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Guerlain Terracotta Baume au Coeur High Shine Soothing Lip Balm

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Brand: Guerlain / Type: Makeup / Subcategory: Lip Balm / What it does: regenerates, Soothes,

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      29.07.2012 17:04
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      Overpriced lip gloss.

      I recently won a Guerlain beauty hamper in an online competition and I have slowly but surely been working my way through the products. A few weeks ago my usual lip gloss ran out and I came round to using this Guerlain Terracotta Soothing Lip Balm which was in the stash I had received.

      This is a 5ml container and mine is in the shade Coeur Caramel which is actually a pale pink not a brownish colour at all (despite the name). Having looked online I am amazed to see that this small pot retails for around £17.55 in all the big department stores - I am sorry but unless it came in a gold plated pot I fail to see how it could possibly be worth this price tag!

      Don't get me wrong it is a very nice lip balm, not too sticky, it applies very nicely and works somewhere between a tint and a gloss - great for everyday use and keeping in the handbag for quickly refreshing make up, but personally I would just never pay that for an item like this.

      The texture of the lip gloss is fairly standard and it tastes very bland which is good as it discourages sucking it off the lips within ten minutes of applying, the coverage is also good and this is where you can tell that it is made by a quality bland, it does not bleed off the lips or disappear quickly but stays put and gives even and resilient coverage. I just do not think any lip gloss can ever be worth over a fiver.

      So, if I were to receive this as a gift I would be very pleased with it because it is a nice product but I would never buy it for myself. Also, personally I prefer applying this kind of product with a wand rather than from a pot which means your fingers get unavoidably sticky.

      Nice but not worth the price tag in my opinion.

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      02.04.2012 23:39
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      Nice...it's a shame about the price.

      Now my favourite fruit is the mango so a big plus with this rather expensive lip balm from Guerlain is the fact that it is enriched with mango and this combines with some oils to leave my lips misturised and very smooth to the touch.

      I bought this product on a bit of an impulse when shopping for some guerlain products. I really liked the packaging and as a frequent user of balms and salves thought it would be, at the very least, useful.

      The packaging for this product is really lovely. The pot has a two tone bronze lid with a clear bottom. The pot is only 5ml so it is extremely small but perfect for travel or in your handbag - although it might take you a while to find it! Overall I think the packaging is really lovely as well as being functional. Ultimately, you have the best of both worlds with this balm in terms of design and it really would make the perfect wow gift for someone.

      There are three shades to choose from and I chose the rose shade as it has a slightly pinky hue that complements my rosy lips and pale complexion perfectly. It is an extremely natural colour in the balm so it doesn't look like you are wearing a lip colour, just enhances your natural look. I like the fact that the colour is subtle because it means the balm is perfect for applying over any lip colour without is skewing the intended colour. The other shades in the collection are a little darker so if you want something with a bit more of a pop to it then there is an option for this.

      I really like the consistency of the balm. It is quite hard which means, especially on a winters day, it can be a little hard to apply. I, however, like this about the balm as it makes it far harder to overuse it. it does mean though that if you have long nails it can be quite easy to create a dent in the balm which is a little annoying. I only use a small amount when applying this as it really does go a long way. It goes on smoothly and feels very rich and luxurious as a salve. The texture is velvety smooth and makes your lips look lovely, with a little hint of a sheen from the glossiness in the salve. It absorbs relatively quickly compared to other salves I have used. This means regular reapplication which can become a little annoying.

      This balm works well on chapped and dry lips although I tend to use it for the appearance rather than this purpose as I have other balms that have superior healing properties. That said, if you wanted it for dry or chapped lips it would work perfectly well. It does not feel greasy when applied which is my one major issue with a lot of other balms. It also feels lightweight which I like as it doesn't feel too heavy on your lips - this certainly makes it a wearable daily use product.

      So this is where the real problem is then...the price. At around £16 for 5 ml, depending on where you shop, this is one extravagant purchase. I like the product but it doesn't wow me enough for me to buy it again. If it were a third of the price I probably would, what a shame!

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      24.03.2012 15:59
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      works well at moisturising the lips.

      I was bought this for my birthday this year in January and it has lasted until now I haven't used it everyday but have used it at least once or twice a week so I think it has been good value for money, although I didn't buy it myself the price of £19.99 a tub is quite reasonable and I will buy another one as I really liked the colour I was given.

      There are three colours to choose from , these are rose venus , coeur caramel and cocoa love they are all a gloss lip balm and come in little tubs with a twist off lid. I like the tubs of lip balm as they are easy to keep safe in your hangbag I find that a lipstick can be a bit fiddley sometimes to use in a hurry when you need to apply it again, so for me a twist off lid is quick and easy and keeps the lip balm nice and fresh ready for the next time you need to apply it.

      I was bought the coeur caramel and it looks a little dark in the tub but when you apply it the colour is quite subtle and it smooths on to the lips easily without feeling greasy. They also have a little mirror under the lid so that you can see to apply it anywhere when it's needed.
      The gloss is noticable as it has a nice sheen to it which enhances the shape of the lips when your wearing the coloured lip balm.

      It has natural ingredients which is always a plus for me when I'm buying a product, the more natural the better it will sway my decision to buy.
      This has wild mango butter as one of it's ingredients and this is great for moisurising the lips, it also has luffa oil which helps keep the moisture in the lips and keep the skin supple and soft and it also has marula oil which is good for delicate skin and the lips do seem to get a hammering over the cold winter months and even dry out in the sun which makes them crack and peel, if you have sensative skin like me.

      This works well for me, it is a good tone of colour to match my skin and I like the price and the natural ingredients.
      Recommended by me.

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      20.01.2012 16:06
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      If you get this as a gift, then great, but I wouldn't spend all that money on a lip balm!

      As I have mentioned in a previous review, I was very lucky this year and got quite a few lovely beauty products in my Christmas stocking. This Guerlain lip balm was one of these lovely gifts, which is lucky because you can never have enough lip balm in the winter. I received a light pink one called Rose Venus, and I think this must be the lightest one available.

      The packaging is a nice classy brown swirly pattern on the lid, with the rest of the container being clear. The one thing that I am not keen on with this lip balm is that it is one of those that you apply with your fingers. This means that not only can you introduce bacteria from your fingers into the pot, but you end up with sticky fingers after applying the lip balm....not a great result.

      The product itself is a very hard lip balm, so you will find that you have to warm it up a little bit before using it. It's also has quite a thick and sticky consistency, which means you don't need to put a lot on. I find the best thing to do is to use a lip brush to apply this, which isn't convenient if you wish to have this in your handbag. The finish is a really nice lightly tinted pink colour (for my shade of lip balm anyway), so you don't need to wear lipstick as well. It last for a long time on your lips and doesn't feel too sticky once applied.

      In terms of price, I have to say I was pretty horrified to find out that this 5ml tub of lip balm costs £16.99. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised given that it is a high end brand, but I don't think I would purchase this again for myself, unless it was on offer. Mind you I wouldn't say no to it appearing in my stocking again!

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      19.01.2012 21:42
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      Shame it is over priced

      Now my favourite fruit is the mango so a big plus with this rather expensive lip balm from Guerlain is the fact that it is enriched with mango and this combines with some oils to leave my lips misturised and very smooth to the touch.

      Everyone knows that the French have a real flair for design and that is abundently apparent in the lovely design of the packaging with this product. I love the way that there are two tones of brown that are blended throughout the lid, now brown is not usually a colour I like however this rich colour for the lid looks great. The rest of the jar is clear. The real ouch that comes with this product is the fact that for a 5ml jar I paid £16.99 however it is one of the best lip balms I have ever had the pleasure to use. There are three shades available and I use the rose one that does give a slight pink tint to my lips but nothing that is very noticeable. The other shades are darker and did not appeal to me.

      I find that it does help if you warm up the contents before using, just gripping in my hand for a while is sufficient otherwise the balm is a bit too hard, once warmed slightly it is easy to get a small amount on the tip of my finger and then to apply it to my lips. It applies nice and smoothly and absorbs into my skin quickly. It gives my lips a little colour and a nice healthy look to them as well.

      It is not greasy when you apply it and has a nice moisturising effect on my lips, it is also not heavy feeling either so you do not really notice that it is on. It certainly stops my lips drying out I dod not find that I'm having to constantly refresh it like I do with other lip balms.

      The only real negative that I have with this product is the inflated price which is does not really justify. For that reason I will be giving in 4 out of 5 stars.

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        06.01.2012 13:56

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        Guerlain Terracotta Baume au Coeur High Shine Soothing Lip Balm is one of many Guerlain products. Now at £20 for a small 5ml tub of lip balm I know some people will think that I'm balmy! But I'm a sucker for a high end name where beauty products are concerned.

        The packaging for the lip balm is nice it's a small clear tub with a brown lid with swirls on it. The lip balm comes in three shades Rose Venus, Couer Caramel and Cocoa Love I own the rose venus shade which leaves a nice subtle pink colour on my lips.

        The lip balm itself is a very thick and slightly sticky consistency which I tend to be very sparing with when applying to my lips otherwise they do feel a little bit too sticky which isn't pleasant.

        I find the best way to apply this is with a finger, just rub the top off the lip balm and apply, but as I said above it is slightly sticky so you will need to wipe your finger afterwards.

        The product does ease my lips when they are cracked or sore and also leaves them feeling very moisturised however I don't think it is worth the £20 price tag as I have used various other brands of lip balm which work as well if not better for a fraction of the price.

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        01.01.2012 15:10
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        A gorgeous surprise gift from the man in my life!

        When I opened my presents on Christmas morning I was gobsmacked by a parcel of cosmetics from Mark - not because it was a particularly expensive *or* extensive selection, more because I think it's the first time in sixteen years that he's ever bought me cosmetics on his own initiative. I glanced at it all but didn't have time to scrutinise the individual products, noticing actually that the bulk of it came from Superdrug. So when I came to put it all away on Boxing Day I nearly wee'd myself when I saw the stark Guerlain logo on a small box tucked behind a tube of 'tingle gel' - in my cosmetics hamper, honestly!

        It was a small pot of Terracotta Soothing Lip Balm in Rose Venus shade. The balm is tinted and this has a pink sheen to it, a further two shades are available but this one is ideal for me as the others are different shades of brown so more for dark skinned women or those aiming for the bronzed goddess look. Rose Venus is prettier, more feminine. It provides a decent level of colour; not so much that you need to apply it strictly to the contours of your lips, but enough to brighten your natural look up (as Mark says, it takes me longer to achieve the natural look than it does to put a full face of slap on!).

        It has the perfect texture and consistency, a little goes a very long way so don't be tempted to apply too much as it will have the effect of looking greasy and heavy on your lips. This balm is a little greasy to begin with; it's always hard to decide whether to mark down or not for this, but in this case I think it's a good thing as it makes the lip balm an absolute dream to apply. It slicks on smoothly and dries to a glossy, unsticky finish - providing you haven't used too much in the first place you'll find the balm absorbs very nicely into the skin of your lips, leaving just enough behind to give a glossy shine.

        After just a couple of uses (I've only had it for a week, remember) I can feel a difference in my winter chapped lips. Already they feel softer, smoother and healthier - I wouldn't usually review a cosmetic item after such a short period of use but in this case I can tell these effects are going to last for the duration of use. This isn't one of those balms that you can feel working from the instant you apply it, but over the space of three days (using it two or three times a day) I can tell it's doing the business simply because my lips look and feel in better condition already.

        The gloss factor is perfect for me, it's understatedly glossy and creates an attractive sheen on my lips rather than giving me an in-yer-face drippy gloss look. People who prefer a stronger and brighter gloss might be disappointed with the effects of this, but you need to remember that this is primarily a balm to condition your lips - it does this excellently so I see the gloss aspect as a bonus. The sheen combined with the uber feminine shade makes this a 'pretty' everyday product rather than something that's going to make you stand out from the crowd.

        The pot is beautifully styled but also highly functional; the lid is a simple twist off affair and I can tell this is going to be smoothly twisted for the duration of the balm's life. Inside the lid is a small mirror (although you don't really need a mirror to apply this product) - I don't really see the point of the mirror actually as I've noticed each time I open the pot there is a thin greasy residue on the glass which does nothing but smear when I try to wipe it away. This is quite irritating as I think the mirror would be ideal for checking my eye make-up on a night out, the product is never in contact with the mirror so I'm unsure why this happens so annoyingly regularly.

        I'm chuffed to bits with this lip balm though, my only complaint is that it has that typically over-perfumed scent that Guerlain insist on adding to their lip products - at least with this you can't taste the perfume, unlike a Guerlain lipstick I bought recently which actually made me feel sick after application.

        This lovely little lip balm/gloss costs around the £20 mark for a 5ml pot; this might sound very expensive considering you can buy a Chapstick for a couple of quid, but I think it's definitely worth the money to add a little bit of Guerlain luxury to my lip care routine.

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          31.10.2011 16:07
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          not worth it

          Guerlain is a French beauty brand offering an array of makeup, skincare and perfume products.

          ~Terracotta Lip Balm~

          Guerlain offer a number of lip products. This review discusses the "Terracotta Soothing Lip Balm". This lip balm is currently available in 3 shades (Rose Venus, Coeur Caramel and Cocoa Love). Guerlain claim your lips will be tinted with a natural colour whilst being moisturised. Your lips should remain free from stickiness.

          This lip balm is enriched with wild mango to moisturise and repair. It also contains marula oil to protect and a dose of luffa oil to restore a natural balance.

          ~Design~

          The lip balm is presented in a small, round jar with a screw top lid. The jar is clear though the lid is quite old fashioned being a two tone brown. The lip balm can be applied using a lip brush (not supplied) or by dipping your finger into the jar.

          ~Price~

          This lip balm can be purchased in a 5ml jar. It costs around the £20.00 mark and is available from www.escentual.com and Amazon.

          ~My Thoughts~

          I was given this lip balm from a friend who are received it as a gift. She wasn't keen on the colour against her pale skin tone. I am reviewing the Couer Caramel shade. Personally I prefer the convenience of tube of lip balm. I normally only use lip balm for moisturising and much prefer a lip gloss for colour but as a freebie, I decided to try this out. The jar isn't the nicest but it does the job.

          ~Pucker Up~

          Couer Caramel is a gorgeous shade in the jar. According to the colour swatches, it is the medium shade of the 3 available. The other shades offered are pinks and deep browns. Couer Caramel is a creamy brown shade but is slightly different when on my lips. I have quite dry lips and need something which will hydrate them. Using my finger, the balm is fairly easy to apply to my lips. The balm itself is pretty solid in the jar and needs to melt slightly in order to be transferred onto my finger and in turn, my lips. The consistency of the balm is quite soft yet if feels a little waxy like solid shea butter.

          Applying the balm to my lips, it doesn't drag or irritate them. I only need a small amount for a subtle, natural colour but it is easy to build upon to create my desired look. The balm feels light and soft on my lips though personally, I don't notice much difference between this and Nivea balms in terms of moisturisation. This disappointed me given the price of this balm and the so called natural ingredients it claims to have! It doesn't have a particular taste or smell.

          The colouring on my lips is quite nice. The brown tint is subtle there is a pink tinge to the colouring. It is natural looking and ideal for day time wear. It doesn't feel overly sticky and sits nicely and quite matte on my lips. It lacks the shine I appreciate from lip glosses. I would say it lasts ok and is noticeable on my lips for 2-3hours. When it comes to eating on drinking, generally the colour doesn't transfer as easily as a gloss does which is a benefit. The moisturising element is minimal and lasts about 30mins. I don't notice my lips feeling overly dry after using this though, just not as soft and hydrated as I would have liked.

          ~Conclusion~

          This Guerlain lip balm is not worth the overinflated price tag in my opinion. It looks good on my lips and the jar is lasting for ages but it simply doesn't have enough impact to make it more appealing than a stick of Nivea. I will give it 3 stars but cannot fully recommend it at the high price tag.

          Thanks for reading x

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            31.10.2011 08:42
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            Not as good as the price/brand would make you think

            WHAT IS IT?

            A lip balm that promises to provide a gloss like shine and a hint of tanned colour.

            IS IT ANY GOOD?

            The first negative aspect is the pot, this has a balm texture so would be easier to apply from a tube.  I hate having to wipe my fingers across greasy balm and don't think it's very hygienic either as if you don't have somewhere to wash your hands you're effectively using dirty fingers to apply product to your mouth.

            Because of the way this balm is presented you need several dips into the pot to completely cover your lips, the waxy texture drags across the skin of your lips if you're not careful so I find it's best to apply in several very thin layers.  The shine takes a while to come through but when it does its beautifully shimmery and sultry, the kind of gloss that works well with a golden tan, messed up surfer hair and minimal make up.  The small amount of colour within the balm could be called terracotta but its such a subtle shade that not everyone will even notice the colour against the shine, I like to bolster it up sometimes by using a brown/gold lipstick underneath the balm and that gives me stunning glittery colour and shine to die for.

            The balm softens my lips but no more than cheaper brands, I was expecting something special as Guerlain is such a respected brand but this is no better than applying Vaseline. Obviously the gloss side of the balm is an advantage but its not very long lasting and not as shiny as I thought it was going to be.  I am also not pleased by the waxy, tacky feel on my lips that lingers for a while after use but on the plus side there is nothing in this balm that makes my hair stick to it.

            3 Dooyoo Stars.

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              17.09.2011 00:12
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              Guerlain terracotta baume au coeur high shine soothing lip balm.

              I never really buy Guerlain products i'm more of a die hard Clarins fan however my sister loves Guerlain and constantly buying new products. She actually has a drawer full obsession is an understatement anyways i often get passed down the things she is not keen on and the Guerlain terracotta baume au coeur high shine soothing lip balm is one of them.
              Guerlain terracotta baume au coeur high shine soothing lip balm can be purchased from John lewis for £19.95 this is way to much money to spend on a lip balm.

              Guerlain terracotta baume au coeur high shine soothing lip balm comes in a small glass jar with a screw on lid. The jar holds 5ml of product. I really like the little glass jar the balm is in, it looks classy and attractive. This is a coloured lip balm and comes in a few colours such as , caramel , cocoa love, and rose venues witch is the colour i have.
              Rose venus is a natural brown colour with a rose pink tinge to it.
              It smells really lovely like shea butter.

              This is a lip balm but is coloured and has a shine finish to it. I find the texture heavy and tacky even on the lips. To apply to the lips you can use a finger tip and swirl it in the jar or a lip brush does as well. When its on the lips the shade of balm is bright and looks like lipstick with the colour but also looks like a lip gloss because of the shine. Unfortunately for me who is a hater of gloss this did not wear off until i removed the balm for my lips. It does not absorbed into the lips just stays there. I have used this lip balm on and off for a while and i cant say it moisturises my lips , nor does it soften them. The lip balm is supposed to so all the things a balm is for, the ingredients sound promising like luffa oil , marula oil and mango butter all witch have the moisturising qualities.


              I was disappointed with the Guerlain terracotta baume au coeur high shine soothing lip balm as was my sister, with a high price tag i just feel its not worth the money. I do not recommend the Guerlain terracotta baume au coeur high shine soothing lip balm.

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                01.07.2011 09:02
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                5/5 a great product I couldn't give it anything else!

                All my family and friends know I love cosmetics; consequently I'm regularly bought different products for Christmas and Birthdays. My Auntie and Uncle regularly visit their second home in France and I'm often bought back gifts of makeup and other beauty products, this included Guerlain Terracotta Baume Au Coeur High-Shine Soothing Lip Balm which I received last summer.


                The Lip Balm is available to purchase online and I've also seen it in Debenhams for about £20. I can't deny just how expensive this product is, however I use the lip balm very regularly, it's always in my bag and I've barely used any of the product. Only thin layer needs to be applied meaning that it really does last.


                The packaging for the lip is very classy and high end, it comes in a little plastic brown pot with bronzed swirls over the lid. The lid screws on so it's very secure and never comes undone. Inside the lid there's a very small mirror, it's just the right size for checking your lip balm, however I do find it can get a little bit dirty as some of the product does tend to transfer onto it.


                There are three colours available, Rose Venus, Couer Caramel and Cocoa Love; I have the Rose Venus shade. It's the lightest of the three shades and I found the other two shades to be a bit too brown for me whereas Rose Venus is a bit more pinky which I prefer as I'm only 19 I find darker shades are a bit too old for me.


                I tend to apply the lip balm with my finger; it's quite thick in texture which means you don't need too much. If I use this excessively I find it just doesn't look right on my lips but with a thin layer my lips look smooth and shiny whilst still looking natural. I have found that it can leave my fingers a little bit sticky but it's nothing a wet wipe can't fix, and I really don't like using lip brushes.


                Guerlain Lip Balm leaves my lips feeling very moisturised and they just generally look in better condition. I wore this all through last summer, which dries out my lips and last winter which also dries out my lips and they were visibly better. I love the lip balm because I can treat it just like a lip gloss, it looks good and feels good but at the same time I know its doing my lips good.


                I know it's an expensive product but I think it really is worth the money, it's not something I would buy for myself but it's a lovely thing to receive as a present. It really improves both the look and feel of dry lips but also looks great as a lip gloss.

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                  08.06.2011 22:04
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                  A shiny lip balm that moisturises, nourishes and products the lips and gives them a splash of colour

                  I always know when I'm buying something that I shouldn't be. It's when I begin justifying it to myself, saying things like 'I work hard, I deserve a treat' and 'I think it'll work better than the other ones I have'. Invariably I regret these purchases.

                  I got these feeling when buying Guerlain's Terracotta Baume Au Coeur High Shine Soothing Lip Balm (I know, what a mouthful!) It was overly expensive and I had plenty of similar products that were equally as expensive already sitting and gathering dust in my bathroom cabinet. But the excuses started, 'my lips can't moisturise themselves so I need a better product' and 'the packaging is so pretty!' and I knew I was going to buy it anyway. All that was left to be seen was, would I regret it?

                  What does it do?
                  The product is a lip balm that has been designed to protect and soothe the fragile skin on our lips by giving it a deep moisturisation while repairing any damage that already resides there. The balm also promises to keep the lips plump and what really got my attention what that it claims to do all these things using natural ingredients. In addition, it promises to gives the lips a shiny finish without the stickiness of a gloss and it gives the sheer coverage of a colour.

                  How does it work?
                  The product contains Wild Mango Butter which is highly moisturising on the delicate skin and enables the skin to retain this moisture which ensures that the lips remain hydrated. It also helps to repair any chapped, dry or flaky skin that is lurking on the lips, giving an instant relief from the discomfort that accompanied the condition. The butter melts into the skin and leaves the lips feeling soft and nourished.

                  Luffa Oil is included, which is a substance that comes from a vegetable that is similar to a cucumber. The oil is full of fatty acids and proteins which are both essential for the development of healthy skin cells. It helps to make the lips appear fuller, heals any imperfections and also fights against bacteria allowing your skin to remain in good health.

                  It also contains Murula Oil which comes from the nut of the Murula fruit so this lip balm will not be suitable for those suffering from nut allergies. The substance has been used for thousands of years to hydrate delicate skin. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals which nourish the skin and as the oil contains antioxidants, it prevents the skin from aging prematurely too. It is instantly absorbed and leaves the skin hydrated, protected and looking in great condition.

                  How do you use the product?
                  The product can be applied to the lips as often as necessary and it can be worn alone, underneath lip stick or on top of lip stick to give what you are already wearing a subtle glossy finish. You can apply the gloss with your finger or use a lipstick brush if you want to be more hygienic about it. A mirror is included in the lid so the lip balm can be effortlessly applied when you are out and about.

                  Packaging and Price
                  The packaging of this product is so cute, it almost makes this product collectable. The little jar is made out of frosted glass and you can partly see the balm inside. The jar has a screw top lid which you twist in order to access the product and inside the lid is a convenient little mirror so that you can easily apply the balm when you're not at home.

                  The lid is an amber and chocolate colour and two curly G's are inscribed in the centre. It is available in three shades. I chose Rose Venus which is a gorgeous pink shade but you can also buy the product in Coeur Caramel or Cocoa Love.

                  I bought mine for £19 but you'll find it both for cheaper and for dearer. It's available on a variety of websites, so have a shop around in order to find the best price possible.

                  My thoughts
                  When looking at the balm in the jar, it looks highly pigmented and very shiny but neither of these things are especially true once it's on the lips. The lip balm is quite solid in the jar and you will need to rub your finger or brush over the surface a few times in order to get enough product to cover the lips.

                  Once I have managed to apply enough though, it does bring an instant relief to my lips and makes them feel immediately more comfortable. It does seem to heal any dryness on my lips and makes them feel softer and in a better condition.

                  The balm does not feel at all sticky on my lips and if the wind blows when I am wearing the product, my hair doesn't get attached to my lips as much as it can with some products. It gives a gentle shine that is a bit more than a normal balm but it doesn't quite have the shine of a gloss so I think that putting high shine in the title is pushing it a bit.

                  The colour is fairly subtle which is just how I like it. The pink is sheer so although you can see an enhanced colour on my lips, you can still see the colour of my lips too so it doesn't make me look overly done up.

                  The balm also smells delicious which is handy as you are applying it directly under your nose. It tastes good too and although you shouldn't go out of your way to keep licking your lips, sometimes it can't be helped and this doesn't have that horrible waxy taste that often goes hand in hand with lip balms.

                  The balm stays on my lips for a long time and leaves them moisturised for quite a while and I find that I don't reapply this as much as some of my other balms. The colour is long lasting too and I suffer from less dryness on my lips when I use this product continuously. I also think this product is going to last me ages as I've had it for a couple of months and barely made a dent in it.

                  So do I regret buying this lip balm?
                  I regret the money that I paid for it as it has no supersonic features that set it way ahead of the others that are in my bathroom cabinet. That said, if I had bought this product for half the price, I would be raving about it. It leaves my lips comfortably moisturised, prevents them from becoming dry or chapped, gives them a non sticky shine and coats them with a splash of colour all while making them smell and taste delicious. If you can find it for a cheaper price than I did, I would say it is worth buying but £19 is too much for what it does.

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                    5 out of 5 stars

                    Guerlain Terracotta Baume au Coeur High Shine Soothing Lip Balm

                    Guerlain are a well known brand that offer luxury skin care and makeup products, I call these luxury products because more often than not they come with a hefty price tag. Making these products perfect for occasional treats or gifts, rather than an everyday purchase or staple, but for the money you pay you do get great quality items that will last.

                    As the colder weather is here I often get quite sore lips, the cold weather, the sun, everything seems to make my lips cracked and looking and feeling horrible. I own quite a few lip balms, I do love wearing lip glosses and lipsticks, but sometimes these only make my lips worse.

                    Guerlain say "A must-have for all lips in search of softness and shine, combining the rich texture of a balm and the shiny finish of a gloss with wild mango butter, marula oil and luffa oil."

                    The first thing I noticed about the lip balm is that it was very thick in texture and can be a bit sticky if you apply too much of it. The good thing about this is that you only need to apply quite a thin layer of this to get a good and even coverage. One of the few things about this lip balm that I don't like so much is that you need to either apply this with a brush or using your fingertips, which can be messy if you aren't near a facility to wash your hands.

                    This is a great lip balm as well as providing a gloss like appearance. After using this I can visibly see that my lips look better, are less cracked and are overall in a much better condition. I wear this product from morning right through to night time being part of any evening wear. I am not sure whether it is designed for this, but I also find that it makes a good base to apply a stronger coloured lip stick on top for a more dramatic fuller makeup look for nights out, while also being kind to my lips.

                    As with all of the Guerlain products that I own this is beautifully packaged. It comes in a little screw top pot in a shiny patterned bronzey/browny design. On the inside of the lid is a little mirror just big enough for a quick check of your makeup and/or you could use this to aid application if required.

                    This lip balm only comes in three colours and there was only one that I liked. I have the more pinky coloured rose venus, the other two colours were a bit brownish toned and wouldn't have suited my fairer complexion - coca love and Coeur caramel. These lip balms are quite sheer but not sheer enough that they will suit everyone. I think the fact that there isn't more choice limits these lip balms to who they will suit.

                    These are available to buy for around £20 each, I bought mine from the Guerlain Debenhams counter. Although this is an expensive purchase I have been using it for several weeks now and I have hardly made a dent in the amount that there is.

                    This Guerlain lip balm even with the hefty price tag still gets a well earned five out of five stars from me. It really is a nice lip balm that can be used as a lip gloss substitute for those days when your lips need that little extra protection while still wanting to look nice.

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                • Product Details

                  Guerlain / Guerlain high shine soothing lip balm / Type: Lip Balm