Friday, September 21, 2012


I love it when drugstore dupes are made for high end products because it makes it so much more affordable to achieve expensive results. I did a review on the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Glows and mentioned how similar they are to the Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm and how I might do a comparison so here it is. Basically, I'm going to pick apart every aspect of the both products and compare the Dior Lip Glow to both of the Maybelline Lip Glows to determine whether you need to splurge and buy the Dior one or can save your money on Maybelline.

The Dior version is going to cost you between $48-$52 whereas the Maybelline version will only set you back $3-$4! So there is a very obvious price difference and what is going to become evident is that you probably don't need to spend the extra $45 on the Dior balm when you can get the same effects from the Maybelline Lip Glows. Being realistic, noone wants to spend 13x the amount that they should on a beauty product! When the whole point of spending the extra money on high end makeup is to get good quality, sometimes it isn't necessary when drugstore options are of the same quality but much cheaper.

The metal and smooth hard plastic Dior packaging is definitely much more luxurious than the thin soft plastic used to package the Maybelline Baby Lips. Something you do have to consider is how important the packaging is to you. It doesn't affect the product in any way so probably doesn't matter too much but if your the kind of person who only loves carrying around pretty lip balms or loves to display your makeup, you may find you will get more use out of the Dior one due to it's appealing packaging.

The picture below shows the colour each of the balms turns the lips. This colour does vary depending on an individuals skin tone, how much is applied and other factors but hopefully this can help compare how each of the products change colour. The first swatch is the Maybelline "Baby Pink" Lip Glow. The second swatch is the Maybelline "Pink Blast" Lip Glow. The third swatch is the Dior Color Reviver Balm Lip Glow.
The picture above shows that the Maybelline Lip Glows are much more glossy than the Dior product. The Maybelline Lip Glows feel like a much thinner formulation and are not as thick/moisturizing.
Considering the Dior balm is much more rich and thick, it does last quite a bit longer. That being said, the Maybelline Baby Lips are so cheap that you can use more of it and repurchase it much more often than the Dior one.

Both Maybelline Lip Glows have the same scent and that is a strong fruity smell. The Dior Lip Glow has a subtle peppermint/menthol scent but not to the point where the fragrance irritates your lips. 

After reading all of this, the decision is up to you whether you want to invest in the Dior one or settle for the Maybelline. Of course the Dior Lip Glow is going to be more luxurious but you have to weigh that up with how similar they are and the price difference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool test of Baby Lips.. Love them pink Baby Lips
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