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Fresh Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment

Fresh Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment

Give a little life to lacklustre lips Add to ...

The product

Fresh Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment

The promise

Sport a stylish pout with this tinted lip treatment that allows you to build coverage on lips ranging from a whisper of colour to a screech of show stopping red. The added benefit of SPF 15 means lips will be hydrated and protected from the aging effects of the sun.

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How it works

Sugar acts as a natural humectant that ensures long-lasting moisture, while meadowfoam-seed oil, blackcurrant-seed oil, passionflower-seed oil and avocado oil provide hydrating fatty acids. Also: Vitamin A firms, retexturizes and promotes cell regeneration, vitamins C and E and antioxidants such as grapeseed polyphenols protect against wrinkle-causing free radicals, beeswax softens skin and enhances elasticity and carnauba wax, derived from the Brazilian carnauba palm, seals in moisture and provides a protective barrier.

How to use it

Swipe on lips once for a hint of colour or re-apply until desired intensity of colour is achieved.

The bottom line

You know that scene in The Breakfast Club when a prissy Molly Ringwald applies lipstick from a tube nestled between her breasts? Yeah, that was cool, despite what that bad seed Judd Nelson would have you believe. I’m not saying I want to perfect the move or anything, but I could use a lesson in applying lip colour without a mirror. My inability to do so is one of the ways in which I fail at womanhood. (Being able to hook my bra behind my back is another: I fasten it in front and swivel. Lame, I know.) But this isn’t about my stunted ladyness; this is about a hyper-hydrating tinted lip balm that goes on smooth and soft with the perfect hint of colour to give a little life to lacklustre lips. Swipe it on once for a light tint or apply twice for more saturated colour. If you’re like me, do it in front of a mirror or risk getting a clown mouth. But if you have a more deft hand, skip the mirror … or stick it between your boobs, ’cause that’s how ladies do it.

$26 at Sephora (www.sephora.ca)

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