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,