The Dior Birds of Paradise Collection for Summer 2013 features the new Dior Jelly Lip Pens ($26 USD / $28 CAD), a pale peach gloss. This limited-edition tropical couture collection features exotic colors inspired by the legendary bird of paradise. The collection is available now; follow along with my coverage of the collection here!
Gloss, color and moisture all in one convenient jumbo lip pen- we’ve seen this type of product before, one of the most popular being the Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Balms. These ones are quite similar in terms of texture, color payoff and comfortable feel. These Dior ones smell absolutely heavenly- they have a fruity, tropical scent to them.
The shades include…
- 516 Copacabana: Shimmering nude beige
- 636 Carioca: Shimmering apricot
- 656 Gaïa: Shimmering watermelon pink
I wouldn’t say these glossy balms have ‘rich pigment’ as they claim, but they are buildable with a sheer-to-medium coverage finish. Each shade is shimmery, but feel very smooth and glossy on the lips without any stickiness to them. They also feel very moisturizing, leaving my lips soft even after they wear off (which happens quite quickly- they only last about 2-3 hours on me).
I love the fact the pen has a twist-up mechanism, so no sharpening or product waste is involved. I like to apply them by lining my lips with the tip for precision, then turning the product on its side to fill in my lips (that way the pen stays fairly sharp and precise). These are from a luxury brand, so the price is quite high considering the amount of product you get.
They have a beautiful, glossy finish to them and all three shades are gorgeous and flattering. My favorite shade is probably 656 Gaïa, because its just such a pretty, simplistic pink that matches almost anything. Great for on-the-go touch ups too!
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[tab id=1]$26 USD / $28 CAD
- Amount: 0.097oz / 2.75g
- Value: $268 USD per oz / $289 CAD per oz
[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available now at:
[tab id=3]3 Jelly Lip Pens in the collection; all shown here.
See the rest of the Dior Bird of Paradise Collection for Summer 2013 here.