Lip balms are becoming seriously fancy peeps! I have no objections to this of course, especially when it means that beauty brands are becoming more conscious about their ingredients and manufacturing <3 Emile Cordon is new brand to me, developed, designed and made in the USA. They are taking the humble lip ‘pot’, giving each flavoured balm complex scents (like your pricey perfume!), a beautiful heavy glass jar and ingredients to nourish your lips. I was lucky to be gifted the Lip Pot in No. 1 Lisa, Rose Champagne <3
An ultra-rich lip treatment housed in a lovingly glass jar that softens, plumps and beautifies lips while delivering a glossy finish and a specially blended scent.
Formulated with natural emollients, Evening Primrose Extract and Vitamin E, it provides a long-lasting hydration that beautifully plumps and promotes younger lips. Lips are soften and plumped. A luxurious staple in your vanity.
NOTES: Rosé Champagne, Fresh Tea Rose, Strawberry Leaves
The No. 1 Lisa Lip Pot is a clear lip balm. The scent is indeed ‘complex’, it reminds me of strawberry green tea (Gorgeous Geisha tea from T2!) albeit it is a little sweeter and with a hint of rose.. It’s a gorgeous scent, though it doesn’t have a particularly strong or sweet ‘taste’. I love that it is housed in a heavy glass pot because it does make the lip balm feel super luxurious. Yes, it may not be ideal for lugging around in your hand bag everyday, but it’s perfect for keeping on your bathroom vanity or bed side table.
I love the crown crown graphic on the lid of the pot, it makes me feel like Queen Elizabeth! haha
The ingredients have been selected to nourish your lips, as ‘naturally’ as possible with the addition of vitamin E and primrose extract. Remember that your lips are actually the thinest skin on your body (it’s not the under eye area, as I previously thought!) and that is why they flake and get dry so easily. I’m pretty good with applying lip balm, but I find that if it is a great product that does indeed soften and nourish my lips (more than just keeping them hydrated for half an hour) I will remember to return to it and reapply more often. I was a little sceptical when reading the ingredient list as I saw the lip pot contained castor oil. I don’t have an issue with castor oil per se being used in beauty products, but I find that in lip products it can leave my mouth feeling dry if I happen to eat a little of the product. I don’t know if anyone else has ever experienced this, but I have on many occasions… The Kosmea Kiss From a Rose Lip Balm is notorious for this (unfortunately). Luckily, the Cashmere Lip Pot, isn’t anywhere near as bad as I expected, which is odd because it’s no. 1 in the ingredient list. It only happens if I apply way to much of the product on my lips (a little goes a long way) which makes sense, because then you end up eating most of it!
The lip balm is very emollient and has some great slip to it. Whilst it feels wonderful upon application, I think because it has so much slip, it doesn’t stay on the lips as long as I would like it to (for example, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask stays on the lips longer in my experience, because the lip balm has a slightly thicker texture). If you look really, really closely at the lip balm in the pot, you can see the teeny-tiniest sparkles (thanks to some finely ground mica ‘dust’) but the sparkles aren’t noticeable on your lips. The balm also looks like it has a pink tint to it in the pot, but this doesn’t show on the lips. It leave a clear glossy finish (but with no tackiness).
Do I find it to be moisturising? Yes, especially since it is Winter and I have been suffering from some seriously dehydrated, painful lips because we have been getting crazy winds and with the heating on in the house, the air gets really dry. I do wish it stayed on the lips a little longer, as I feel like I need to reapply as soon as the lip balm wears off. In regards to moisture I’d give the lip pot a 3/5, for nourishment 3/5 and for texture 4/5. I don’ mind using thicker textured lip balms, I think that psychologically, we then ‘feel’ like they are a little more nourishing. The slip and thin texture of this lip balm is lovely, but allows the lip balm to move around a little more and perhaps this is why it wears off a little faster than others. It is still a wonderful lip balm though and does feel that little bit more special than a chapstick! 😉
Availability; despite being a US brand and not being available in Australia from what I can tell, you can buy the lip pot from the Emile Cordon webshop. They ship internationally (yay!) and charge only a flat rate shipping fee ($12 courier shipping). There are 5 ‘blends’ or scents to choose from, and these would make some wonderful gifts! The lip pot comes with a mini ‘spatula’ which you can use to gather some product out of the pot, without using your finger. I quite like this, and have been using mine constantly – easy to lose, but if you keep the lip pot in your bathroom or on your bedside table permanently, you won’t lose track of it! They are $42 US which is defiantly on the pricer side of the spectrum of lip balms haha
Is this a lip balm you would try Beauties? Are you willing to spend a little more on a decent lip balm, especially if it feels luxurious? Let me know! 🙂
Catch ya next time,