Product Review: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Sugar Rose Tinted

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Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Sugar Rose Tinted

This is part of my Sephora birthday present as a Beauty Insider. I had the Lip Treatment version as well, which I had already reviewed; this one is tinted, in sheer berry rose shade. While the full size version is 0.15oz, this one is half of that, which is pretty tiny and breaks very easily. Unfortunately for me, I was only about 1/3 way through when it broke, just like the Lip Treatment version. It was a very soft tube, so if you have a deluxe sample size like this one, be warned!

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This is a lip tint with an SPF, so it’s not meant to be pigmented at all. It’s very sheer, and hydrates quite well. It has a citrus/lemon scent which is very pleasant; and I personally love sheer lipsticks because they feel moist and don’t accentuate the lines on my dry lips, or dry out my lips. This one, when you buy at full retail price for full size, is US$22.50 though, and I am not sure if this really is worth every penny. While it goes on smooth and is easy to apply without having to even look in the mirror, many cheaper versions will do the same thing. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, for example, retails at CAD$7.99 and does the exact same thing – no more, no less – so I am not sure what Fresh does that makes it this expensive. The staying power is not exceptional – after about an hour or two I need to reapply, for the tint or the moisturizing power will fade away by then.

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This is how it looks on my lips. It gives a moist sheen and somewhat plumps the lines. My lip freckle is very visible so you can see how sheer this is.

Bottom line: you can save yourself a lot of $$$ by just going for Burt’s Bees’ version, which does not contain oxybenzone.

Ingredients:
Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) 7.49%, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) 2.00%. Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Propyl Gallate, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Bht, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol.

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