Thursday, March 29, 2012

To Splurge or Not to Splurge: Sephora Collection vs Dior

It's been awhile since we asked you this question. In fact, it's been since last April when we asked you about self-tanners as seen here. But we are back today to find out what you think about this cutting edge product and if in fact you would save a little or spend a little...more. Today we are featuring two lip products that claim that the color of the balm adjusts to your individual pH level to leave you with a customized shade of pink.

Sephora Collection Color Reveal Lip Balm in Unique Pink - $12.00
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What it does:
Reveal the natural beauty of your lips with this enhancing, color-revealing balm. This unique formula combines a pH enhancer and a moisture booster to create a pretty hue that's all your own, while still maintaining absolute lip comfort. The balm adds volume to your kissable pout and the highly addictive honey flavor will keep your smile delicious.



Dior Addict Lip Glow - $30.00
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What it does:
Dior Addict Lip Glow responds to the color chemistry of your lips to create a shade that is uniquely yours. Smooth it on to moisturize, add sun protection, and enhance your natural lip color. SPF 10.

We both got to try the Lip Glow at the recent Dior "DiorShow New Look" Event that we mentioned in this post and it did produce two different shades of pink, which we were hoping to see. That day Mendi purchased this balm and has been really happy with the results and the smell (vanilla-mint - the description above does not mention smell). We obviously "splurged" on this one. But what do you guys think? Would you splurge and get the Dior with the SPF or go for the more budget friendly Sephora brand just to see if this type of product does in fact live up to it's promise? 

We would love to know your thoughts, so please leave us a comment!

23 comments:

  1. I would go with the Sephora brand. Their products are usually great plus I would probably pass out if I were to spend over $12 for a lip product.

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  2. new follower alert!
    Oh me oh my, I LOVE this blog! Sparkles and fun and all things lovely :) So glad to have connected with you on the bloggosphere.

    My experience with this brand of cosmetics is that it's excellent. I would splurge!! They make awesome red lipstick in the perfect shade too :)

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  3. Personally I would just purchase the sephora brand!!

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  4. I want them both, I guess I need to make my weekly trip to Sephora & check these out haha!

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  5. I do both, save and splurge. I have the Dior one and I really like it. I have not tried the Sephora one. It's all just a fun gimmicky thing that I think we could all take or leave. If you want a pink balm I think you may be better off just picking out the actual color that you want. Just my thoughts. Fun post! Stacie xo

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  6. I've recently switched a lot of my makeup products to the Sephora brand to save money, and I have found that most of the time the Sephora brand is just as good and sometimes superior than the splurge worthy brands.

    The spf in the Dior makes it tempting to choose that one, but I honestly think I'd stick with the tried and true which is the bargain Sephora brand :)

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  7. i love these shades of pink!i wouldn't really know which one to choose.sephora is one of my fav brands cause it combines great quality products in low prices but Dior is DIOR!!!both lovely colours :)

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  8. I reckon I would splurge on the Dior one because of the SPF...I usually stick with brands I know, regardless of the price...

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  9. I would definitely go with the Sephora brand first. However, sometimes when I opt to buy the cheaper version of what could be a great product, I'm disappointed and never try the more expensive product, when it's actually wonderful! I'm not sure. I wonder if I can sample?! haha. Lovely post :)

    Frances
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  10. Oooo the lip glow sounds really cool :)

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  11. Oh gosh... I've never tried any Sephora lip products, and I also don't own any Dior! I would definitely be tempted by the Dior! I would have to swatch both in person to know...and I'm sure I would go with my gut on it once I swatched it - haha ;)

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  12. They both sound fantastic but I would probably go with the Sephora brand first just to see if it worked on me. :D

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  13. These are both VERY similar!! i love Sephora's collection!

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  14. I am not a huge lipstick wearer. If I can even remember to put the dang stuff on I would choose the Sephora brand. Not because I am cheap, but because it would go to waste otherwise!

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  15. I want to try the Dior Lip Glow. It sounds perfect for my lips ;)

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  16. I would definitely try the Sephora line before Dior. I've only bought one Dior lip product (at Sephora actually) and I thought it was a waste of money. Thick, gloppy and smelled like plastic. Yuck! I guess I could have gotten a dud who knows.

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  17. These both seem great, I would just go with the Sephora and see how it goes!!

    <3Amanda
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  18. Hard decision. I generally buy lipsticks that are even cheaper than the Sephora one.... so if I wanted to splurge, I'd really splurge.

    But I actually like the packaging of the Sephora one more. Though the Dior one sounds more fitting for my lips. Gah. Can't decide!

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  19. My budget minded heart would go with the Sephora one :)

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