I’m a self-confessed lip balm addict and I often find myself re-applying lip balm to my lips several times a day. Caudalie have recently released their first ever tinted lip balm, and of course I couldn’t wait to give this a go.
Caudalie is a brand that I love when it comes to skincare. The French skincare brand focuses on using natural and organic ingredients in their products with no added nasties.
The new French Kiss collection of tinted lip balms have been designed to moisturiser, protect and illuminate the lips. These contain Caudalie’s signature grape-seed polyphenols to ensure super soft kissable lips as well as softening beeswax, aloe vera, castor oil and sunflower oil. This combination of ingredients is rich in anti-oxidants and great for repairing dry or chapped lips without any of the unnecessary stickiness experienced with so many lip balms!
The French Kiss lip balms come in 3 shades – Innocence, a natural lip shade with an orange-vanilla flavour, Seduction, a tinted rose shade with a vanilla flavour, and Addiction, which gives a raspberry red tint to the lips and has a very apt red berry flavour. I was recently sent the shade ‘Innocence’ and have been trying this out over the past few weeks.
Perhaps because this is the lightest shade in the range, I found that Innocence does not give much of a tint to the lips, but more of a flattering, illuminating effect. It looks perfect as part of a natural daytime makeup look, which is what I normally wear to the office and is therefore great for reapplying throughout the day at work. In fact, I normally keep this on my desk to keep my lips moisturised throughout the working day.
I absolutely love the scent/flavour of this lip balm as it smells so sweet and sort of satisfies my very sweet tooth! In addition to this, I really like how non-sticky this lip balm is compared to some of the others I own, making this an absolute pleasure to apply and re-apply throughout the day.
If you’re on the hunt for a new lip balm this autumn/winter, I’d definitely recommend giving the Caudalie French Kiss lip balms a go – available here.