When my favorite Dior Addict High Shine Gloss #754 was discontinued, I spend a year trying to find a replacement … and Dior was farthest from providing a similar replacement. Oddly enough, their substitute was a new Dior Addict Lipstick that was thick, heavy and overly pigmented instead of light, sheer and hydrating with a hint of color.
Alas, Yves Saint Laurent’s Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balm is a perfect match to Dior’s High Shine in every way. It provides that sheer veil of color while hydrating your lips all day — and it’s the same price: $30. If you balk at the price, think about this way: My gloss lasts about 6 months or more, so I buy two a year.
Volupté Sheer Candy Gloss comes in 10 colors to match every complexion and color preference — from a near-nude like #1 Lush Coconut to my medium-yet-bright hue in #6 Luscious Cherry to a dark-tint #5 Berry, you’re bound to find the right hint-of-color fabulous-ness in the YSL Sheer Candy Gloss.
Another bright spot: The casing is divine!