I’ve enjoyed using Burt’s Bees regular lip balm for quite some time, so I was excited to discover that they now made lipstick and other tinted lip products. I am a complete scrub when it comes to makeup, but I do try to stick to natural products when I do use it. I had also previously tried their liquid lip gloss, but I can’t seem to find it, so I’ll have to review that another day.
The products I bought were the Burt’s Bees lip crayon, and a lipstick. I bought the crayon in the shade Napa vineyard which is a bright classic red colour with a satin/matte finish. For the lipstick, I got the shade Juniper Water which is a purply magenta colour also with a satin finish. It looks dark in the tube but can be applied in sheer layers which look quite natural and attractive, or thicker and more opaque for a more dramatic dark lip.
Both products have a slight smell, however it is not objectionable. The lipstick has a sweetish fruity/floral smell while the crayon has a more plain/waxy smell. They both glide on quite smoothly, but make sure to use a clear lip balm underneath for smoother application. As I mentioned before, the juniper water colour can be layered and built upon depending on the desired look. The crayon however goes on bright red and opaque. I found that both were pleasantly moisturizing and light, unlike most lipsticks which I find to be too waxy and heavy. They did not dry out my lips or stain them either.
As for lasting power, they wear off relatively quickly if you eat or drink, but that wasn’t an issue for me. If you’re the kind of person who needs their makeup to last through the apocalypse, this probably isn’t for you. I would suggest taking the tube along with you if you’re going out to touch up if you’ll be eating or drinking. Without eating or drinking, I’d say it lasted about three hours max.
The packaging of both items was sturdy and attractive, but the lipstick had broken in the tube when I received it. The tip had melted and stuck to the cap and had to be shaken out and manually reattached. I don’t know why or how that happened but it’s more a problem with the shipping/handling than the actual product. Overall no complaints with the packaging itself.
To sum up, I definitely would recommend these lipsticks for anyone who wants a natural alternative to regular lipstick. There is a large variety of shades in both the lip crayons and lipsticks from bold colours to nudes so you’re bound to find something you like. The price is also a big plus, both products are less than $10 US dollars on Amazon and have a sizeable quantity of product in each tube. All in all, I’d see no reason not to try these, except they’re not vegan. Pictures and swatches, along with a link to each product will be posted below.
Lip crayon ingredients:
Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (Castor), Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Cire De Candelilla), Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire DAbeille), Cera Camauba (Copemicia Cerifera Wax, Cire De Camauba), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Tocopherol, Lecithin, Silica, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), May contain +, – : CI 77891, CI 77019 (Mica), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)
diheptyl succinate, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba [beeswax], candelilla cera [euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax], behenyl alcohol, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, C12-18 acid triglyceride, lanolin, hydrogenated vegetable oil, cera carnauba [copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax], moringa oleifera seed oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed.
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