There is something adorable about lip balms and lip pots. Not only are they tiny little things, but they’re also always with us, in our handbags, pockets or our bedside tables. They go everywhere with us and almost become our trusty little companion. I remember being very little and trying to count up how many cities my teddy bear had visited with me, I could do the same with lip balms now! The Emile Cordon Cashmere-On Lip Pot in the scent and shade N°1 LISA*, on the other hand, feels and looks a little bit fancier than the usual lip balm.

Vintage, but not so much that it doesn’t look classy, the packaging of the Cashmere-On Lip Pot is already a little luxury by itself: the glass pot makes it feel indestructible while the little pop of pink adds a feminine touch to it. Once the lid -responsible for the vintage feel- is opened, however, it is the scent which steals all the attention. According to Emile Cordon, it is a mix of Rosé Champagne, Fresh Tea Rose and Strawberry Leaves, which I personally notice first. It is sweet, but not in an overwhelming, overly girly way. Just as the packaging, it manages to stay elegant and modern, despite three notes which, on their own, usually stands more on the powdery side of things.

The balm itself is just the same: it looks very greasy, shiny and even shimmery in the pot yet once applied on the skin or on the lips, it never feels too heavy or sticky, and if it is shiny and plumping on the lips, the overall finish is very far from a lip gloss. In fact, most of the times I forget about it whilst my skin or my lips enjoy its nourishing and hydrating properties.

Emile Cordon promises a lot with these little pots: a versatile balm, but also lots of different benefits, from the classical healing and softening properties to the more surprising anti-aging and circulation improving ones. Throughout my multiple tests and uses, I’ve learned that I don’t like this balm on top of makeup or on bare skin, it gives a subtle glow yet it also is extremely messy. I much prefer it on the lips and cuticles, where it truly is more nourishing and healing than most of my balms whilst its consistency would always feel more luxurious and sophisticated than the average little pot.

* PR sample, but as always on my blog, all opinions are my own.


  • The packaging is very luxe and the scent sounds wonderful! xx

    • The scent is so lovely, most lip balms have very girly scents and I don’t like it because it makes me feel like I’m 13 again and lip balm is the only makeup I’m able to wear! This scent, however, feels a lot more grown-up and modern than usual, just more sophisticated!

  • I love that kind of packaging for the looks, but for everyday I prefer tubes.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • You are right! It isn’t my favourite as well, but at the same time, it forces me to use my hands to apply it, which always makes me feel very fancy!

  • That is such a luxe packaging and judging by your review, the product itself is amazing too. xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Yes, even though my lips aren’t really dry at that time of the year, I can still say that this instantly hydrates and nourishes the lips!

  • It sounds like a treat for the lips 😀

  • Yiotou_La

    I love lip balms in pots, they are so cute and romantic but so hard to use so I always have one pot around the house to use with a lip brush and I always carry lip balm in tube or stick in my handbag, to use when I am outside the house. Love the packaging of this one and I love when they don’t feel sticky or heavy on the lips! x


    • Yes, I hate putting on a lip balm and think and feel like I can’t talk because of how heavy and sticky it is. This isn’t one of them and I’m very grateful for that!

  • This looks great – love the sound of this so will definitely check it out! 🙂

    Layla xx


  • The lip balm’s packaging is so luxurious. Would definitely want to try this out.


    • It is, isn’t it? It feels very heavy and sturdy as well, something which I always appreciate!

  • This sounds like an amazing multi-tasker xx


    • It is! Though I wouldn’t use it on my skin or as a makeup product again, but it is really good for the rest!

  • I have the Neroli version which was kindly gifted to me by a friend and I love it. Its so luxurious and special and so hydrating on the lips xxx

    • I’m glad you also enjoy it, the scent Neroli sounds so lovely as well, I have to admit I’m a little bit tempted to try it actually!