Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift


There comes a time – and it's often when looking in a car vanity mirror, we find – when we think: 'Gosh, I need a targeted treatment for a new zone of my face...' Perhaps it's lips, which may have started to feather at the edges – creating the perfect 'train track' for lipstick to bleed into.

Well, if you're going to start using a lip treatment, they don't come much more pleasurable to use than this one: a product designed to be applied all around the lip zone, with a patented applicator that makes it as easy to swipe on as with a finger. (And it is.)

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment itself is pure lip bliss, meanwhile: instantly plumping and comforting, lusciously silky and giving a slightly 'plumped' effect instantly, via a blend of bee products from the island of Ouessant. (This is the remote island off the coast of France from which Guerlain sources Abeille Royale's bee ingredients.)

There's a natural 'beeswax butter' in there, a subtle sugary taste – and an equally subtle honey-toned finish, which you can easily wear instead of a gloss or lipstick.

It also comes with a mini-leaflet of 'toning gymnastics' to optimise each treatment – and that special applicator actually offers a 'resting place' for the finger, almost as if you were massaging the lip area with fingertip precision.

We still don't recommend ever looking at yourself in a car vanity mirror. Ever. But this might just put the smile back on your face, in a lightly-glossed way.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift/£52 for 15 ml at