Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Lip Balms in Pink, Coral and Lilac

January 8, 2016

This spring Dior has launched a new shade of their Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Lip Balm in Lilac ($33, limited-edition). These are balms that have a transparent quality and a slight tint but once applied on the lips, the formula reacts to your lip chemistry to create a glow that is unique to you. Many of these transforming lip glow products tend to turn fuchsia on my lips. The original Pink 001 color is one of those – it turns into a lovely flushed pink within a few minutes but as time goes on it turns into a bright pink that stains my lips with an un-natural pink. I personally love the formula, texture and feel, but Coral 002 reacts better with my body chemistry (or face chemistry) to give a better natural glow. Lilac 005 is the latest addition for spring and it’s absolutely perfect. It applies like a flushed soft pink that has slight cool undertones.

These will look different on everyone, but I thought I’d share swatches anyways since many of you have been curious about the new Lilac shade. Below is a look at the three lip glows, Pink 001, Coral 004 and Lilac 005. All three have the same smooth balmy feel. They are unscented and glide on the lips with a moisturizing glossy feel. The finish is semi-thick, not as thick or balmy as the Creme de Rose Lip Balm (reviewed here), but just as moisturizing in my experience.

A quick note on the pink one – I don’t recommend you expose it to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. The direct sun will fade the color and remove any color transforming properties. I had to cut off the tip that was exposed because after a few minutes of being in the sun it turned clear. The other two colors seem unaffected by direct sunlight.

Below, a look at the labels/colors. I’m sure there were Lip Glows in 002 and 003 released in previous seasons, but they were never on my radar, so I’m not sure what colors they were:

Another look at the balm colors:

Swatched on my lips, along with a shot of my bare lips. All the Lip Glows were photographed after having been applied for at least 5 minutes to make sure the color transformed. Do note these will look different on everyone because they are designed to react to your own body chemistry. On one of my friends who has the same skintone as me (just slightly more pink) the Coral turns more of a bright pinky peachy on her, while on me it’s distinctly coral. I didn’t swatch on the arms because they pretty much look clear on the arm.

On the nails, Louboutin Miss Loubi

Dior Addict Lip Glow Coral had been my favorite one for the color until Lilac arrived. In terms of pink transforming lip tints, the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in Pink 3 and IPKN Twinkle Lips in Pink Glow far surpass the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink in my experience – both transform my lips into a really pretty natural pink glow without making them look fuschia or stained. Also both have a thinner finish that is more weightless while the Dior is more hydrating/thicker.
I highly recommend you check out the new Lilac Lip Glow – it’s limited-edition and so pretty. It’s such a lovely way to add a natural tint of color to the lips.
You can find the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink and Coral at all Dior counters. The Lilac is listed as limited-edition for now, but in past seasons the Coral shade was a limited-edition color that sold out almost instantly and after a while they brought it back. With the whole limited-edition factor, sometimes you just never really know how long something will be around. Some items have received such a positive response brands have brought items back. In this situation I’d recommend you buy sooner than later just in case. It’s that good I think it’s a must-have.
The Dior Addict Lip Glow in Lilac should be available at most counters now. Online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Dior.com.

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  • Poshnessary com January 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful lip balm. need to try this

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  • Cheryl January 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks Sabrina! I'm definitely going to check out the lilac shade.

    • Sabrina January 18, 2016 at 7:11 am

      I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂

  • bisbee January 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I got the Lilac right after you mentioned it the first time! I absolutely love it!

    • Sabrina January 18, 2016 at 7:11 am


  • Alix January 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I'd buy the lilac shade, but I've noticed that this formula has a weak but really insipid vanilla-mint scent that I just can't stand, so unfortunately, it's a no-go for me!

    • Sabrina January 18, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Awww that's too bad!

  • beautybyalicee January 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    These are beautiful, I love all of the shades especially the lilac!

    alice ♡ // beautybyalicee

  • Charlëy January 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    In love definietly need to get my hands on the lilac one

  • Taylr J January 8, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Definitely need to add these to my makeup collection ASAP! Thanks for sharing x

    Taylr | http://www.taylrdaily.com

  • Sarah Janette January 9, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Officially added to my 'to buy' list!

    Sarah l Sarah-Janette.blogspot.ca

  • Clever Girl Reviews January 9, 2016 at 6:52 am

    The lilac is amazing!

  • Marie January 9, 2016 at 10:32 am

    wow ! they look so pretty ! I won't know which one to choose 🙂


    • Sabrina January 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

      I know, hard pick! My favorite is Lilac.

  • Lisa January 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I have never been able to pass up on a new glow shade and lilac will be no different. Thank you for the review!

    • Sabrina January 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Glad it helped Lisa!

  • Lori Jenkins January 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Oh how I wish these looked on me like they do on you, so pretty! I don't have very pigmented lips naturally and they have very little color on me. Also, I had a sample card of pink and it turned really bright pink on – I loved it – then I bought the full size tube and it's never turned that color on my lips….just a barely blush of pink. That said, these are such a great comfortable, swipe and go lip product!

    • Sabrina January 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Ahh yes, my lips are so weird 🙁 pulls colors bright and deep sometimes!

  • Yolanda Medina January 10, 2016 at 12:34 am

    I love the coral and the pink,such a perfect pout!And practically effortless!


  • Sue January 10, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Awww…so cute! Love the Pink 001. Love the color and finish.

  • Emily January 25, 2016 at 12:21 am


  • Melissa Chen June 29, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    I can't find the lilac one anywhere! 🙁 I didn't know it was limited edition. Oh I'm so sad now…

  • L June 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Great swatches! Thank you for sharing your review. ^^

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