Best Bet: Sugar Passion Lip Balm

Photo: Danny Kim

We’ve been fans of Fresh’s lip balms for a while now — the Honey Sugar shade was our go-to lip quencher this summer. The latest hue, Sugar Passion, doesn’t disappoint. The subtly fruity scent is similar to last year’s Sugar Plum, and the sheer, non-sticky formula remains intact. What sets this version apart from the rest of the collection is the color. Rather than the Plum’s deep-purple tone (which, applied carelessly, could make you look like you’d just downed a glass of red wine), Passion has a festive berry tinge. It’s the perfect stepping stone for those who admire a bold lip but don’t yet have the confidence to pull off matte Joanna Hillman red. It still gives you a bright-red tint, but the sheen softens the effect.

Sugar Passion lip balm, $22.50 at Fresh or online.