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Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. And, while we do love so many of those well-known, well-loved products with a loyal following, we've been wondering why others have been quietly flying under the radar. With that in mind, meet our beauty series, Cult Classics, in which we'll introduce you to the products you really, truly should know about (and try, like, right now). They're not brand new, but trust us: They've got staying power.
It's really unfortunate that the season of dark lipstick is also the season when chapped lips return. There's nothing that can ruin the impact of a deep-berry pout quite like flaking skin, but as soon as the temperatures start to drop, we can count on that very situation happening all too often. That is, unless we're armed with Nuxe's best-selling lip balm.
Beloved by makeup artists and French women alike, this lip balm stands out from others for several reasons. First of all, it's completely matte. There's no telltale balmy sheen — just a cushiony layer of hydration. It's not often that something is both matte and hydrating enough to be actually reparative. And, while many nude lipsticks claim to create a "your lips but better" result, none do it as well as this non-lipstick product — as soon as its applied, lip color looks more even, texture becomes more subtle, and there's not a chapped piece of skin in sight.
It also serves multiple purposes. Because of its finish, it doubles as the perfect lip primer (part of the reason makeup artists love it so much). Apply a thin layer beneath any lipstick, and the color will last longer and look more even. Or, apply a thick layer the night before you know you're going to wear a bold lip, and wake up to a softer, lipstick-ready pout.
This lip balm also doesn't need to be used solely on the lips. Dry skin of all kinds will appreciate its healing combination of natural oils and honey. Throw it in your bag, and prepare to never be caught without it.
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-Nourishing Lip Balm, $19, available at Nuxe.
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