I’ve tried a fair share of lip balms, and I especially love a tinted balm because it adds a bit of colour to your pout without having you worry about the colour bleeding, transferring… that sort of thing. Fresh’s Sugar lip balms are pretty hyped up, but I think they deserve every bit of their popularity. They now have lots of colours to choose from (aside from the non-tinted version), but Rose is by far my favourite. It is a soft but very moisturising lip balm in a petal pink shade, housed in a sturdy metal tube (actually the inside is plastic). Each tube contains 4.3 grams of product.
Here’s what the balm looks like when the tube is twisted open (twist caps are the best. They may not be the most convenient but they won’t get loose inside your bag). It originally contains a full tube of product, but mine is down to a few millimetres. It looks pretty bright in the tube but is a sheer wash of colour on your lips. If you want a deeper shade you can get Plum or Passion. I’ve read that if you put the tube in your pocket it melts, which makes sense as the balm is quite soft. I would suggest you to only twist it up a little bit when you use it, and also don’t press too hard on your lips, otherwise you’ll smash the lippy up.
As you can see, the colour is a very barely-there tint. It’s natural enough to use without other makeup on. And, coming from me who’s got dry lips, it’s also super moisturising. The texture is somewhere between Vaseline (too slippery, doesn’t mositurise my lips at all) and Eight Hour Cream (too thick and gooey). It doesn’t have much shine, but just enough to minimise the appearance of lines on your lips. And you get SPF 15 as well, without the yucky feel of sunscreen.
A great all-rounded lip balm, the only downside being the price (on the company website it’s advertised as USD $22.5, but being in faraway Hong Kong it costed a bit more for me). However, it didn’t stop me from purchasing it over and over again- I’ve used up about 3 tubes in all, which shows how lovable this product is. Have you tried Fresh’s lip balms and which shade is your favourite?