Fusion Beauty LipFusion Conditioning Sticks SPF 15 clockwise from left: Berry, Butterscotch, Buff
Ya know, it’s true what they say — there’s nothing like two Eggo waffles, a cup of coffee and a heaping scoop of Amplifat to start your day.
Yes, boo, Amplifat.
It might sound like something muffin tops contract (blast you, Nutella!), but it’s actually the star plumping ingredient in Fusion Beauty’s new LipFusion Conditioning SPF 15 sticks ($22).
I’ve tried three of the five little tubes of plumping pigment — Buff, Butterscotch and Bitten — and each one feels like moisturizing heaven on my lips, gliding on with a creamy, non-sticky texture that reminds me of oiled fingers on Alcide’s obviously waxed werewolf chest…
Wait — what was I talking about?
Seriously, a werewolf with a hairless chest?
Fusion Beauty gave them a light minty flavor and scent to go with their subtle (read: barely noticeable) plumping action. Speaking of that, they just barely tingle, unlike other plumping lip products that hurt like bee stings!
I also dig how relatively pigmented they are for conditioning lip balms, which isn’t to say they’re bright as heck, but the colors do — GASP! — actually show up on my lips.
As for wear time, they seem to last a good long while. Yesterday I wore Buff to my photography class, and after one stick of Orbit gum, a bottle of water and a protein bar (a total of about two hours of), it had just barely begun to fade.
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Buff, Butterscotch, Berry
Of course, if you’re a fiend for luxurious conditioning lip balms with SPF, you need look no further than these. Available at Sephora stores and online at sephora.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like the Fusion Beauty LipFusion Conditioning Sticks if…
- You want a moisturizing lip conditioner that also plumps
- You like lip products with SPF
- You want something smooth that doesn’t feel sticky on your lips
- You’re prepared to pay a premium
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,