Tuesday, 29 October 2013

"A Kiss of Colour" with Burt's Bees Lip Products [Overview]

My first experience with Burt's Bees was with one of their original minty lip balms, and Oh My Goodness, it stung my lips so bad and my lips felt like they were on fire. (This girl is on fire~...)

But I have seen other people with good experiences with Burt's Bees and I do like how natural this brand sounds, so I was very interested in trying out some of their lip products.

First up, their TINTED LIP BALM! (RRP AUD $14.95)

There are 9 shades available on the Australian website and I have the shade Rose.

Initially, it comes in a chunky tube like this...

... to reveal the actual lip balm inside!

I was impressed with the pigmentation of this lip balm. I'm too used to lip balms claiming to be "tinted" and then provide no colour whatsoever. By no means is this one EXTREMELY pigmented but it does add noticeable colour to the lips and Rose is a natural, berry shade.

Burt's Bees lip balms contain Shea Butter, Vitamin E and "soft flower waxes", which would explain why I found this to be quite moisturizing!

Bare lips:

Wearing the tinted lip balm in Rose:

Next up is the Burt's Bees lip shimmer in Rhubarb. (RRP AUD$9.95)

I would say this is equally as moisturizing as the lip balm in Rose. I was expecting this to be packed with shimmers as it is called a "lip shimmer", but was pleasantly surprised to discover that the shimmers are very subtle.

Boy, does this pack a punch of colour! The lip shimmer is super pigmented, much more than the tinted lip balm and you do have to be careful when applying.

Rhubarb is a 'fuchsia, with a hint of plum' sort of shade and because it has such great colour pay-off, it can accentuate lines or flakiness on the lips, so be sure to exfoliate!

The lip shimmer also has a noticeable minty scent, while others don't have a noticeable scent.

Bare lips:

Wearing the lip shimmer in Rhubarb:

The last lip product from Burt's Bees I have to share is their lip gloss! (RRP AUD$16.95)

I have it in the shade Ocean Sunrise which is a pale, shimmery, milky pink.

This too, is formulated with Beeswax, so also provide decent moisture to the lips.

The formula is interesting. It's tacky and thick but not so sticky that it's a pain-in-the-derriere whenever you press your lips together. Because it's tacky, it lasts an impressively decent amount of time; longer than a typical lip gloss.

Ocean Sunrise is a very pretty pale pink shade, but may wash some people out. I've been loving layering this over other lip products to add a pearliness and shine to them.

Bare lips:

Wearing the lip gloss in Ocean Sunrise:

Here are the swatches of all 3 lippies :

L to R: lip balm in 'Rose', lip shimmer in 'Rhubarb', lip gloss in 'Ocean Sunrise' 
Overall, I am really impressed with how moisturizing Burt's Bees products are. They have good pigmentation and the natural ingredients that are within just make them even better.

Definitely recommend checking any of these out, there are plenty of shades to choose from!

By the way, I am currently sitting for my final exams so I may not be able to have posts up for the next 3 weeks. Wish me luck and I'll see you all when I finish. :)



Disclaimer: These products were kindly provided for consideration, however all opinions expressed are 100% honest


  1. I have a few burts bees balms in my stash that hasn't been touched, i think i'll try them out ^_^

  2. they look great I've only tested these not properly tried them before http://meforless.blogspot.com.au/

  3. WOW! The Lip Shimmer looks stunning! I haven't tried any of the lip shimmers before, but I definitely need to now after seeing how pigmented it is.

  4. I've always wanted to try the Burt's Bees tinted lip balms, but never looked up reviews for them, I don't know why. But I love the sound of the rose one, and I love that it's not TOO pigmented. Thanks for the review! And also, the colour Rhubarb suits your skin tone well!

  5. Looks really good, especially that lip shimmer. Do they have any taste or scent?

    Anyway, good luck on your exams!


    1. The others don't really smell like anything, but the lip shimmer smells minty :)

  6. I have the second one you mentioned already, and although I don't reach for it all that much, I do love the colour! I adore the third one, it looks so gorgeous and I bet it looks beautiful layered!

    Good luck with your exams lovely! I'm sure you'll do great! xx

  7. Burt's Bees is a great brand :) I love their Pomegrante Oil Lip balm the most...it's very moisturizing :)

  8. Sounds awesome! I've walked past them in sephora so many times but they look so good on you I really would like to pick up a lippie or two, plus they are quite affordable here!

  9. Best of luck for your exams! I've only tried one shimmer balm from them and it's alright.
    xxx Kat

  10. Never tried any of these products, the lip gloss looks really nice x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  11. I haven't tried Burt's Bees lip balms before but I've heard great things about them~
    Good luck with your final exams! I'm sure you'll do well ^^ I look forward to your posts when you get back :)

  12. I love how you can actually see the tint! yay will definitely have a go at one of these lip products :)best of luck for your finals too :)

    Metallic Paws

  13. never tried these before but the colors looks great! thank you for sharing. and btw would you mind to follow each other? please let me know.. thanks <3


  14. I'm loving Rose on you - might have to check out that shade next time I'm in Priceline!
    Good luck with your exams ^_^


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