Hi everyone! I’m back with a review of some more of the Burt’s Bees lip products. I’m a big fan of this brand and I love their lip balms. Lip balm is one of the most essential items in my life! I did a previous review of some of the Burt’s Bees lip balms as well as their lipstick in Orchid Ocean. I really wanted to try out another shade of the Burt’s Bees lipstick, and while I was swatching, I also picked up two additional Burt’s Bees lip products I hadn’t tried before; the Tinted Lip Balm and the Tinted Lip Oil.
I already had a deep, vampy shade of the lipstick, Orchid Ocean, so I wanted to try one of their more wearable shades. I really liked Suede Splash. Sorry that the colour in the first pic isn’t exactly true to shade – its that dark time of year here in Canada where we get very little daylight and what we do get is very diffused. It makes photographing challenging. The swatch pic turned out much better! I just love the honeycomb themed packaging on these lipsticks. It looks and feels much more high-end than a drugstore lipstick.
Suede Splash is a slightly mauvey under-toned, pinky-brown nude. Its a perfect, my-lips-but-better kind of shade that you can swipe on without a mirror. The formula of these lipsticks is so creamy and moisturizing and they feel great on the lips. They don’t really have any scent either, which I prefer and can be hard to find in a lipstick. I have Suede Splash in my purse at all times now. Love it.
Since I loved the regular Burt’s Bees lip balms, I was really excited to try the Tinted Lip Balm. Here’s the description on the Burt’s Bees website “For just a hint of colour and a whole lot of conditioning. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to lovely in one pretty swipe. They come in a range of 6 naturally flattering shades.” I went for the darkest, most full-on tinted shade, Red Dahlia, which looks blood red in the tube.
This Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm works for me as both a hydrating lip balm and as a tinted lip colour. This is an amazing all-natural lip balm like I have come to expect from the brand. It doesn’t have any scent or taste that I’ve noticed. Red Dahlia shows up on my lips as a sheer, medium, cool-toned red. It reminded me a lot of the Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cherry Me, but without the obnoxious (imo) artificial cherry scent and flavour. Red Dahlia is a very natural, pretty lip tint that I think would likely flatter a lot of different skin-tones.
I was also very curious to try the Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil. I don’t think I have ever used any sort of lip oil before. Its described as “For a glossy sheen that never feels sticky, reach for our all-new Tinted Lip Oil. A 100% natural blend of nourishing Meadowfoam Seed Extract and Coconut oil, our hydrating formula reduces the appearance of fine lines and lends lips a hint of sheer color.” You had me at coconut oil! The Tinted Lip Oil comes in a clickable, twist-up tube with a brush applicator, like the old Stila Lip Glazes (remember those?).
I again went for the darkest, most full-on shade, Misted Plum, which actually looked like it might be similar to Red Dahlia, just more plum-toned. I had high hopes for this, especially after liking the Tinted Lip Balm so much. The product came up out of the tube looking deep and pigmented, but this literally did not show up AT ALL on my lips. I was so disappointed! Its just so completely sheer. The other five shades are even lighter than Misted Plum so I cannot imagine that they would show up much better.
I also wasn’t sure what to make of this as a hydrating lip product. Its very thin and oily. It didn’t seem to stay on my lips as well as their lip balms do. It made my lips look very shiny, but I’m not sure I enjoyed that. I guess if you are just looking for a clear, shiny lip gloss, this would be great? This one was a fail for me though.
I love and would totally recommend the Burt’s Bees Lipsticks and the Tinted Lip Balms!
Here’s a breakdown of the prices:
Burt’s Bees Lipstick: $11.99 CAD
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm: $6.99 CAD
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil: $10.99 CAD
Thanks so much for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤