Thursday, March 3, 2011

Review: Dior Addict Lip Glow SPF 10 vs Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm

There are days when i just want to get out of the house without any makeup on me yet i do want those naturally soft looking lips with a subtle hint of healthy pink.

Well, what's a gal gonna do?

I got to know about Dior Addict Lip Glow (lipbalm) when i was accompanying my close GF on her quest for the perfect liquid foundation and as she found her HG foundation, i found mine too......

Weeks later, when i was almost 1/2 way through the tube of Lip Glow and pondering if i should purchase a backup, i found Nivea's Soft Rose lipbalm which also gives a tinge of pink and moisturiser your lips at the same time.

I did a comparison between the 2 of them, sort of a high-end vs drugstore match.

Here we go......

Nivea Soft Rose Lipbalm.

Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Awakening Lipbalm SPF 10.

Nett weight: 4.8 g

Nett weight: 3.5 g

Nivea Soft Rose Lipbalm.

Dior Addict Lip Glow.

T-B: Dior Addict Lip Glow, Nivea Soft Rose.

L-R: Dior Addict Lip Glow, Nivea Soft Rose.

L-R on paper: Dior Addict Lip Glow, Nivea Soft Rose.

Dior's Lip Glow definitely has my vote in this area, the transparent light pink cover and the silver knot looks pretty on the dresser, in the bag and just anywhere else compared to Nivea's utilitarian look which serves its very basic purpose (the pink rose motifs printed added points in this area).

Dior's Lip Glow has a subtle sweet and slightly minty smell, whereas Nivea's Soft Rose possesses a bubblegum-like or candy-like sweet scent. Personally, i lean more towards Dior's Lip Glow where scent is concerned.

Although the 2 are supposed to give my lips a healthy pinkish look, i would say they are so alike (function-wise) and yet so difference (performance-wise).

Upon application, Dior's Lip Glow gives my lips a flush of pink with a hint of red in it, as well as a shiny sheen that is quite similar to lipstick with very sheer coverage. On the otherhand, Nivea's Soft Rose gave a barely there hint of pink which is not noticeable unless you are under close scrutiny.

The difference between the 2 might not appear obvious in the pictures above, but in real life on the lips one can see the difference instantly. On the paper, one can notice that the tone of pink is different, Dior's being the warmer pink and Nivea's is cooler.

I have to cast my vote to Dior's Lip Glow as i have gotten many compliments from friends and colleagues, sadly none when i am wearing Nivea's Soft Rose. Apart from the differences above, Nivea's Soft Rose does not contain any sun protection (Dior's Lip Glow has SPF 10).

Price: Dior's Lip Glow contains 3.5g or 0.12oz of the product for S$40.00 vs Nivea's Soft Rose which contains 4.8g or 0.16oz of product for S$3.50 which works out to:

Dior's Lip Glow: S$40.00/3.5g=S$11.40 per gram
Nivea's Soft Rose: S$3.50/4.8= S$0.73 per gram

which makes Dior approximately 15 times more expensive than Nivea.

Now for the million $ question, who won and will i repurchase it when i am done with the tube i have currently?

Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Awakening Lipbalm wins hands down with only one downfall which is its hefty price tag (which comes no surprise to anyone as we are talking about Christian Dior here), lesser product and that it doesn't take long to finish a tube (about 2 to 3 months with daily usage).

Like it enough to repurchase?

Yes, when i am feeling rich or when i felt like pampering myself (that happens alot : ))

Dior Addict Lip Glow Colour Awakening Lipbalm SPF 10
Main Ingredient (active): Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) 7.5%
Other Ingredients: C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Dissostearyl Malate, Bis-diglyeryl Polyacyladipate-2, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl lauroyl Glutamate, Synthetic Beewax, Dimer Dilinoleyldimer, Dilinoleate, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Ethylhexyl palmitate.

Priced at S$40.00 for 3.5g or 0.12oz (available at all leading Departmental Stores).

Nivea Soft Rose Lipbalm
Main Ingredients: Apologies, i threw the packaging away before i remember. : (

Priced at S$3.50 for 4.8g or 0.16oz (available at major drugstores and supermarkets).

1 comment:

  1. I love this lip balm! I'm going to be reviewing it on my blog in the next couple of days. Thanks for the review! :)