|NUXE Rêve de Miel, runs $19 for 0.52 oz, available on their website and also at Target.|
As lipstick fiends, we know that winter is brutal for lips - depending on the severity of the weather, they can quickly become dry, cracked, and inflamed. Which is painful and unattractive and possibly a kissing deterrent. You know, if you're into that sort of thing.
|"You gotta pucker your lips, like this."|
|Gotta love them eye bags. And PR packages that contain cookies.|
It's a thick potted balm that is lightly citrus scented (from the grapefruit oil), and it melts easily under the warmth of my finger, even in the winter. I didn't have to crack through any top waxy layer so it's easy to use from the get-go. The texture is thicker than Osmia's Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair (and the NUXE balm smells way better), but still manages to sink into lips, rather than sitting on the surface. It's not waxy or grainy or hard to apply, and I also don't really notice a taste, which is nice. It is a bit wetter than I imagined, and needs to be patted in lightly or blotted off if you're going to apply lipstick over it, otherwise it will make everything a bit too slippery and runny and your lip color may bleed or slip off (a matte lipstick is ok, but anything that already has some slip to it won't really work). It does have a matte finish on its own, though, which can be nice if you're just trying to add some moisture and don't want an oil slick shine on your mouth. As a nighttime treatment, it is ace.
The full ingredients list can be found here, but it contains beeswax, honey, and several types of oils, and says at least 78% of the ingredients are natural (which I assume means non-synthetic in origin).
I've never tried anything else from NUXE (although I know their Huile Prodigieuse may be even more famous than this balm), but I like that the brand is readily available at Target and seems to be no-fuss and functional while still retaining that French beauty glamour. The balm is a new winter staple and gets a thumbs up from me!