Please tell me that you have tried By Terry’s cult classic Baume de Rose – aka one of my all time fave beauty essentials?! It’s basically the ultimate in the luxury lip balm category, costing $60 a jar, which even exceeds La Mer’s luscious lip treatment at $50. Now I know what you are thinking. Why in the h*** would I spend so much on one silly little lip product? I will admit it seems a little extravagant, but it’s just that good.
Here’s why: The pearl pink colored balm is enriched with 48 unique essential oils like Rose and Castor seed, and even Shea Butter. The finish is glossy but not greasy. The color is like this perfect shade of opal pink that enhances your lip’s natural tones, softening your pretty pout. The light, comforting rosy smell is pure heaven. It’s the perfect bedside table beauty addition. I apply this baby every night before bed, and use the excess on my nails. Our lips are so important, so why wouldn’t we want to take care of them like we do everything else?
When I learned that By Terry had created a colored version of the balm, I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. Yes, Baume de Rose now comes in COLOR. Hells yes! There are six colors in all, and my favorites are Rosy (pink), Cherry (red & pictured) and Fig (Purple). The formula is packed with those same nourishing ingredients like Castor Oil, Rosa Centifolia wax, Rosa Damascena wax and Vitamine, so it not only protects your lips from losing moisture (most drugstore lip balms only do this) but it also restores moisture in the deeper layers of your lips. This justifies the expensive price tag, no?
The colored versions housed in the same (yet slightly smaller) glass jar are like your daytime handbag essential. I have been wearing the Cherry against my pale and makeup free skin, and the results are perfect. You can even extend the color a bit outside the lip to enhance and give a slightly plumped effect.