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Introducing the first anti-aging product from the elegant and ageless Lubatti brand
There is that which one notices first when catching a glimpse of a Lubatti product: the elegant packaging rife with glorious pen and ink drawings of flora in its natural splendor. Here one will find something beautiful and timeless; the package doesn’t say it, but it tells us nonetheless, like pages of a beloved old sketchbook.
Lubatti, the company, was born of Jazz Age romance and sensuality, and today they make lips a priority in their classic quest for beauty. Welcome Anti-age Wonderlip.
Based on the heretofore-secret alchemy of London Society’s famous early twentieth century homeopath, Madame Lubatti, the Lubatti Collection wants to pamper the face and body…and make it look younger, too. Madame Lubatti created potions, lotions and crèmes in an elegant London Apartment in the 1920’s; her clients were Royalty and celebrities.
Madame Lubatti was elegant as well — think Coco Chanel — with her black dresses and red, red lips. Were she with us today she would no doubt add some of today’s new tricks to her classic potions to make her red, red pucker — as well as her celebrated clients’ puckers — as smooth and ageless as could be.
Anti-age Wonderlip mixes old with new: Beeswax sits side by side with Hyaluronic Acid and Dimethicone (silicone oil) to create a perfectly plump pout. Hyaluronic Acid Complex is found in many high-end moisturizers and serums because it is a naturally occurring lubricator found within the body.
Hyaluronic acid and collagen give the structure and plumpness to our lips. The acid binds water molecules, keeping the surrounding tissue nourished, healthy and protected from the environment. Dimethicone, a silicone, fills lines immediately on the surface, while also creating a barrier to the environment that allows the hyaluronic acid to do its work more effectively.
Wonderlip is a wonderful combination of immediate gratification along with gradual improvement. Application is easy with the slant tip and a little goes a long way.
The treatment is white and creamy but absorbs invisibly on the lip surface. The ultra-smoothness of the silicone is immediately identifiable, though it doesn’t seem to have an overt petroleum scent like many other products of this sort. As soon as the product dries (which is a couple of minutes) lips appear smoother and perfectly primed for color.
Directions suggest using this product three times a day for best results (I tried, but couldn’t manage this…perhaps obsessive lip balm users — I know you’re out there — would be better at this). My lips are already fairly plump but the added moisture (and the pristine surface) certainly made them appear fuller over time.
This is not a substitute for injections or stinging glosses; the effect is subtler. How apropos that this is from a company that harkens to another time, when subtlety of beauty was prized and its promise exalted?
“Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.” F. Scott Fitzgerald.
• Smooth, easy application
• Fantastic primer for lip color
• Lips do immediately appear healthy, smooth and full
• Over time lips are softer and slightly plumper
• Those with dry, chapped lips should love the moisture seal
• Scent free
• Product does take a few minutes to dry
• People with silicone sensitivities shouldn’t try this
• It tends to feel as though your lips can’t “breathe”
• The effect is not a profound change in plumpness, but rather that of your younger self (hmm…is this a con?)
• Expensive (£29, about $45)
Ladies – have your buds blossomed to a burgeoning flower with Lubatti Anti-age Wonderlip?
Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
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