Tinted balms are a popular staple, after all they give the hydration of a balm while still giving your puckers a wash of colour so you don’t look like an extra from The Walking Dead. But have you heard of a gloss-balm?

The new Dior Addict Stellar Gloss combines, for the first time, the ingredients from glosses and balms. It’s infused with skin-loving ingredients like hydrating aloe vera extract and protective cranberry oil, as well as a fusion of beeswax and jojoba oil to condition and plump your puckers to leave it feeling soft, comfortable and supple.

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Dior Addict Stellar Gloss, $52

The colour pay-off is surprisingly intense – almost that of a lipstick – and it has a fluid formula that smooths lips, slicking them in plumping shine that reflects light with an almost mirror-like effect. Its thick applicator is designed with soft fibers that easily pick up product and perfectly hugs the lips to deliver the perfect dose in just one precise swipe. 

Available in 12 shades, you can use the gloss on its own (no need to apply a balm before) or over a lipstick for more intense colour. It’s definitely our new fave.