April 21, 2011

Succumbing to the Hype: Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

I know how magazines work. Companies send them stuff, hoping it will get featured in their magazine. Sometimes the magazine editors really use the product and love it, sometimes they include it because it fits the concept of the page, sometimes there are other reasons why a product is featured. I don't buy sometimes just because Lucky or Real Simple tells me it's the bomb-diggidy.

But I recently bought the new Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm.

I have used Burt's Bees before and like it. Not a single product from their line that I haven't liked. Their Shimmer Lip Balm in Fig has been a staple in my makeup bag for years - quick tint of color, nice menthol feel, natural look.

I read about the Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in like every magazine that has entered my home in the past two months. Every editor claims it's a must-have, life-changing product. Well I was at Target and saw them for sale and decided... it's a heck of a lot cheaper than most beauty "must-haves" that magazines promote and I like Burt's Bees as a company, so I bought one.

These balms are sold in a little cardboard tube so you can't truly see what color you are getting (they try to represent the color on the bottom of the cardboard tube). Most magazine editors were raving about the color Rose, so I decided to try that one.

And I am a fan. A major fan. I recently wrote in the comments of another blog that this product makes me feel as though Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey and Tarte's Blushing Bride had a baby - a baby with really really soft baby skin. I know that's a weird description, but it's so true.

The Rose color gives a flush to my lips, as though I drank a lot of Cherry Kool-Aid. Sheer, with a hint of shine. The smell even reminds me of Cherry Kool-Aid - sweet and yummy (though the scent is not overpowering). The texture is like SoftLips - a creamy soft lip balm. When I wear it, I feel my lips look as soft and healthy and shiny as my daughter's - that perfect youthful pout.

I love the Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm so much, it has replaced Fig in my makeup bag and I am considering trying out another color. It's a perfect weekend lip color, and a great healthy look for spring.

Have you tried any new beauty products lately that you love? Do share your reviews with me!

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  1. I recently fell in love with DiorShow mascara and Benefit's Erase Paste.

  2. i adore the regular Burts Bees lipbalm -- it is literally the only "beauty" product i think i couldnt live without. and i have read a lot about cliniques "black honey" and been wanting to try that out for a while now too... maybe this tinted lip balm is just the thing for me!

  3. Amy Christine8/9/11, 7:27 PM

    I tried the smashbox hyperlash mascara that you wrote about a few weeks ago. I am in love. Thanks for the tip.

  4. That's awesome! Thanks to reader Jil for giving me the heads up about it in the first place :)

  5. It is pretty fab... I'll bring it tonight so you can see it!

  6. I'll have to check into this! I used to looooove Black Honey so if it's similar, I'll definitely like it. Can you believe I'm a Burt's Bees virgin??

  7. I may have to try that! I wish it had sunscreen though as we are entering warmer weather. I just bought the new neutrogena lip balm and it has SPF, good sheer color, and pretty good moisture.

  8. That stuff is everywhere! I wish I could try it--Burt's Bees uses lanolin, though. :(

    My current makeup BFF is Fresh Sugar lip balm, which sounds similar.

  9. Tara Incognita8/9/11, 7:27 PM

    I love Philosophy's Prime Time foundation primer (I go without foundation sometimes and just the primer, it makes my skin look that much nicer) and Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express mascara in Glam Black (I like that they differentiate between different black colors.)

  10. Isn't DiorShow the best? I haven't tried Erase Paste but always love everything from Benefit. Will need to try it!

  11. Good point about the lanolin.

    I love Fresh, but haven't tried their sugar lip balm. May need to try when this runs out!

  12. Wow, that's a good review for Prime Time; I'll have to check it out!

    And I love when there are different blacks to choose from, some are more appropriate than others for night, darker complexions, etc. Thanks for your reviews!!

  13. It's all good, but for less than $10 it's an easy splurge. I started with their lip balms, but now use many products for Emerson, have their non-stinky hand sanitizer in my purse (it's a spray so I can use it to wipe down high chairs etc.).

  14. Ok, you know that I went out and bought this. And I love it. I've worn it everyday since I bought it. And I also use Burt's Bees baby for Alice and have since the day she was born (except for diaper rash cream, where I use California Baby). I'm not (too) ashamed to admit that I swipe some from her pretty regularly as well.

  15. I too have succumbed to the hype of Burt's Bees Rose. I LOVE IT! It's so my go-to lip wear! Thanks so much for the review. While running to my local drugstore for this, I also noticed the John Frieda 3-Day Straight product. Has anyone tried this? Also, the Organix keratin product. Anyone?


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