Guerlain 'Baume de la Ferte' Lip Balm
I agree with a previous reviewer who said this balm works best with something over it if what you're looking for is strictly moisture. I apply it with my fingers, rub it gently into my lips and around the lip line, press my lips together, and it helps to smooth my lips and plump them slightly. During the day, I then apply my lip color over it. At night I use it alone. If you're looking for a lip balm that provides maximum moisture, I don't think this is it, but I like it for the smoothing and plumping qualities.
the best lip balm i'v ever used.
it has a distinctive smell, but lasts for a long time, and is very good.
first time i got it was in paris and the sales lady told me that this product was invented in the 19th century for a princes who needed moisturizing for her nipples wile breast-feeding.
i found that funny.
This balm works well at exfoliating the rough layer of cells that can build up on lips due to diet, weather etc. It is not meant for hydrating. You definitely have to apply something over this. In the long run it will help other products to penetrate. It smells/tastes a little funny because it contains a small amount of wine. The smell/taste isn't unappealing, just different then the typical fruity, sugary taste of most lip balms. Overall I notice a big difference in the smoothness and fullness of my lips when I use this 2-3x/week at night with another product over it.
I was surprised to read the bad review for this lip balm because it is just great! It has a light vanilla/floral smell and taste and the texture is silky and makes your lips feel so smooth. I love this and recommend it to anyone looking for an ultimate lip balm. It's not Chapstick - it is the opposite - lovely.