Tuesday was my birthday, and when I popped into Sephora to replenish my stock of this, the cashier gave me my Beauty Insider birthday gift. I was so psyched to see it was a mini duo of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment and Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment. Beauty editors and regular girls alike have been raving about the Fresh balms for years; I’ve always wanted to try them, but the $22.50 pricetag (for the full-size version) put me off.
Over the weekend, my lips got painfully dry, chapped, and swollen, and for some reason, it’s still sticking with me. So these little lovelies could not have come at a better time; my lips were dying for them! They glide on as smooth as butter, and were instant relief for my sensitive lips. Both balms hydrate with restorative waxes and sugar, which helps draw moisture into the lips. The sticks also contain antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols, black currant oil, and vitamins A, C, and E. Another bonus: they also coat your lips in SPF15, so when you’re battling the elements, you won’t have to worry about the sun stressing out your smoocher. Oh, and they smell faintly lemony, with a bright, citrusy scent that’s not overkill.
I haven’t yet tried the tinted Sugar Rose, but it’s all the protection as the original treatment with a sheer berry tint.
Thanks, Sephora, for a truly useful birthday gift!