Fresh Sugar Tulip Tinted Lip Treatment

June 6, 2014

The latest from Fresh is a new sheer hot pink lip tint called Sugar Tulip ($22.50 for 4.4g/0.15 oz). It’s currently a Sephora VIB Online Exclusive (one of the perks is early access). I just hit the VIB level a couple weeks ago so this was perfect timing for me. If you’re not a VIB, Sugar Tulip is also available in this new Flower Power Kit (on my wishlist even though I just bought the Tulip, I’ll pass along the extra one to my mom).
For those new to Fresh Lip Treatments, there are 9 tinted shades and one clear option. They all have a blend of oils, including meadow foam seed, black currant seed, avocado, and jojoba. They also have SPF 15 and have a sugary sweet lemon scent. These feel fresh and lush on my super sensitive lips and hydrate well.

On the nails, Dior Wonderland with the Gel Top Coat

Sugar Tulip is a gorgeous cool pink. I’ve had several Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments in the mini sizes over the years. I also adore the Fresh Sugar Honey shade although I don’t use these as frequently as I’d like to because of the super soft texture. I’m one of those women who is extra gentle with her makeup products and I take care of my items, but these are still on the soft side. Sometimes I stick them in the fridge for a couple minutes before applying on my lips. Color and pigment varies per shade, some I’ve found to be sheer and glossy while others have full coverage. Sugar Tulip falls somewhere in between. It’s not as rich in coverage as Sugar Honey but not as sheer as Sugar Rose. You can layer it for more coverage but I find it to be semi-sheer. The color adheres better to the lips versus a hand or arm swatch.

Left – swatched straight from the tube
Right – applied with a lip brush

Compared to the Sugar Petal and Sugar Rose, Sugar Tulip has a lot more blue and fuchsia in the color. I’ve swatched them side by side and also added lip swatches for reference on how they look on the lips. (Minis shown below from holiday sets that I stocked up on.)

Sugar Tulip, Petal and Rose:

Sugar Petal swatched on the lips:

Sugar Rose swatched:

Overall love. It is on the soft side but mine hasn’t broken at the base yet (keeping fingers crossed). If you’re looking for a sheer hot pink that is super moisturizing, Sugar Tulip is a good option.

Currently available at Sephora, VIBs have early access for the individual shade. It’s also part of the Flower Power Kit.

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Do you have any favorites from Fresh? I just got a sample of the Lotus Face cream from a recent Sephora visit that I’m testing out. Would love to hear about your thoughts and recommendations on anything from the line ๐Ÿ™‚

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