Weekly Must-Have: Dior Addict Lip Glow

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Weekly Must-Have: Dior Addict Lip Glow

My lips never seem to catch a break. Even with the humidity, I am constantly applying a moisturizing agent to combat the dryness. Winter imparts a severely dry and cracked situation and summer gives way to a parched and chapped pout. I am forever looking for the perfect lippy – something that hydrates but also gives a bit of natural color.

In an interview I did with Bryn Kenny, former public relations director for Dior Beauty (read her full interview here), she talked about a specific Dior lip balm that combats climate casualties. “Dior Addict Lip Glow is pretty much the opposite of bright lipstick; It’s a natural balm with a bit of color that adjusts to your skin’s chemistry. It creates this perfect flushed pink—like you’ve just been kissed.” Naturally, I picked up a Dior Addict Lip Glow and… well, I must confess, I’m pretty obsessed. This is my go-to summer lippy – a hybrid between a balm and a lipstick. The color varies depending on each person’s body chemistry; it’s in the sheer pink spectrum for all. But the formula, enriched with wild mango and luffa cylindrica, leaves lips hydrated while SPF 10 protects them from further sun dehydration.

I also like that the consistency isn’t glossy. There is a gloss version here, but I try to stay away from glosses in summer heat (the sweaty, sticky, hair-to-mouth situation is a little much to handle). It feels like a soothing balm with a slight scent of vanilla. It applies like a lipstick – no need for dirty fingers to pot to lip action – and takes seconds to unearth its magic glow. Staying with the no makeup / makeup trend of summer, Lip Glow is the perfect daytime balm as the shade is so subtle it pretty much suits any outing – from a dog walk to a BBQ to a board meeting – without looking like you’re trying too hard.

PRICE TAG: $31

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