My Holy Grail Lip Balm.

Dior Lip Glow Review | The Stripe

This is nothing new (it’s been around since 2009 and one is sold every three seconds!) but a product that I became completely obsessed with this year (and buy with my own money) is Dior Lip Glow. I am always on the hunt for products that make me look just a little bit prettier… like, prettier in the sort of way that maybe I am wearing makeup, or maybe I’m just really lucky/having a good day. There are times of course, when I like to be done up but most of the time I just want to look naturally pretty so that I look nice but (with the exception of my lashes because lashes must always be long and thick) you can’t really tell if I am wearing any makeup. And lip glow is exactly that type of product. It delivers a really pretty, sheer (buildable) wash of color with a lot of shine. So maybe you just have naturally flushed lips and are wearing clear balm… or maybe you have a little help from lip glow.

The first color I bought is pink glow. This was like a gateway drug. It’s the prettiest wash of pink color and your lips really do glow from within. It reacts differently on everyone but for me it just makes my lips ever so slightly flushed, and really shiny. After becoming addicted to it I went back to Bloomie’s for coral glow (a little bright for right now but still very pretty and amazing with a tan), and raspberry glow which is a little bit darker and looks as though you’ve just bitten your lips.

Besides the obvious benefits (pretty color, great shine), it also makes your lips super soft and moisturized.. like a balm vs. a lipstick. It feels really good on, and it actually lasts a while (even after the shine goes away the color stays behind). I don’t typically add to my list of holy grail beauty products; but this one is an absolute must-have and addition to the mix.

Dior Lip Glow Review | The Stripe

Dior Lip Glow in (from left) pink glow, raspberry glow, and coral glow. Sorry I’m bad at selfies but wanted to get some regular pictures for you! These aren’t at all edited… the light is a little brighter in the last one but this is a really accurate representation of how the colors look IRL. Just a really pretty, glossy, sheer wash of color.Dior Lip Glow Review | The Stripe Dior Lip Glow Review | The Stripe

Also pictured: Gucci Purse + Gentle Monster Sunglasses

photography by Trent Bailey.

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  1. Thank you for the “regular” pics! It’s so rare to see a blogger show them, gives a much better representation of what the product looks in real life! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Emily says 3.30.18

    I love a good no makeup-makeup secret weapon. Happy Friday!

  3. alyson says 3.30.18

    SO love that pink glow… and this is new to me. Excited to test these out. Thanks, Grace!


  4. ateret rosenwasser says 3.30.18

    Do you like this Gucci purse? It seems small. Is it more like a cross body. How would you compare this with your Gucci disco bag and your pink Gucci purse?

  5. Maria Eugenia says 3.30.18

    I have just been looking into buying one of these! So glad I found your post just in time! I think I’m going to go for the Coral Glow!
    Maria Eugenia ☀

  6. Allison says 3.30.18

    New handbag?? So cute!!!!

    • grace at the stripe says 3.30.18

      No it’s old! I’ve worn it several times here but it’s more of a Spring and Summer bag. 🙂

  7. Sarah says 3.30.18

    These are my FAVORITE!! I don’t feel like enough people know about them. I have pink, coral, and berry. Need to try raspberry!

  8. Victoria says 3.30.18

    I’ve been wanting to try this lip balm for a while and I’m so glad to hear how fabulous it is! Thanks for sharing xo

  9. OH LA LATKES says 3.30.18

    I love the Dior Lip Glow products. My favourite is the coral one. Such a great addition to my make-up bag. <3

    E //

  10. Hes says 3.30.18

    Love the Lip Glows! Currently have it in Lilac, but now I want Berry or Raspberry! Another easy-least pretty lip product I’m currently loving are the YSL volupté lip color balms…so good!

  11. Lauren says 4.5.18

    These are such pretty colors! I will for sure be putting this on my birthday wish list! 🙂

  12. Shawna says 4.7.18

    Based on your post, I went to Sephora the next day and bought one! annnnd it immediately oxidized on my lips and turned hot pink haha – this always happens with Clinique products too! Wish it looked as good as in your post and thank goodness for Sephora’s return policy. Love your blog!

    • OH NO! I’m so sorry that happened – what a bummer, but glad for that return policy.