|Divine is not an exaggeration.|
Well, it’s not a new product. But Rêve de Miel lip balm from Nuxe is a new for me.
When I was a little girl — this is an aside as I am wont to do (I’ll be back on subject in a second) — my mother told me never to say I loved something that was inanimate like a bicycle or a dress or in this case a lip balm. People and animals, that was fine.
So, let me just say I really, really, really like this stuff.
Granted, one usually thinks of products for chapped lips or to keep lips from chapping are about as utilitarian as one can get, but Rêve de Miel feels luxurious. It’s full of all sorts of delicious ingredients, it’s thick and creamy, but not at all sticky or shiny. The finish is matte and with the slightest citrus taste, it’s positively irresistible.
It features vitamin E and antioxidants from grapefruit essence and hyper-moisturisers like Acacia honey — thus the name “Miel” — and shea butter to soften and seal in moisture and then just because more is sometimes much better, sweet almond, calendula and Chilean rose oils to heal and repair lips.
Years ago I read in a beauty book that products for chapped lips exacerbate the problem, in other words the more we use the them, the more we need them. I asked my dermatologist if that were true and she said “very often,” which has been my experience.
Rêve de Miel also partners beautifully with lipstick because of its matte finish. Color glides right over it and lips feel plumpy and smooth.