Fresh Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment

March 11, 2015
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The latest from Fresh Beauty is the new Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment ($22.50 for 4.3 g / 0.15 oz). It’s currently available as a Sephora.com Exclusive for VIB/VIB Rouge Members online and at Fresh.com for purchase but will be available at all Fresh retail locations later this spring in May. I ordered mine online and give it a huge thumbs up.

Fresh Sugar Nude is described as a shimmery blush nude tint. It gives a barely there wash of color but has enough pigment to cover my lip entirely with a smooth veil of pearlescent beige shimmer. Before I swatched this I was worried this might be too sheer or be invisible on the lips, but I am happy to report that even though it’s natural, it does show up as a my-lips-but-nude-and-better kind of color.

This appears to be the first Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment that has shimmer and I hope Fresh will add this lovely shimmer to future shades. In the tube it looks like a soft peachy blush beige. There is a gold sheen to it and when you see it swatched in real life you will see champagne pearl like shimmers mixed in too.

Per Fresh, these tinted lip balms contain SPF 15 and the following key ingredients:

  • Sugar is a natural humectant that ensures long-lasting moisture.
  • Meadowfoam seed oil, blackcurrant seed oil, passionflower seed oil, and avocado oil are rich in super moisturizing fatty acids.
  • Vitamin A helps to firm, retexturize, and smooth the skin.
  • Antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins C and E provide protection from wrinkle-causing free radicals.
  • Beeswax, an emollient substance with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, softens the skin and enhances elasticity.
  • Carnauba wax, a natural wax that coats the leaves of the Brazilian Carnauba Palm, seals in moisture and acts as a protective barrier to prevent dehydration.
Ingredients: 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, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Limnanthes Alba, (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Persea Gratissima, (Avocado) Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vanillin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Propyl Gallate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, BHT.

Here it is swatched, photos can’t do this one justice. The color blends in with my skin tone, in real life you can see the shimmer better.

Swatch comparisons:

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Orlando (swatched on lips here)
Tom Ford Lip Color Nude Vanille
Tom Ford Lip Color Sheer In the Buff (discontinued, lip swatches here)
MAC Bao Bao Wan Lipstick Romantic Breakdown
Fresh Sugar Honey (old swatch here)
Marc Jacobs Sheer Lip Gel Anais + Moody Margot (review here)
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Nude Kate (on the lips here and here)

I give this a huge thumbs up. Coverage and pigment is similar to that of the discontinued Tom Ford Lip Color Sheers in Pink Dune and In the Buff – sheer but buildable. If you liked either of those, then you will like the new Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Fresh Sugar Nude is a bit lighter in color due to the pearlescent quality mixed into the lip treatment. You can see the shimmer in the tube better in real life, it glows and is really luminous. 

Lasting power is really good for a tinted lip balm. It won’t last through snacks or coffee but if left untouched it stays put for a decent amount of time. I love the hydrating feel and it has that signature Fresh Sugar scent that is sweet, lemony and sugary all at the same time.

Definitely worth checking out. Available now at Sephora and Fresh.

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  • Caitlin March 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I love the looks of this. I love the Fresh balms, but always wanted a true nude, and this one has a hint of shimmer which is a nice addition.

     Caitlin Confidential

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks Caitlin, I really like this one! I agree a true nude from Fresh would be amazing!

  • Sunny March 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Hey Sabrina, I don't use lip balms often during daytime (I don't seem to need any on most days), but I do really love Fresh ones! I'm not too sure this particular shade will show up well on me, but I love the delicately shimmery finish on you!

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you Sunny! This one is sheer and I suspect some might find it too sheer, I was pleasantly surprised by this one 🙂

  • BlogElla March 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    This is such a pretty colour and great for the spring! : )

  • BlogElla March 11, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    This is such a pretty colour and great for the spring/summer! : )

  • Jenny Culp March 11, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Just got mine in the mail yesterday and love it! I am OBSESSED with the Fresh Tinted Lip Balm; I think I have 5 or 6 of them. This color and the tulip will be my go to's for spring and summer.

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Yay for mail packages! Tulip is such a gorgeous pink.

  • Rebecca Chung March 11, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    I love Fresh lip balms! They're so hydrating. Must add this one to my collection! Thanks for the beautiful photos ❤

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Thank you Rebecca!

  • Clever Girl Reviews March 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I love the finish on this one but I highly doubt the color would show up on me!

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      I was surprised it showed up. It's hard to tell from the photos but it covered my lip entirely for a natural wash of shimmer.

  • Tequila Mockingbird March 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I love the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments! However, I'm a wee bit disappointed that the Nude shade isn't a more caramel-toned (like your purse in the top photo of this post), pigmented version of Honey.

    Well… since I'm a 20-something that never outgrew overdosing on sprinkles over my ice cream, the gold sheen does compensate a smidge, being that sparkle in the beauty world is the analog to sprinkles in food 🙂

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      A caramel nude from Fresh would be so awesome!

  • The Whimsical Fox March 11, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    If I had endless money I would own the whole Fresh Sugar range, it's all SO BEAUTIFUL. I like that the gold seen to this isn't chunks of glitter. Huge plus. x

  • Patricia M March 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

    This fresh sugar nude is so beautiful! I like the color and the finish. It has a perfect shimmer that I usually like. Will be checking on this….

  • aymaylee March 12, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I bought it as soon as I saw it on your blog. You are bad for my bank! thank you for sharing this! I love fresh products and have been looking for a lip balm that provides the perfect finish.

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      I hope you love it as much as I do 🙂

  • Stephanie Keung March 12, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Fresh has really great lip balms. I love this one too! Great review & swatches.

    Stephanie | http://www.dearstephiiie.com

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Stephanie, glad you liked the swatches!

  • InchinaVV March 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Looks really sugary and pretty.

    • Sabrina March 16, 2015 at 6:46 pm

      It's definitely worth checking out 🙂

  • LilJeJa March 17, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I loved your swatches so much I had to order it. This will be my first Fresh lip balm .

  • AUD MAC March 21, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Thanks for the review- I have/love Tom Ford Pink Dune and have almost used it up so I'll finish it and then buy Fresh Sugar Nude?

  • Carla @ Blush Parade March 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    This is sooo pretty! Can't wait to try some Fresh products really, their lip balms seem to be amazeballs. Will have to get one (or some, lol) soon.

  • María Blardone April 1, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Fresh Sugar Nude looks awesome! Loved it
    Lots of love, xx