Mwah! It’s International Kissing Day today, so time to pucker up and get kissing! Perhaps not just randomly, though, that might not be the best idea.
But if you are kissing then you will need your lips to be in tip-top condition. The latest lip balm to land on my desk is this one from Fresh – who are rolling out into John Lewis stores nationwide this year.
Sugar Candy moisturises, protects, and tints with a happy, bright pink hue. Fresh co-founder Alina Roytberg was inspired by a trip to the fair – and that fluffy treat – cotton candy, or candy floss as we call it.
This shade was inspired by a nostalgic slice of Americana, the outdoor carnivals and fairs that dot the countryside. I remember seeing the cotton candy vendor with mounds of pink spun sugar and trying it for the first time. I was surprised that something so light could be so sweet. Sugar Candy’s bright pink tint is cheerful and intense, like my memory of that first taste of cotton candy – Alina Roytberg
The formula of this beauty means you can build coverage – wear it sheer, or deeper. It contains sugar, hydrating oils including meadowfoam and blackcurrant seed, as well as grapeseed oil to soften and smooth. Vitamins C and E are antioxidants, Beeswax is in there too, along with Carnauba wax.
It’s a lovely, kissable, balm – try it! And if you don’t like this new Candy shade – don’t worry, there are plenty other shades to choose from.
Fresh Sugar Candy Tinted Lip treatment Sunscreen SPF15, £20, fresh.com