I am obsessed with lip care, I actually have a slight OCD when it comes to applying lip balm. I hate dry, cracked lips and purchase any new lip product I can get my hands on. Winter can be harsh on your skin, I find that so many of us spend a fortune on lotions and potions to hydrate our skin, so why leave out our lips?
I avoid using matte lipsticks as I am not a fan of the texture. I have stocks of Nivea Essential, Burt’s Bee’s, Carmex and when I am feeling fancy, Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant.
I was recently introduced to Emile Cordon’s Miracle Lip Balms. I love finding little luxuries that I can recommend to my brides and clients. Emile Corden’s Miracle Lip Balms are little pots of nourishing heaven! Inspired by the rich characters of New York City, these vintage lip pots make for a truly envious handbag essential.
From the decadent black and gold packaging, to the mini spatula for application, you can actually ‘feel’ the luxury when you hold these posh little pots. As well as looking great, the product itself I have fallen in love with. The ultra-rich formula keeps your lips hydrated, giving a glossy finish, leaving your lips feeling plump and lush.
Like many of the products I use, Emile Cordon’’s lip care range are free from parabens, preservatives and most importantly, do not test on animals. Using natural preservatives such as Vitamin E, other delicious, high-quality ingredients include Kukui Nut Oil and Almond Oil, ensuring maximum hydration and creating the silkiest texture.
Moroccan Mint: Notes: Moroccan Mint, Mint Julep – $58.00
Everyone has their own unique sense of smell, to me Moroccan Mint reminded me of the Rossi mint ice lollies. The scent is fresh, light and I love how it lingers on your lips.
Mandarin Garden: Notes: Italian Orange Blossom, Orange Flower – $52.00
This is my favourite scent of all four of the Miracle Balms I was gifted. The tropical scent is utterly delish, perfect for a luxury travel or honeymoon beauty product.
Rosé Imperial: Notes: Sparkling Rose Champagne, Fresh Tea Rose, Charming Vanilla – $52.00
This balm reminds me of an ‘old-school’ vintage scent. I think it reminds me of an original lip-balm I used to get in a gift-set at Christmas. Rosé Imperial seems to be the balm I carry with me most, the classic scent makes me feel it is better suited to general daily use.
Chic Chic Boom: Notes: Rose Champagne, Strawberry Leaves – $65.00
I love this balm because not only does it hydrate your lips, it also works as a 2-in-1 lip and cheek tint. The natural shade gives a subtle, dewy glow and would suit most skin tones. Yummy ingredients include Olive Oil, Soy and Castor Seed Oil, providing shine and maximum hydration. When paying for a luxury product, you are always getting more for your money when it is multi-purpose!
The verdict; priced from €52.00 of course they are expensive, and don’t forget the customs charge if purchasing from the UK.
Are they worth the money? Well that is a matter of opinion, however, if you are looking to spoil yourself, be it for your wedding day, birthday or just because you want to indulge, then yes. The active ingredients are designed to not only add shine, but to nourish and hydrate your lips. You also get a lot for your buck, the pots are a substantial size (12g) and will definitely keep you going for a good while, a little goes a long way!
Based on a recent survey, the average person spends the equivalent of around £2,800 per year on skincare (that works out around £8.00 per day). Cleanser, toner, exfoliator, skin tonics, moisturiser, masks and the rest! We spoil our face, why neglect your lips?
If you want to channel your inner Gossip Girl, or echo the stylish and chic glamour of the Upper East Side, Emile Cordon has you covered!