I'm a skeptic at heart. My natural inclination is to always assume products won't work like they say they will--and then I'll be pleasantly surprised if they actually do work well!
So when DIOR came out with "self-adjusting" lipstick, you might be able to imagine what I was thinking.
yeah right. Pah-lease DIOR.
On top of that, when I opened up the tube and saw it was a translucent baby pink color, it assured me even more that there was no way this would add color to my lips.
Obviously, I had to try it.
The claim is that the color will develop over the first 3-5 minutes after application. So if you quickly apply a few strokes of this lipstick, glance in the mirror, and then run out the door, you may be surprised to see a new color by the time you get to work.
I was able to see the color change before my eyes, and I have to admit I was pretty impressed with the tone it left. I really think it's a beautiful "natural" pink color.
This lipstick/balm is one of the most nourishing products I've ever applied. I absolutely love the consistency and the shine. On the other hand, I hate the packaging. The little knob at the end of the tube is not as easy to grab--however I guess it would be easy to tell it apart from your other lipsticks while you are doing the "blindly fish around for lipstick at the bottom of my purse" move. Oh, you don't do that?
The whole concept is that it will work with your skin's pH to determine the right shade for you. I've considered running up to random strangers, tackling them, making them apply it, and then taking photos of the final color but that may get me thrown in jail.
How about if you try it, tweet me a photo. I'd love to see how it looks on different skin tones.
One of the other things I love about wearing this lipstick/balm is it won't leave lipstick marks on anything. That's right, no more lipstick rings around your coffee, no more pink marks on your sandwich bread while you're eating lunch, and finally, a lipstick/balm I can wear AND kiss my husband without leaving him with a smudge of lipstick. #hugewin
Since this lipstick is so smart, you may not be shocked to see that it isn't the cheapest item you'll ever walk out of Sephora with.
Tarte has a similar product as well. I haven't tried it, but it will cost you a little less than the DIOR Lip Glow.
If you are scared of lipstick, or you don't want to look "overly made up", give it a try. I think you'll like it.
*DIOR has no idea who I am. I paid for this lipstick and felt like telling you about it.