Consistency: The Nuxe lip balm is much thicker, more of a paste. It blends into the lips and doesn't feel sticky at all, it coats them in the best way possible. The paste consistency improves its longevity in my opinion. It is a win-win all around.
Its Avéne counterpart has more of a vaseline consistency, the way a standard lip balm feels. It doesn't last as impressively long as the Nuxe- its pretty average.
Hydration: Reve de Miel lives up the hype and wins this one 100%. My lips are extremely chapped and eczema prone and this really does the trick. My Neutrogena lipbalm was better than the Avéne at only a fraction of the cost- it did absolutely nothing! I am sure some of you can sympathize with that my-lips-are-so-dry-they-might-fall-off-feeling and this takes care of that in only a few hours. I keep this on my bedside table to use before bed and wake up with soft, plump, hydrated lips.
Price: Nuxe comes in at €12,20 and Avéne at €7,90 (both the cheapest I could find). Not a huge difference, but the extra €4 are so worth it.
Nuxe on right, Avéne left
Avéne smells like vaseline (starting to think I bought overpriced vaseline), just what you would expect from a drugstore lip balm. Not luxurious, at all.
Finish: The Nuxe balm is matte, perfect for carrying lipstick without it 'slipping' off my lips. Avéne is more glossy, so you could wear it as a 'gloss' on its own!
Winner: NUXE, NUXE, NUXE (can you say that three times quickly?)! It gets the job done and you only need a small amount for this to work its small wonders. If you are looking to invest in a little bit of luxury, definitely go with this!
What are your favorite lip balms?
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