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Among the lovely products launched in the new L'Occitane Peony Collection are three tinted and one transparent lip balms that are "inspired by the gorgeous hues of our beloved peonies, sustainably grown by Jean-Luc Rivière in the foothills of the Vercors Mountains of Provence. Each tinted lip balm is enriched with shea butter and gently glides on to nourish, smooth and protect lips with a subtle tint of color. Available in four shades including Rose, Amber, Plum and Sheer- all including SPF 25."
I have been testing Peony Tinted Lip Balm Rose Nude, Peony Tinted Lip Balm Rose Amber and Peony Lip Balm Transparent, and have to say that all three are wonderfully emollient and hydrating. They feel very creamy and comfortable with the perfect amount of cushion. While the effects are long-lasting, they are so deliciously divine to use that I apply them more often than needed. I do, however, make sure that I apply every two hours to make sure that I have continual protection from the sun. I use them alone, or as a base for my lipsticks and lip glosses, and they are so sheer that they do not tend to alter the pigmentation of the lipsticks worn. However, I do tend to use the clear lip balm when I am using it as a lipstick base.
While the Peony Lip Balms have a gorgeous floral scent, it does fade soon upon application, and therefore should not pose a problem for people who prefer unscented lip products.
Peony Tinted Lip Balm Rose Nude, Peony Tinted Lip Balm Rose Amber and Peony Lip Balm Transparent.
Additional pieces from the L'Occitane Peony Collection (individual reviews forthcoming)
According to L'Occitane,
There is a Mediterranean legend of a beautiful nymph named Paeonia who was so courted by the gods that a jealous goddess transformed her into a flower with a thousand petals: a peony. Since then, this symbol of beauty brightens every spring with its dazzling show of colors and scents.
The Peony collection offers a floral and generous perfume and eau de toilette, both marked with green freshness and containing a peony extract from Drôme in the south of France.
Overall Assessment: These super emollient and superbly moisturizing lip balms most definitely live up to the L'Occitane name. They are a delight to use, and they offer excellent sun protection.
$16.00 each from L'Occitane (Affiliate Links).
Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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