They are impossible to miss in Beauty Bar: the iconic bee, the yellow tubes of lip balm goodness. Burt's Bees has made a mark in the beauty industry as an all-natural skincare brand, but they recently released new color cosmetics. For the lips, still! I can't wait to see the day when BB has foundations and blush at least! That should be awesome, no?
Anyhoo, take a look at some of the newest products from Burt's Bees.
First up is the Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm (P650). This comes in different shades, but the one I have here is Caramel Daisy! The tinted balm glides and feels like butter on the lips. I've tried the plain balm before and wasn't very impressed because of the hard texture, but the Tinted Lip Balm is definitely an improved version. It keeps my lips hydrated and not waxy-feeling. It has a faint jelly bean scent to boot!
Now, I'm not sure if it's just this particular color but Caramel Daisy is almost invisible on my lips. Perhaps it'll show up on less pigmented lips? In any case, I like the moisturizing formula, but I recommend that you go for other shades if you like a hint of color. Just swatch before buying, as usual.
Next we have the Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Rose Dawn (P700). I love this gloss! It doesn't feel like gloss, it's more like a thick lip balm to me. The plastic feeling of typical glosses is nowhere to be found, that's for sure. It's also fairly moisturizing on its own, and doesn't flake once it has dried up (about a couple of hours). How cool is that? Not many glosses can do that for me!
Rose Dawn is a pretty subtle pink with a bit of shimmer. It's not particularly pigmented, but it's a good shade for that barely there, natural look. It stays shiny for a few hours too! Hair doesn't stick to it overly much compared to other glosses - another plus in my book.
The Burt's Bees Lip Shine in Pucker (P550) is more or less the same as the Lip Gloss. It has the same texture, lasting power, and moisture offering. The difference lies in the plastic squeeze tube packaging, which is a more sanitary way of applying lip gloss. It also has a strong fruity scent, whereas the Lip Gloss has a faint caramel scent.
Pucker looks red in the tube but applies as a sheer peachy shade on my lips. Understated and pretty are the best words to describe it.
Swatched all together
Obviously, if you like opaque and pigmented glosses then the ones from Burt's Bees won't tickle your knuckle. But if you're into subtle, natural-looking lips with a bit of glossy enhancement, you will love these! They are not too expensive and are made of natural ingredients. :)
Check them out in Beauty Bar branches!