Burt's Bees products are pretty much everywhere, these fairly 'new' matte colored lip crayons have been making their round on the beauty blogs. Figured I'd give them a try, I do love a good matte color. Matte colored lipsticks are notorious for being drying on the lips, the reason is because they hold more pigmentation then regular lipsticks. It's also what gives it that dry looking texture which is flattering on a lot of people.
So far in this collection there are only 6 colors to choose from. Tailored mostly in the range of pinks and reds. They are designed this way for the purpose of everyday wear. The ingredients which makes them moisturizing are Shea Butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil. The other ingredients are beeswax, candelilla wax, olive fruit oil, sunflower seed oil, rosemary leaf extract, and various other preservatives.
1. Burt's Bees Lip Crayon - Hawaiian Smolder (429)
2. Burt's Bees Lip Crayon - Napa Vineyard (435)
3. Burt's Bees Lip Crayon - Redwood Forest (411)
Cute honey comb design - check, moisturizing lip product - check, easy to wear shades - double check. Like most lip crayons they have a mechanical twist up to get more product. They have no fragrance added in them which makes it good for people who don't like scented lipsticks. Some of them are sheer coverage but are easily build-able for day to night use.
The colors they carry are:
1. Sedona Sands - Chalk pink
2. Redwood Forest - Brick red
3. Niagara Overlook - Tea Rose
4. Carolina Coast - Lavender pink pastel
5. Hawaiian Smolder - Hibiscus pink
6. Napa Vineyard - Wine red
This shade was sheer at first swatch, yet I went over with it a few times and was able to build a full colored lip. As for being a matte color? I would not consider this a matte color unless you blotted and finished with translucent finishing powder. The moisturizing ingredients make it more or less a moisturizing lip stick. The color is adorable and flattering for warm to neutral under toned skin. With it's hibiscus petal pink coloring it can pass for a your lips but better kind of deal.
|Burt's Bees Lip Crayon - Hawaiian Smolder.|
Like a nice red wine this rich red shade was both highly pigmented and moisturizing. It does become matte over time and feels more or less like a true saturated lip color. With both warm and cool under tones it's the perfect wine red lip color for just about anyone. This was one of my favorites out of the whole color range.
|Burt's Bees Lip Crayon - Napa Vineyard.|
It does resemble the red wood bark of the tree. With that earthy red color it has a brick red appeal to it. As the same application and moisture as Hawaiian Smolder with a build-able coverage. Not highly pigmented of a matte lip color yet still packs a punch. Being more of a muted warm tone red it is best tailored to olive toned skin types if you have freckles though it compliments them well.
Hope this helped and stay tuned for a lip review of a rather Lush experience. ;)
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