It is always exciting when Fresh releases a new color to join their famous Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 line! I was already a big fan of the formula and have bought several shades in the past years. I knew it was only a matter of time before they came out with a bright pink shade. And alas, here it is, a dream come true! Meet Tulip, everyone! :)
Tulip is a blue-based, cool-toned, bright hot pink that is inspired by the tulips planted along the New York City's Park Avenue every Spring season. The pink lip balm is wrapped in a matching color matte aluminum casing to coordinate with the color of the product inside. I like the unique screw-on cap because it keeps the balm safe and secure in my purse much better than a case with just a simple click lock cap.
Similar to other shades in the lineup, Tulip also features an incredibly soft and buttery formula that basically just melds into your lips (it is so soft that you have to make sure to take extra caution during application or the bullet may smush or break off; yes, I have had that happen before, it's a mess!). It also has a signature scent that reminds me of something lemony, sweet sugary that I absolutely adore. I know a lot of people turn down this product because of the scent, but for me, I really, really love it! I find the scent fresh, and light; it just puts me in a good mood whenever I apply it. :D
Tulip literally glides on the lips with zero resistance. Although it appears quite saturated in the tube, it's actually quite sheer when applied on the lips. With one swipe, you get a sheer tint of color that still allows your natural lip pigment to shine through; with two swipes, the pink comes through better and becomes brighter; and if you blot down and layer even more (and repeat), you may even see a full-on fuchsia! Due to my pigmented lips, I usually do just two passes to get a work-appropriate, MLBB shade. :)
Aside from the delicious scent and lovely color, Tulip also provides a good amount of hydration to keep lips soft and supple during wear. It doesn't last long, though, perhaps a few hours at most, and will require touch-ups later on in the day. I like how it leaves behind a soft stain that doesn't dry out my lips after the initial sheen has worn off. The added sun protection is such a nice (and very welcome) bonus. It has Avobenzone and Octinoxate to keep lips protected from both UVA and UVB rays.
Of all the shades that I have in my collection, I'm proud to announce that Tulip has taken my number one spot! The pink hue is just too lovely; not to mention pink is my favorite lip color. It may not be the most moisturizing lip balm but I find it just perfect for the Summer months where I tend to stay away from heavy lip products.
Are you looking forward to trying Tulip? What is your current favorite shade (if you have any)?