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Today, I am writing about the Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm. Since this one came out in the market, it has earned a lot of rave reviews and has become a holy grail lip balm for a lot of makeup gurus. I wanted to give it a try to know if it is worth all the hype. Thanks to IMBB for this wonderful opportunity to try all these fabulous products.
Crème de Rose is a smoothing, plumping lip balm with SPF 10. It is a refined lip balm that soothes, re-plumps, hydrates, and protects the lips with SPF 10.This nourishing lip balm comes in one universal petal pink shade and features a delicate rose scent.
$27 for 0.25 oz
- Anti-aging Complex: Rose of Damas essential oil.
- Energizing Vitamins A and E.
- Smoothing Shea Butter.
- SPF 10
Octinoxate, (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate): 7.5%, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane: 1%, Isononyl Isononanoate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Microcrystalline Wax, Shea Butter Extract, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ribose, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum, Tribehenin, Commiphora Myrrha Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Trimethylolpropane, Triisostearate, Bht, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Propyl Gallate, Alcohol, Phenylacetaldehyde.
Dior crème de rose plumping lip balm comes in a white circular pot with “CD” engraved on the top lid. It looks simple yet elegant. Obviously with this pot packaging, you have to be extra cautious as you have to dip your fingers again and again in the pot; not very hygienic unless you wash your hands every time you have to apply the balm.
My Experience with Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm:
Dior crème de rose is a light pink lip balm that goes clear on the lips. It has a very pleasant rose scent but it is not overpowering. Those of you who are not a fan of rose scent should pass on this one. This balm has a thicker texture compared to the other lip balms I own but does not feel sticky on the lips.
When I started using this lip balm, I did not like it at all. I had to swipe my fingers so many times to get some product but the top surface was very firm and it was hard to pick any product, but after using it a couple of times, I got through the initial layer and it was only then that I could enjoy the creamy texture of this balm.
For this past month, I have been using this lip balm every day, even multiple times a day, but I am still not sure about it.
Although the balm looks pink in the container but on application, it does not impart any color to the lips. When I apply the balm, it feels smooth and creamy. It moisturizes my lips but only for a short period of time. I feel it does not stay on for long and as soon as it goes away, my lips start feeling dry again. So, I have to reapply this balm a couple of times during the day and I do not even suffer from excessively dry lips. It feels good when I apply it, but it just sits on the lips and creates a barrier, I don’t find it to penetrate to the deeper layers and moisturize deeply.
After about an hour or so, I am compelled to reapply it. I use it to prime my lips before applying lipsticks as it is not runny and glossy, so it provides ample hydration without making the lipstick bleed. I use it every night and in the morning my lips feel smooth and nourished. It has a SPF of 10 which makes it ideal for use in day time. Personally, I still love using my Rosebud Salve Lip Balm ($6) if I am just wearing the balm without any other lip products.
I have no idea why it claims to be a plumping balm because I do not see even on ounce of fullness in my lips after applying it.
Don’t get me wrong, I like using this as a simple lip balm. If you have dry and chapped lips, this balm will be helpful, it will smell nice, hydrate the lips and make your lips feel silky smooth but not for long. All the other lip balms I own can do that. I don’t understand the price tag it comes with and also what all the hoopla around it is.
Pros of Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm:
- Amazing rose scent.
- Thick, creamy texture.
- Moisturizes, nourishes the lips.
- Has SPF 10.
- Works well as a night lip treatment.
- Good primer for lipsticks or glosses
Cons of Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm:
- No plumping effect.
- Not long lasting.
- Unhygienic packaging.
Let me sum it up like this – Dior crème de rose is a good lip balm just not extraordinary. You will find a ton of other lip balms in the market for a fraction of the price that work equally well if not better.
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