This little things, Crabtree & Evelyn Lip Butters, are addictive. They're cute, they smell good, taste sweet and deliver serious moisture and nourishment to parched lips. The packaging promises they'd make a popular stocking stuffers next holiday season, but also that men would most likely avoid them at all costs- I can't see the guys reaching for these Laura Ashleyesque looking tubes. It's a shame really, so I hope Crabtree & Evelyn come up with a similar product for their men's line. The ingredients, shea, cocoa, illipe, and kokum butters, mango oil and beeswax can do wonders for parched manly lips.
Cats, on the other hand, find the lip butter tubes the perfect size for batting around. I left one on my dresser only to find it the next morning on the dining table. They butters now live in my various drawers and purses. The new lip butters come in three scents/tastes: Creamy Mint, Vanilla Brûlée and my favorite, Citron Creme & Honey (similar to their Citron body line). All are lightly flavored, but Vanilla Brûlée is the one that lingers the longest, though the scent of all three disappears within a minute.
All three Crabtree & Evelyn lip butters feel like you're actually applying thick melted butter to your lips. It's a little weird at first, but I was sold once I realized how effective this treatment can be when I really need it. I'd recommend gently exfoliating the lips and then applying the butter as a night treatment or simply slathering it on when out and about on a windy day, especially if one is wearing a matte/dry lipstick.
Crabtree & Evelyn Lip Butters ($7.5 each) are available from C&E stores and online at crabtree-evelyn.com. The press samples for my consideration were sent by the company's PR.
Photos by me, lovely model is Giselle.