I have been a fan of the Sugar Lip treatments from Fresh Beauty since last few years and I loved them so much that I did try once to pick all the shades from Sephora but then I stopped to just use the ones I already have. There are two new additions to the overall Sugar Lip Collection, the subtle shade is the Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy and the statement shade is the Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15.

 Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy and the statement shade is the Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 review
Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (CAD $32) is sheer pink in color, it moisturizes, boosts volume, and smoothes the look of fine lines. The Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy enhances lips natural rosy color while providing the same age-defying benefits as the best selling Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy. It deeply nourishes and combats dryness all day long, boosts volume and definition, and smoothes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The lips are fuller-looking, silky soft, and the end result is baby pink pout.

Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy is a multifunctional product. It can be worn alone for an age-defying hint of tint, or as a base under your favorite Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment for sun protection and richer color. The key ingredients are Sugar, Sea fennel extract, soft orange extract, hyaluronic filling spheres, Cupuacu butter, plum seed oil, passionflower seed oil and Commiphora extract. I do feel my lips are smooth, moisturized, and supple. When I leave it as an overnight treatment, there are visible results in the morning, no dry flakes and dry lips are improved.

 Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy and the statement shade is the Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 review

Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 (CAD $29) is luscious, vibrant in color. It moisturizes, protects, and smoothes lips with a tropical red-orange tint. The juicy tantalizing color is perfect for all skin types and adventures.  Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 is a versatile formula that allows for buildable coverage to create a sheer or rich hue. The key ingredients are Sugar, a blend of nourishing oils, grapeseed oil, Vitamin C and E, Beeswax, and Carnauba wax.  To use them both together, swipe on Sugar Dream first as a base, then apply Sugar Punch for a custom color.

Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy is available at Sephora Canada and Nordstrom.  Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 is available at  Sephora Canada and will be available at Nordstrom from May 2018.

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Azzaro Chrome Under the Pole(CAD $95 – 100ml) is a new fragrance from Azzaro in partnership with the Under The Pole team expedition. It is a new limited edition fragrance celebrating an embodying freshness for men, a symbol of freedom and escape, inspired by the Under The Pole expeditions from pole to pole.

Under The Pole, is you are not aware, is a polar expeditions program dedicated to pushing the human limits of undersea exploration and especially the Arctic and Antarctic regions. It is led by an adventurer couple, Ghislain Bardout and Emmanuelle Perie-Bardout, with their children on their boat named “Why”. Driven by the innovative and bold approach, they are studying for better scientific knowledge and want to capture new wonderful images of this world difficult to access. Azzaro wants to make life an adventure with no limits and make each day an exhilarating experience by pushing people to desire the impossible, create surprise or try their luck…and become who they really are. We all have the power to live every moment more intensely. The partnership between Azzaro and Under The Pole is driven by the same pioneering spirit and passion.

Chrome’s emblematic signature is reinterpreted in a new and original formula. Its alcohol content is replaced by water, producing an even more extreme and pervasive freshness. An invigorating sensation permeates the skin from the moment the fragrance is applied. This immediate freshness creates an instant chilling effect, as biting as the polar winds. The scent is housed in a unique bottle, inspired by the ice caps, the focus of the Under The Pole mission’s research. The gradient effect of its luxurious blue lacquering reflects the varying shades of the ocean’s depths.

As mentioned, In this new and innovative formula, alcohol has been replaced by a proprietary cooling ingredient for extreme freshnessTop notes are rosemary, pineapple, neroli, bergamot, and lemon; middle notes are cyclamen, coriander, jasmine, and oakmoss; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, musk, oakmoss, cedar, Brazilian rosewood, and cardamom. Chrome Under The Pole, in a limited edition, is available at the Hudson’s Bay and Jean Coutu.

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Burt’s Bees has been around for over 35 years, bringing the beauty, wisdom and power of nature into the products that are delightful, safe, effective, and accessible. Burt’s Bees Beauty is formulated with the help of skincare philosophy and leading makeup artists. The collection launches with seven classic essentials- liquid foundation, powder foundation, blush, mascara, eye shadow, eye liner, brow pencil, and the glossy lipstick. The products are made with natural ingredients, formulated without paraben’s, phthalate’s, SLS, petrolatum, talc, synthetic fragrances or silicone’s. They are dermatologist-tested and are not tested on animals.

Burt's Bees New Color Collection review

Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup (CAD $19.99) is a hydrating, full-coverage formula that leaves skin with a radiant, natural-looking finish. The key ingredient is meadow-foam which is responsibly sourced. The foundation is claimed to be 98.9% natural. The formula is very medium coverage, easily build-able, creamy, not very liquid’y or thick, perfect to apply and blend. It blends easily into the skin without giving the feeling of having something heavy on the skin. It is moisturizing, even for my combination skin, I did not see any oiliness or even any dryness. It did even out my skin and was not cake’y or heavy at all. It did not oxidize on my skin during the day. The foundation is available in 12 shades from very light to very dark.

Burt’s Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation (CAD $17.99)is described as a shine controlling formula with lightweight, buildable coverage. It is claimed to be 100% natural. It mattifies the skin and also controls the shine. It does not dries out the skin, just enough to mattify and not dry out. It is available in 6 shades. If you do not want to use it as a foundation, you can also use it as a setting powder as the powder is very lightweight but buildable in case you are using it as foundation.Burt's Bees New Color Collection review

Burt’s Bees Blush (CAD $14.99) is described as a nourishing, vitamin-infused blush that blends seamlessly for a warm, natural glow. The key ingredients of this blush are bamboo and honey. It is claimed to be 100% natural. The formula is lightweight and blends evenly and easily into the skin. It is available in three shades. The one I have swatched below is Toasted Cinnamon which is a peachy orange shade and perfect for my medium tan skintone to give it a little color and look very natural. The wear time is good, stays on for over five hours over my foundation.

Burt's Bees New Color Collection

Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick (CAD $9.99) is described as a shiny, moisture-rich color that nourishes and hydrates the lips.  The key ingredients are moringa oil, red raspberry seed oil, and mimosa flower wax. It is claimed to be 100% natural. The lipstick is very lightweight, and hydrating, keeps the lips comfortable without drying them. The color is sheer but buildable. The shade swatched below is the Peony Dew which is a pinkish nude for me.

Burt’s Bees Eye Shadow (CAD $14.99) is described as long-lastin, mineral-infused color that blends easily and does not budge. The key ingredients are bamboo and honey. The is claimed to be 100% natural. The formula is smooth, does not crease, fade, and smudge. It is formulated keeping in mind the sensitive eye area, it did not irritate my sensitive eyes and eye area. It is available in four nature-inspired trios and the one I have swatched below is the Dusty woods.

Burt's Bees New Color Collection

Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mascara (CAD $13.99) is described as a gentle, long-wearing formula that instantly lengthens and defines lashes. The key ingredients are jojoba oil and glycerin. It is claimed to be 100% natural. The formula is long-wearing, nourishes the lashes and lengthens them. It did not irritate my eyes and is available in two shades. The one shown in the picture is black-brown.

Burt’s Bees Nourishing Eyeliner (CAD $14.99) is described as a fade resistant color that nourishes, defines, and enhances the eyes. The key ingredients are wood pencil with responsibly sourced cedar, jojoba oil, responsibly sourced meadow-foam and mango oil. It is claimed to be 99.9% natural. It is formulated for the delicate eye area and is safe for sensitive eyes and also for contact-lens wearers. It is available in three shades and the shade I swatched below is the soft black.

Burt's Bees New Color Collection

Burt’s Bees Brow Pencil (CAD $12.99)is described as a soft, natural looking color that fills, defines, and shapes brows. The key ingredients are a wood pencil with responsibly sourced cedar, jojoba oil, shea butter. It is claimed to be 99.9% natural and formulated for the sensitive eye area. IT is available in two shades and the shade I swatched below is the brunette.

Burts Bees Beauty is available at select food, drug, mass, online retailers, and on www.burtsbees.ca

 

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