After watching a Youtube haul video I spotted someone swatching a beautiful tinted lip balm from Burt’s Bees and I decided there and then I had to have it! I sadly couldn’t find it anywhere local so after a Twitter shout out to my lovely followers, I soon had in my little mitts a tube of Tiger Lily. The most beautifully delicate coral peach shade.
The packaging is very cute in it’s design and the cardboard texture really does amplify the brands natural approach and let’s face it, it’s pretty fun sliding it apart to find your hidden lip balm! The cardboard has scuffed up pretty quickly along the edges but it’s been slung in my bag since I got it and it’s been lugged everywhere (It’s even travelled round Cuba I’ll have you know!)
The balm has quite a unique smell to it in the tube, it is a bit like sweeties with a waxy back note but it isn’t an unpleasant smell, it’s quite nice! It doesn’t impart much scent and no taste on the lips which is good as it’s not a flavoured balm.
On one swipe over the lips you are left with a beautifully soft, glistening covering of long lasting balm with a very sheer colour. A few swipes gives a buildable colour without you feeling like you have the full tube on. I have quite deep pink lips so it doesn’t give me great colour coverage but you can certainly tell I am wearing it after a couple of swipes.
You can tell by the swatches (one on pale part of arm and one on the tanned back of my hand) that it is more suited to paler lip tones but I have been using it over the top of a long lasting lip stain / lip ink instead of a clear gloss or balm and I LOVE the results.
|Swatched over very tanned skin|
|Swatched on paler skin|
You can feel the moisturisation lasting for a very long time and although it does withstand a few drinks, it does leave a tell tale greasy half moon on a glass.
This is one of those tinted lip balms that would be great for the neutral / back to school / work friend looks that gives you a tiny amount of colour to make it noticeable but not WOAH in your face.
Now I know what the pigmentation and formulation is like, I will definitely be buying a few more of the shades online as these will be a god send in the winter when the wind, cold and heating zaps all the moisture out of lips and you want to keep them looking healthy and gorgeous.
I am looking forward to getting the rest of the set, I do go through lip balms at a rate of knots…. although I think I might try the Burts Bees lip gloss next!!
You can buy the Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms in the following way :