Review and Swatches of Dior Beauty Addict Lip Glow Pomade Color Reviver Oil-Gel Care – Universal Pink – 001

NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001

Completely without warning Dior has added a new product to its “Addict Lip Glow” line – Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade in Universal Pink – 001. You can thank me  before you even read on, because I’m about to save you $33. 

I just saw earlier this week that Sephora was selling this, before I had even heard the first rumblings about it! The concept for this pomade is like Dior’s other Addict Lip Glow color changing/reviving products (reviewed here and here). But the execution is simply disappointing.

First of all, the second ingredient in the “pomade” is the dreaded, cheap, ridiculously unnecessary, mineral oil. That fact alone makes me feel angry (for having wasted my money on designer petroleum). And the fact that Dior didn’t publicize the ingredients (via is infuriating to me!

NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001 – INGREDIENTS

Then, the product itself could not have disappointed me more. Why, you ask? Here it is: there was very little visible color change on my lips from this product. I had to apply a lot of it to one side of my mouth to get noticeable color. The same lack of affect showed itself when I swatched the pomade on my hand and waited 5 whole minutes. The potency of this pomade is just so very low. If you’re looking for glow you’ll need to go back to the original stick form of Dior Addict Lip Glow.

And finally, maybe I’m just bitter about having purchased $33 petroleum jelly, but I also do not like the feeling of the pomade, which is very thin and liquidy (courtesy of the petroleum!? I’m not crazy, right?). I like my lip glosses to have some thickness and tackiness, and this didn’t provide either. Dior had it right with one thing though – naming this “pomade” was a safe bet because it doesn’t qualify as either a gloss or a balm. It’s just goop. (Oh, but it also annoys me that Dior named this “pomade” though, because that makes me think of a hair product. But I don’t want to get too ridiculous here or anything…)

Take a look:

NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade - Universal Pink - 001
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade - Universal Pink - 001 - Swatched / squirted on hand
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001 – Swatched / squirted on hand
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade - Universal Pink - 001 - Swatched / squirted on hand
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001 – Swatched / squirted on hand
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade - Universal Pink - 001 - Swatched on one side of lips
NEW Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade – Universal Pink – 001 – Swatched on one side of lips

In case you should need me to summarize: This pomade is basically a minty scented petroleum jelly with a dash of color changing chemical, in a Dior package.

You’re welcome (that I saved your money – XX <– insert here an emoticon of me feeling good about myself).



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6 Replies to “Dior Addict Lip Glow Pomade Color Reviver – Universal Pink 001 – NEW for 2016: First Look, Quick Swatches, Ingredients, and Review”

  1. I love all the reviews on color–changing balms. After trying a million (but still only about half of what you’ve tried), I still love the original Dior Lip Glow the best. I had my eye on the pomade, but I’m not as excited after reading your review. –Angela

    1. Hi Angela! Thanks for joining in and commenting! I’m glad you like the color changing reviews. The concept is so much fun. But it is disappointing when new versions don’t love up to the original:( I do like the Dior Addict Liner if you can still find that! -Jackie

      1. I bought the lip liner months ago…but haven’t used it yet. I read your review and it looked lovely, but I just never use lip liner! I have two Asian color-changing balms waiting in the wings to try next: Kate and History of Whoo. Can’t get enough of this stuff.

    2. Hello,

      I know I’m far too late to this, but I discovered the blog as I was Googling ingredients (got curious about the common qualities of the lip “balms” that work for me) and I have to say, my experience is completely different.

      I have lips that dry annoyingly fast, and that comes with deep lines all over my lips, as well as a lack of fullness. All my life, whether I put something on (no matter what it be) or not, my lips kept peeling off, and my lower lips formed two gigantic “plaques” that dried and lifted up, sometimes painfully. I mentioned it to my dermatologist, but that product was just another fail. Later I found Sephora’s (the in-house brand) stick balm, and it certainly hydrated my lips by far, and the lower lip peeling lessened, though it kept happening. I finally changed countries last year, and got into lip scrubs and whatnot, and managed to find a few really good products.

      My school had already closed, but I needed to stay around to complete a bunch of bureaucratic deals, so needless to say, I was heavily bored. A horrible habit indeed, but I tend to scroll through shopping sites and apps whenever I feel I have nothing better to do. I stumbled upon this pomade, and my interest was piqued immediately by the wording (pomade sounds far more efficient than balm, to begin with) -from there on, I indulged in some more scrolling to reveal mostly favourable reviews across various platforms. I decided to see for myself in-store, and I squeezed a bit on my finger to then apply to my lips. I knew within minutes that I was leaving with a tube.

      This is probably the best lip product I have ever had, right after my Chanel lipstick that I have been faithful to for 3 years now. At first, I was afraid it would be too light a pink, but the pomade turns significantly darker upon exposure to air. I find that it emphasises the cherry tones of my lips with a slight blush-like twist. Just a little squeeze is sufficient to cover the lips, and the formula is even more comfortable than your own bare lips. It soothes, hydrates, and softens, and also gives a bit of a volume. It sits beautifully glossy without any of the stickiness and/or constant smudging. “Oil-gel” is a perfect way to describe what this is. You can go hours wearing it upon application, as it can be worn as a “mask”, as stated by the company itself. I fell in love so hard, I was immediately scared I might run out and be left without it throughout summer, so in just a couple of days, I ended up ordering a backup. It was not needed, not in the slightest. I have been using it daily, and after 7-8 months, I still haven’t run out of my first tube (though I’m pretty sure I’ve run out of the recommended time of use). And on top, its packaging is very clever. If you hold it against a light source (preferably to a window in daytime) you can see that the tube is somewhat translucent, and the areas that still have the product appear darker. That way, you can tell if you’re close to running out or not. What I appreciate more, though, is that if you squeeze out too much accidentally, once you stop squeezing and allow the tube to “inflate”, it will start sucking in most of the product. This assures you don’t waste any product.

      Perhaps it worked wonders for me because I have particularly terrible lips, but this has been a dream come true for me. It certainly does not act like any other petroleum jelly. I’d highly recommend interacting with the product in a store, because it’s too good to miss out on should it work for you as well.

      1. No problem being late — my response was late as well! I love commentary, especially when it is thoughtful like yours. I need to work on posting more regularly for sure. I enjoy the interaction!

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