Even though I gave this lipbalm a 4 lippy rating, but I won't repurchase. It's a decent lipbalm, but not miraculous, and i think there are lots of better ones out there.
Packaged in a frosted, sturdy, lovely glass jar, a good 15g content inside, the consistency is slightly grainy, balmy and thick for sure. It's harder than e.g. kiehls #1, prada, MMU, mentholatum softlips, perfumeria gal etc. Probably closest to the hardness of carmex balms but it has a grainy texture that you need to rub a bit to apply to the lips. The colour is a rich deep yellow grapefruit skin colour, the scent is a sweet-tangy citrusy pink grapefruit , which was nice but I was really hoping for more of a distinctive honey scent or flavour like how the name sounds. The finish on the lips is a slightly matte satin, probably good for under lipsticks compared to lots of other lipbalms which give too much gloss.
Effect-wise, it's more a protective layer to seal in moisture, it doesn't actually hydrate much, which was a dissapointment. I've found better substitute: Laura Mercier lip silk. More emolliant, not too dry not too greasy, yet with good exfoliating AHA content, excellent as an overnight lipbalm. continued >>
Finding Nuxe honey lip balm ended my search for the perfect lip moisturizing product. I've been using it since last year, and it has performed quite nicely, without triggering any allergic reaction that so many of the other lips balms seem to do to me. It's on the pricey side, especially if you like multiple pots for ease of use in various settings ( home, work, car, etc) but it ends up being reasonable if I think of how I don't have to keep experimenting with various brands anymore. A definite repurchase.
I put this on every night before bed and my lips are soft and happy in the morning. I have a big problem with chapped lips because of a medication I took about ten years ago. (Yes, if you take Accutane, the chapped lips and nosebleeds will be with you forever as far as I can tell.) It's thick but not gooey and has a pleasant smell. Good stuff :)
This is my favourite lip balm. :) It's great for my sensitive lips which peel under most lip balms and I've tried so many of them: Kiehls, MAC, NIVEA, Molten Brown, Lip Smackers, the list goes on. I have to admit that it's thick but not in the sense that it sits on your lips like a layer of wax, like most (or all in my case) petroleum lip balm. It's more like a protective layer, plus it has got a nice warm citrusy smell. I first got this because I lost my beloved LUSH lip balm for sensitive lips and I was so distressed as nothing else works. This is even better as it is not so greasy and so doesn't cause breakouts around my lips. My lips haven't cracked since I got this :) The trick with this is that you have to warm it up a bit. I carry mine around in my jeans pocket so my body heat warms it up and when I apply it, I work it around a bit with my fingers first. The packaging is ok, I guess. Not a fan of tubs (but it seems that most of my fave skincare is in jars/tubs LOL) but at least this one is made of frosted glass and is very sturdy. I dropped it once and there's not even a crack on it. It cost me SGD 24 and I think that that's quite reasonable for such a stellar product, since my lips almost always peel when I use lip stuff like balm and gloss. In fact, when I apply this under my lip gloss, my lips don't even peel anymore! It's wonderful! The only gripe I have about this is that it's not very pretty when worn by itself: not shiny enough. For that, I'll turn to By Terry's Rose Balm, which gives the greatest shine and is as gentle as Nuxe: my lips look as rosy as rose petals, though I have to say 1. the Nuxe still feels better on my lips 2. I can buy three and a half of these for one of By Terry's (which retails at SGD 89). So I'll wear this when I'm at home/in my college dorm and at night (I wake up with the poutiest and most plumped-up lips :) ). I really love this product!
This is the only lip balm that really moisturizes my lips. I can't live without it. I put a lot on my lips before going to bed and my lips are really soft and full when I wake up.
I am a lipbalm addict. So I when I found Nuxe's Reve de Miel for 50% off, I was excited! All of the glorious MUA reviews & raves, plus all the positive magazine articles made me think I was in for a treat. Nope. I can honestly say that this balm did *nothing* for me. I actually think it may have contributed to dry lips over the course of the 1 night that I used it because my lips haven't chapped in about 6 months but I used this once & woke up with chapped lips the next morning & a gooey white film on my lips. This balm is far too thick to actually absorb into the thin skin that makes up lips. It just sits on top of the lips. It feels sticky. It feels tacky. It feels gritty. It goes on uneven. I can't believe people actually buy this & love it! It's obviously a case of the cult-following. My $3 Reviva Vitamin E Stick is my favorite balm - and I've tried about 40 brands ranging for highend to drugstore. I won't buy this again. continued >>
My mother and I both have very sensitive skin and this has worked for both of us. I've been using one pot for a VERY long time (embarrassed to say how long for fear I'll be drummed out of the sanitary cosmetics corps). It's the only balm that'll stay on my lips overnight and still be there in the morning. Because the texture is matte, it also works fantastically as an undercoat for lipstick, especially in winter when my lips tend to get incredibly chapped. (Used as a base, it's a good ringer for that discontinued Chanel lipstick base.) I sometimes apply it with a lip brush before putting on lipstick. I wish it came in the tube form, too, because then I'd carry it in my handbag. (Instead I carry around a tube of Aquaphor, but nothing else quite has Nuxe's matte lipstick base look . . . )
It isn't that I dislike this product, just that it didn't wow me. It is much less expensive in Europe but still not worth a lot of money to me, especially when Kiehl's, Smith's or (the best for me) Elizabeth Arden 8-hour Cream do a much better job at a lower price point. I think it comes down to what sort of texture you like in a balm. I like a slippery - OK, I guess you could say oily or greasy - feel because it gives my lips some shine. This is more like a waxy, Chapstick texture. Certainly it moisturizes, but it adds nothing to the appearance of my lips. Plus, why did I get another pot gloss? (Because that's all there was in Monoprix, that's why.) But still - I hate pots, boy do I hate them. I don't want a bunch of junk on my fingers! blech! And the heavy glass container is totally inappropriate for your purse. I'll use this up, mostly at night, and it will do a good job. But I doubt I'll repurchase, and most definitely not in the States.
This is definetely my HG lip balm. It is the only lip balm I have ever used that actually works! I have dry lips that have a tendency to crack in extreme weather conditions. This is definetely the answer! For the first time in my life I have soft lips!!
This is my HG lipbalm but I only use it before bed since it really helps rejuvante overnight. It's a very thick and dense balm that leaves a matte finish. The light grapefruit scent is very nice also. I have tried many lipbalms [Burt's Bees, Cherry Chapstick, Smith's (Rosebud Salve and Strawberry), Softlips French Vanilla, Blistex(original, DCT, Complete Moisture, medicated lip ointment), Bloom, Clarins, Aquaphor, Palmer's Coco Butter stick, Mama's Coco, L'Occitane, MAC lip conditioner, Clinique Superbalm, Kiehl's (#1 balm and baby balm), Carmex, Neutrogena, Dr. Hauschka(stick and pot version), TBS lipbutters and Vaseline] and this one supercedes all of them in performence. This plumps, softens, smooths and makes my lips feel comfortable. During the day I don't experience any dryness, "shriveling", flaking, peeling or uncomfort compared to other balms. Give this one a try even though it is quite expensive, it's worth it!