Covergirl Oh Sugar! Vitamin-Infused Balm is a new permanent Covergirl Lip Balm Collection that’s launching in drugstores along with the rest of the Covergirl Spring 2016 Collection I recently posted about.
These are $7.99 each and Covergirl’s display reads “Try vs a $20 Lip Balm” which may or may not be a little nudge at Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment or other more costly lip balms on the market at the moment.
With 10 shades to choose from and cute, colorful packaging Covergirl Oh Sugar! Vitamin-Infused Balm do so bring the fun. You know me, I love packaging and it really sells a product to me and these are quite cute plus I love lip balm so I’m all in.
Covergirl Oh Sugar! Vitamin-Infused Balm’s packaging (and lack pigmentation) reminds me a lot of L’Oreal Pop Balm or L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm. The packaging is a little chunkier but the idea is kinda the same. As you can see these come housed in a square tube with a brightly colored lid and “Oh Sugar” written across it. In the coming months you’ll likely see Katy Perry promoting these as Covergirl tries to capture they eye and attention of a younger demographic.
I wouldn’t say they are budget priced at $7.99 but you’ll likely never pay full price for these as drugstores have constant sales. They are a slightly upscale version of Maybelline Baby Lips but where as Baby lips are $2.99 or so each these will set you back $5 or more dollars. Also keep in mind I purchased these at Harmons so I suspect they’ll be a little higher in price at CVS and Walgreens. My guess-timate would be $8.49 to $8.79.
According to Covergirl these have grape seed oil and avocado neither of which seems to bring anything other than very light hydration to my drier lips. They have a slick and thinner consistency that glides on lips beautifully leaving behind a color and a hint of shine. They are incredibly comfortable and lightweight on my lips. But like Baby Lips they wear for a very short time and they also provide very light moisture. I like the slicker feel, I love that they aren’t a traditional heavier lip balm product that feels waxy or even heavy on lips, however, I do wish they provided a bit more moisture. They are actually, in some ways, even better than Sugar Lip Treatment because of the lighter consistency on my lips and the slicker texture. I like they add a nice hint of shine and color.
They taste horrible. I guess they tried to replicate Fresh’s fragrance and flavor because at first they taste like sugar with a little lemon in the background. But a few seconds into application and the flavor kinda goes funky and ends up tasting weird and cardboard-ish.
Now the wear time as I mentioned above is pretty short. I’d say you can get maybe an hour out of these, two if you’re lucky. They do provide a lot more tint than L’Oreal or Baby Lips so you get a nice bit of pigment from the colors. By the way, don’t assume the colors of the caps are the shades of the lip balm as that’s not the case. For example, the color Punch Cocktail has a bright pink watermelon-ish lid but the color inside is red. One of my favorite shades was Caramel which is a great natural nude on my lips. The color selection is very nice and sure, they don’t provide incredible pigment but they aren’t lacking in color pay off either.
All in all Covergirl Oh Sugar! Vitamin-Infused Balm isn’t a gamer changer. These are a simply lightweight lip balm that provides nice shine and excellent color. The flavor is off putting and dare I say so is the price but I wouldn’t write these off completely should you grab them up on sale as I was impressed with the color selection and thought the looked really nice on lips. Cons? Well, lack of moisture for one and the flavor for another! Pros? Great shine, great color pay off, and a super easy slick glide across lips.
Now you decide if you need them 🙂
Tried ’em already?
Covergirl Oh Sugar! Vitamin-Infused Balm are launching now at drugstores.