The French do beauty products like no others, and I kind of love how they all seem to have that same apothecary, no-nonsense, slightly medicinal yet somehow sexy look to the graphic design. The NUXE Reve de Miel Honey Lip Balm was a bit of a pleasant surprise I made when I was just in Los Angeles. This was sort of tucked away on the shelf, doing it’s own thing, and that’s sort of what drew me in.

When I opened the tester I immediately noticed how luscious the product looked. It just looked rich and somehow healthy, or nutritious. Almost like a smoothie or something. I dabbed a bit on my finger and then applied to the back of my hand to test it out. It was rich and creamy, not greasy in the slightest. The smell was amazing — due to the honey and grapefruit essence no doubt. It’s sweet but not saccharine, and the grapefruit gives a refreshing, citrus burst.

One test, and this was mine.

This product is self-described as a repairing, nourishing lip balm with a rich, delicious texture. Yep, check. It’s supposed to restore suppleness and comfort dry, chapped lips, and while my lips were fine, I can see how this product would deliver on that as well. One quick dab across my lips, and I could immediately feel how hydrating this product is.

When I got my own version, I think I might have been a little over eager, and dabbed a fair amount on my finger. Oops, big mistake! You literally need next to zero of this product for it to work its wonders. Less really is more, like really. My first application and it felt like I had applied play dough to my lips, which isn’t really the greatest, so beware. Just a little bit and you’ll be loving it.

Bonus factor for me, this product comes in a tiny size, which is great for travel. I love products that can easily fit into a briefcase pocket while I’m on the plane, and this did just that. The packaging is also really sturdy, so I didn’t have to worry about it getting crushed.

This is also an all-natural product, so you know you’re getting delicious results with none of the artificial mess.

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