I had high hopes for this one. The packaging is unique and the colors look promising. I bought this in rose and it makes my lips look beautiful. Natural but brighter. The only thing I don't like is that instead if moisturizing my lips, this makes them dry. I think it might have to do with the beeswax. I've always had this problem with beeswax based lip balms. No exceptions. If it wasn't because of this fact I would continue buying it. I don't know how this doesn't show on some people. I have two-toned lips, upper lip being very light brown, and my lower pink. This makes them look even in two swipes. I'm not kidding. It could be that I have a slightly heavy hand. Anyways, I recommend this to anyone who has no problem bees wax based balm. And looking for something just easy to work with. I think this is great to get teens and younger, as some would maybe like a little color but aren't allowed to wear makeup. I think it is a great alternative.
I wanted this product to be a non-scary introduction to lip colour, and it fulfilled that purpose well. I think lipstick makes me look like a clown or a little kid playing grownup, and I hate the sticky slickness of glosses. Anyway, I bought this in Rose and it provides a very sheer, natural looking, temporary boost of colour. I get dry lips and I'm used to applying balm throughout the day, so the (lack of) longevity doesn't bother me. The biggest con is the price.
I have this in Hibiscus, and I love it. The color is good and it goes on sheer -- just the way I like it. It goes on smoothly, and does a good job of moisturizing my lips.
I snatched Red Dahlia up at CVS, and I loved it so much that I bought Honeysuckle, Hibiscus, and Rose at Target one week later. Very pretty colors that are sheer enough to flatter most skin tones. Plus, they have all the hydrating power of the original balm. LOVE! Thank you Burt's Bees!
I was VERY unhappy when i got this stupidly thinking that its going to be, this jumbo tinted lip balm. But, sadly, It wasnt. Its a normal sized burts bees lip balm with a hint of colour. I have Hibiscus, and for me I think the colour is good. I have very, darkish pink/light red pigmented full lips, so the colour worked, and looked very natural for school and work for me. And it do help my chpped lips, But i really cant get over the misleading packaging!
I have the tinted lip balms in both Hibiscus and Rose, and I am totally sold after using them for a couple of weeks. I'm at that age where I am starting to lose some of the pigment in the center of my lips, but I hate wearing actual lipsticks. I find that these lip balms provide just enough of a hint of color, and are matched to my natural lip pigment well enough, that my lips look absolutely fantastic when wearing them - smooth, even, and definitely more youthful. Good stuff.
I just bought this in Pink Blossom based on the reviews, and it's a bit too baby pink for my taste. I bought it at Walmart, and it cost $7.49 Cdn. Not cheap. I hate the lack of testers too. That being said, I do like the texture and feel, so may buy a darker colour--Rose maybe. As others have said, the packaging is ridiculously excessive and unnecessary. For those wondering, I'm am NC20, half-Caucasian, half-Chinese with PPS.
UPDATE: I bought another colour in this to give it a try, and it didn't work at all. Hibiscus is supposed to be a neutral shade and it was way too peachy on me. Definitely not nice. The shades were really frustrating and for the cost, just not worth it. Since I used it only a couple of times, I gave it to a friend.
I have this in Pink Blossom. Awesome pretty color which I wear everyday, at work, at home, out and about. Feels so creamy and nice! However, the downfall is this stuff has virtually NO staying power whatsoever....the feeling and the look it gives when you first put it on only last about 30 min tops, then you have to reapply. I hate this, because I love everything else about it. Nice smell, and the color it actually is is different from what it looks like on the cardboard tube it comes in.
LOVE the packaging! So cute.
I have "pink blossom" and it's a great light pink, natural color. It's very moisturizing for my lips as well. I have noticed with other lip balms by them, they are sometimes actually drying (lip shimmer) but this is a good one.
My lips tend to look very bland and pale without any color when I don't put lipstick on, so I'm glad I found this because it's not quite a lipstick so I can wear it everyday and just feel natural. I also like that it's in a tube and not something you have to apply with your finger.
Definitely recommend this!
I tried several of the colors out, and while they do make my lips as soft as silk, none of them seem to have lasted very long on me. The colors were all gone within half an hour! I understand that they're not meant to act as lipsticks, but were disappointed even as tinted lip balms. I'm an advocate for Burt's Bees products, but these just weren't what I was expecting from the marvelous brand.