Summer’s Most Gorgeous Lip Hue Is Barely a Color At All

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I love a high-maintenance lip—red, orange, even purple—but summer’s hot temperatures and high humidity levels have me reaching for none of them. Instead, all I want to wear is a pared-down beauty look, the makeup equivalent of jeans and a white t-shirt. After a month of product trial and error, I’ve finally found the only two products I’m toting around all season: the cult-classic Dior Addict Lip Glow Balm ($33) and the newest addition to the family, Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade ($33).

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I use these Lip Glow products, first and foremost, as protectants. Both the balm and the pomade feel so nourishing when applied and my week of wearing them nonstop has left me with flake-free lips. The pomade, especially, is formulated to give lips a lot of TLC and can even be used at night as a mask. It’s a light gel consistency that is neither sticky nor heavy and seems to absorb into my skin and give my lips a glossy look at the same time.

And then the color—Lip Glow goes where no balm’s gone before. The brand describes it perfectly: “A custom natural rosy tint” that looks “as if lips were revitalized, fresh, full and radiant.”

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