Cosmetics Review: Burt's Bees Lipsticks and Lip Crayons

These lip colours moisturise and are 100% natural.
Can the Beeswax, Moringa Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamin E little sticks of goodness live up to my pigment expectations?

Burt's Bees Lipsticks and Lip Crayons

Burt's Bees Lipsticks and Lip Crayons

Using Natural Products

I am really interested in using natural products where I can. So far; because of my sensitive skin and perioral dermatitis, I use natural shampoo & conditioner, natural lip balm, natural hand wash & hand cream, natural pedicure products and as much natural household cleaning products as I can. You may say, when you read this, I could use more organic & natural skincare and cosmetics. And you're right. However, because I have sensitive skin, a lot of products with natural oils and ingredients are too heavy for me and break me out.

I do love my Burt's Bees Pear & Coconut Lip Balm to bits! It doesn't flare up my perioral dermatitis and it includes a whole heap of moisturising ingredients that last! So of course I wanted to try Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lipsticks and Lip Crayons. A little squiz at the Burt's Bees website before I wrote this post meant I knew what was in both products. It also meant that I knew about the fact that they have a new package design. Not out in Australia yet unfortunately... Boo!!

Initial Thoughts; Burt's Bees Lipsticks and Lip Crayons

So my first thoughts were that I liked that there were lots of colours in both Lipsticks and Lip Crayons so I had a lot to choose from. Both products seem to be rich in colour and highly pigmented, plus I love the honeycomb theme across the packaging. I especially love the cut-outs on the Lipsticks!

Both Lipsticks and Lip Crayons are easy to get into, all the lids slide right off. They smell really nice too. Not too overpowering like the YSL mascara I just reviewed, but natural and a bit sweet. Like always, I tested some on my arms before I put them on my lips. No problems there, which I thought might be the case. Check out the swatches below! I am really drawn to bright colours so I went for the deepest red/pinks in both products. I think I like the look of the Lip Crayon Napa Vineyard the most.

From Left to Right: Lip Crayon Sedona Sands, Lip Crayon Carolina Coast, Lip Crayon Napa Vineyard, Lipstick Nile Nude, Lipstick Ruby Ripple, Lipstick Scarlet Soaked

From Left to Right: Lip Crayon Sedona Sands, Lip Crayon Carolina Coast, Lip Crayon Napa Vineyard, Lipstick Nile Nude, Lipstick Ruby Ripple, Lipstick Scarlet Soaked

Lipstick and Lip Crayon Removal

Of course I had to take them off my arm as well, which serves as a great test too. Both the Lipsticks and the Lip Crayons were easy to get off, however since the darker colours are so pigmented, they left behind red marks. Not a problem on your lips, and definitely a good sign for the pigment amount in both types of Burt's Bees lip colour. Have a look at the photo below. Can you see the slight red pigment marks they left behind? 

Burt's Bees Lipstick and Lip Crayon Removal

Burt's Bees Lipstick and Lip Crayon Removal

Burt's Bees Lipsticks vs Lip Crayons

Both the Lipsticks and Lip Crayons were easy to hold and easy to apply. I really feel like these products are no fuss. However, it is my opinion that these babies are day lip colours. They both live up to their moisturising hype - they felt marvelous on. Not too heavy and they really felt like they were smoothing and doing good on my lips. The Lipsticks were very soft and I ruined the tips of two putting them back in the cases. So because of that I feel like the Burt's Bees Lip Crayons are a better way to go.

Lip Colour and Coverage

In terms of coverage, both products required your lips to be super dry in order to apply them. This is a slight issue for me, because I wash and prep my lips with moisture before I do my makeup normally. I also feel like the Ruby Ripple Lipstick was more like a lip stain that the other two Burt's Bees Lipsticks I bought. Maybe the formulation was slightly different? Maybe it was sitting longer on the shelf before I bought it?

Remember how I said both products seem to be more day lip colours? I think because of the lip stain sort of feeling I got these products are going to be my go to lip colours. I feel like I need something more thick and bright, bright, bright for night wear. Have a look at the photos below - which colour is your favourite?

From Left to Right Top: Lipstick Nile Nude, Lipstick Ruby Ripple, Lipstick Scarlet Soaked. From Left to Right Bottom: Lip Crayon Napa Vineyard, Lip Crayon Carolina Coast, Lip Crayon Sedona Sands.

From Left to Right Top: Lipstick Nile Nude, Lipstick Ruby Ripple, Lipstick Scarlet Soaked.
From Left to Right Bottom: Lip Crayon Napa Vineyard, Lip Crayon Carolina Coast, Lip Crayon Sedona Sands.

Final Thoughts; 100% Natural Makeup Review

I really love these products I have to say. But I think I need to spend more time putting the darker colours on. You can see in the pictures above that the darker red colours reveal imperfections more easily. I think my favourite out of the six lip colours above is the Lip Crayon Sedona Sands. I love the nude colour and I think this will be the easiest for me to wear during the day. I won't need to go the mirror for this one.

Have you used Burt's Bees Lipstick or Lip Crayons? What do you think of them? Do you use many Natural and Organic Products? Comment at the end of the post!

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