Burt’s Bees Lip Products (Hits, Maybes, and Misses)

 

With its large line of natural products, Burt’s Bees in a staple brand in many people’s beauty regiments.  Although mostly skincare products, Burt’s Bees does have a line of lip products, some of which are hits, others not so much.

 

 

Hits

 

Beeswax Lip Balm ($3.30)

First up, we have the original Beeswax Lip Balm.  A cult favorite, this lip balm conditions and moisturizes with ingredients like Vitamin E and Peppermint Oil.    It is also 100% natural.

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Other Burt’s Bees Lip Balms ($3.30-$4.00)

Burt’s Bees has several other lip balms besides its original.  I own replenishing (pomegranate) and nourishing (mango).  Although they are meant for slightly different purposes, they basically complete the same purpose as the original.

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Tinted Lip Balm ($5.00)

This is such an easy lip color to throw on.  I have the colors hibiscus and blush orchid. They have the same moisturizing properties as the regular lip balms with a touch of color to give your lips life.  Don’t expect anything more than sheer pigmentation, but it is perfect for everyday use.

 

 

Maybes

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Lip Crayon ($9.00)

I only have one lip crayon in the shade Hawaiian smolder.  Like all Burt’s Bees products, it is moisturizing and the shape makes it easy to use.  The pigmentation is not completely opaque, but almost and I really enjoy this product.  However, make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before hand because these tend to hang on to dry patches and fall into fine lines.

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Lipstick ($9.00)

The lipsticks are the newest of the Burt’s Bees lip products.  I have the shade blush basin.  Moisturizing and with super cool honeycomb packaging, I would recommend these to recover from the harsh liquid lipsticks that are currently on trend.  Just be warned that these, like the lip crayons, tend to show lip texture and are not 100% opaque.

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Lip Shine ($7.00)

I think the lip shines are the perfect alternative to a gloss for those that don’t want a super intense glossy sticky effect.  I have the color Blush and love to pop this in the center of the lips for a little bit of accentuation.  The reason this is in the Maybes is because it isn’t a necessary product if you have a lip gloss

 

Misses

 

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Lip Shimmer ($5.00)

I’m not that big a fan of the lip shimmers.  I have the shades strawberry and watermelon.  They are moisturizing, but the glitter is just too noticeable with the sheer pigmentation for my taste.

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Lip Gloss ($9.00)

I have the shade Spring Splendor and I really do not like these lip glosses.  They are sticky, gloppy, and everything a gloss shouldn’t be.  I also have a problem with the packaging because when I screw the top in, gloss will come up and make a mess.  I think the gloss is just too thick and there are much better glosses out there.  Maybe it is just mine because I haven’t heard many negative thoughts on this product.

 

Overall, Burt’s Bees lip products are an excellent choice if you are looking to perk up your natural lip color in a moisturizing way.   I love that they are made with really natural ingredients that are good for you and for the environment.  However, because of the high moisture, you should know that these come off quite easily with eating/drinking/etc.  Luckily, they don’t get patchy and you can easily apply another layer.  One last tip is to always exfoliate your lips before using one of the products with more pigmentation so you get the most even application.  What line of products should I do hits and misses with next?  Let me know in the comments!

 

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*All photo credit goes to Jasmine Hwang*

Amanda Hwang

2 Comments

  1. I purchases the lip glosses about a year ago, and I too did not like them. I got two nude colors, and I was just not happy with them. I assumed that this was just me, but now I think differently!

  2. I have the lip shine (given to me by you), and I use it whenever I need something just a little extra. It feels very smooth, and I like the way it isn’t overly glossy. I have the same issue with the tube Lip Gloss — it feels uncomfortable to wear, almost like there is an oil deposit on your lips. And with trying to screw back in the top, gloss tends to spill out which can be frustrating.
    All in all, Burt’s Bees products are, in my opinion, the safest way to look beautiful while maintaining a certain integrity of organic and safe product.

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