Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms & lip shimmers

Not everyone is in favor of wearing, BAM, in your face lip colors. And sometimes, wearing a full on matte lip either doesn’t suit your look, or your lips are too chapped and sore to get away with that. Especially during winter time, my lips suffer from dry patches, which makes wearing bold lipsticks a bit of a pain. So you can imagine my joy when I found that Burt’s Bees does some lip color products that I had never heard of before.

Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus & Sweet Violet
Burt’s Bees lip shimmer in Cherry, Rhubarb, Plum & Fig

Thanks to my lovely friend Ivy, who sent me these from Germany to try. She saw these listed in her local drugstore’s discount folder and offered to send me some. Up to that point in time, I had never even heard of these, but apparently they have been around for some time. I have now also found these in The Netherlands, as Burt’s Bees is carried more widely now. These are the products!

The first two products are two tinted lip balms. I picked these out because I love Burt’s Bees regular lip balms. They are some of my favorites together with Chapstick and Nuxe Reve de Miel. I especially like their honey lip balm, so I was curious to see how these tinted versions would perform.

I decided on two different colors. I couldn’t find too many swatches for any of these, so it was a bit of a gamble. One of the big selling points of Burt’s Bees products is the fact that they are 100% natural featuring bees wax to keep you lips moist and hydrated.

The two colors I decided to pick up are Hibiscus and Sweet Violet. Hibiscus turned out to look like a muted peachy nude color. Sweet violet looks fairly purple in the tube, but since these are lip balms, I was sure this would be a sheer formula.

The two shades are very sheer, as to be expected. The formula of these are creamy and just like the other Burt’s Bees lip balms I’ve tried. They are hydrating for the lips and a great alternative for wearing lipstick if your lips feel a little dry and chapped and are a little bit worse for wear.

Nothing – Hibiscus – Sweet Violet

The colors are subtle and give a hint of color to the lips. My lips are fairly pigmented, making sheer formulas a challenge to do much for my lips. But I really like these! They make for a subtle look and I have been keeping Hibiscus with my daily make up stash for using to moisturize my lips while I apply my make up in the mornings.

These are the colors on my lips in a full face picture. Hibiscus is very natural: a my lips but better shade. Sweet Violet is a bit more noticeable and definitely more cool toned. But this still gives a very sweet and subtle color to the lips.

Burt’s Bees lip shimmer in Cherry, Rhubarb, Plum & Fig

On to the Lip Shimmers. I decided to get four of these. They are supposed to give much more color pay off yet still be hydrating at the same time. The first thing I noticed when I applied these is that they have a minty smell and they make your lips tingle a little bit after first applying these.

The four shades I picked out are two different red tones, a brownish color and a deeper shade. These all look quite good in the stick, so I hope these look as nice on the lips.

Fig, Plum, Rhubarb, Cherry

Swatched these definitely pack more of a punch than the tinted lip balms. The colors are still quite muted and more sheer than most full on lipsticks would. One downside to these products is that they are so creamy that they are difficult to turn back into the tube. As I turned these all the way up to show you the colors, I had to push a few of these back into the tube and that made quite a mess.

Counterclockwise: fig, plum, rhubarb, cherry

On my lips these colors seem to be pretty same-y, same-y, but full face these look quite distinct and different. These feel very moisturizing and the mint makes them tingly which gives a slightly plumping effect to the lips. They are very comfortable, and the shimmery bits which you can see in the product are not noticeable on the lips. Mainly, these look very glossy on the lips.

Cherry – Rhubarb

As you can see in these pictures these pack a good deal of color. Cherry looks very natural but not as red as I had hoped. Rhubarb however, is the color I had expected Cherry to have. It is a nicely muted red shade, which I think looks very pretty on.

Fig – Plum

Fig looks very similar to Cherry, but is darker and more brown toned. My favorite shade here has to be Plum. This dark plum color with a deep brownish red undertone is a perfect fall/ winter color. If you have wanted to try wearing a darker lip, but didn’t know where to start, then this might be a shade to try.

Yep, I can conclude that these Burt’s Bees products are some great lip products that will be a good addition for your winter lip stash. These are moisturizing, can be worn on their own or over other lipstick shades, and the shade range is good, be it on the sheer side which you need to take into account when looking into these.

Which shade is your favorite?

6 responses to “Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms & lip shimmers”

  1. The hibiscus & plum are my faves on you! Burts Bees makes some wonderful products, but I haven’t tried any of the lip colors. They look great, I’ll have to give them a whirl.

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