This is the 14th version of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment which is easily a favourite lip balm. It’s a little creamy and a little glossy so it feels far more like some very beautiful make up than a utilitarian balm. Fresh do throw all the good things into the formula such as meadowfoam and blackcurrant seed oils, grapeseed, vitamins C and E, and then of course, beeswax (so it isn’t vegan) and carnauba wax with the latter two preventing moisture from leaving the lips. Mind you, these balms are £19.50 each so they should be good!
The shade looks exactly the same colour as the box – a real candy pink hue with blue tones. It has a sweet taste but it’s not horrible and there isn’t an aftertaste with it. I’m not a fan of flavoured balms, but I know that everything has to be tasty for the US market where it’s expected – I actually don’t mind this vague sweet vibe and it wears off quite quickly (or I adapt, I am not sure which!). The pigment is quite powerful – you could easily wear this as an ultra conditioning lipstick if you get along with the colour. It’s HERE.
As fast as I’m running into the arms of Sugar Candy, I’m running away from Caramel. I know it’s personal preference but I feel about the smell of this the same way that I feel about Alien fragrance. I couldn’t even put it on my lips! It’s overwhelmingly sweet and caramel scented so if you absolutely love the fragrance of toffee melting over Mars Bars with a side of syrup – grab it!
There is no colour to it, only a sheen and there is no SPF either but it does have apricot kernel, grapeseed and blackcurrant oils. I’ve swatched it on my arm and it feels much thinner in texture against the Sugar Balm but did leave a sheen. There is nothing to say that this won’t be beautifully softening on your lips – it’s just not going anywhere near mine! It’s £15 HERE.
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