Someone, somewhere, somehow started this rumor that the Sephora Color Reveal Lip Balm is a dupe for the Dior Addict Lip Glow. Given then $19 price difference, my inner beauty blogger had to test this theory for myself. Cue, today’s battle. First up:
Dior Addict Lip Glow
Dior says: A sheer balm that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing and protecting the skin.
The classic, the original. It’s constantly selling out, you can’t help but feel fancy when you use it. It has the iconic Dior packaging, complete with the silver button with the initials “CD.” The lip glow looks like a very pale peach/pink in the tube and is clear when you first apply it. Within seconds, it starts changing to your own customized color. On me, it’s a slightly pinker version of my own lip color. The formula is moisturizing doesn’t have much tackiness to it and has a vanilla scent. It feels very light on the lips, you could easily layer another lip product on top without it feeling like too much. BONUS: SPF 10!
Sephora Collection Color Reveal Lip Balm
Sephora says: A lip balm that adjusts to your unique pH to create a customized pink shade.
In the tube, the lip balm looks like a pale pink. Like the Dior, it goes on clear and starts changing within seconds, adjusting to pH level of your lips. This one is noticeably pinker than the Dior, both in the tube and after it changes. I swatched them both side by side on several people and the result was always the same. It has a thicker consistency and a bit of stickiness, I’d say it’s very similar to regular chapstick. It has a nice honey scent.
For swatches & winner,
The obvious difference is the color, Sephora’s is more pink than the Dior. The texture is slightly different in each balm, the Dior is a bit lighter and has less tack. The Dior also has a longer wear time, lasting about 2-3 hours. The Sephora one fades quickly, I have trouble keeping it on for at least an hour. But is the longer wear time worth the $19 price difference?
And the winner is. . .
What do you think of these pH changing lip colors? Do you have a favorite one?
Inner beauty is great but a little mascara never hurts.
Drink water. Wear SPF.
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