Sunday, February 8, 2015

Burt's Bee Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus Review

There's a snow storm going on outside and I am stuck at home. So what's a better time to do a review or than now. The other day I swiped on my long-time favorite, Burt's Bee Tinted before I braced for the cold headed out the door and not only did it moisturize my lips, it also gave my dead face a bit of color.

burt's bees tinted lip balm in hibiscus review

Burt's Bee Tinted Lip Balm comes packaged in a dainty cardboard container. I have to tell you that the main reason why I purchased this was because of the outside cardboard box. The cardboard container does absolutely nothing for the product and most people would toss it out after opening it but I think it's so cute. When you pull it open, there's even a message on the side. The actual lip balm on the inside looks nothing stellar-just a normal plastic tube of lip balm.

burt's bees tinted lip balm ingredients

Burt's Bee is known for their 100% natural products. I don't care whether it's natural or not as long as the product works and doesn't harm me. The natural is just a plus for me. 

What I like about this tinted lip balm is that it gives the perfect amount of color to brighten my face up. I may not always put on makeup but if I don't have any lip product on, my face just looks dead. This lip tint in hibiscus give me a natural rosy look. The lip color is sheer and glides on your lip smoothly. Right now I have very evident chapped flaky lips, but even with those conditions this lip balm doesn't highlight those flakes as much as other lip colors. I think it's the color that is more on the warm nude side, so it doesn't highlight flakes as much.

burt bee lip balm review

Moisturizing level is about 7 out of 10. When I have this on, it feels like the product is sinking into my lips as opposed to just lying on top of my lips like the EOS Visibily Soft lip balm does. I get the feeling that this lip balm renews my lips and helps decrease flaking by moisturizing it well.

swatch of burt's bees lip balm hibiscus

The color itself looks dull in the tube. However on your lips, it is a nice natural rosy color I like- not too overdone but yet not too dull. There's no shimmer particles and leaves your lips with a nice sheen. It rubs off easily and wears off in 2-3 hours. It does leave a tiny bit of stain on you lips after it wears off.

While I was doing this review, I just realized that it doesn't have SPF. Since I don't put sunblock on my lips, it one of the most places that I neglect sunblock and it would have been nice if they had included  some form of sunblock. The lack of SPF is nothing major and does not deduct any points from my review since it does such a great job moisturizing my lips and gives face some color. In the winter, I like to layer it with EOS lip balm in lemon which contains SPF and is colorless to give it even more moisture and the needed SPF.

If you need a tinted lip, this is the one to get and I highly recommend it. 

I have a condensed version of all the lip balms I have reviewed here.

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  1. Love this review! Does this have the minty scent like the original Burt's Bees lip balms? I know some Burt's Bees products do and some don't.

  2. Nope no minty scent at all. I actually saw this exact color for this lip balm in the sale bin at my local Bed Bath and Beyond for $3 and less.