Because Burt’s Bees used to add peppermint oil to their tinted Lip Shimmers, I ended up tossing all that I owned because my lips were so dried out. And I avoided the Burt’s Bees lip products for years. But that has ended, and I’ve come back to the fold because of new Burt’s Bees Lipstick.
A few weeks ago, Burt’s Bees launched a line of lipsticks in 14 shades that are positioned as moisturizing lipsticks. Here’s what Burt’s has to say about them:
“Intense color meets conditioning 8-hour moisture. Full-coverage, vibrant color in 14 shades made with 100% naturally moisturizing ingredients like moringa and raspberry seed oils to help soften and condition your lips all day long.
• 8-hour moisture
• 100% Natural
• 14 versatile shades deliver luscious, bold color
• Smooth, satin finish
• Doesn’t dry out lips
• Helps to hydrate and moisturize lips leaving them feeling soft and smooth
• Features naturally moisturizing ingredients such as Beeswax, Moringa Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamin E”
I picked up Scarlet Soaked, shade 520, at CVS a couple of days ago. The lipsticks come in a lightweight plastic, recyclable square tube. As you can see, the tube is brown with a honeycomb that allows the shade of the lipstick to show through. Cute.
Because this is red, I used a clear lip liner. Next time, I’ll use a red lip liner, lol, ‘coz sometimes I can’t see the clear liner! Scarlet Soaked was easy to apply. It pretty much covered in one pass.
The lipstick looks creamyish on my lips and has a satin finish. It is very lightweight.
Since my lips are so dry, I’m not a great judge on whether this is hydrating or not. It’s not hydrating like Too Faced La Creme is. But thankfully, it is not drying.
The lipstick does fade with time. In fact, I put on a second coat about an hour or so after I first applied the first coat. It lasted more than 6 hours. It didn’t disappear till l ate a meal. At the end of the day, it left behind a stain. I’m impressed with the quality of the Burt’s Bees Lipstick. It’s much higher quality IMHO than the lip balms and shimmers.
Scarlet Soaked (dumb name, IMHO) is a great shade of warm red. It’s a happy color!
Burt’s Bees Lipstick is 100% natural. Priced at $9 and widely available at Ulta Beauty, CVS. Walgreens, Target and other retailers.
Have you tried Burt’s Bees Lipstick yet? Which shades did you go for?