You would think that after years and years in the cosmetics world, it would be hard to get excited about a new lip balm, but in my case…that’s so not true! COVERGIRL is out with new Oh Sugar! vitamin-infused, tinted lip balms…put these on your radar!
COVERGIRL Colorlicious Oh Sugar! Moisturizing Lip Treatment (the official name) gives lips a hint of color, smoothes lips, nourishes and hydrates. I love that the formula contains ingredients that you’d find in much more expensive lip treatments/balms. Grapeseed oil, avocado butter and Vitamins C & E all work to repair lips and lock in moisture.
What do I think? I really like COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Lip Balms. They feel good on the lips, I love the subtle lip tint colors and yes, the sugary taste. I tried 5 shades: (above, from left) Cupcake, Candy, Taffy, Jelly and Sprinkle.
I like the Oh Sugar! Lip Balm packaging, but be aware that the color of the tube is darker than the color that will appear on your lips. I did have one Oh Sugar! Lip Balm break in the tube. Oh Sugar! Lip Balms come in ten sugar-inspired shades, ranging from Cupcake to Gumdrop, which is the deepest.
The Oh Sugar! package also subtly invites you to compare them to a similar, “$20 balm” [Fresh would be the inference] and since I’ve been a fan of those lip balms for years, I was eager to see the difference. In my opinion, the lip balms are not quite the same. While I love the shade range and price of the Oh Sugar! Lip Balms, the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments last longer on my lips and a little more “lemony” flavor. At $7.99 vs. $24, though, the Oh Sugar! Lip Balms are much easier on the budget.
COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Lip Balms ($6.99 – $8.99) are available now in mass-market, drugstore, food and online retailers including ULTA Beauty.