just looks very soft and pretty. I like the semi-sheerness so it doesn't come off as chalky on my pigmented lips.
488 Primrose: Medium rosy pink, looks more neutral than anything else, at least IMO. It's not dusky or muted like many popular rose shades... it still has a bit of a "pop" to it. Shiny finish, no shimmer. This is such a wearable color since it falls in between Diorite and Bluette. Sort of a sweet, soft pink that still packs a little punch.
128 Star: I love this color, even though it's almost a non-color. It's a translucent shade filled with multi-colored, warm toned shimmer, and lots of it. It's beautiful and I wear it as a traditional lip balm just around the house/to sleep in type of thing, and on its own on a casual, no makeup type of day.
I don't think this is the lipstick to go for if you're looking for something with a lot of moisturizing power, but it's nice for some light moisturization and a comfortable, lightweight texture. I have a lot of irritation and reactions from balm-style lip products so finding ones like this that work well for me is a huge plus. Very subtle, faint fragrance and sleek packaging. Overall, completely happy with these and I'll continue to purchase them.