A friend of mine recently emailed me and asked for some advice on lipsticks for the office. “I want to find a pink lipstick that looks like I’m wearing something,” she wrote. “But not in an ‘oh, look at her pink lipstick’ kind of way.”
In Makeup Speak, we call this a “My Lips But Better” (MLBB) product: a lipstick or gloss that perfectly matches, or slightly enhances, the color of your lips, make them look just a tiny bit better without it being completely obvious that you’re wearing lipstick. I have a few favorites (ahem, Chanel), but the truth is that you can find a MLBB product in just about every single brand you try.
A tried and true favorite? Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments, which smell and taste delicious, and are cult favorites for a reason.
“You have to treat your lips the same way you treat your eyes. For these delicate areas, you need ingredients that not only smooth but also protect. With this in mind, we blended effective skincare ingredients with sublime textures for nourishing formulas that offer soft, supple, and youthful-looking lips.” – Lev, Fresh Co-Founder
First off, let’s start with the fact that the Fresh lip balms come in a variety of colors, from plain old clear balm, to sheer hot pinks, and deep plums and raspberries. No matter your skintone, I’m sure you’ll find at least one of these that are MLBB. I have both Rose and Berry from this line, and I’m seriously coveting the newest shade, Tulip. But I digress.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Honey, a warm nude.
The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments blend moisturizing and repairing oils and waxes with real sugar (that might be why it tastes so good!), which is a natural humectant, for long-lasting moisture. Black currant oil, antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols, and vitamins A, C, and E all provide protection from free radicals, and the cherry on top – protection from damaging UV rays with SPF 15.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Petal, a sheer blossom pink.
The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are sheer, so a single swipe will give you a gentle tint of color to your lips without overpowering them or looking like a swipe of full-on, opaque lipstick. Better yet, the SPF will make sure you can head out of the office on your lunch break or commute home without worrying about sun damage.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rosé, a sheer rosy pink.
No matter your skin tone or the MLBB shade you’re looking for, Fresh is a good place to start for a no-nonsense, no-fuss lip gloss that will keep your lips hydrated and protected all day long. I often have one or two of them jostling around in my purse…I’ll warn you now, they’re addicting!
What’s your favorite MLBB shade? Share below!