I would never buy this again. A JUMBO container which contained a teeny, tiny tube of balm. Talk about consumer deception!!! Shoppers beware, if giving this as a gift. You WILL be dispappointed and so will the person who gets this.
I tried five shades of BB's tinted balms this summer - Pink Blossom was by far the best. Uniform, lovely color - not a lipstick, but not half-done either. Great for pale/light complexions, pink base also brightens teeth. So cheap, so easy, so good.
I love this lip balm because it doesn't smell and gives a hint of soft color perfect for the fall and winter months. I have it in rose and hibiscus and it doesn't feel waxy but moisturizing. You do have to apply several times throughout the day because there is no staying power but I love Burt's Bees products.
This is darker than the pink shade on the outside of the package, but it's still a medium pink shade (think bubble gum or watermelon), no shimmer or glitter, and sheer but not too shiny. A little lighter that I would have liked but it still works for my complextion (brown hair, light skin with pink undertones). It's very natural looking on me. However, the outer packaging is wasteful & it does not offer spf protection. It cost $6.99 continued >>
very pretty color on me. I like that it is natural. it is a bit drying, so I apply a gloss on top for added moisture. have repurchased already.
I love this product. It's not overly moisturizing, but it's not drying either. I love Burts Bees lip shimmers, but the mint flavor clashes with eating or drinking. The scent and taste of this are much better. This color is perfect for me. Just makes my lips look healthy but definitely not so pigmented that I feel I need a mirror to put it on. I do think the packaging you buy it in is excessive. I hate that you just throw it all away. They should just seal it like all their regular chapsticks.
The color on the packaging led me to believe that it would be a light milky pink shade. It is not! Instead, it's a rather magenta looking pink in the tube. It's very bright and not the creamy nude pink I wanted. A few swipes can make your lips a bright reddish-pink.
Some things I love about the product are the nice smooth texture, all natural ingredients, and lack of peppermint and shimmer.
However, the balm wears away very quickly due to its slickness. It also smells exactly like......red Twizzlers! I don't like my balms to have foodie smells but it's not horrible and my husband actually loves Twizzlers.
There is no reason to have a huge cardboard tube as the outer packaging. All of the other Burt's Bees balms are sold without so I don't know why they thought this product needed it.
Thank god it's not like the other burt's bees skinny tubed tints! I now have four of them:
Red Dahlia - berry/burgundy, looks like loreal's luscious jelly balm or Clinique's black honey except not too glossy and less brown red. my go to color for night, a "my lips but vampier shade"
Rose - Poppy red, like i just ate a cherry popsicle, a "my lips but redder shade"
Pink Blossom - Barbie pink, looks electric pink on the tube but applies a sheer wash of baby pink, its the best MLBB for me and tones down my medium pigmented lips
Hibiscus - peachy pink but on my lips it looks orange-pink...like a disgusting shade of oompa loompa orange pink, not flattering at all! (i'm NC35-42 olive-yellow tones)
Out of all the three i like Pink Blossom the best which is a surprise. Pink blossom just seems to brighten my face up more, definitely MLBB on my medium pigmented lips and its so wearable for everyday. I work at a hospital and keep this in my pocket and when i apply it, the consistency is similar to the nivea essential dark blue or the light blue kind. its really moisturizing and it lasts 2-3 hrs and i have to reapply (i bite my lips often) but i really don't need a mirror to apply which is awesome (unlike the red dahlia and rose because of the pigmentation, i seem to need a mirror more than this.). I always pair this up with a bronzy smokey eye and i prefer this pink instead of a nude lip. oh and i just use a tinge on my cheeks as well! I got these for 5$ with coupons and even if it is pricey, its worth it and is cheaper than most nicely tinted balms that come in a POT instead of the tube (korres/MAC/NARS which i refuse to pay for)..
(((UPDATE))): 9/25/12: these ALWAYS melted on me in the summer... sigh i now i have moved on to Korres lip balms...love the pomegranate one :)
I discovered this product from a friend of mine. I wasn't a big fan of the original Burt's Bees, but I like this one much better. I feel like this isn't as waxy on my lips as the original and I also love the reddish pink tint it leaves my lips. I wouldn't say its a MLBB colour on me, it definitely is a bit brighter than usual but still comes of looking natural because of the subtle colour. It is very moisturizing and I don't have to reapply too often.
Real problem with this was the color. I wanted a light, barely there pink, but this was a rather bright, borderline gaudy pink on me. No more or less special than any other lip balm out there as far as moisture, longevity, etc.