Monday, April 5, 2010

REVIEW: Burt's Bees Lip Balm


 L-R: Burt's Bee Lip Shimmer in Champagne, Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate oil,  Beeswax Lip Balm (the original with peppermint flavor), Sun Protecting Lip Balm SPF 8 Passion fruit

Pros:
- Keeps lips moisturized longer than other lip balms.
- Lips look and feel softer.
- Soothes cracked and flaky lips.
- Made from natural beeswax and essential oils.
- Comes in a variety of scents and targets specific needs. i.e. chap lips, sun protect, shimmery lips
- No animal testing.
- Fun to collect! (For me anyways. ^_^)

Cons:
- Consistency is a bit hard so you have to let the balm melt on your lips before spreading it.
- Expensive for a lip balm. About $5 CAD per tube, otherwise you can get a good deal if you buy them in a pack.
- Feels a bit waxy if over applied.

My favorite is the Replenishing lip balm with pomegranate oil. It smells so good and it's the smoothest compared to all of them. I also have the Burt's Bee Honey flavored lip balm which smells like 100% honey but I gave it to my sister.  The one with SPF 8 smells good also but it is hard to apply so you have to let the product melt a bit first. It also leaves of a white cast because of the SPF ingredients.

Not only does Burt's Bee carry lip balms, they also carry lip glosses and lip shimmers. I bought the Lip Shimmer in Champagne which is a frosty pink color. It is very moisturizing but I picked a bad color because it has way too much silver shimmers which clashes with my skin tone. I can't wear this one at all. See swatches below.


I honestly do prefer these lip balms over others mostly because of it's staying power. Even after eating, this sticks to my lips!  I apply the Burt's Bees original mint lip balm on my lips before bed and I wake up with the softest lips ever! Loves!

19 comments:

missmicchan said...

Nice review, I love both my pomegranate and spf one :)

♥ Miss Nikka said...

I love burtsbees! I use the original mint! I found a pack of 4 with 1 on a tin for $4.99 at Tjmaxx and I think they sell it at Walmart too, probably not the same price though.

❤ Ee Von said...

i just bought a set of 4 yesterday out of curiosity. i love it so much!

Cyd said...

I am a burts bees freak!!! I loveeee the lipbalms...i gave my honey one to my sister too hahahahahaaa i love the peppermint =] which i have like 6 backups of it hahaha

e.motion in motion said...

Thanks for the reviews! I love most Burt's bees products, I have the lip balm in the tin, and I like it alot :D I have the lip shimmer in champagne too, but I agree, wayyy too shimmery and frosty for me! I really wanna try the pomegranate oil one : )

xphoebelinax said...

i love love LOVEE the pomegranate one! they give your lips the prettiest cheery sheen! :)

thanks for the review honey :)

Gaby said...

I love the original Burt's Bees Lipbalm ^^

tramstabalaboopy said...

Do these give colours too? Because every time I have the Passionfruit lip balm on, my lips are very pink @_@ But it's good for moisturising ^---^ Just takes a lil long to melt >"<

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dblchin said...

Yea I heard good reviews abt Burt's Bees too! Maybe I'll get one someday!

Dina (XYYan) said...

I've only tried Burt's Bees Lip Balm in tin not in stick. You make me want to try them all :D

- susy - said...

I love the original one but I agree, the others are somewhat waxy. I had a really hard time with the pomegranate one and ended up throwing it away. The SPF one was too hard to apply because I am too impatient to wait for it to melt. When I need the SPF on my lips I use Carmex.

The lip shimmers are really pretty but I did the same thing as you! I bought Champagne as well. It's just too much for me but I found that applying very little of it lightly over some baby pink lipstick looks really nice. Give it a try! :]
Great review though!

siwing38 said...

nice! i have the one in champagne but don't use it as much..

Toni Marie Despojo said...

I use Burt's Bee Lip Shimmer in Merlot and I love it. :))

Pearly_yuumi said...

i like the original one! ^^

priincess said...

thank you for the review! i'm usually not a fan of burt's bee. I love the aquafina onee! you should really give that a try! : )

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*Anita* said...

i love the smell and texture of these and they really do make your lips so soft and nice. too bad i found out i was allergic to bee's wax and can't use it anymore :( :(

great review! xx

DiWiMakeup said...

Love these lip balms, especially the pomegranate one!

xo, Diana

Yukino W. said...

weeee i love these ! I just bought them on sale (2$ !!! ) at shoppers !
they are super moisturizing .
at first, i didn't really like the strong smell but i got used to it