Look into the bag of any self-proclaimed “lip balm junkie” and you’ll likely find a tube of Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment. The all-weather nourisher has become a staple for its ability to quench parched lips, protect them from the sun (hey, SPF), impart a velvety finish, and add, depending on the shade, a little color to your mouth (and/or cheekbones).
We’ll be incorporating the brand's latest release, Cherry— a blueish-red tint that shares the same grapeseed/sugar formula and black-currant scent as the others — into our arsenal (which includes, but is not limited to, tawny Honey, depth-enhancing Plum, sunny Coral, pink Rosé, and Original). This one makes your lips looks like you've been snacking on strawberries, or, applied to cheeks, like you've been pleasantly wind-whipped. Other fans of the Sugar Lip Treatment? Restaurateur Kerry Diamond, Christina Huffington, filmmaker Ry Russo Young, and journalist Alexandra Golovanoff, who deemed it “the perfect lip conditioner.” There you have it.
Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.