Burt’s Bees make my favourite lip balm, so I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when they released a range of lipsticks recently. I was sent a couple of the brand new Burt’s bees Lipsticks to review, and I have been wearing them constantly for the last couple of months. There are 14 shades in the range, and I have two to show you today. They are Lily Lake and Scarlet Soaked – one muted, one bold, so they’re appropriate for various different occasions.
Before I start to show you the two lipsticks I have, I want to talk a bit about the range as a whole. The Burt’s Bees lipsticks are made with moisturising ingredients like beeswax, moringa oil, raspberry seed oil and vitamin e. They are beautifully creamy and wear nicely on the lips. The packaging is cute, with a beehive pattern on the side that shows the shade inside. I love being able to tell which colour a lipstick is by looking at the packaging, so I don’t have to read the label. It’s especially handy if it’s being stored standing up. The tubes are recyclable which makes them very eco-friendly – not that I ever finish a lipstick!
To start off, here’s what each Burt’s Bees lipstick looks like swatched on my hand. I will be showing both on my lips so hold tight.
530 Lily Lake
Lily Lake is a medium brown-y pink-y shade which I have been wearing to work a lot of the time. When swatched on my hand it pulls quite pink but on my lips it shows up more brown. It’s always strange to see how that works, goes to show you shouldn’t just rely on hand swatches!
520 Scarlet Soaked
Scarlet Soaked is a medium red with slight coral undertones. I typically choose cool red lipsticks, but this warmer shade is really beautiful.
I really like these lipsticks – I don’t think Lily Lake has left my handbag at all since I was sent it a couple of months ago. The rest of the range look lovely, there are quite a few I would like to get my hands on.
There are 14 shades of Burt’s Bees lipstick available. In New Zealand they are $22 and sold at Farmers, pharmacies and department stores. To see the full range of shades, as well as other Burt’s bees products visit their website.