Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers review, swatches, photos | The Gift Guide

Fresh Sugar rose, advanced lip therapy, scrub review

The product: Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers set

I get pretty excited about the Fresh gift sets each holiday season, but this year was a good year for the brand. Their Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers set ($45 USD/$55 CAD) contains minis of one of my favourite Fresh products (the Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15), plus four other products that I was dying to try.

Fresh Sugar Rose tinted lip balm review

Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50 USD/$26 CAD)

The Sugar Lip Lovers set contains one of my favourites, the Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50 USD/$26 CAD). But, while I think it’s great to include a bestseller in your sets every now and again, Rosé is becoming the MAC Carbon or NARS Laguna of the Fresh brand — beloved, but in way too many things

So, while I think Rosé is a great inclusion for a gift set, I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for a different shade in 2016. Rosé is far from their only wearable colour, and I can’t be the only beauty junkie out there who now has three of them kicking around!

Fresh Sugar Rose Shine Lip Treatment review gloss

Fresh Sugar Rosé Shine Lip Treatment ($18.50 USD/$22 CAD)

Now, being a longtime fan of the original Tinted Lip Treatments, I’ve been meaning to try the Fresh Sugar Shine Lip Treatments ($18.50 USD/$22 CAD) since they launched. And, I am happy to report, I really like them, too!

Fresh Sugar Rose lip gloss swatch review

Fresh Sugar Rosé Lip Shine Treatment swatches

They’re not as hydrating as, say, the new Estee Lauder Lip Volumizer, but then, almost nothing is. They are, however, scented with the same sugar lemon scent as Fresh’s other tinted lip products, and they have a great shine and comfortable texture to accompany their sheer pigmentation. 

I’m not chomping at the bit to buy a full-sized tube of any of these, but the mini size has been in my handbag for the last two weeks and I’m still pulling it out daily!

Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers swatches review

Swatched L-R: Fresh Sugar Rosé Lip Shine (gloss), Fresh Sugar Rosé Lip Treatment (stick), Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy (stick), Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy (cream)

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy lip balm review

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($25 USD/$29 CAD)

And now the good stuff: Fresh’s Advanced Therapy line. These products are entirely new to me (I know; I’m late to the game), but, sadly, they didn’t quite live up to my expectations. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m really glad that I finally tried them, but the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($25 USD/$29 CAD) lip balm didn’t do any more for my lips than the regular one. I tested it for a few days at a time on three or four occasions, because I figured hey, I must just be confounding my testing somehow, but… nope.

If you get great results with this one, I would love to hear about it in the comments, because it’s just not working for me!

Fresh Sugar Lip Serum review

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Serum ($35 USD/$41 CAD)

The Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Serum ($35 USD/$41 CAD) was the biggest appeal of the Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers set for me, and I hate to keep you in suspense, but… I want to take a little more time to go over it on the blog.

Come back tomorrow for a full review of this one! ;)

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish review

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ($22.50 USD/$26 CAD)

And, finally, we have the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish ($22.50 USD/$26 CAD). I was the least excited about this one (I mean, $26? For a lip scrub?) but I was surprised to find that it was actually one of my favourites of the bunch!

The Fresh Sugar Lip Polish tastes, smells, and looks like brown sugar creamed with butter, and it leaves my lips feeling super soft and extremely hydrated. It’s very scrubby, so I have to remember to apply it with a light hand, but a little goes a very long way — you barely need half a pea-sized amount for each use. 

Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers review holiday gift set

The verdict?

As someone who never finishes products, I am always very reluctant to buy Fresh products at full price. Come the holidays, however, I am always sure to stock up!

The Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers set is a great way to try out a whole bunch of Fresh products at a pretty reasonable price (especially if you use Ebates/, and it would make a fantastic holiday gift for a lucky loved one in your life. This one gets two big thumbs up from me!

Availability: $45 USD/$55 CAD at Sephora.


The ingredients

Sugar Lip Polish ingredients:

Sucrose, Jojoba Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sucrose, Molasses, Fragrance, Nylon-12, Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Citral.

Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy ingredients:

Water, Glycerin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Polysorbate 20, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Black Currant Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Tetrasodium Edta, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Fragrance, Caramel, Trihydroxystearin, Caprylyl Glycol, Stevioside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol.

Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment ingredients:

Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) 7.49 %, Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) 2 %

Beeswax, Castor Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Grape Seed Oil, Fragrance, Carnauba Wax, Avocado Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Propyl Gallate, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, BHT, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol.

Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy ingredients:

Beeswax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Decyl Olive Esters, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Castor Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Fragrance, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Peg-6 Isostearate, Carnauba Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Limonene, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Trihydroxystearin, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Hesperetin Laurate, Vanillin, Butylene Glycol, Citral, Caprylyl Glycol, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Black Currant Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

Sugar Rosé Shine Lip Treatment ingredients:

Diisostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Castor Seed Oil, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Fragrance, Trihydroxystearin, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propyl Gallate, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.

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  • Jodi Butler

    This looks like a great set! I love Rose too but yeah it's in everything! Switch it up, Fresh! I look forward to your review on the serum tomorrow!
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    • It's all ready to go & just waiting for 6 o'clock! ;)

      Glad I'm not the only one who wants something other than Rosé in all of the Fresh sets!

  • I've tried a number of the products featured here through samples from Sephora! I love the sugar lip balm and still trying to love the sugar scrub! I like the idea of stocking up on mini's too because it takes me so so long to go through everything!!
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    • Haha I definitely feel you on that one! I haven't even made it through my first mini-stick of Rosé, much less my third! >.<

  • I love the Fresh Rose balm! I've tried the serum and had very minimal results unfortunately.

    • AHA! You too, eh? I didn't see a review on your blog when I looked yesterday, but I'm going to go double-check for one!

  • Zoë

    I am interested to try the gloss because I love the balms so much, but the scrub I found effective but with a weird taste. Not that I was trying to taste it but yeah. very curious about the serum though can't wait for the full review!

    • I liked the gloss, but I definitely didn't love it the way I love the brand's tinted lip balms!

      Hahaha I totally licked my lips when I tried out the scrub, too. It's hard not to be curious when something looks, smells, and FEELS so much like food! :P

  • Lily @ChloeAsh

    I have yet to try anything from Fresh, would you believe. Maybe I should try something, and start with the Lip Polish :-)

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    • Ahh!! Lily, you should totally give the line a go! I really like their tinted lip treatments and that lip polish. Some of the fragrances are really nice, too — light but pretty, and a few are quite unique. ;)

  • esharp1978

    I agree with you we need a different shade than Rose. While Rose is universal, it doesn't even show up on my lips!
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    • Ahh that's terrible! I definitely notice a difference in the mornings (when my lips are deathly pale), but I want a different shade to run around with in the evening ;) I think one of the darker shades, like plum, would be awesome in a kit!