I know what you're thinking, freakishly long name for a lip balm huh?…Yup I agree. I spotted this on Lisa Eldridge's channel as she pointed out that this was a matte lip balm. Intrigued, I ordered it off feelunique.com for £9.50 (including delivery) and I must say it's quite a unique product. I've mentioned before that I'm really on a matte kick lately and I think bright matte lips look really amazing and are a little easier to wear compared to glossy bright colours but as everyone knows they can be drying. Nuxe's lip balm is virtually undetectable on the lips and would be a perfect under or over a matte lipstick or just by itself for a simple look. I just love how you can't tell there's anything on my lips but they are still soft and supple.
At first, upon applying it I felt it was slightly gritty but then it just melts down a smooth consistency and instantly moisturises and heals chapped lips without feeling heavy. I felt upon my lips it lasted quite a while - around 2 hours but it does a good job at penetrating the lips so I don't really need to reapply that often. Price wise, I think it's ok, bear in mind a Vaseline lip balm container provides 20g of product compared to Nuxe's 15g but then again I don't feel as though Vaseline does anything for me. You could also use this on your cuticles and it's not overly glossy and sticky which is a plus. So far so good - nothing to complain about, I can see this becoming a staple in my everyday routine and its great for 'no makeup looks'. As for scent, it doesn't have a very strong one - just a slight hint on grapefruit which is one of the ingredients along with honey, plant oils and shea butter.
Nonetheless, I am loyal to my beloved Carmex and Clarins Instant Lip Perfecter but then again those are quite glossy! I had been eyeing ByTerry's Baume de Rose for the longest time but knew my mother would probably slap me for buying a £30 lip balm so I think this is a great and really different alternative.
What are your favourite lip balms?