I received a deluxe sample of the Orlane Extreme Line-Reducing Lip Care in my January Sample Society subscription box, and when I took a look at the price for the full-sized version, I had to chuckle. Don’t get me wrong – I was definitely excited to try out a luxury product like this, it’s just that I was highly doubtful that a product like this, especially one for the lip area alone, could possibly be worth that kind of price tag.
The treatment has the consistency of a creamy serum, and feels thin but lightly hydrating on lips. I appreciate that it’s completely free of any fragrance or flavor, and you’ll forget you’ve put anything on your lips. It won’t hydrate enough to replace a lip balm. I like to apply it and wait a few minutes before layering a lip balm over it, just to give it a chance to sink in a little.
The treatment is basically supposed to diminish lines and wrinkles and leave skin feeling smoother and suppler. I’ve been using it for over two weeks now, and have tried to remember to apply it two or three times a day. The thing is, I can see it working! I’m not someone who worries about lip lines … I’m 27, for goodness sake. But it got me thinking that this product might be a godsend for someone who’s concerned with the appearance of her lips. Maybe someone who’s a bit older, or who smoked for a number of years.
I was looking at the photos I took for my review of the L’Oreal True Match foundation, and was a little surprised by how smooth and even my lips looked. I normally try to at least wear some lip balm when I take photos because it really helps the appearance of my lips, but I’m not wearing any in this photo and I feel things are looking pretty darn good. I think you can see that little lines are now more apparent on the edges than towards the center of my lips, so it made me feel like I should put some care into making sure I coat the edges well when I apply the treatment and see if I notice further improvements.
So to get back to the question of whether a lip treatment could possibly be worth $75 … I never thought I’d say this, but I can actually see that to some people, it might be. I’ll never say that a luxury beauty product is a must-have, but to someone who sees their lips as a point of concern (and who has a little bit of money), this might be really valuable.
Would you ever try anything like this?