Really moisturizing and gives a beautiful, healthy rosy tint. Love the smell, too.
One bad thing is that when you use up most of it toward the end of the stick, it kind of slides off the twisty stick and is very hard to apply without all the product falling off and moving around.
I agree with everyone else $22.50 is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE FOR ONE LIP BALM that is the size of your finger. If you're like me and use it several times a day, it only lasts about a month. They needa make this more affordable and more people will come back for more. I suggest hunting around online for it for cheaper prices.
Like so many others, I got this as a birthday gift at Sephora. I am relatively new to higher end makeup and hadn't heard of this brand before this. That said, I really do like the product. I am just begining to experiment with bolder colors on my lips and the sheer red tint is just enough "vavoom" color to work for me. My lips feel incredibly soft after wearing this or the regular sugar balm that came with it and that really is my favorite part of this product. I also really love the screw-shut packaging. I don't have to worry that the cap is going to come off in my purse and ruin the product.
The downside is that the full size of this is really expensive. I would have to be really sure that this is something I can't live without in order to drop $22+ for a single stick of lip balm.
I got the birthday gift from Sephora, but I would never spend anywhere near retail for this. The color is sublime but there are bazillions of colored balms just as pretty for about 1/4 of the price. Nothing special. Not extra moisturizing or anything.
The only bad thing I can say about this is that it's crazy expensive for a tinted lip balm. The thing is though that I loved it so much I would be willing to spend that on another one. I tried the Rose, and I love it. I lvoe the color, and it is so moisturizing. They also have other colors that I'd love to try.
Like others, I got the Fresh lip treatment duo in a Sephora birthday packet. But I liked the Rose so much that I actually went out and bought the full sized version (happy birthday to me!). It was the YLBB I had been looking for, just enough pink to look like a natural flush. But the second I applied the new balm to my lips, I was shocked. It was almost sheer, nothing like the brighter color of the sample. I swatched them both and they are like completely different products. There is a lot more color to the sample than the one I actually paid $$ for, at least 3 shades. Now I know why people didn't think it's worth the money. I'd pay for the free sample color, but not for what came in the expensive tube. I don't know what the deal is, but it's being returned tomorrow. I'm really disappointed, too, I finally thought I'd found "the one."
i have the mini from the sephora bday gift. it moisturizes beautifully and leaves a nice tint of red onto the lips. its not a bright in your face red, it looks very natural and adds a pop of color to your look. i dont think theres any undertone to this red - just plain red. i think this would suit anyone due to the sheerness, you can leave it sheer or add more red lipstick or a gloss. im not one to wear red lips, this is the only red i own! it lasts a decent amount a time, a little over an hour. this does melt/bend easily in the tin so dont screw up too much when applying. the packagaing itself has a screw off top and is metal. im not sure if id pay for the full size bc it is $21...
The unique twist-off cap makes it difficult to use one-handedly.
The flavor/scent is quite nice. I really like it.
There is hardly any hint of colour, whatsoever.
It really doesn't last on my lips very long. I find I have to re-apply it at least twice as much as other lip balms.
For what it is, the price is ridiculous.
Bottom line- No.
I would possibly buy this lip balm again because I love the nice natural flush it gives my lips. It does a decent job moisturizing but nothing that great especially for the price...if it wasn't for the color I would definitely pass on this. I tried the plain sugar lip treatment and wasn't that impressed either. I still had to keep reapplying it all day. My favorite lip balm/ product is jack black so I will stick to that for moisture and only use the sugar rose lip treatment for the color.
I splurged and paid $20+ for this because makeup artist Stacey Panepinto used it on Kristen Stewart in the wedding scene of Breaking Dawn (and love or hate the films, you can't deny that her makeup looked freakin amazing!). I love, love, love the colour, which is perfect for fair skin, and as a balm its quite nice. Its scented (pleasant, light, lemon scent) but that didn't irritate my lips at all. If it weren't for the packaging I could have given this an amazing review as my HG lip product. But...
What initially looked like high-end, luxurious, brushed metal packaging, in reality turned out to be a mess! You have to twist/turn the cap on. Unfortunately, the turning motion, no matter how careful I was, caused the lip balm to twist up and smoosh into the top of the cap. Almost immediately, after only a couple of uses, it cracked off at the base, leaning sideways and smooshing more. It also is soooo mushy at room temperature (and I live in Canada so its not THAT warm here) that a huge amount smears onto your lips (and all over the packaging). I just gave up and scraped it all into an empty lip gloss pot. Applying it with my finger, it worked like a dream. But for that price, I would expect functional packaging. would not re-purchase.
I like this but it's not really that moisturizing. It still makes my lips dry after 4 hours of use and my lips peel during the day since its already hard. I like is for under my lipstick but not for all day moisture. Better stick with good old vaseline or aquaphor.