Think being a beauty editor is glamorous? Well, it has its hazards. For example, I recently tested what turned out to be the lip plumper from hell (which will go nameless). It was so painful, I fully expected to see my lips ablaze when I looked in the mirror. The burning continued when I wiped it off, so I reached for another product I hadn’t yet tried, julie hewett camellia balm, hoping it would soothe my skin.
Thankfully, it did exactly that, making me an instant fan.
Obviously, this peachy little pot of goodness is perfect for dry, uncomfortable lips. But the makeup artist behind the eponymous line also intended it for the face, eyes and hands-anywhere that could use some healing help. In addition to my lips, I’ve started dabbing it on my cheekbones at the end of my makeup routine for a natural-looking dewiness. I also rub it into my knuckles when all-day air-conditioning exposure dries them out.
It works so well because its camellia oil is about as close as you can get to our skin’s own oil. Plus, essential oils from rose and orange add to its nourishing, moisturizing properties-and delicious, light scent.
I know myself well: I’ll probably become obsessed with yet another balm in about six months. But instead of trying something completely different, I’ll probably just switch to the camellia balm in stick form!
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