We’re right in the middle of winter here in New Zealand and with the colder weather can often come chapped dry lips. For me, the key to getting rid of chapped lips is preventing them with consistent use of a good lip balm (last thing at night, before you leave the house in the morning, and anytime in between you feel you need it). Lips are also one of the first areas to show signs of premature ageing so it’s important to spend a bit of time on them. This week I test out some of the new lip products from Guerlain that have just launched this month.
Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift
The new addition to Guerlain's Abeille Royale line, this is a lovely sculpting lip treatment to with a metal applicator designed to fit the contour of your lips while the cream plumps and hydrates them. This is truly a quality lip treatment that utilises the amazing restorative power of bee products and the results speak for themselves.
It’s lightly perfumed and smells mildly like honey (rich but not too sweet). I’ve been using this at night just before bed and have been waking up to soft plumped up lips.The texture is rich but not too thick and the hydration lasts for hours. This would also be great to wear as a prep product prior to applying lipstick, particular matte formulas.
Super Lips Lip Hero
A lip balm with extras, hence the title of ‘hero’. It’s a very rich and creamy formula containing grapeseed extract (widely considered to be one of the most effective natural skin care ingredients available) and it’s completely transparent so won’t alter the colour of your lips but it does give a fullness to them and makes them appear plumper.
I’ve been using this one during the day and my lips have been consistently smooth and hydrated. It has a glossy finish but it’s creamy and not sticky at all and has amazing staying power. If I apply this to my lips on an average day they stay feeling hydrated and soft for about 3-4 hours. It smells incredible too.
Available June 2016 from Smith & Caugheys Queen Street, Auckland and Ballantynes Christchurch