SUPER expensive for it's size. Packaging is decieving!
For $7, I thought my lip balm was going to be the size of that cardboard container...but it wasn't. None the less, this product still worked good. Moisturizes/conditions well, doesn't have a bad taste, and the color looks really nice! It's not "overly pigmented" which is what I like about it..it makes it seem as if that were my natural lip color.
I probably won't buy this product again as it is wayy too expensive and I can always get something that'll do just about the same but cheaper like softlips.
I've used natural lip balms for a while, but haven't gone after natural lip products with color mostly because of convenience and price. After reading a few articles about why it is nasty to put petroleum and parabens on your lips, I've decided to try to go more natural for my color products too. Bye bye, covergirl lipslicks! You will be missed.
I've tried Burt's Bees lip shimmers before, and didn't really like them, although that may have been because I bought a color that was too dark for my tastes at the time. In any case, I decided to try the new tinted balms first. I picked up Hibiscus because it looked like the perfect MLBB shade for me; just a bit darker than my natural lip color.
Someone mentioned below that this smells like Twizzlers, and after sniffing the product, I have to agree. I don't think it is particularly noticeable, though, unless you actually put your nose next to the stick. It is not super-pigmented, but I did get a color that was meant to be mostly natural on me. Red Dahlia or Rose eventually would probably be better if you want more than a bit of tint, and I think the lip shimmers might be more fully pigmented.
I don't think this is as moisturizing as a normal lip balm, and I have been alternating a swipe of this with my eos and burt's bees mango lip balms. It feels better on my lips than other tinted balms I have tried (Palladio), and doesn't dry them out or flake off oddly as you wear it.
I do have to say that, like many others, I am confused by the packaging; when I bought this at Target the other day, not only did it have the cardboard tube around the case, but also an additional cardboard holder around the cardboard tube. This is a ridiculous waste of materials. I'm hoping the new cardboard holder was just for the Target display, and won't be used everywhere, because it made the already ridiculous packaging for this product even worse.
The balm is the size of any other BB balm, so don't be misled!
I like this product and will definitely investigate other colors and repurchase when I run out. Yes, you can get lip color products for cheaper, but they will probably have nasty, cancer-causing ingredients in them. If you don't mind that, don't buy this. For a natural product, this is pretty cheap. The cardboard packaging is dumb, but the product inside is good!
This is a decent lip balm, but overpriced considering it's over twice the amount of a regular Burt's Bees lip balm and is different only in having a tint. A tint that doesn't even show up on my lips, and being that I have a ton of BB lip balms already I feel I wasted my money on this. I may pick up Rose next but will wait until I use up (or lose) this one. I also don't see the point in the extra cardboard casing; it may be "cute" but for a supposedly green company it's just added waste.
My go-to lip balm! This shade is my favorite--it looks natural yet the hint of color makes my face look vibrant and bright! Paired with a bit of blush on my cheeks, it completes my natural look.
It's a little expensive for a balm (I think the cardboard packaging is a little unnecessary and adds to the price) but totally worth it. Moisturizes so well (of course, it's Burt's Bees!) and I don't have to apply that often at all.
Perfect, easy-to-wear, everyday, pick-me-up type of colour. On my lips, it looks like a pinky rose colour and seems to make me look more awake. It's also very moisturizing, like all burt's bees lip balms are!
I LOVE this product. I think I've used it everyday since I purchased it in early December. Gives a beautiful natural tint to my lips, the colour is very flattering on my pale skin with golden undertones. The colour somehow manages to just brighten my face and I get a nice colour pay off.
It is pretty moisturising so it's a great choice for winter, but as it looks so natural I also think it'll be lovely in summer :)
It doesn't last as long as a lipstick, but then again, it doesn't claim to.
Easily one of my top 5 favourite lip products :)
I've had the normal chapstick in pomegranate and honey. The pomegranate one is my HG (I am a bit of a chapstick junkie) but unfortunately the honey one was really thick waxy and made my lips peel.
So this product could have been either very bad or very good.
Fortunately the formula is more like the pomegranate oil one. Very moisturizing and smooth.
The colour is a hint of a true red. Very natural.
This is the first tinted lip balm I've purchased. I hate reapplying coloured lip gloss when I'm on the go because it's messy and I always need a mirror to do it so I figured the next best thing is a coloured lip balm. The "Hibiscus" shade complements my skin tone well (medium natural tan) but I can't reapply it often since the colour will go on too dark - it's too bad since this product isn't very moisturizing (I usually carry a regular untinted lip balm because of this). I didn't understand the purpose of the packaging either - I thought the large tube the balm came in was a waste. And the price... well, I don't think CDN $7.99 is worth it because there's better tinted balms out there!
My favourite tinted lip balm right now is Nivea's Fruity Shine (Cherry) for HALF the price and a nicer, slightly longer lasting colour.
UPDATE: Eh, this lip balm isn't cutting it for me anymore - sometimes it looks great on my lips, other times you can barely see it (I have dark lips, so I want my lips to have a little bit of colour). Nivea is still my fave!
the colour of this is really nice, it's slightly darker then my natural shade, and it goes on nice and sheer so it's great for a natural/minimal look.
unfortunately it doesn't last very long and it doesn't moisturise very well, so i find i have to apply either a clear balm, gloss or pawpaw ointment over the top. i think i'd be better off with either a proper moisturising lip balm or a sheer lipstick that lasts longer than five minutes.
Beautiful colour; just a little too waxy for my tastes :)