Burt's Bees • Tinted Lip Balm • Lip Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
To start off, I'm about medium-yellow in shade and have crappy pigmented lips. They tend to look pinkish fresh out of the shower, juicy red if I just finish eating, and very unflattering-dead looking mauve when I'm tired. Bah.
I have the shade HIBISCUS. This baby gives me a pair of juicy pinkish-peach lips. Being so pigmented, ANY lippies that claim themselves being peach, looks very unflatteringly ugly pink on me. Burt's Bees claims this to be pink, but it looks like the perfect peach on my lips.
Very, VERY few lip products can do that. And funnily enough, they mostly fall under the drugstore/indie/cheapie categories. Silk Naturals, Sleek, Yves-Rocher and Guerlain are a few that succeed. Boy, did I have explored all the top department store brands, looking for the perfect peach lippie, TO NO AVAIL.
This tinted lip balm stayed on my lips for a good 2 hours or 3. A good meal would erase it all. But, however faded the sheen is, it leaves a faint tint on my lips. It is sheer alright, but with an ample pigmentation, making my lips look naturally peachy and juicy.
However, I gotta attest to it tends to cling on dry chaps and doesn't fix that really well...in winter. When it gets warmer, tho, this baby is just perfect.
The packaging is a brown boring plastic tube. But to be honest, I like it that I can just slip it into my pocket. I prefer this more than a fancy looking Chanel Rouge Coco Shine or Nars Sheer Lipstick that is not pocket friendly, costs about 3x (or more) as much, and lasts about the same on the lips.
Plus, this is much more natural (ingredients-wise) and cruelty-free.
Definitely repurchase. I'm curious of Tiger Lily and Rose. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
The color was pretty good, but the moisture didn't last. In fact, I think it was actually drying. Not my fav.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have Rose and Pink Blossom. I really love this and I use it everyday. It smells so lovely to me. It leaves my lips pretty soft and glossy with some color of course. I have smooth lips so it goes well with my lips, except if I put too much on it'll look all weird and waxy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Must Try! Especially if you're like me and you hate sticky goop of any kind on your lips but you are looking for some color. My lips are chronically chapped to the point of not even bothering with anything other than intensive treatment balm because it just isn't worth the maintenance of lipstick and/or gloss which would only accent and worsen the cracking. But now I have this :). I got Hibiscus to play off my naturally berry-pink toned lips. Can't wait to get something deeper or softer colored next time.
Considering all the various lip tints on the market, it's pretty hard to beat the price and the quality of this one. It's incredibly smooth and hydrating. NOT sticky: very buttery, almost oily with a nourishing feel. It is also a true tint with sheer color and some shine, so not for those wanting something more matte with coverage. Natural ingredients (100% in this case) without petroleum derivatives is an added bonus I also look for personally; which is why I've come to love Burt's Bees.
Downsides are it's not the longest lasting lip color and the packaging needs work. It comes in an all brown twist tube just like the Burt's Bee's Lip Balm so you have to look closely to read to determine what the color is. When you buy it in store it's in a cute color coded cardboard canister, but after that you're on your own, lol. BUT something pretty and healthy at $7 (plus maybe with a handy dandy Ulta coupon on top) you can't go wrong!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Good idea, terrible execution. No colour, the Emperor's New Clothes of tints. Moisturizing? Not in the least! Waxy, hard texture, lack of colour, very very short-lived (wipes off by itself in like, 2 secs) = yes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this tinted lip balm!! I don't own many lip products, nor have tried many tinted lip balms, but I love this one. Sure, it is rather pricey ($7 for a small, chapstick-sized tube), but I've found it to be very mosturizing. I have dry lips, and using this has helped them heal!
Texturewise- I have owned other lip products (glosses, lip balms, lipstick etc), but none have come close to this one. This one goes on smoothly, and isn't too sticky or glossy. It is perfect!
I own the Hibiscus shade, it adds the perfect amount of colour without being too apparent. (i.e. doesn't look like lipstick, looks very natural)
I gave it a 3 mainly b/c I felt it was a waste of packaging.. In that large cardboard tube, there's a small, chapstick sized tube rattling around inside of it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have both the Rose and Hibiscus tint, and I love them, however, I probably won't be repurchasing this because it is too pricey for a lip balm. It's about $7 for one, and there are other tinted lip balms out there that are as great as this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have this product in Pink Blossom, one of my HG lip products.
The Packaging: Normal lip balm tube. 'Nuff said.
The Product: A very sheer baby pink balm with a hint of glossyness. I prefer lip balms or gloss sticks to actual lip gloss because they tend to be less sticky and/or glassy. This gives enough shine that my lips look full, but not enough that I look like I coated my lips in oil. I love how sheer the color is: just as advertised, it is TINTED not FULL COVERAGE (Grrr at people who took lippies off for that) in a sweet pink perfect for everyday. As with all Burt's Bees lip products, it is super moisturizing :) If you have super pigmented lips, I would suggest going for a color other than pink blossom.
The Price: More than for a normal Burt's Bees, but less than most tinted lip balms of equal quality (Laura Mercier wants $20 for theirs, and Tarte costs $15 compared to $7 of Burt's Bees). Worth it, imho.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought the 'Rose' tint. Anything 'rose' just has to be part of my collection.
The packaging is cheap and quantity is less for the price charged.
Why, oh why does lanolin have to be an ingredient in Burt's Bees lip balm?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like this product, i bought it in pink blossom and rose, they are both beautiful colors. I like pink blossom more because it suits me better, but i think both colors are really pretty. I liked the texture, taste and scent of them too. The only downside really is the price... I thought i was getting two large tinted lipbalms because of how large the packaging was but boy was i wrong. I payed $7 each for these and it turns out to be the size of a lip smackers chapstick. Now i know its natural and all that but SEVEN dollars for this small thing?! That is far too much. All in all i love them, but am hesitant to buy again because of how expensive they are for the size that they are.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this at Beauty Bar for almost USD15 here since it's an import. They only had 4 shades and I liked Red Dahlia the most since it wasn't too pale on my lips (I have acidic lips) and the colour showed up nicely. At first, I was a bit turned off because it looked dark plum to brown on my lips but a few minutes later, the colour subdued to a semi-transparent wine shade on my lips. It's flattering for me, which is a rare thing because I generally have a difficult time looking for the perfect shade of gloss or lipstick.
The outline of my lips are slightly darker, so what I like about this balm is that it covers that entirely to match the colour of the rest of my lips. Most glosses are translucent so they don't work that well for me. In addition, I love that this is a balm so I now have a replacement to my spearmint Chapstick :) I used to wear Chapstick underneath my lipstick but I find that this weakens the lipstick's staying power. With this tinted balm, I get the best of both worlds by hydrating my lips and getting a nice, flattering shade :) I'd definitely repurchase! Not to mention I'm loving the cute, understated packaging :)