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While at Nordstrom the other day I did something quite unlike me-- I made a true impulse purchase in the cosmetics department! This may seem like nothing, but it just isn't something that I do very often. As I was walking through the aisles I saw this Napoleon Perdis Cotton Butter Lip Balm Trio Limited Edition Set and was intrigued, but it was swatching these babies on my arm and feeling their silky soft texture and amazing moisturizing properties that sold me.
These ultra-nourishing balms combine sheer, lip-enhancing color with conditioning color courtesy of Cotton Seed Oil and Vitamin E in a convenient twist pen. No sharpening required!
The Cotton Butter Lip Balms are extremely comfortable on the lips and provide a superb amount of moisture. Each shade imparts a lovely flush of color, and while they lean sheer multiple passes definitely intensifies the pigmentation. My lips are left so soft and supple after use that I find myself repeatedly reaching for these beautiful glossy tinted balms. There is a pleasant slight scent that might be described as a fruity floral, but it fades quickly upon application. The wear-time is longer than a standard lip balm, but less than most standard lip glosses. I get a few hours of wear before needing to reapply when worn alone. However, used in conjunction with a lip liner the longevity is markedly improved. The formula also works well as a base for lipsticks and lip glosses, and is beautiful on top of lipstick.
• Cotton Butter softens and moisturizes lips.
• Hectorite (natural mineral sponge) gives silken texture.
• Vitamin E Acetate fights free radicals.
• Polymer Film Former provides a pretty gloss effect while adhering to the lips.
• Jumbo twist-pen component. (No sharpening!)
• 3 different neutral shades.
• Made in France.
Left to Right: Sigrid, Doreen and Kris
Sigrid is a warm chestnut
Doreen is a sheer antique peach nude
Kris is a soft rose pink
Bottom to Top: Sigrid, Doreen, Kris, Doreen and Tom Ford Nude Vanilla (for comparison)
I swatched Tom Ford Nude Vanilla in order to illustrate that Doreen is not a peachy pink, but instead a true antique peach.
They capture the light and reveal their beautiful sheen.
$45.00 for set of three (each 0.08 oz.) Available from Napoleon Perdis, Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom (Affiliate Links).
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