|Dior Lip Jelly Pen|
I was surprised at how much lighter they come out looking on the skin than in the tube and upon second inspection I decided that Gaia was the one I wanted to go a little further with. Described as a watermelon pink, it looked almost like a raspberry shade in the tube. Then it morphed again, coming out as a strawberry pink once on my lips and for me this was the perfect summer MLBB.
|Gaia: Outodoor Light|
|Gaia: Indoor Light|
|Gaia Swatch indoors by window|
The staying power isn't the best however, and the color tends to stick more to certain spots on my lips while fading elsewhere as it wears. I have no problem with this because it's so fun to pull the chunky stick out and apply more. I love that there's no sharpening and the packaging is so cute while staying Dior glam.
Packed with lush ingredients like Jojoba oil (second ingredient), this is a fairly moisturizing, light product, but I do think that Tarte's LipSurgence pens are slightly more moisturizing even though their texture isn't as luxurious. Also on the ingredient list is Hyaluronic Acid which plumps my lips ever so slightly and keeps the vertical creases from being too prominent. It even contains Retinyl Palmitate which is a synthetic form of retinol that acts as an antioxidant working to keep lips looking young and full. Dior's Lip Jelly Pens contain all this plus: green tea, white tea and about 5 other plant extracts which also act as antioxidants keeping lips safe from environmental harm.
Overall, I love this product and for 26$, I think its very much worth it. While the shine it produces fades pretty quickly the MLBB color, stayed for a few more hours-although slightly spotty. Either way, my opinion remains: Dior does it better. DDIB!