I love Burt's Bees, so I was ecstatic when their shiny new lip gloss line hit the stores. I expected nothing short of brilliance, as their lip shimmers and lip shines are wonderful, but, truth be told, this lip gloss was a big disappointment. It stands out from the wealth of competitors because it is all natural in the ingredients, but there is simply too many cons to this product for me to recommend it to anyone. On BB's website, this gloss claims to deliver "rich pearlized color with high impact shine;" while it does deliver shine and fine shimmery finish, describing the color as rich is extremely misleading. I would say the consistency of this lip gloss is rich, but certainly not the color. As others have noted, the color is sheer, very much like BB's lip shines. I have tried Rosy Dawn, which is gorgeous dark rose in the tube, but the pigment is virtually lost upon application. Even when I "pile it up," the color stays sheer and only adds more stickiness and heaviness to my lips. For $9 and the claims in the ads, I expected a lot richer color payoff than this. This gloss is also rather sticky and, as someone else said, seeps out a bit, when the cap is twisted closed, leaving glop that's ready to invade your hand or the object the glop touches. I know I wouldn't want to be kissed with this on, as it's so thick. The scent reminds me of outside when it has just rained in the Summer, for some reason... Or perhaps I have never smelled Play-Doh that everyone references. At the least, it is not an unpleasant scent. But the color payoff and the stickiness is a deal-breaker for me. I would not recommend this gloss to anyone, even if it cost only a buck.
I bought this today. Had a 2 dollar off coupon. It's alright, not AMAZING. I chose the color in evening glow. Its very sheer as others mentioned. I would honestly save your money though. I'll use mine up, but will not purchase any of the other shades.
NOT impressed, my lips are barely pigmented & the shade I got Ocean Sunrise goes on practically sheer. In the tube its a pretty light color- lavendar pink (looks warm, not blue undertone) with slight silver shimmer but goes on clear-cant even detect the shimmer!
Another reviewer said it smells like play-doh: I second that! Tastes like vanilla. Only pro besides natural ingredients its not sticky. Definetly going back to the ds it came from.
As other reviewers mentioned, the smell is terrible. It reminds me of Play-Doh, though it's not quite that bad; it's just overly sweet and disgusting, especially on a hot day. I think that's how the Maybelline lipsticks smell, only they aren't made with natural ingredients...
I got this in Sweet Sunset, which swatches really dark, but on the lips it's much sheerer. Most of the colors are really sheer anyway, and if you get one of the lighter ones, then it probably doesn't matter which one you get. I am relatively pale with yellow skin, and this color looks good on me, sort of like my own lip color, but darker. And more shiny. It doesn't have interesting colorful shimmers. It just looks shiny.
As weird as this will sound, I sometimes put this on a few hours after I go out, because the gloss fades before the color does. In fact, I even put it on before bed.
Packaging is beautiful, much better-looking than Lancôme and Dior and Chanel nonsense, in my opinion. But it isn't practical; something to do with physics, I think, but the gloss squelches out when I close it, sometimes. To cut down on the mess factor I would apply it not with the tip of the wand, but with the side of the wand, which would come up covered with gloss every time. However, this is to be expected, isn't it?
All in all, just like it. It's sticky and catches my hair, and it's more shiny than pigmented and smells bad, but for some reason I just really like it. The packaging is too attractive.
I bought this product at Ulta yesterday in the color Dusty Mauve. It is a VERY sheer purple-y mauve color; almost undetectable in color. I had to swipe it on a white tissue to even decipher the color. Burt Bee's products tend to get good ratings, but I have shied away from the lip balms which have peppermint oil in them. Peppermint oil irritates my lips. The ingredient list looked pretty good for moisture and slip. Fortunately this gloss has no peppermint oil in it, so I thought I would give it a try. I have been looking for this color in a gloss for a while, and the price seemed agreeable, but this product falls way short for me. While it is sheer, I do want more color pay off. So if you are in the market for a sheer gloss, this might be for you, however other things about this product may dissuade you from purchasing it. The smell is odd as other reviews have said; if you took a banana, poured vanilla on it, and then soaked it in plastic goo you'd probably get the same effect. It is not a strong smell, just not pleasing at all. Fortunately the scent doesn't linger. As far as texture goes, this was actually quite lovely. The applicator tip was a doe foot, but it was smaller so I had to dip into the pot several times to get my lips good and coated. Overall, this one is not a winner. I need all 6, texture, color pay-off, scent, ingredients, price, and application for it to be a winner, and this one loses it in 4 of the 6 areas.
I don't have a lot of experience with lip glosses, but I wanted a hydrated product in a flattering tint, so I bought this Burt's Bees product in "Starry Night" (a dark plum).
The pro's: The color is quite nice, rather natural-looking lip color (on me), actually. And I like how hydrating it feels. And it seems to have decent staying power.
The con's: The odor isn't great, as a previous reviewer noted. But at least it doesn't seem overwhelming or lingering. The applicator wand is one of those spongy ones - okay, but not great. Perhaps due to that, the product applies in a gloppy, uneven way. However, blending is easy by just rubbing the lips together. The cost is about $9, which is more than I'd normally pay for a lip gloss.
I bought this in Autumn Haze for $8.99 at Walgreen's. I'm trying to use more natural products and even though Burt's Bees is now owned by Clorox, there is a pretty limited supply of natural products that are actually natural so it's hard to be too picky unless you are a millionaire and can afford the more pricey all-natural stuff. All I can say about this gloss is YUCK. It smells like vanilla and plastic, and it tastes like cheap makeup. If it wasn't Burt's Bees, I would think this gloss was full of horrible chemicals just by the smell alone. The Autumn Haze offers zero color unless you cake it on, and even then the color is very faint. This stuff is sticky and gloopy and it doesn't stay on for very long. What a waste of money!