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Swatch Alert! The all new Pink Sugar Sugar Tint shades for Summer 2017

Swatch Alert! The all new Pink Sugar Sugar Tint shades for Summer 2017

When Pink Sugar first burst into the local makeup scene in 2015, word about how great their products are quickly spread in the beauty community. Matte liquid lipstick was just beginning to trend, and the Sugar Tint Lip & Cheek Tints (P349) were right on the money as a high-performing budget-friendly option. The maiden color line included some daring shades like Purple Pleasure, which became our editor Liz’s favorite.

The second wave brought in some very pretty nudes, including the best-selling Queen Bee, which looks great across all skin tones. I got myself Sugar & Spice from the third collection released for Fall last year, and it works great as contour on the go! This summer, Pink Sugar came out with three on-trend shades that will have you looking perfectly beach-ready. And at just P349 each, you’d definitely want to get a shade or two or all three!

From top:Pillow Talk, Love Bug, Slay

From top:Pillow Talk, Love Bug, Slay

Pillow Talk is described as a Warm Brown on the Pink Sugar Cosmetics site. It has just the slightest red mixed in that makes the color look quite natural on my cheeks. On my lips, it shows up as a lighter version of the still-trending brown lipstick. I find myself reaching for this when I’m going for a more polished look. The shade also works for an earthy version of the monochromatic makeup look.

Love Bug is my personal favorite of the three new shades. It is the lightest in terms of saturation and shows up the brightest on my skin tone. Pink Sugar describes it as Pink Coco and it does show up as such on swatches. On my face though, it pulls on the yellowness of my skin and appears more like a brighter pink with a hint of coral. It is such a lovely shade and I’ve been using it everywhere!

Slay is a Dirty Blue Pink that is the most cool-toned of the three. I like to wear it out when I want to make more of a statement in terms of color. I also like using it for draping paired with Love Bug. The shade is striking yet not screamingly so, which makes it a versatile lip for any occasion.

I find that the three new Pink Sugar Sugar Tints live up to the hype of the entire line. They still have the same sweet scent that I’ve come to love and associate with the Sugar Tints. The new colors also look as lovely on the cheeks as they do on the lips! Be careful when applying though as a little goes a long way - a dot or two for each cheek should do the trick.

The trademark mousse-y texture of the Sugar Tints is something that I’ve also come to appreciate. You can wear it for hours, even for consecutive days, and they won’t dry out your lips like other liquid lipsticks do. The color payoff is excellent as well. Just don’t forget to exfoliate your lips beforehand so you won’t have any issue during application. I especially like how they make my constantly dry lips look healthy and plush. The color also fades evenly and can last through a meal or two; just refresh by pursing your lips together and you’re good to go.

What is your favorite Pink Sugar Sugar Tint shade? Do you use it on the lips or on the cheeks or on both?

Pink Sugar is available at pinksugar.com.ph and in SM Beauty and Watsons stores.

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