I think most people would agree that the Eight Hour Cream is Elizabeth Arden’s most cult and infamous product, thanks to it’s mega-reputation for being a “save-all” that can be used to treat a multitude of beauty issues such as dry skin, dry lips, flyaway hairs, unruly brows, dodgy cuticles…and many more! Therefore, I was excited to try the Lip Protectant Stick which is a handy, travel-ready version of the original cream, designed for the lips.
The new packaging is absolutely stunning, in trademark EA red with embossed infinity 8’s all around the metallic casing. The lip protectant itself is as close to a lipbalm take on a lipstick as you can get and it really is just beautifully presented. The fact that it contains an SPF15 is also a great added bonus.
Unfortunately for me, I cannot justify a £20 price tag for this; yes it’s stunning to look at, but it really doesn’t perform any better than typical £2 drug store lipbalms and in fact I’d say it’s slightly more hard work as it’s very firm, yet of course you don’t want to put too much pressure on it otherwise it’ll inevitably snap. It’s a real shame as I had high hopes for this, but it’s definitely not something I’ll be repurchasing anytime soon, regardless of the gorgeous case! Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick is available now for £20. I haven’t managed to locate the new red packaging, so I’m guessing that might not launch for a little while yet, but the original can be found here – link.