Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers($55) is one of the holiday sets at Sephora by the brand. I can’t believe how early the holiday sets appeared at Sephora this year?! Which is a little unsettling, because a lot of them are disappearing already, even online. I can’t find the Marc Jacobs mini lipstick set I picked up online at all, and the one I snagged was the last one in the store. This year’s Tarte Blush Palette also is not on the Canadian site either and the last time I was at Sephora it was out of stock too. I’m a bit of a conspiracy theorist when it comes to Sephora, so part of this jaded Beauty Blogger thinks they didn’t want us getting a lot of these special sets at 20% off when the sale happens. >:(
Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers Holiday 2015 Set
The Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers Holiday 2015 Set contains:
– 0.16 oz Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
– 0.28 oz Sugar Lip Polish
– 0.1 oz Sugar Shine Lip Treatment in Rosé
– 0.08 oz Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
– 0.08 oz Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Sugar Rosé Tinted
I don’t know man, but everything is so TINY in a lot of holiday sets this year! Remember when brands used to put at least ONE product that was full-sized in a holiday set? Yeah, so do I.
I think the Fresh Lip Balms are my favourite lip balms and I do like the mini ones. You just have to be careful to NOT twist them up too high because they do break easily. Rosé is a pretty light neutral pink that makes your lips just look better.
The Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatment in Rosé was the first time I’ve tried their gloss and, meh-it’s ok. I’m not a huge gloss person, but this one does feel nice on the lips. It’s hard to get enough product out onto the applicator to cover your lips. I had to dip quite a few times, but maybe that’s because this tiny sample has such a tiny doe-foot. This shade again, is a MLLB shade, so sorry I didn’t take a pic because it’s not much difference on my lips colour-wise.
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment is supposed to be antiaging and ultra-hydrating of a lip treatment. It’s really nice! But wow, it goes fast and the regular size version is pretty pricey here in Canada at $29. I might pick one up during the VIB sale. The Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy is their ultimate age-defying treatment for your lips AND lip contour area. It’s supposed to nourish and improve the definition on and around the lips while visibly smoothing fine lines as well. It’s NOT a lip balm hey-it’s a serum, so remember that. What I do is rub a small amount on my lips in the morning and evening, wait for it to absorb, and then put a lip balm over top. I think it works well at smoothing lips, but, for the full price of $41 I wouldn’t purchase the full size. The Fresh Sugar Lip Polish smooths lips too and I like it a lot, but I’d never purchase the full size either.
So, I guess if you’re like me and wanted to try some of these things, then maybe this set is a good idea. But for the price? I’d get two full-sized Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments instead-Cherry is a personal fave of mine! It’s got great pigmentation and is a happy, sheer red shade that’s great for winter and I always have it in my purse. Marky loves the Plum shade and it’s pretty as well. Yup, that’s what I do instead. 😛
What do you think? Are you jaded like me this year? 😛 Does everything look smaller to you too? And WAY more expensive?