Sephora got some pretty awesome exclusives in the Dior Croisette Summer 2012 line. Two of them being amazingly beautiful eye glosses that they are sold out of in my store, and that I need to look alive and order online!
The other is a sister to one of my loves... Dior Addict Lip Glow. While the Dior Addict Lip Glow is more of a pink, adjust to your lips type of color, the Dior Addict Lip Balm in Crystal Coral is a moisturizing and subtle pop of Summer color.
What the Sephora website has to say about Dior Addict Lip Balm:
What it is:
A smoothing and moisturizing lip balm.
What it does:
Inspired by backstage makeup artists, who begin every application with a smoothing, moisturizing treatment, Dior created Dior Addict Lip Balm, an incredibly smooth balm with intense lipcare action for even more radiant makeup results. An expert complex enhanced with exceptionally powerful nourishing oils delivers plump and beautiful lips.
(swatched heavily on the left, once quickly on the right)
Crystal Coral is described as a sheer coral shimmer. This is a balm, so the pigment isn't strong at all. The shimmer isn't aggressive, so don't worry about this balm feeling gritty. I love to use lip balms to revive a color. It's so hard to reapply your lip in public without making a spectacle of yourself. A lip product that you don't need a mirror or a prayer to apply (such as this) makes re-application discrete.
Overall, yep, it's a pretty expensive lip balm... so you need to weigh your options. In my case, I'm a huge fan of Dior and a huge fan of their Lip Glow (which, as I mentioned in the beginning, is a similar type of product). I love corals more than pinks, so this shade is a no brainer for me. I adore the formula and the fact that you can apply it with your eyes closed and no mirror around for miles.
Because I adore this product and the brand, the price isn't a major deterrent for me. Obviously it's not a MUST have, but the Dior Lip Glow has been an HG of mine for awhile, so this one has my heart as well!
Dior Addict Lip Balm retails for $30.00. Crystal Coral#003 is exclusive to Sephora and is Limited Edition.
For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.