This is a really great tinted balm! No taste or scent, sheer and glossy, and extremely moisturizing. So nice. I have rose and red dahlia, and they are lovely. I think the big cardboard tube they come in is a bit odd, but no matter. Good job, Burt's Bees! Buzzy buzzy buzzy. I am glad they are a neutral formula (again, no taste or scent or rough texture), it's a huge plus for me. Would buy again.
I bought this in Tiger Lily and really like it.
For reference I'm very fair with gingery/blonde hair and hazel eyes. My lips are quite pigmented given my complexion (though not very pigmented compared to most people) but they tend to have a purple/blue appearance which I'm not always keen on. Tiger Lily doesn't really add a lot of colour to my lips but it does tone down the purple and warm up my lips. It is lovely and subtle and a really great match for my colouring.
This product lost points for me on the packaging. I understand that the cardboard is post consumer recycled and cute but it didn't really need to be there in the first place. Less packaging would have made me happier. Also the price was $14.95 which is expensive for a lip balm, really expensive. I was tossing up between these and the revlon lip butters which run $21.95 here. I haven't seen a similarly coloured tinted lip balm around that is cheaper unfortunately. I'm really tempted to buy hibiscus too but I'm sure I can find a cheaper dupe.
The last criticism I have is a lack of SPF. I feel like a lot of the dryness I get on my lips is the result of sun damage. I'm not sure how I'll go using these in the summer. I might have to layer them with a clear SPF balm, which almost defeats the purpose
Colors are good but lasting power isn't great. They also tend to dry my lips after gloss has faded. Application is almost too soft and I find myself rubbing extra product into my lips with my finger. Good enough to continue using but won't repurchase.
I bought this lip balm in hibiscus, and I really love the color on my lips. Once I took it off, however, gave me REALLY dry and parched skin, so I still recommend you layer with another lip product underneath.
Really wasn't impressed with this: I didn't like the texture or colour (I bought this in Hibiscus) and it was very drying. I really wanted to like it but I can't bring myself to use it again.
The color was pretty good, but the moisture didn't last. In fact, I think it was actually drying. Not my fav.
I got this in Tigerlily, and hated it. It really is waxy, like Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning balm, but some people like that...just not my thing. Also, hardly any color payoff! For $7.49 at CVS, I expect more than that in a lip balm! :-( Not a re-buy product for me.
I'm going to list ways that this product is different from Chapstick.
1. Much, much more expensive than Chapstick.
2. Not as waxy as Chapstick, more slippery.
3. More colour choices.
4. Different ingredients and therefore different smell and taste (not medicinal).
5. Large cardboard outer packaging.
Now... ways in which it is the same as Chapstick.
1. The colour is about as sheer as Chapstick.
2. About the same amount of product in the tube as a Chapstick.
3. Slightly more moisturising then Chapstick, but it depends on if your lips prefer a waxy or slipperly balm.
Finally... Red Dahlia is about the same colour as Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, but Red Dahlia is less pigmented and less brown.
Great concept, lovely colors, fantastic scent but this product doesn't last five minutes on my lips! I need something that will last at least 3 hours on my lips before I feel the need to reapply. My lips feel very parched after I've been wearing this. Clinique Superbalm is still my HG, it keeps my lips well moisturised without that feeling of needing to reapply every five minutes. Will not repurchase.
Where have these been all my life???!!! I have a love/hate relationship with lipstick, and don't wear it on a daily basis because it's the least "essential" item in my makeup bag due to my coloring - I'm very pale neutral-toned Mac NC/NW 15 with light hazel eyes and light brown hair, and my lips are fairly pigmented for someone with my coloring, with a slight mauve tinge. The usual red and pink lipsticks look overwhelming and clownish on me. Also I have rosacea so anything too red/pink can bring out the red tones on my face, even with foundation. And my natural lip line is a bit uneven due to light freckles, so to apply a pigmented lip color I first have to use concealer around my lips (lip liner is a no-no as it just doesn't work for me, except for "reverse lip liner"). Also my lips are very dry so I always need balm underneath. Usually balm is all I wear.
Anyway, despite all this, when I've found the right shade of lipstick, it changes my whole face and makes me look younger, brighter and and prettier. Shades such as Clinique's Tenderheart or Revlon Colorburst in Rosy Nude, for instance. Yet they are still such a pain to apply right. So I reserve them for days when I have extra time. And I almost always have to blot, no matter how subtle the color.
Enter the BB Tinted Lip balms - FINALLY a lip balm with "just a touch" of color! I can actually just swipe these on and they look good and don't dry out my lips. My favorite is the Tiger Lily shade, a light pinky orange. It doesn't actually show up on my lips but evens out the color and tones down the mauve. Great for minimal/weekend makeup days. I've also purchased Hibiscus which is a "bright" yet lightly-pigmented warm pink/coral. It looks great for a polished everyday look, when I'm wearing foundation. Hibiscus is competing with my other new favorite, the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Fig Jam.
I intend to buy ALL of these, except maybe Honeysuckle since the swatches I've seen make it look just like Tiger Lily. Most of these are pretty warm-toned except for Pink Blossom, so I think cool skintones might have a hard time finding a color they like.
Yes the cardboard tube is strange (but cute) and $7 (Cdn) is maybe pricey for a lip balm but to me these are WAY better than, for instance, strawberry or Dr. Pepper lip smackers. The colors are smooth, creamy and moisturizing.
I hope BB never stops making these!