EMILE CORDON CASHMERE-ON LIP POT, LUXURIOUS LITTLE COMPANION
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.