A $44 Lip Balm Exists—Unfortunately, It’s Amazing
Save your pennies for this one, ladies.
The French beauty house is known for creating stunning, botanical-formulated products that promote and support the worldwide wildlife conservation efforts so near to founder Sylvie Chantecaille’s heart. A sampling of her range include a gorgeous, shimmery limited-edition eye palette that retails for $85, a $195 gilded eye mask, and a $216 lifting serum designed to plump and volumize skin. Therefore, it's not surprising that the brand’s lip balm also clocks in with a hefty price tag compared to the pastel, egg-shaped versions that line drugstore checkouts. The thing is, this balm is different.
When I first patted my finger on the pink concoction within the compact, I was immediately surprised that it had the consistency of a thick cream. It wasn't at all like the hard balms I’m used to. The formula includes a trifecta of almond and macadamia oils and shea butter. The combination turned my wind-chapped lips to puffy little clouds of softness seemingly within minutes—and it stayed on for hours. Needless to say, it’s been a permanent fixture in my beauty routine during this particularly brutal Southern winter we’re experiencing. For best results, you can either use it throughout the day, as I do, or overnight.
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We’re not saying that you should run out and spend close to $50 on a lip treatment but, if you’re so inclined, this is one that definitely lives up to the hype—just as long as you're not offended by a little indulgence.