28 October 2012

Nuxe Reve De Miel, worth the hype?

A picture of Nuxe Reve De Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm
The first time I heard about this lip balm was when Estee who runs Essie Button mentioned it in one of her YouTube videos. Within days of her video, I saw this popping up all over the blogosphere. It seemed every one was loving this little glass pot of wonder balm. So obviously, as with any beauty blogger easily swayed by rave reviews, this instantly went on my wish list. I couldn't pick it up straight away as I was doing The 100 Day Challenge but when I finished my challenge it was one of the first things I picked up. I picked mine up on Feel Unique and it costs £9.50 with free delivery. When it came I had incredibly high expectations. Probably higher expectations than I have ever had for a lip balm, that's for sure. But is it really worth all the hype and rave reviews it gets?


Firstly, the packaging. I do really like the frosted glass pot it comes in and it's actually bigger than I thought it would be. Which makes me feel a teeny bit better about spending £9.50 on a lip balm... Next up, the scent. *sigh* The scent just really isn't for me! It kind of puts me off of using it. It smells like a Terry's Chocolate Orange. Now, I like chocolate. And I like oranges. But I don't like chocolate and orange mixed together (or any fruit mixed with chocolate come to think of it) So the fact that this smells of Terry's Chocolate Orange really made my heart sink when I first opened it! But does it do the miracle job everyone claims?

This lip balm is for dry, chapped lips. It is an ultra-nourishing lip balm which repairs and nourishes, with a rich, delicious texture which restores suppleness and comfort to dry and chapped lips. It's formula has been tested in the coldest climates of Canada and was found to do the job on 96% of people it was tested on. Which makes it sound like it must be a miracle worker, right? It's star ingredients are honey, plant oils, shea butter and grapefruit essence. It has quite a rough, thick consistency I think. It does apply very easily, and it does last all night if you use it before bed. But I'm not 100% keen on the texture when it's on my lips. I only apply this before bed, because I think it's too thick and rich for during the day. And it does leave my lips very soft and supple when I wake up in the morning. So yes, I do like it. But do I think it's worth the hype? I'm sorry to say I don't.

It's a lovely product, scent aside. And it does what it says. But I have tried and loved lip balms, and salves, better than this and also cheaper than this. I think it's a nice lip balm for the Winter months and I will use it all up. But I don't think this is something I would repurchase. That said - I might try the stick version of this and see if that is any better! If you have tried this, let me know what you think. Do you love it or hate it? Do you think it's worth the hype? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

A picture of Nuxe Reve De Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm

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28 comments

  1. I'm really looking forward to trying this lip balm once I end the 100 Day Challenge, haha! I've wanted it ever since Estee mentioned it, too. ;)

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    1. I think Estee definitely spurred on the rave reviews and lust for this product! xo

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  2. Great post. I might have to do the 100 day challenge!

    I've been eyeing this up since it started doing the rounds on blogs and I've just recently bought the Blistex intensive moisturiser after reading rave reviews but I hate it, it does nothing for me, it sits on the lips and doesn't moisturise so I may purchase this purely because it's nourishing
    X

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    1. Thank you! :) Oh you should! It definitely is a challenge but also very worth it too! xo

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  3. This has been on my wishlist for ages, but I haven't bought it yet due to having a hoard of lip balms to get through first! Great review :) x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have so, so many lip balms! I just love them! Thank you :) xo

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  4. I have this also, I bought it from escentual when it was down to £6.27, still expensive right enough. I absolutely love this, I think the scent is more honey & lemon than chocolate orange though. I had heard it smelled like that and I was gutted when I didn't it did because I adore chocolate orange haha. I absolutely love this as I use it morning and night, I don't take it around with me as it's a bit heavy and i'm worried it'll get damaged or i'll lose it. I find it's great for putting on underneath lipsticks which I find to be a bit drying because I think it makes my lips really soft and moisturised but still leaves them matte so it doesn't affect the look of whatever lipstick i've got on :)

    Lxx

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    1. I do enjoy using it and the scent is growing on me. But for me I just prefer my Lanolips :) xo

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  5. I have the same problem actually- I hate chocolate and orange together (or any fruit and chocolate) It just doesn't work for me. This lip balm is a lovely product for chapped lips, but it is overpriced. I want to try the stick, as it will be easier to use an it is cheaper.

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    1. I am glad I am not the only one!! Way overpriced I think! xo

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  6. Great review - I wanted to try this out, but not sure about the fragrance.

    http://talesofapaleface.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! If you can pop to a Space NK and have a look at it in person xo

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  7. I got this when I was in Paris, and I really don't think it lives upto the hype for me. I much prefer my EOS lipbalm!
    xox

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  8. I'm wanting to try every lip balm under the sun at the moment Sophia! My lips are a pain in the bum to keep nice and chap free, even as I type my lips feel swollen and sore :'(

    I have used so many products to try to rectify this so I'm willing to spend the £10 to give it a go :)

    Nice review, I like to see honest posts even when a product has been hyped up in the past.

    Amy xx
    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I hope if you invest in it that it works for you :) Thank you! xo

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  9. I totally agree with you. I was going to shell out the money for this lip balm, until I tried it in the store and realized that there are far more affordable lip balms that do an equally as great, if not better, job than the Reve de Meil.

    Thanks for posting, I love your blog! <3

    Amy xo
    www.theprettyvain.blogspot.com

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  10. I think it's worth the hype, I lovvve mine. Feel lost without it! xx

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    1. I'm glad you love it! It's definitely growing on me the more I use it xo

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  11. I do like the product, and think it's worth the hype. In my opinion this lip balm is not too expensive, maybe it's because the beauty products in Japan are much more expensive than the ones in the U.K., and this particular product costs double in Japan so when I purchased it from feelunique, I thought it was very cheap!

    And maybe the reason why I like it so much is because my lips are sensitive and not many lip balms work for my lips. Sometimes my lips get chapped by a lip balm so it's hard to find one which works for my lips. And I love the smell :)

    I think there is no product that makes everyone happy 100% in the world so I totally get that some people prefer different type of lip balm :) But it works for me and I think it's worth the hype :)

    You can read my review here if you've got some time :)


    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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    1. I suppose you are right, if you pay less for it online than if you bought it in Japan! :) xo

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  12. Oh no! What a shame, i loved this lip balm, probably because i lovr chocolate orange! I only used it at night during summer but now the days are getting colder it's really come in handy and had its chance to shine! No more chapped lips for me! Its also great for when i go running in the cold as the cold wind used to really mess up my lips and this is thick enough to last.

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    1. I am only using it at night :) I'm glad you love it so much xo

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  13. Totally worth the hype. I absolutely love it and I love the orange scent! It's been amazing to use to stop my lips becoming chapped throughout the winter.

    Claire xx

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    1. I'm glad it works for you Claire! :) xo

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  14. I also think it's worth the hype! It was the only thing after trying everything that healed up a recurring split lip. The deeper in the pot you get the stronger the grapefruit scent gets and I adoreee it! :D xxx

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  15. I do love Reve de Miel, but i have found a drugstore alternative which is almost identical! http://victoriarosebeaute.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/nuxe-reve-de-miel-dupe.html

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