I Just Tried Dior's TikTok-Viral Lip Oil, and My Life Will Never Be the Same

Working as a beauty editor, I come across several new beauty products on my desk, but there are a select few that go on to become modern icons. They are the ones that beauty editors and lovers alike agree will stand the test of time in the beauty hall of fame. I'm talking the likes of Chanel Les Beiges Cream Bronzer (I'll never, ever be without it), Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 (made TikTok famous for its expensive-smelling connotations) and Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, which just about every beauty editor swears by.

Judging by just how popular Dior's lip oil has become (it has 773 million views and counting on TikTok, closely followed by #diorlipoildupe with 125 million views on the app) I'm certain that we can now declare it a modern beauty icon, with several brands jumping on the bandwagon to create their own dupes.

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But at £32, I will admit it's certainly not the cheapest of lip oils around. So is the Dior Lip Glow Oil *actually* worth the hype? I decided to put it to the test to find out.

Dior Lip Oil Review

The Formula

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For this review, I tried the shade Rosewood, which is a sheer muted pink. There are seven other shades in the collection, ranging from transparent to pink to coral and deep burgundy. So there is a shade for every skin tone and lip colour preference.

First things first, we need to talk about the formula. I personally feel that no other lip oil is as good as this one. The Dior Lip Glow Oil is enriched with cherry oil, which is particularly hydrating and leaves lips coated in a glossy lacquer that is neither sticky or greasy. It feels midway between a gloss and a lip balm, making it a great addition to keep in your handbag. And who wouldn't want to pull this luxe vial out of their bag? The packaging looks and feels chic, closing with a satisfying click as you twist the lid. It has a sweet yet minty scent, which isn't overwhelming by any means, it's only really noticeable if you hold it up to your nose.

The Application

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Now, this might be my favourite part about the product. The formula actually reacts with the moisture in your lips to leave you with a subtle tint upon application. But, it lasts well after the gloss has worn off, leaving you with a pretty stain hours later. Perfect if like me, you're quite low-maintenance with lip products and want a touch of colour without the faff of reapplying a lipstick. That being said, I enjoyed using this so much that I did top up every couple of hours to enjoy the hydrating and glossy effects.

It feels so luxurious to apply, partly due to the formula, but also the oversized doe-foot applicator, which is so cushiony that it hugs the lips as you swipe it across. It feels silly to get excited about an applicator, but trust me—it's a luxurious experience.

After Applying the Dior Lip Glow Oil in Rosewood

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Immediately after applying the Dior Lip Glow Oil in shade Rosewood.

Immediately After Application

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As you can see, the initial result is very glossy, and it has already given my lips a touch of colour. This lasted for an hour or so before most of the gloss started to disappear after eating and drinking. However, my lips still felt so hydrated. And as someone who always, always has dry lips (I'm never more than two metres away from a lip balm at any given point) this is somewhat of a miracle. I also liked that my lips still had a hint of colour to them (see below) even after the initial sheen had worn away.

One Hour After Application

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After an hour of wearing the Dior Lip Glow Oil in Rosewood.

So is the Dior Lip Glow Oil really worth it? If you're asking me, it's a hell yes. It's safe to say that I'm a Dior Lip Glow Oil convert. Not only is the formula beautiful, but I love the subtle tint and hydration that it gives my dry lips. I'll be considering what other shades to get next—scroll ahead to see the ones I'm shopping.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.

Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.

Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.

When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.