UPDATED: I've been keeping this in my gym bag as my emergency balm/moisturizer/etc. for a place I don't care how I look. The FIRST day we had weather above 80 degrees, it totally melted in the tube. (The lipstick stored in the same bag was unaffected, so it really wasn't that hot out.)
This product is a total waste of money.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: I was so disappointed in this balm.
The packaging is good: sturdy and attractive. But the product inside is close to worthless.
The balm is a basic balm with some SPF. It does an OK job of moisturizing but it feels very heavy, and comes off if you so much as look at a glass or piece of food. The tint looked good in the container (very similar to my favorite Clinque chubby stick) but it barely showed up on my lips -- and wore off so fast it was pointless.
The product is soft, but in a twist-up tube, so every time you use it, the stick moves and gets dented by the side of the tube. I can see already I'll have to move this into a tub before it breaks off at the base.
I got this as the Sephora birthday sample, so for the price I "paid" it's OK. But at $20+ for the regular size, I would never ever buy this or recommend it to someone else.
Smells good. Feels nice. Gives my lips a lovely subtle pinkish hue. I like the metal tube, and the fact that it twists shut. Unfortunately, I find that this (as well as the plain) actually ends up making my lips drier and flakier at the end of the day.
I got this for free and I think it's a nice gift. The balm is slick and slightly shiny, with a hint of color. It also smells sweet and delicious. The packaging looks expensive too but the lid has to be unscrewed. I can see myself using and enjoying this a lot. But I don't think I'd spend the big bucks on it. It is basically a lip balm.
I just got it for a gift from sephora today, I love it. Its pretty and moisturizing, though i wouldn't by a lip balm for 22.50. BUT it was a nice gift from sephora.
I got this from Sephora for my birthday, and I do love the colour and the smell of it! I may consider buying a full tube when it runs out.
I got this with my Sephora birthday gift and I really like it. The only thing I don't is the price. Color is great, scent is great. However I like to walk around with my balm in my pocket and it loves to melt in the heat. I've used mine all up but I can't fathom the cash on another one. A similar dupe in color I've found is Bonnie Bell Dr Pepper lipsmacker. It's just tinted petroleum but the sheer color is very close. And the scent is fun too! Reminds me of my childhood. For the difference in cost it will have to do for now. Perhaps if I get the chance to splurge I'd get another Fresh Rose.
I'm obsessed with this stuff, I just got it in the new Sephora Give Me Some Lip sampler, which I grabbed in order to get the full size Tarte Lipsurgence. I am SO looking forward to my birthday now, because there is no way in hell I would ever purchase the full size! Who are they kidding??? This is a really sweet smelling, adorably packaged, creamy and luxurious GLORIFIED CHAPSTICK. Nice try, Fresh.
I really wanted to get the larger size as I like the packaging and it looked really nice when I first noticed it but passed. I thought the price was way too high for a lip treatment, it kept nagging at me though. The packaging is just too cool. I got lucky when my birthday gift from Sephora came around with a box with two minis! One being the Rose and one just the treatment with no color.
I have received or purchased so many lip treatments and gloss but I keep going back to this. It just "works". The hydration, the smell...
The only complaint I have is the color not staying very long, in fact it will easily be gone with a drink or light tap with a tissue. However the benefits are still on your lips and last. If the color would just stay longer I would never use another lipstick, gloss or chap stick again. Still, I am considering spending the money on the bigger size becuase even as a treatment it's the best I've had. The bit of color even for a short time is a nice perk.
I got this for free as part of a birthday package from Sephora and I'm really happy with it. I love the cinnamon smell and the hint of rose color. Very convenient to wear on days where you don't feel like wearing any makeup.
Leaves my lips looking all pretty pink...but I'm allergic to this. Put some on before I went to bed, woke up with a ring of dryness around my lips and a bad sore throat (I chew my lips and occasionally swallow product). Also the packaging is pretty, but not practical, as the balm stick easily breaks. Even if I weren't allergic I don't think I would buy this again. Price was WAY too steep and I can get better lip balms for much cheaper!