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Fresh Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment

The product

Fresh Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment

The promise

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Sport a stylish pout with this tinted lip treatment that allows you to build coverage on lips ranging from a whisper of colour to a screech of show stopping red. The added benefit of SPF 15 means lips will be hydrated and protected from the aging effects of the sun.

How it works

Sugar acts as a natural humectant that ensures long-lasting moisture, while meadowfoam-seed oil, blackcurrant-seed oil, passionflower-seed oil and avocado oil provide hydrating fatty acids. Also: Vitamin A firms, retexturizes and promotes cell regeneration, vitamins C and E and antioxidants such as grapeseed polyphenols protect against wrinkle-causing free radicals, beeswax softens skin and enhances elasticity and carnauba wax, derived from the Brazilian carnauba palm, seals in moisture and provides a protective barrier.

How to use it

Swipe on lips once for a hint of colour or re-apply until desired intensity of colour is achieved.

The bottom line

You know that scene in The Breakfast Club when a prissy Molly Ringwald applies lipstick from a tube nestled between her breasts? Yeah, that was cool, despite what that bad seed Judd Nelson would have you believe. I'm not saying I want to perfect the move or anything, but I could use a lesson in applying lip colour without a mirror. My inability to do so is one of the ways in which I fail at womanhood. (Being able to hook my bra behind my back is another: I fasten it in front and swivel. Lame, I know.) But this isn't about my stunted ladyness; this is about a hyper-hydrating tinted lip balm that goes on smooth and soft with the perfect hint of colour to give a little life to lacklustre lips. Swipe it on once for a light tint or apply twice for more saturated colour. If you're like me, do it in front of a mirror or risk getting a clown mouth. But if you have a more deft hand, skip the mirror … or stick it between your boobs, 'cause that's how ladies do it.

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$26 at Sephora (www.sephora.ca)

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