Don’t ask me why I had low expectations for the Burt’s Bees Lipsticks but I’ve had them sitting on my desk for a while, eyeing them unenthusiastically. But, as is the way, they turn out to be really rather good!
First of all, they’re just very creamy in texture – they feel protective and balmy but have the look of a mid-pigment, satin lipstick. They’re not hugely colour saturated so you don’t scare yourself with a very high colour lip – they’re much more understated than that, but still have enough pigment to be very much present. I also like that there are plenty of nude/natural shades – a great everyday wear that won’t dry out your lips.
Another chilly arm swatch I’m afraid! Shades from bottom to top are: Lily Lake, Orchid Ocean, Sunset Cruise, Ruby Ripple, Ruby Ripple (again..sorry.. I didn’t realise I had two exactly the same!), Doused Rose, Juniper Water, Tulip Tide and Russet River. I’m laughing a bit at ‘doused rose’.. that just doesn’t sound good… more plant ailment than luscious lip colour. My roses have got douse. I’ll shut up.
The Burt’s Bees Lipsticks are £9.99 – I think that’s pretty good value for a very decent everyday wear, plus they’re infused with Moringa Oil and Raspberry Seed Oils. Obviously, not suitable for vegans because of the beeswax.
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