Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm | Review

I bought this on a whim while visiting Monsieur Raptor. I’d never read any reviews for it – a rare occurrence for me! – but I felt like I was on holiday, and thus deserved to treat myself (to a tinted lip balm, naturally).

The packaging is kind of weird, a little deceptive, but in the best kind of way – the balm is packaged in a cardboard tube about 3x the size of the actual product, making you wonder if the product itself is equally bulky. It isn’t, thankfully – it’s the same size as Burt’s Bees’ regular lip balms.

Although it’s quite sheer, as it is a tinted lip balm, the pigment in this really surprised me – it’s so good. Like, almost on par with some of Clinique’s chubby sticks. It leaves lips a lovely, just-bitten kind of red, but in a very natural way; it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a lip product, it just looks like you have naturally red, glossy lips (I guess it helps that my lips are quite already quite dark – a blessing and a curse, because I am unable to wear some lovely pinks and corals, and am restricted to reds and plums – so it will probably look different on those with lighter lips).

It’s very hydrating – possibly moreso than Burt’s Bees’ original lip balms.

This photo shows how it looks, with no colour filter.
This photo shows how it looks, with no colour filter.

I rate this so highly: I’d actually go as far as saying “get one of these before you buy a Clinique Chubby Stick as it does the job almost as good for 1/3 of the price!”. There’s a pretty good selection of shades too – the Boots website only shows, like, 3, but if you go in store, or to John Lewis (or buy online!) there’s about 9 different colours. I have this in “Hibiscus” , but I’m already looking at getting “Red Dahlia”.

Here's how it looks swatched on my hand, no colour filter.
Here’s how it looks swatched on my hand, no colour filter.

It’s also a bonus that it’s a 100% natural product, made with coconut oil, shea butter and bee’s wax.

Have you tried Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm? 


Overall Rating: 10/10. Best tinted lip balm I’ve ever used!

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