Dior released their new line of Lip Glow Oil Color Reviver*, a collection of 7 clear and shimmer tinted lip oils earlier this year as a part of their Spring/Summer 2020 collection and after much back and forth with myself on whether to try them out, I ended up ordering one during a 25% off sale at Neiman Marcus in April. When I saw the lip oil trend gaining more popularity, I immediately thought about the $1 rollerball lip oils that had colorful artificial flowers in the tubes I used to buy at the beauty supply store and how they would somehow make their way all over my face. I decided to give the adult version of my childhood fave a try because 1.) It’s Dior and I love Dior Makeup, 2.) it was on sale and 3.) Quarantine panic shopping was in full swing. If, like me, you’re a beauty minimalist wanting to try out the lip oil trend and thinking about trying out the Dior Lip Glow Oil, continue reading this quick review to find out the verdict on whether I think this product would fit into your routine.
The Dior Lip Glow Oil is $34 for 0.2 oz/ 6 mL and available at Dior.com & Sephora* plus major department stores like Nordstrom*, Saks Fifth Avenue*, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman. It’s packaged in a cute little rectangular clear tube and the signature silver top with CD embossed on top. The product name is written in silver on the clear part of the tube. The design of the packaging is really simple and fuss-free which I actually really enjoy. It’s a simple product so I love that they kept the packaging understated as well.
I picked up the shade 012 Rosewood which I’d describe as a deep pink-red color. Since this is an oil formula, the color is really subtle, giving off the slightest tint of deep red on the lip. Since the color is so sheer, each shade will look different depending on your natural lip color.
There is a scent of mint and vanilla and the natural scent of cherry with the latter being the most noticeable for me. The formula is made of cherry oil which is meant to protect lips from drying and “stress factors.” I don’t know what is meant by the last property but this oil definitely feels nourishing on the lips without feeling greasy. They is a small amount of tackiness but that actually helps the oil not slip and slide all over your face
I do get the slightest hint of tingle from the mint but it’s barely noticeable, so it’s not something that takes away from the comfortable feeling of it on the lips.
Depending on your desired look, the Dior Lip Glow Oil can be worn on its own to give a “lips poppin’ but make it fashion” vibe or it can be layers over your favorite lip product to give it an extra slick shine. I prefer to wear it on its own but I love having the option to switch things up for a more editorial lip look.
Comparison Swatches on Arm
Swatches on Lips
Overall, I really like this comfortable and nourishing lip oil and will be keeping it in rotation year-round. I love the fact that not only am I able to get a comfortable and lasting shine but my lips are also being nourished so they’ll look better with or without me wearing any product. It doesn’t move around on the lips and stays put for a couple of hours before the shine starts to fade.
I think the Dior Lip Glow Oil is worth it for anyone looking for a nourishing, sheer, high-shine lip product but you haven’t found a formula that is non-greasy and (mostly) non-tacky. If you’re looking for something that’s more pigmented on the lips, I’ve heard great things about the Kosas Wet Lip Oil Gloss* and Lilah B. Lovingly Lip™ Tinted Lip Oil*. If you’re new to lip oils and just want to test out the trend, you could most likely DIY one with some almond or even cherry oil. Just make sure it’s 100% pure as the lip area is sensitive and certain chemicals could cause a reaction.
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