Thursday, 8 March 2012

Burt's Bee Tinted Lip Balm




OK, quick, before I get distracted.... here is another post!

I have been particularly interested in lip products of late, after what I call the Lipstick Disaster also known as the Japanese Honeysuckle debacle (click here). So on a recent trip to Wholefoods (I should start receiving commission how much I go on about Wholefoods) - a trip which lasted several hours I might add, maybe even as long as three, I know! THREE! - I picked up a little tube of Burt's Bee Tinted Lip Balm (that probably wasn't all I got...)

"Great!" I thought.
A lip balm with a healthy dab of colour. I chose Pink Blossom. It's a pretty fuschia pink, nothing too wild but not plain jane either. There are six colours in this range though, including red, darker plum, coral and nude. I simply must try them all! For I love this lip balm. LOVE!

The colour is perfect for my lips to look a little alive and a little effortlessly 'done'. And as it is a balm, you get properly moisturised, long-lasting smoothness. For real! I struggle with lip balms. I can get really dry lips and have the grossest habit of pickpickpicking when they get that way. Colour can only make dry skin more obvious. This is nothing short of amazing for how smooth it makes my lips feel and the slick of colour just makes them POP! 

Let me say it again. I LOVE this lip balm.

I tell you what I also love, the packaging. It comes in a cute little cardboard tube which has really brought out my geek side as I have kept what is a standard lip-balm-shaped lip balm inside it's very own little lip balm house to stop it getting all fluffy under the lid like they usually do in my possession. It does cost £5.99 which is about 2squid more than the others in the Burt's Bees line but for a cute lip balm carrier case I'll pay what you ask!

It's such a great formula, coconut oil, shea butter, lanolin and it smells délicieux like bubblegum, though I think that it might be jasmine and rosemary, looking at the ingredients... Yum!

So there. That wasn't so hard now was it!

Kiss kiss xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Interesting read I have this lip alm and use burts bees other plain lip alm which is great but this tinted one has a funny smell. It smells like gone off perfume can which really puts me off. I don't know if it's just me / mine but really disappointed for this reason alone as smell is one of my face things about lip balm and I so wanted a tinted one!!!

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    1. that's funny I just love the smell of it! I think smell is really important too.... I have used other lip balms from burts bees but this formula seems way better too so I'm really happy with it... that's a shame you're not! :)

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  2. I have three of these too, I also have Rose and Hibiscus. There has been controversy with Burt's Bees because they're owned by Clorox. I think the brand used to be more green, but these lippies are lovely. Oh, and apparently some of their products have lead in them. Good grief.

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    1. Yes I was aware that Burt's Bee had been bought by a big company and perhaps lost some of their green credentials but I didn't know that about lead in their products! Thats awful. I'm not having much luck in the lip stakes am I!?? I will be extra vigilant! Thanks!

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  3. Love Burt's Bee's lip-balms! Read about the whole controversy lately too so I'm 50/50, saying that I slept in a lead cot as a baby and I'm still here! But I love the smell too! Good job we don't have a wholefoods where I live, me and my bank account would be stuffed...!! oxo

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  4. I've been eyeing this greedily for a hint of color - I always have half a dozen of the Burt's Bees honey lip balms floating about my person, I might as well throw a colored one in there!

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  5. i've this lip balm in rose,is very cute

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