My dear friend Helen emailed me recently and asked me to recommend a few good lip products suitable for her crazy/busy mommy life. Easy enough, I reached into my purse and pulled out these two lip goodies:
And now, the unveiling:
So let's being with the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment:
|Fresh Lip Treatment in Rose, Available at Sephora for $25 CAD|
This is one stick of pure yumminess. I was skeptical about trying it as it was pricey for something that looked like a 'glorified' blistex. However, after seeing it recommended by Rachel Bilson in a recent InStyle magazine I was extremely curious and decided to take the plunge. And am I glad that I did. This product not only hydrated and plumped up my lips, but it tasted so sweet (like sugar) and was perfect for refreshing my lip color during the day. It also contains SPF 15 and the packaging is super cute. The color that I chose is 'Rose', which left just a tiny hint of color, like a blush tone on my lips. It comes in 4 shades (including a clear one) and you can find more information about the product here.
And now, for something more splurge-worthy, here's the YSL Sheer Volupte Candy:
|YSL Sheer Volupte Candy in Luscious Cherry, Available at the Bay for $37 CAD|
'Wow' is the word that comes to mind when describing this lipgloss!!! Let's talk the packaging first. It is SO.BEAUTIFUL, don't you agree? There is also a mirror on the top of the cap which is so useful when i'm applying this in public. And the product itself does not disappoint. I am a huge fan of YSL lipsticks, I find them quite pigmented and long-lasting, and this gloss/balm is no different. It comes in 6 shades (that you can find here) and is known to be a 'build-able' gloss. The shade that I chose was more of a 'cherry pink', and the more that I applied the product, the more intense the color. I love this gloss as it hydrated my lips but also left a nice stain that lasted during the day (only if I re-applied it every few hours though). Plus, it also has SPF 15 and tastes just like succulent mango. It's the perfect product for when I don't have time to put my 'face' on but still need a little sumthin' to brighten up my look (as seen in the below pic):
And just to compare both colors:
So if you're looking for some new lip products to pamper your pout, then I highly recommend these two items!
Have you used Fresh or YSL lips products before? What do you think of them? And also, if you, my wonderful readers are looking for any product recommendations just send me a note, I would be more than happy to help and be your cosmetic guinea pig :)
Thanks so much for reading. And guess what? It's hump day!!! So go out and hump someone already!! (Isn't that what hump day means?- hehe).