How to wear the Dior Lip & Cheek Glow

Dior-Lip-Glow-headerAs I’ve stated many a time, I love a sun kissed and dewy look to my makeup. The only powder I wear on my face is a bronzing colour (mainly gravitate towards California Bronze by bareMinerals, see how I apply it!) and everything else is cream or liquid based.

Lip-and-Cheek-Glow-Size-comDior Lip & Cheek Glow is perfectly marketed towards people like me. Dual purpose, takes up little room in the makeup bag since it’s one product, not two. And, created a lasting all day colour to the cheeks and lips.

Here, let me explain.

Dior-Cheek-and-Lip-GlowWhen I first opened it up, I was all “Oh hayy no, this won’t work”. Since it was a bright pink, and I usually go for either softer natural looking blushes, or something with peachy undertones.

Dior-Lip-and-Cheek-GlowEven opening the nail polish like bottle, and looking at the applicator, I thought it was a little weird. It smells minty (yum). You’ll notice that the applicator is a soft spongy round shape. I apply the smallest amount to my cheeks and layer it, because I can see myself messing it up and having a weird stain blob on my cheekbones.

However, I have it all down pat now, since I’ve been using it often after I received it in January. The soft, round applicator is perfect for lip application, but to use it on your cheeks, I dab the applicator directly to the cheek bones, and blend (dab) with my ring finger. It’ll feel wet (like water, duh) when you’re dabbing it in, but it’ll dry up and leave a nice stain to the cheeks. You can also layer it until you get the desired pigment colour.



For my lips, I also use the applicator and apply a couple of dabs to the bottom lip, and blend the rest in with my finger. I don’t like a ton of colour on my lips, and this just adds a subtle amount of pink. Lip-and-Cheek-Glow-on-lips

I have read reviews in the past about Benefits Bentints, but they are more like a runny texture and more vibrant in colour – where as the Dior Lip & Cheek Glow is a bit thicker, gel consistency smells amazing and most likely would be easier to work with than a more liquidy finish. I can’t compare the two though, as I haven’t tested the Benetints for myself.

The finished look, with my laundry bin and hair dryer just hanging out in the background.

 Disclaimer: Dior Cheek & Lip Glow was sent for review 

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  1. This looks like a great product for me to try. It looks great on you. I like how simple it is to use.

      1. @Nancy: I love the smell of minty. Does it last for hours? I also have a similar lip and cheek tint from a local brand here in the Philippines. This product is nice to include in a makeup tutorial – the “no makeup” look. I also have to ask, is the price worth it?

  2. I always worry about using cheek tints as I think I’ll go overboard. This looks gorgeous on you though, really natural and pretty :)

    1. I pressed the submit button too soon, ugh! I’ve only ever used Dior lipsticks but they were fantastic and so moisturising so I’d love to stop by the Dior counter and swatch the lip and cheek tint for myself. It’s great that it smells amazing too, that’s always a big plus for me when it comes to makeup! :)

  3. This reminds me of how my mom would use lipstick 3-ways! She would use it as eyeshadow, cheek tint and finally as a lippy ..I admit I kind of did the same at one point. hahahaha! I’m glad there’s a product that is legitimately made to function as cheek tint and lipstick, and it’s Dior! The shade looks good on you by the way. Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. I have always wanted to try a lip/cheek stain but they make me so nervous!! I love your tutorial so maybe I will be brave enough to try it now :)

  5. Awesome, thanks for explaining the Dio lip cheek glow and how it feels! I’ve been wanting to try it – it’s on my wish list to try. ;) Like you, I also try to stick with liquid/cream-based makeup. Powder was great in my 20s, but now that I’m in my late 30s, I need all the liquid I can get for a dewy, fresh look. I think the glow adds a lovely glow to your cheeks in particular. You look beautiful!! Thanks for a great product review. <3

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  6. I got tricked initially I thought this was a lippy post! I love how this is a dual product…multiuse beauty! Dior is a great luxury brand and I need to look into this product!

  7. I don’t wear a lot of make up since I work from home. I just put it on when I go out and tend to stick to the same products since I dont really know what I am doing. This product is really interesting. I like how it turned out, very pretty.

  8. I’ve never used something like this. I think the last time I wore blush was in high school. I tend to just go with eye and lip makeup. I’ll have to check it out. I’ve just mastered my eye makeup a couple years ago… so maybe I can finally manage this… lol
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  9. Wow, I love how natural the color looks on your cheeks and lips! I have seen this product in the stores however didn’t realize how simple it is to use. I’m going to check it out next time I’m in Nordstrom. Thank you!

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