Today’s review covers two of Fresh’s lip treatment shades: berry and rose. While I’m not impressed by the price point on each of these: 22.50, I do have to say that I absolutely love both of these as lip treatments AND as buildable color options for more natural days.
Both treatments have a slight lemon smell that I don’t mind at all. Neither have any ingredients in them that make me cringe, and both offer SPF protection at 15, which is pretty standard for good lip treatments. The packaging is really sturdy with a twist off cap. Unlike Revlon’s lip butters, which will melt in your pocket if left all day, Fresh’s lip treatments offer a little more in the way of packaging, meaning you don’t have to worry about ruining them just by … carrying them around. The writing has worn almost entirely off of my rose shade, though.
Rave moment: I have used up an entire rose, repurchased it, and am mostly through the 2nd. That’s saying a lot for a fancy 22 dollar lip balm. :)
Berry is a fairly deep shade that might surprise some of you who are really just looking for a low-key lip balm. I can’t put this shade on without a mirror because on my pale lips it applies basically as a lipstick. If you have deeper lips, though, then this might work well as a lip balm that doesn’t require tact. And the purple tones in this shade do make blue eyes pop. Just sayin’. :)
Pro tip: apply just a light wash of this shade over the lips and then use a finger to work the color in as a stain. It’ll stay for hours and look surprisingly natural.
Rose: the shy one
Rose is a fairly warm, very wearable, soft red. I can throw this color on as I jet out the door, meaning that it’s quite subtle and goes evenly onto pale lips. This color doesn’t last quite as long as berry and feels thinner on the lips.
Bottom Line: If you only want to own one great lip treatment, I suggest either of these depending on your lip pigmentation. Both moisturize my lips and leave them looking and feeling amazing.