The Burt's Bees Lipstick is seriously moisturizing and gorgeous
I got to see a sneak preview of the Burt’s Bees Lipstick last year, and back then I couldn’t believe that the brand - well-loved for its skincare and sheer lip balms - could succeed in the color cosmetics category. It was risky play for the Clorox-owned company. What do they know about makeup, anyway? Quite a bit, I'm surprised to find out!
The Burt’s Bees Lipstick (P795) is the brand’s first true full-coverage lip color line. There are 14 shades available which range from browny nudes to dramatic darks. Yes, for real! The colors are well-picked and quite trendy, although I don't see them looking dated for a long while. They're the kind of shades that should stand the test of time.
But that isn't the best thing about the product, for me. It's how pigmented AND moisturizing it is at the same time. It's like lip balm, except it's got pretty sweet coverage! Granted you have to swipe heavily a couple of times to get complete opacity, but even the nude colors show up quite well even without a base. I'd say the only exception (out of the nine tubes I have) is Iced Iris, since it is a very pale pink. It can look streaky on darker lips.
Here are my color notes!
Blush Basin is a pinky nude, while Suede splash is a browner, warmer version. Iced Iris as I mentioned above is a rather pale pink. It might work for lighter skin tones! Sunset Cruise is my favorite - it's a beautiful peachy pink I can just slap on everyday. Lily Lake is also a top pick as it is a lovely mauve pink that should be flattering on morena skin as an MLBB.
Magenta Rush is a bright yet medium-toned pinky magenta. It does make a full-bodied statement! Scarlet Soaked is a tomato red. Juniper Water and Russet River are the darkest shades; I love them both as they are so sophisticated and on-trend! Juniper Water is a deep wine while Russet River is a deep, rusty oxblood red.
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Staying power is average at 2-3 hours. They are balmy lipsticks, after all, and don't quite dry up. I like it that way though, because sometimes (especially in colder weather) I NEED a lipstick that will not require a separate balm to properly function. If I want longevity I can always wear these on top of a lip liner.
I like that the lippies have a natural, mild waxy smell. They feature castor oil and beeswax prominently and do not have any perfume added. They are also tasteless.
I have to mention the packaging: it's a light plastic with a honeycomb design on the cap. It looks heavy, but there is no heft. I love the look of it but one does have to be careful in putting the cap back - the lipstick does not retract all the way down.
Overall, I highly recommend the Burt’s Bees Lipstick to anybody who likes seriously moisturizing lipsticks that won't fail in terms of coverage. I mean, you won't get matte lipstick-level coverage of course, but I think the lip swatches will speak for themselves. My faves are Sunset Cruise, Lily Lake, and Juniper Water! Check 'em out in the nearest Beauty Bar branch! You can also get Burt's Bees online at their website and Zalora.
PS By the way, I am holding a special workshop for Burt's Bees! The workshop is happening on August 20, 4-6pm, at Rustan's Shangri-La.
To join, just get P2,000 worth of Burt’s Bees inclusive of any Burt’s Bees Lip Color in Rustan's Shangri-La and sign up for the Burt’s Bees Colour Workshop at the BB counter in Shang. You may claim your instant gift** during the event! Hope to see you there. ^_^
*Only confirmed sign-ups will be considered part of the workshop. Confirmation shall be made 1 week prior to workshop date.
**Gift includes one (1) cosmetic pouch and one (1) Lip Color