Nuxe has finally made it's way to Australia, and thankfully is easily accessible at Priceline. I picked up this much talked about balm, and decided to give it a go. The truth is, I'm not a fan of lip balm in general. I don't like the slippery feeling and my lips are never excessively dry that they need constant conditioning.
The packaging is lovely, and I wouldn't expect any less form a French brand (they know their packaging). The balm is housed in a beautifully frosted jar with a coral lid, and every time you turn the lid it makes a 'pop' sound. Strange thing to mention, I know, but it's oddly satisfying.
The product itself smells amazing, it's smells like a honey pot but there is a slight citrus undertone. The ingredients list is on point and you can understand why people love this product:
Honey - An ingredient which is added to balms or beauty products for its repairing properties.
Almond Oil and Shea Butter - To sooth.
Plant Oils - To nourish and smooth out the lips.
The balm itself is very thick in consistency, which at first put me off because I thought it would feel like petroleum jelly on the lips. The moment you rub it onto your lips, it completely changes. It's soaked straight up into the lips and blends beautifully. After a few moments it dries matte, it's strange because you can still feel the moisture on the lips but in the mirror you don't see any shine!
My lips look visiably smoother, and when applying lipstick directly on top, it went on with no fuss. Overall, if you have dry lips or your lips need a little TLC, I would definately give it a go. It is one of the best balms I've tried.