I never knew the importance of lip TLC until the matte lipstick entered my life. A matte lipstick is unforgiving and unrelenting when it comes to a dry lip. I even bought a SEPARATE child's toothbrush for daily lip exfoliation so that in the event I "needed" a matte lip, I would be ready. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of lip scrubs. I don't know why, but whenever there is a new flavour in brand "X" I need to have it so when I saw the Dior Lip Sugar Scrub* ($33.00 CDN) and Lip Glow* ($33.00 CDN) I just figured that one was a generic balm and the other a scrub-in-a-stick. I don't often say I like being wrong, but in this case it was pleasantly so!
The Lip Sugar Scrub comes in one universal shade of healthy pink and is described as a "self-vanishing sweet exfoliating lip balm". Had I read any product info before applying this, I would have understood just how different this was than any conventional lip scrub I had tried! Not only does this smell like just a hint of sweetness, this is literally a scrub on the go! Initially I had tried to wipe this off after application only to realize the texture was not intended to be removed! The little exfoliating sugar granules actually MELT into the lip balm leaving you with hydrated AND smooth lips. Obviously, if you have some serious dry patches that need buffing, I'd probably do something more intense with a toothbrush, but for the most part this is the perfect maintenance product for daily lip touch-ups to make sure that my pout is ready for ANYTHING.
Lip Glow is not a new product for Dior, but this deeper shade of Berry is! Lip Glow is again one of those universal lip balms that adapt to any skintone based on heat. I have the original Lip Glow in shade 001 that gives lips a healthy and full pink flush and as scarily dark as Berry looks in the tube, you can see from the swatch that it is really quite tame. What is interesting about the texture is that it almost has the consistency of a "sticky" lip primer so if you are someone like me who absolutely has to apply lip balm before lipstick or lipgloss application, Lip Glow is an effective option because it actually helps your lip colour adhere to your lips instead of slide off like The Joker.
You're probably wondering where the full face swatches are and though I tried doing them, oddly enough they both looked like I had almost nothing on which I suppose makes sense since this is a self-adjusting shade.
Final verdict: If you liked the original Lip Glow, Berry is ever so slightly more pigmented (at least on me), but what I would recommend checking out is the Lip Sugar Scrub because this is something I have never seen before! It's just nice to have a lip scrub that I can use daily instead of a more coarse scrub that I have to make a mental note to use once a week so that I can avoid Cryptkeeper lips. It's convenient, comes in pretty packaging and works!
The Dior Lip Sugar Scrub and Lip Glow are available now.