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! 🙂
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.
But what about the formula? Well, I’m glad you asked. 🙂 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.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora and sephora.com
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. 🙂
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.
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,