If you're anything like me, then as soon as the holidays roll along you are literally chapping up everywhere. From your legs and your arms, to your face and the worst, your lips.
Don't get me wrong, I love the winter season... but I absolutely cannot stand chapped lips. But between the negative degree weather and all that matte red lipstick, a girl's lips can only take so much.
I've damn near tried every single lip balm on the market - chapstick, lip balm, lip salve - and there's only one that I've been using since about a year ago, that I can't believe I ever lived my life without. Dior's Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm has become my new winter saving grace. Truly.
It is one of the most moisturizing and hydrating lip balms ever, you can almost feel the nourishment sinking into your lips. The lip balm has a rather strong rose scent, so if you like fragranced products than this will definitely be your jam. The formula is a smooth and creamy consistency that includes the anti-aging complex: Rose of Damas essential oil, energizing vitamins A and E, and shea butter.
Let me just explain the extent of how chapped my lips are. They are not only a little flakey, or a little chapped. Girl, I'm talking full on crevasses with pieces peeling off and ripping apart to the point that I can taste my own blood. TMI, I know. But you need to know! Because if this Crème de Rose can save my lips, I doubt that it can't save yours.
But it doesn't just stop there, not only does it hydrate and nourish your lips, it definitely lives by its name and gives your lips a more plump appearance. I love applying this underneath and on top of lipstick to give my lips a fuller look.
While it does carry a hefty price tag of $35, let's remember that it is a luxury item. Admittedly, I can't buy this all the time as I go through lip balm like a wild fiend, but I do like to splurge on this item when I can because I honestly swear by it.