Dior Jelly Lip Pen: review & swatches
I passed by the Dior counter yesterday, and was stoked to see the Summer 2013 display is out at last!
Here’s the media release image:
Despite it’s name, the Dior Jelly Lip Pens were not jelly-like in any way. Instead, I found it to be very similar in consistency and usage as the Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stains. Dior’s iteration is less pigmented, more like a tinted lip balm with a bit of gloss finish. Given how sheer the color is, it is perhaps more suited for a day lounging by the poolside / beach, rather than a trip to the mall.
The color swatches below should give you a better idea:
Copacabana intrigued me the most. Although it looked like a dark brown on the pen, it swatched out to be a nice mauvish brown that shows up better on my skin than the rests. Carioca is my fav, a nice, cheery coral. Ilhabela is a light princess pink, and Gaia is a nude pink.
As a luxury brand, Dior’s Jelly Lip Pens are priced accordingly at SGD44 each, and are limited edition. Personally, I find the colors to be somewhat uninspiring (if I had to pick one, it’d be Carioca). And given how sheer it is, not quite as relevant to my lifestyle (mostly in the office). However, I did like the fact these are auto-sharpening with a twist-up mechanism, which is not a new invention but welcome all the same.
What do you think? Will you be rushing out to stock up on these?
PS: Laura Mercier turned out some of these lip pens for summer 2013 too! These are quite different… read about them here.