Earlier this month, Dior Makeup announced its forthcoming Spring 2019 collection dubbed “Lolli’Glow.” Thanks to Peter Philips, the mastermind behind the fashion house’s beauty division, we can once again expect a brilliant roster of must-have makeup essentials. As the name suggests, the candy-inspired range is filled with pastel colors and vibrant shades that pay homage to the vivacity of youth. Read on below to find out what I thought about the new Dior Addict Lip Maximizer and Lip Glow releases, ahead of the collections January 1 launch.
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
The first thing I noticed about Dior Addict’s newest collagen active Lip Maximizer ($35 USD) is that is has a great minty vanilla smell. I tried it out in “001” which comes as a sheer pink lip gloss, but to me, it looks mostly transparent. Like a lot of lip plumpers, it gives a tingly, slightly itchy feeling when applied, but it goes away after a while and it definitely made my lips instantly more voluptuous. I like to wear the product on its own as a lip gloss, since it’s moisturizing and not too sticky, but if you’re not a fan of the sensation it gives, you can wear it as a topcoat that still gives some plumping effect. You can supposedly use it as a primer as well, but I found the texture to be a bit too slippery to apply anything on top with ease, so I prefer not to.
Dior Addict Lip Glow To The Max
Growing up as a tomboy, I’ve never been too fond of anything candy-inspired, glittery and pink, so I was surprised to not hate the latest shades of Dior’s Addict Lip Glow To The Max ($35 USD). I tested out the product in “201” which is a classic pink color with a pearly finish. Since the shade is a deeper pink, I like that the product is slightly sheer and adds a subtle hint of color rather than being overly bright. The texture of the product is somewhere between a lip balm and a lipstick, so it’s extremely hydrating and easy to apply. The only downside is that I found the Lip Glow color comes off easily if you wear it on its own, but it works great a primer under lipstick or lipgloss and gives an extra boost of color.
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