Sneak peek into the life of a beauty blogger:
Someone sends me a pot lip balm. I try it for a few weeks. I write an unbiased review. I tell you what I like. I tell you what I don’t like.
Then, I give it away to a friend. ALWAYS. It doesn’t matter how good it is, I can’t be bothered to use lip balms that come in jars. Who wants to get their finger dirty every time they need to retouch?
Well, that’s what I’m doing now. Turns out, for the RIGHT lip pot balm, I’ll make the sacrifice (not, this is not a sponsored post, by the way).
The pot lip balm that made the miracle happen? Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Pot.
There are 5 shades available. I have No.1, Lisa.
Look at it. Just look at it. How pretty is that pot? The glass is sturdy, the pot has a retro feel that I really dig and the cap! It’s plastic, but looks like it could be gold.
I love the crown detail on the pot. Like all royals, Emile Cordon has its own motto, too. I don’t know if you can see it on the cap, but it says: “A Kiss Full Of Luxe and Charm”.
Isn’t that a nice touch?
Rose petals on a bed of tea leaves sprinkled with champagne.
It’s sweet, feminine and subtle. Emile Cordon enlisted the help of a New York perfumer to work on the scent, so you know it’s good.
Emile Cordon did to lip care what Haus of Gloi did to body care. It got rid of all the usual, boring vanilla and cherry scents and replaced them with truly unique fragrances.
I don’t think I can go back to a cherry chapstick now.
The formula is pretty standard. The base is made of waxes that give the lip balm its shape – WITHOUT the stickiness.
The key ingredient is Castor Oil. This oil is made of 90% ricinoleic acid, a powerful moisturizer with skin soothing properties. It keeps lips soft and kissable, treats rough patches and calms down inflammations.
It’s not groundbreaking, but why reinvent the wheel if it works?
Disclaimer: my lips are in pretty good condition atm.
Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Balm made sure they stayed that way. Soft. Smooth. Kissable.
I don’t even have to apply it every two hours, like I used to with chapsticks. I’d say I use it about 4 times a day, so it keeps my lips well-hydrated for quite a while.
It also gives them a subtle pink tint and a dewy shine. I like the finish very much. It’s like my-lips-but-better.
Best of all? This little pot is a multitasker. I also use it on my cuticles and on the rough patches on my hands (it protects skin).
Is there something it can’t do?
You may want to sit down for this one, trust me.
Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Balm is a little luxury. And luxury has a price. In this case, $42.00.
(Still here? Hope you didn’t faint).
This is not something you want to use everyday (although, if you can afford it, go for it – I would!). But if you’re the kind of girl who appreciates a little luxury and likes to treat herself every now and then (I SO am!), I know you won’t regret it.
P.S. If it helps sweeten the deal, the lip balm will last you for a long time. I’ve been using it for almost a month now and have barely made a dent in it!
Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Balm isn’t a lip balm. It’s an experience. Everything, from the elegant retro pot to the dainty scent has been designed to make you feel like a princess. I’m totally keeping this one!
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