Lips Luxe Out With Dior Addict Lip Balm in Crystal Coral

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dior addict lip balm

Remember when all it took was a single tube of Strawberry Lip Smackers?


Now that I’m hopelessly addicted to makeup, I spend hours every day (okay, more like several minutes) contemplating my lipstick, lip liner and gloss.

And those are just the lip products! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t get me wrong — most of the time, I love it. I love the process, but sometimes I miss those old Lip Smacker days when my makeup was always easy.

If you’ve ever wondered whatever happened to those no-pressure lip looks, I think one of them may have been hiding in this tube of Dior Addict Lip Balm in 003 Crystal Coral ($30).

New for summer, this pigmented coral reminds me of a Revlon Lip Butter, only much more luxurious. It’s a super fancy limited edition luxury lip balm fortified with moisturizing shea butter and lip plumping hyaluronic acid spheres, and it shimmers ever so slightly on my lips.

It’s a truly loveable lip balm in charming pink packaging, and it almost couldn’t be any easier to use (unless it applied itself). No lip liner, no brush, no mirror — nada. The hardest part is probably pulling it out of my purse.

dior addict lip balm

dior addict lip balm

dior addict lip balm swatch

dior addict lip balm swatch

But what about the formula? Well, I’m glad you asked. ๐Ÿ™‚ It feels slightly thick, super moisturizing and smooth to me — not sticky at all — and has a fairly strong, but pleasant, rose flavor and scent.

As for wear time, how about exceptional? It hangs tough from 3-4 hours and even lasts through a meal. It literally takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’, fo’ reals.

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora and
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (long-lasting lip luxury, but it sure ain’t cheap)

Don’t I know you…?

I must’ve heard this song half a dozen times on the drive to/from my parents’ house yesterday, and now it’s whittled into my brain.


Gotye — he’s the guy who sings it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Doesn’t he sound a lot like Sting (I always thought it would be cool to have a name that doubles as a verb).

And he has a really nice head of curly hair… I’m kinda jealous.


Symbolism much?

Seriously, it has hardly any frizz! I wonder what hair products he uses (and if he conditioner washes, LOL!).

How was your Monday? I hope it was all that and a bag of TJ’s Popped Potato Chips. Not much planned for me tonight, other than playing with a tube of blue YSL mascara and watching another episode of Game of Thrones (yup, I’m still two episodes behind).

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Chris25 says:

    For the price, I think I’ll stick with my Lip Butters. I picked up Berry Smoothie during the Rite Aid 40% off sale. Have you tried that one yet?

  2. Jenn Staz says:

    YES – Gotye … the first time we heard him we thought it was a The Police song.
    A huge part of me misses the Lip Smackers days, too. But then again I also have a strange aversion to lip products!
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  3. Such a lovely shade… And I absolutely LOVE your feather earrings!

  4. Oh wow! When I saw this I had the impression that something this lightweight and sheer won’t last even 2 hours. Glad to hear Dior nailed the wear time! Love the white tank and feather earrings! I betTabs has been trying to make the earrings meet their miserable end ever since you got them :p

    • Karen says:

      Haha, it’s funny you mention that. He has tried to swat at them a few times. I have to make sure to hide them when he’s around. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Love the shade, very subtle coral… but the price is just a little too much for me.
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  6. Kim says:

    Well done, Dior. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your description (and the swatch) sort of reminds me of a Fresh Sugar lip balm I have, though the texture might be thicker with Dior.

    I also hear the Gotye song dozens of times per day. It’s not one of my faves but I know a lot of people love it. I think I’m just subconsciously crabby because I can never remember how to pronounce his name, no matter how many times I google it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go-tyay?

    • Karen says:

      That song is on a lot, but not nearly as much as that Pay Phone song by Maroon 5. It is seriously on every five minutes here!

      Have you seen the coral version of the Fresh Sugar Lip Balm? REALLY cute!

      • Kim says:

        I hear you – it’s on a ton here too. It’s nice to know that Top 40 is actually the same 5 songs played on a loop all over the country. HAHA!

        I really like the coral but I have the rose (it was the Sephora birthday gift). ๐Ÿ™‚

        We’re doing some car shopping tomorrow so if I don’t get to check in, have a great weekend!!!

  7. Nina says:

    Gotye has the most gorgeous hair. Ever. ๐Ÿ™‚

    That lipbalm is so pretty, and so spendy! ๐Ÿ˜€ My inner frugal girl is unhappy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      Doesn’t he, though? Now I’m REALLY curious to know his curly hair routine. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Nina says:

        Me too! I currently purchased Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray. My hair is long enough that I dont need to use a hair dryer. I just let it air dry and spritz some on for some texture. It just emphasizes the natural wave in my hair and I love it!!!

        • Karen says:

          Wow, your hair’s getting really long! I loooove that Surf Spray, btw, especially for the scent. Are you a Bumble girl? I totally am. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. stalkthepostman says:

    LOVE that song ๐Ÿ™‚ You should download that album…it’s quite different and fun. Ahhhh, lip smackers! I had so many lying around the house when I was in junior high – my mom would get so mad! Actually, not much has changed. I still have lipsticks and gloss everywhere, LOL.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stalkthepostman,

      Ha! Some things never change. I’ve keep glosses/balms stashed all over the place, too! My desk, my purse, jacket pockets, the car …

  9. Tracy says:

    Yay! There’s a coral one now!! I love the pink one, but now that my hair is redder, I need more corals on my life. Perfect!!
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  10. Iram says:

    I just bought the original shade they came out with and I am in LOVE. Can’t wait to get my hands on this ๐Ÿ™‚

    Iram recently posted … My Dior Addiction – Part Deux

  11. Katrina says:

    Ouu….wanty, badly. But I dunno if I can justify dropping $30 on it >.

  12. My rational mind keeps telling me that $30 for such a sheer lip balm is utterly ridiculous, but the coral-loving, beauty addict side tells me that I NEED this. So pretty! Can’t decide what to do though…

    Are these as soft as the Lip Butter, Karen?
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  13. Chelsea says:

    Gotye and Kimbra came to my town to perform, they did an amazing show! Very energetic and fun! Gotye was also seen playing frisbee with students on campus…

    I love tinted lip balms (they’re my go-to lip product), but this is a little rich for my blood! I’ll play with it next time I visit my favorite Dior ladies to see if I need to be convinced…

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      That sounds like a fun show. I listened to a few of her tracks and liked them a lot too. LOVE finding new music. ๐Ÿ™‚

      You’re so cute — I have my fave Dior ladies too!

  14. Marina says:

    Such makeup looks really beautiful on you x
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