The Big Rave
Nuxe, a brand most famous for its Huile Prodigieuse, a multi-purpose and multi-award winning dry oil that I confess to having only used in its sparkling gold version as a cheek tint, launched a series of four so-called "Nutri-Protecting Lip Care Gloss Effect" or Baume Prodigieux Lèvres in April 2009. Although you might initially think like I did that this is just makeup and zoom in as I did on their Charismatic Red/ Rouge Charismatique for its great coral red tint compared to that of a poppy by the brand, this product turns out to be much more than that. It has simply become my go-to gloss and lip balm all in one as it holds such visible treatment effects for the lips...
The applicator is in foam and looks classic. The container is more original I thought thanks to its "fat" size which makes it easy to fish out of your purse and just feels nice holding in the hands with its golden cap.
The formula contains mango butter, shea butter, sunflower oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, spf 15, a gloss effect with pearly pigments and botanical filling spheres.
As I said, I was initially mainly interested in the color but after using it for several days I started noticing that the shape of my mouth had subtly evolved to a better appearance. It looked fresher, rosier, softer and more shapely with the cupid bow becoming more marked. This is when I woke up and suddenly realized that the spf 15 was apparently really protecting my lips and that although I could not really feel it, there must by some discreet plumping agent. Ah yes, the "botanical filling spheres."
Paying further attention I now can feel a slight stingy sensation but it was so discreet that I had been unaware of it.
In sum, I am completely impressed. This gloss should get an award. It is one of the most effective products I have ever used. Not only is it pretty, it exceeds your expectations of what a gloss/lip balm can do for your beauty routine and melts the barrier of cynicism in you.
A quick search showed that myprestigium.com carries it online