I am a huge lip balm addict and feel it my duty to try the best there is to offer on the market. That's why when I heard so much hype about this Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm by Nuxe I knew I had to give it the once over. Marks and Spencer had recently started to carry a new selection of beauty products including Nuxe so it ended up being an easy product to get my hands on. This was even more incentive to give it a go and see what I thought. But lets be honest about this, it's not like I really needed that much persuading.
I really love the packaging of this product. The frosted glass jar gives it a really luxurious feel. This makes it the kind of product you'd leave on a vanity and apply morning and evening instead of a carry-in-the-handbag jobbie but that works fine for me.
It smells like heaven. I personally think the scent is a lot more orange-like than the grapefruit and honey description on the box. Nevertheless it's citric, yummy and makes the process of using it a lot more pleasurable.
It applies really smoothly - like a thick paste-type consistency. But don't be alarmed by the paste comment, it melts into the lips perfectly and leaves you with a soft balm feeling that I really enjoy.
My issue with using this product in the evening regards the way that it settles on the lips. I often wake up in the morning with a line of product where my mouth closes which is borderline gross. It's not a case of putting too much on either because I use it quite sparingly. Having said this, you do wake up with the softest lips known to man-kind.
I've read reviews saying that the texture of the balm can change with age and become slightly more gritty. I can't comment back on this as it's not happened to me yet. By the sounds of things, a little heat returns it back to its former texture anyway.
I do enjoy using this balm and feel that it works nicely for dry lip days, but I'm still not convinced that this is the best lip balm on the market. I might even like the Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment slightly better than this as it is easier to apply and even gives you a subtle tint of colour too. There is definitely a price difference but as the saying goes 'you get what you pay for'. Either way, the hunt will go on I'm sure. If there are any great lip balms out there that you think I should check out, please let me know in the comments below.
Nuxe Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm - £9.50 from Marks and Spencer