I have a confession: I am obsessed with beauty products.
Earlier this fall, I spent an afternoon cleaning out my closet. The sheer amount of lotions, half-used bottle of perfume, and random make-up samples was out of control. I was proud of myself that day – I actually tossed the vast majority of my lingering product stash.
I don’t know what it is, but buying a new tube of lip gloss, a new bottle of nail polish, or a new type of hand lotion just feels good. While I have curbed my buying habits substantially over the years, I still like to try new products. Maybe it’s just that I like to look pretty 🙂
One of my latest finds is Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. I hadn’t found a lip gloss or balm that I loved in quite some time. I was partially sucked in by the packaging. Then I really looked at the color options, and I saw a lot of them that I liked. My only concerns: Would the color really look that good when applied? Would the color last? How balm-like would it be?
My concerns were smashed on the first use. It’s not a super heavy balm, and it’s very smooth when applied. There’s no sacrifice of moisture for color. Actually, this balm moisturizes better than most products I’ve tried recently. The addition of Shea Butter might be to thank.
As for the color, it’s beautiful. It is pretty darn true to what you see on the packaging. The color lasts a decent amount of time – not forever, but long enough. The first tube I bought was in Pink Blossom. It’s a pretty pink, but it turned out to be a little darker on my lips than the packaging had me believe.
I wound up buying a tube in Honeysuckle (above), which I assumed would be lighter in color, and I am obsessed! It actually reminds me of my very favorite lip tint ever, possibly the first lip color I ever wore. It was from Cover Girl and I was so sad when it was discontinued. But I digress…
Just a hint of color and a little shimmer, at least with the Honeysuckle. (I totally feel like these are infomercial before/after pictures, where the after looks better because the person is actually smiling 😉 )
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm also comes in Tiger Lilly, Hibiscus, Red Dahlia, and Rose. It retails for $7.00 and can be found in most drugstores. I picked mine up at Walgreens.
Burt’s Bees is one of the companies whose products I’ve been gravitating towards as I’ve been “greening” my beauty routine. I appreciate their commitment to using natural ingredients (the Tinted Lip Balm is 100% natural) and the eco-friendly packaging. I feel good using their products, and it’s made all the better when they deliver in the ways I want them to.