Last year I became of VIB (a very important beauty insider) at Sephora. For those of you who are wondering who is VIB and what does (she), I mean it do, let me tell you about (her), I mean its features…LOL. VIB is a loyalty rewards program from Sephora for people who spend way too much money and need to have an intervention. Please don’t judge me as I am a product junkie and I just can’t help it :-). VIB’s get special discount days, access to early sales and invitations to exclusive events from time to time. I guess you can say that membership has it perks and yes, I love the perks that come with this program!!!
Anywho, I said all that to say that I received the Sugar Kisses Lip Duo by Fresh as a gift for achieving VIB status and today this is my product of choice to review. Fresh was one of the 1st companies to use natural ingredients in their products with the launch of their artisanal soap collection. Now, they have a full collection of lifestyle products ranging from skincare, bodycare, haircare and makeup.
I was so excited because I received 2 Sugar Kisses lip treatments and this was a product that I had on my must try list (as a girl can never have enough lip balms to keep her lips kissable soft)… Right???
I have been using the lip treatments for several months and here is what I like: Both treatments offer a great deal of moisture that last for several hours. I usually wear one of them to bed and my pout feels very soft, smooth and most importantly, kissable…LOL. They contain Grapeseed polyphenols, which is one of my favorite ingredients because Grapeseed is an antioxidant that smells good and protects against smoke, smog and pollution (which causes your skin to age and no one wants old, dry, crusty lips…IJS). It also contains an SPF 15, which also protects against aging and burning rays from the sun (yes, lips can not only get chapped and dry, they can also burn in the sun)!!! Most importantly, the product contains sugar, which prevents moisture loss (so the lips always look soft and supple…*teeheee*). I really loved the tinted Rose’ treatment the best because it offers a hint of color that make the lips look like they have a natural tint. Last but not least, the lip treatments are not sticky and they feel really good.
Yes, I really liked almost everything about the lip treatments except for the packaging. I know this sounds a little weird but… stay with me as I explain…LOL. The container was so hard to open. I had to twist and turn and pull several times before I could open it. I became so frustrated that I almost threw it away :-(. Once I did get it open, I was scared to close it all the way as I thought that the lid would get stuck and I would have trouble opening it up again. So, the product is never fully closed and which means, I can only use it at home (and that is really disappointing…whomp, whomp…epic fail). Now I am not sure if they are all this way, it could be a defect on the one I received but that is not my fault and it will affect the final grade. Finally, it is a tad expensive for a lip balm, if I am going to pay $22.50, I want it to be the Mercedes Benz of lip balms and offer more perks than an SPF, moisture and a cute tint…. LOL.
With that said, my final grade is 4 out of 5 smooches…MUAH!!! I love the overall product but the packaging was not user friendly for me and the price is a little expensive for 1 lip balm. If you are interested in purchasing the Sugar Kisses Lip Treatment by Fresh, you can go to Sephora or fresh.com for $22.50. Happy Shopping!!!Click here for reuse options!
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