So you will know by now that I have been trying lipgloss. But a niche within the lipgloss realm are lip oils. And I had heard great things about the Dior Backstage lip glow lip oils. With lip oils you really don’t need a tonne as they are a sheer lip product that perhaps give a bit of a stain but it is mainly clear and just adds a lot of healthy shine. That’s what I was hoping for with this one and since it did exactly that I haven’t really put my money towards any other lip oils since then. Here’s why.
Review: Dior Backstage Addict Lip Glow Color-Awakening Nourishing Glossy lip oil 001 Pink
This is a Dior makeup product. Since Dior is a luxury brand, you just know this is a pricey product. At full price this retails for €38 (ouch!) but I never pay full price for my Dior products. I always use voucher, buy them when a sale is on and I basically don’t buy their products unless I can get a discount. Dior is quite widely available to me and I can get it from any luxury makeup store.
What does this lip oil have to offer?
The way these lip oils work is a bit like a tinted balm but then in liquid form. This product comes in a few shades but don’t expect too much of them. This is the pink version that should give a bit of a pink glow to your lips. It definitely does, but I don’t wear this for the color. The reason I love this is how hydrating it is. It also goes very well with my makeup aesthetic. I prefer a more natural everyday look and sometimes all I want is to just put something on my lips and not do too much else. This is for those days where I want that no makeup makeup look.
What is the product like?
One of the reasons why I ended up going for the Dior lip oil and I didn’t try much else is because I love Dior lip products and have for years. Way back in the day, when I thought makeup had to be expensive to be good, I would exclusively wear Dior lipsticks. So in the back of my brain this would just be a good option. What I love about this is the packaging. You have to give it to Dior. They know how to make a product look good. But even though the packaging is stunning I also loved the way this product performed.
What is the quality like?
This being one of the few lip oils I tried, I can’t say I’m an expert but this product just does exactly what I wanted it to do. It is nice and shiny, has a great non-sticky oily feeling to it. I know that sounds like a con, but I love this if I don’t want to pay much attention to my lips. This just does everything: it hydrates, feels comfortable all day, tints the lips and just makes your lips feel good all day. I feel this lasts longer than a gloss. Not because of the color pay off, but because the oils in this product sink into your lips and you notice the effects all day.
What does this swatch like?
Here you can see how oily this looks. It is definitely glossier than a gloss. But this being an oil that does mean that it doesn’t just end up sitting on your lips. It mainly sinks into the lips and what you’re left with is a bit of a stain. It truly is the best of both worlds and if I wear this I don’t have to apply another lip balm underneath my lip product. This is just a one stop shop and that’s mainly due to the cherry oil that is in this product.
My final thoughts
The Dior Lip Glow lip oil is a great product that I love for a more minimal look. It adds just a hint of color but the formula is what blew me out of the park. This is hydrating and just feels good on the lips. It’s one of those products you just want to use continuously. I could easily replace my daily lip balm with this and wear it under lipsticks too if I want. It’s just that moisturizing. If you like your lip products to be barely there and are looking for the most comfortable lip product I have ever tried, then this is your jam.
Would I recommend the Dior Lip Glow lip oil?
This is definitely good and I would recommend it but when you do I would say: don’t buy any other lip oils. It really won’t make much of a difference. So with this product I really feel that if you have one good one you will be covered for years to come. The color pay off is just too sheer to really warrant buying any more than just one item.