I made my sister send them to me to India as I use only organic and naturals. The tint even shows on my slightly dark indian lips, though Im fairer as compared to normal Indian girls. its moisturisation stayes more than the tint which is mild, dewy and sheer .Great for everyday wear as u dont swallow chemicals. Would definately rebuy!
love the color and the feel, but i deducted one point for lack of sun protection. i feel like i should be layering it with an spf chapstick, especially in the summertime, which is more work than i should need to do.
I love the color of this, a sheer, muted berry-plum, and I love the light, moisturizing feel. It leaves my lips feeling comfortable even when it wears off, and I think the lasting time (about 2 hours) is pretty acceptable for a tinted balm. I like that it smells & tastes like 'Twizzlers', instead of peppermint like so many other Burt's Bees lip products. I do not, however, like the excessive, wasteful cardboard packaging, so disappointing from a usually environmentally conscious company. I also think the price is a 'bit' high for a drugstore product (though I've paid 3x as much for Fresh's tinted lip treatment). I would repurchase again if I ever have the need, but probably only on sale. If they'd lower the price by $2 or so, and get rid of the excess packaging, it'd be hard to find a flaw with this.
I've been reading about this everywhere and I decided to try it in Red Dahlia, the darkest color. The packaging is ridiculous. At first, I thought they were trying to do the Eco tube look and that the balm was fatter and in the cardboard piece. Lol. Well, much to my surprise, the fancy, wasteful tube is just a house for the regular plastic tube. Whatever. As one other person mentioned, I too agree that this probably led to the higher price. Don't get me wrong now, $7 is not bank breaker in general, but regular Burt's items are like $3. Anytime a brand tried to portray themselves as a "luxe" line, their items increase in cost. So about the actual balm, I like the moisturizing aspect and the color is light but nice. Good for minimal makeup days or going to the beach. I wish this had SPF in it because i planned on using it n vacation. I saw Titanium Dioxide in the ingredients, but nothing about sun protection in the label. If you like light washes of lip color, give this a try!
I really like these tinted balms. They have a pleasant yet faint scent to them and I find them moisturizing. I also like how they are sheer enough not to add a ton of color to my already pigmented lips, but they do enhance the natural shade of my lips. Red dahlia is a little deceptive in the name as I find this is more of a plummy brown hint of rosiness. I had expected a tad more red. Overall it's a nice subtle shade that gives a nice polished look, yet doesn't scream "LIPSTICK". Yes is is is a tad more pricey than your average drugstore lip balm, but totally worth it imo. The packaging is nice, simple and NOT childish (ie bonne bell lip smackers).
Red Dahlia is very close in colour to Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey that I normally use (Black Honey is a tad more red) but smoother in texture and more moisturizing. I've seen many comments on the price of this product being high for a balm, but compared to department store tinted balms, this is truly a bargain in terms of quality and ingredients. The Clinique Chubby Stick which is a similar product is $15 in the US and $19 in Canada, and I'm not even going to go into brands like NARS. Also, I don't think it's totally fair to compare the tinted balm to other Burt's Bees balms because the formulation isn't exactly the same, at least the regular balms do not contain Shea Butter. I definitely find the tinted balms less waxy and more moisturing. However, I do agree that they might have jacked up the price more than necessary trying to position this product as more cosmetics than balm judging from the packaging. I may not go back to Black Honey.
I held off on reviewing this for awhile as I did quite a bit of waffling on this product. I did end up liking it. Yes, 7 bucks is a bit much for a tinted balm in my opinion. And the outer cardboard packaging, while cute, is unnecessary and probably contributed to the inflated price. But the balm itself is quite nice. I find it much more moisturizing than any of the other Burt's Bees lip products I've tried. The scent and taste are very subtle, just a hint of sweetness. And this particular shade is a lovely flush of sheer wine that lingers with a bit of shine, nothing over the top. I put that I would repurchase as I would like to try another shade, but I do wish it was a bit cheaper.
Even though the swatches and product pictures show a lot of colors, Burt's Bees clearly indicate in the packaing that these balms give 'a HINT of color that cares for your lips'. Yep, a HINT, and of course hints being what they are, some may not get it. *chuckles*
I've been using Burt's Bees lip balms for at least 10 years, and then I tried this in 'Red Dahlia'. This lip tin imo is better than Burt's Bees' regular lip balms. It feels so buttery soft on the lips, non sticky, and keeps lips hydrated for hours. It is 100% natural, so if you're like me and 'eats' a few of these a year, I feel better that at least I'm ingesting edible oils and whatnots.
The price is somewhat steep; they are $7 which is more than twice Burt's regular balms though they're the same size. Also, there is no SPF. But given the smoothness and the HINT of color, I think I'm going to be switching to these from now on.
Also, what's with the extra outer packaging? Even if made from recycled stuff, they're a waste imo,
I agree with everything the reviewer below me wrote on this product.
Red Dahlia is the only color I tried & was disappointed with the lack of pigment. I get really no color payoff AT ALL. A hint of color would be nice but there isn't even a hint. This is colorless lipbalm if you ask me. But it is pleasantly moisturizing, however. So it's hard to say that I wouldn't ever buy this balm again...
But as a lover of Dr Pepper LipSmacker as well, Dr Pepper is a superior moisturizing product IMO. I use it before bed at night & I adore the Dr Pepper cola scent (which happens to be my #1 favorite soda) & costs less than 1/3 the price of this Burt's Bees.
Even just a smidge more pigment in Red Dahlia would have made it all worthwhile & my new HG. But no.
A sucker for new products, I was so excited to try this new lip balm in 'red dahlia'. Walgreens has it for $6.99, and the first time I saw it I did not buy it, as the color looked like it would be a deep wine color and I was afraid it might be too dark. After reading reviews on the Burt's Bees website stating the color was subtle & it wasn't scary, I bought it. Now I am not sure why they have the extra packaging over the tube. It does look to be deep red wine in color, but when you apply it, it is mostly sheer and shiny with only the tiniest hint of color. No where near the amount of pigment that is shown in the advertisement in magazines, but for this dark color that's probably a good thing otherwise it would be too much. No spf protection & packaging is wasteful. Nice if you want a natural look, though.