I like to think of lip oil as lip gloss’s more health-conscious twin: She goes hiking. She eats vegan. She practices self-care. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to get dressed up and party.
The lip oils of 2023 aren’t just a treatment you put on before bed or running to the grocery store. Many modern formulas create the effect of an eye-catching lip gloss while giving your lips a pillowy softness. The internet’s favorite right now is the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil. The buzz is real on TikTok and Instagram — but so is the oil’s $38 price tag — so we asked, is it the game-changer the girlies say it is?
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Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil: An Overview
The Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil does it all: It looks like a lip gloss and acts like a treatment. Its formula is slick, non-sticky, and comes in seven sheer hues to impart a your-lips-but-better tint. (There’s also a clear version you can try, if that’s more your speed.) It has a delicious, vanilla-mint scent — one that makes me wish it was formulated to leave behind a slight tingle.
Ingredients and Formulation
Ingredients Reviewed by Cosmetic Chemist Ginger King and Makeup Artist Delina Medhin.
Dior Addict Lip Glow is swirled with cherry oil, which cosmetic chemist Ginger King says helps nourish dry lips. “[Cherry oil] is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and phytosterols,” she says. “It’s also an antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties.”
King goes on to say that the oil’s slick and thick consistency is thanks to a blend of hydrogenated polyisobutene, glutamate, and styrene polymers. Its color-changing magic is from D&C Red 27, which turns pink when it comes in contact with moisture.
New York City-based makeup artist and creator Delina Medhin likes the formula because it’s “sheer and feels comfy.” She says its comfortable texture is a bonus for when she is applying it on her clients (and even using it on herself).
The key ingredient in the Dior Addict Lip Glow Oil is cherry oil (an emollient). This formula meets the Allure Clean Standard.
How I Tested It
I tested the lip oil the best way I knew how — by putting it on when my lips were feeling particularly parched. I swept it on before I started my work day and instantly saw its color payoff. (It was ever-so-slight, but flattering.) I kept it on to assess how well it hydrated my lips throughout the day.
My Honest Thoughts
The entire experience of applying Dior Lip Glow is satisfying. Its doe-foot applicator has a chubby, rounded tip that comes out of the tube with a lovely squish. Gliding it on feels extra smooth and it leaves my lips looking juicy.