27 December 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW: BURT'S BEES LIPS

Today I'm going to talk about a selection of natural lip products from the brand Burt's Bees, including lip balms, tinted lip balms and lipsticks..



If you're not familiar with Burt's Bees, do yourself a favour and get acquainted, as the brand makes truly lovely and natural products, that you're sure to love.


The Burt's Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm is 100 per cent natural formula containing beeswax, vitamin E, coconut oil and lanolin to protect lips, as well as a hint peppermint oil to refresh, which I really love as it means it has a lovely cooling sensation on the lips. The balm is easy to apply thanks to the slanted tip, and it goes on clear and leaves a nice glossy sheen on the lips, that it not sticky or tacky. And you can immediately tell how moisturising and caring it is for the lips, as they are left soft and smooth, for long after the lip balm has vanished from your lips. The small tube is handy to pop into your handbag, but personally I like to keep it on my bedside table and use it just before I go to sleep, so I can wake with soft and smooth lips.

Then there's the Vanilla Bean Lip Balm, which is made with natural vanilla bean and natural shea butter and vitamin E to help keep the lips hydrated and soft. It - naturally - has the most gorgeous natural vanilla scent that you can only adore, and I love that so buttery soft and smooth and goes on without feeling greasy or sticky on the lip. It leaves the lips with just a touch of sheen, that is very subtle, which again I like - although, my hubby one day couldn't find his own (other brand) lip balm, so he borrowed it, and I think I may now have lost it for good…




…But that's ok, as while I liked it, I've been enjoying the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms even more. These lip balms not only add moisture to the lips thanks to the shea butter, vitamin E and soft flower waxes, but they also gives the lips just a touch of tint. They do have a slightly odd scent that I can't quite describe, but it’s the fact that they feel lovely and non sticky on the lips that matters. There are six gorgeous shades available, and I've been testing the four shades, the pale Pink Blossom, the apricot shaded Zinna, the fuchsia shaded Hibiscus and the red shade called Rose

Again they only add a touch of tint on the lips, but they are perfect for casual days where you don't feel like being too made up. And because of the balm contents, it also means that the colours don't have the longest wear on the lips, so make sure to take it with you. Personally I'm particularly loving the darker shades Hibiscus and Rose.


L-R: Iced Iris, Fuchsia Flood, Scarlet Soaked

Finally, there's the Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lipsticks, which are made with beeswax, moringa oil and raspberry seed oil to soften and condition the lips, and it really does feel soft and moistursing on the lips.

These lipsticks come in the gorgeous matte brown square plastic case, and I love that the have a honeycomb/beehive style cut-out design on the lid of the lipstick, which underneath shows the actual shade of the lipstick so you can easily identify the shade.

The lipsticks are available in 14 different shades, and I've put three of those to the test, including Iced Iris, Fuchsia Flood and Scarlet Soaked. The Iced Iris is the pales of these three, and is a medium cool pink shade, while Fuchsia Flood is a typical slightly purple tinted fuchsia pink shade. Finally, the Scarlet Soaked a blue tinged dark scarlet red shade. I'm personally no very good with very pale, or even nude lip shades for that matter, so needless to say that the Iced Iris is not for me, but I have been loving the darker Fuchsia Flood and the Scarlet Soaked.

Common for all shades is that they are very soft and creamy and very easy to apply thanks to the slanted format, and it applies sheer, but can be built up for a more solid look by adding a few more coats, all while still feeling soft and smooth on the lips, without any sticky or drying feeling. The actual wear isn't the greatest, lasting a good 3 hours without eating or drinking.

My only negative on these lipsticks is that they do not appear to contain any SPF, but even so, I really like these lipsticks and the fact that they not only 100% natural, but it is also super moisturising on the lips, and that the colour is buildable so you can customise the look depending on your mood and the situation.

Burt's Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm - RRP: $8.95 / 9.95g
Burt's Bees Vanilla Bean Moisturising Lip Balm - RRP: $6.95 / 4.25g
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm - RRP: $14.95 / 4.25g
Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lipstick - RRP: $19.95 / 3.4g

Available from David Jones, Myer, Priceline, selected pharmacies and Burt's Bees Online

* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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