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      11.06.2014 17:03
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      One of the best tinted lip balms out there!

      I really like this lip balm. It is moisturising and a bit waxy and leaves my lips really smooth. I also like the tingling sensation in my lips, which I assume comes from peppermint oil. The colour is very subtle and I can apply it without any mirror, so it''s great for applying it on the go. I have the shade Rhubarb and I find it very flattering, it is a bit red, but not "in your face"; it is very sheer. The packaging is also nice, although I think that some of the letter will be rubbed off if you keep it in your bag. There is also a good selection of colours and they are very subtle, so they are appropriate for teenagers. I also like the fact that it is very cheap, so you don''t have to worry in case you lose it. I honestly cannot see anything wrong with this product. People who dislike a waxy feeling may be put off, because it has a bit of wax and you can feel it when it is fading away. The smell is not great: it smells like wax and peppermint, but again, it is so subtle that I don''t have any problem with it.

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      01.08.2012 20:48
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      Definitely not for me

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      I have read a lot about Burt's Bees products over the years but have never tried any of the products. But after reading an article that endorsed this lip product I decided to check it out.

      Burt's Bees uses only natural ingredients in all its products, including beeswax, botanical and essential oils, herbs, flowers and minerals. The company doesn't test on animals. The company makes a full range of beauty products, including creams and lotions for babies, and a range for men.

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      A range of shades
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      This lip shimmer stick costs £5.99 at full price, but search about online as I found it for about half this price. It comes in nine colours starting at a white shimmery shade called champagne on through a full range of pinks and browns. Buying a coloured product online is always risky but I decided to take the plunge and went for guava, which appeared online to be a shimmery, slightly plummy pink.

      The balm promises to add "a kiss of colour and pearlised shine" to your lips, and to condition, smooth and highlight lips [with] a hint of colour". Ingredients include vitamin E, coconut and sunflower oils.

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      This shimmery balm comes in a stick format which is thinner than I had expected - it is thinner than a ChapStick, for example. The packaging is quite unusual - the main body of the stick is an orangey-yellow shade with a lid and base (that you twist) that reflects the shade inside.

      The lip balm inside is very pigmented and was more shimmery than I had expected - it is almost silvery in some lights. As I prefer either clear or very subtly-coloured products on my lips I was a bit worried about applying this...

      Applying this to lips it has a very rich, creamy texture - and also a minty taste that I hadn't expected. This doesn't really add anything to the product in my opinion, although it isn't unpleasant. It goes on really nicely and feels pleasant, and like it's giving a nice moisture boost to lips - and it has quite a soothing feel too.

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      But on my lips this looks truly awful! Once on it has a very pale shimmery pink look that doesn't suit me at all - in fact it looks hideous and slightly terrifying. It also didn't look very even - it had a slightly patchy look to it. This is a bit of a shame as the balm itself feels really nice on the lips and I think it would act as a good moisturiser for dry lips. But as soon as I saw myself in the mirror I wiped this off straight away - and annoyingly it does leave lots of tiny silver particles behind!

      So overall ... this seems to be a nice product and I really think it would be good for dry lips. However, the colour on me is absolutely dreadful and I don't really like the shimmer effect either so I won't be buying this again, even in another shade - and I also think it is pretty expensive at full price for what it is. So mine is heading for the bin sadly! Thanks goodness I didn't pay full price for it...

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        06.06.2012 12:03
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        get your lips a-tingling and covered in colour

        As I get slightly older I find that my lips need a little more moisturising,the bolder colours that I used to favour are becoming a bit of a no-no, and generally I'm more concerned about the products that I use in my beauty regime - if I can avoid unnecessary nasties even if it means paying a little bit more I do. Recently I've discovered Burt's Bees - lured by the offer of a £20 grab bag which gave me the opportunity to try out lots of Burt's Bees items, amongst which a few lip balms and lip shimmer in two shades, rhubarb and water melon. Since I got them I've used them daily and the promotion clearly worked in my case as I've put this product on my list of "must haves", so impressed am I by this item, which is £5.99 per stick if you buy it direct from Burt's Bees.

        To look at the lip shimmer isn't the most alluring of items - the recycled packaging is simple and the shimmer is narrower than the norm - the balm itself is probably about half a centimetre across. The no-fuss impression continues to the list of ingredients which are 100% natural (exact list via link at the bottom of this review), but include beeswax, various oils, including sunflower, earth pigments for colour, Vitamin E and also rosemary and peppermint oils. This does mean, in my experience, that coverage is quite good and the shimmer is very moisturising without being over oily. You get a definite tingle to your lips when applying this thanks I assume to the rosemary and peppermint which are definitely noticeable - it takes a bit of getting used to as it makes your lips feel minty fresh when you use it. I quite like this, but some people may find it off-putting. I like the fact that there are no nasties at all in the shimmer, and, like all Burt's Bees items it's non animal tested.

        I find the colour is strong enough to notice but not too dominant - the watermelon is, as you would expect quite pink and the rhubarb has a deeper colour to it in a red I really like. It's a hint of colour rather than a bold statement, with just the right amount of luminescence, enough to feel that you are wearing lipstick but not so much that it's very noticeable. The shimmer is quite light and easy to apply - I don't find there's any bleeding of the colour and though to be noticeable it does have to be reapplied quite a lot during the day, a little goes a long way. My lips are kept nicely moisturised and feel a lot healthier since I started using this. I love the fact that this shimmer is small and can be easily slipped into a handbag, also in hot weather it doesn't seem to melt easily - for me it feels like a good quality product.

        This shimmer is also available in brown tones - there are 11 colours in all. I will be trying out more in the range once I've used the two I have, and I really think they are a great item and well worth the rrp. The shimmer keeps my lips both looking and feeling good and is quick and easy to use - for me it's a real winner.


        http://www.burtsbees.co.uk/natural-products/lips-lip-colour/lip-shimmer.html

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          30.10.2011 18:07
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          Burts bees lip shimmer

          Burt's Bees products always do nice things to my lips. I love the look of their products and I think what attracts me the most is that they are attractively packaged and quite cute little products. They are all a yellow bee colour and feature a bee on the packaging as their logo.

          I use the normal beeswax lip balm that comes in a little tin if I want to repair my dry lips but for something a bit different and a bit fun I use their lip shimmers. The nice thing is though that even though these are more of a beauty product rather than the regular tin which I use as a repair they also work wonders for dry, cracked and basically horrible lips. Burt's bees say their lip shimmers will give you a kiss of colour and a pearlised shine. The lip shimmer contains natural ingredients such as vitamin E and coconut and sunflower oils. I know vitamin E is a really good healer and so this is probably why when applied to my lips it feels so good.

          I love the way in which this lip shimmer goes onto my lips, it smoothes on really well and gently glides across my lips and you can feel the conditioning start before you have even finished applying all the lip balm. The shimmer comes in a little tube and is in the form of a stick which is what you smooth across your lips so I think this is why it goes on so well. The oils contained in these lip shimmers I think also help them slide across your lips and add moisture without making them sticky or heavy feeling. After putting on this shimmer I do not need to reapply for ages as it really soaks into the lips well and keeps them well moisturised.

          Of course, the addition of a bit of colour is always welcome too. There is nothing worse than having dry lips but not being able to wear lipstick because I don't always feel fully dressed for say a night out without a little bit of lippy but I hate to put it on if I have cracked lips as it doesn't look very good so this is a great alternative. The shimmers come in 12 different colours, my favourite being the fig lip shimmer. This is a sort of plum colour and is a really nice different look although when this runs out I think I am going to get the rhubarb colour just for the fact that it is called rhubarb and I love rhubarb. Other colours include caramel and peony to name just a few.

          The colour is flat but does shimmer in the light so it's quite subtle, if you're looking for a lot of shine and the wow factor then you will not find it here but this give s a really nice even look to your lips. Apparently the formula contains luminescent earth pigments which add a hint of colour to the natural beeswax.

          Each shimmer stick costs £5.99 and is a product I recommend.

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            25.08.2011 20:31
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            I love it!

            One of the makeup artists that I am subscribed to on youtube recently reccomended this lip shimmer in a makeup tutorial so ofcourse I rushed out and bought it and it really is as good as she said. The lip shimmer is available from so many shops and can even be bought from Amazon. I bought mine in store from Boots to save on postage. There is a variety of shades/flavours to choose from including cocoa, toffee, caramel, watermelon, champagne, fig, etc. I have it in rhubarb and I love it. For the price (£5.99) it is amazing and I will be trying out all of the other flavours as soon as I have a bit of spare cash because it's not the cheapest product to buy in bulk.

            The lip shimmer packaging is adorable and mimics the Burt's Bees lipbalms but obviously it is quite a bit thicker and longer. It comes in a sturdy plastic 2.6g tube with the yellow burt's bees label wrapped around it and mine has red on the ends which is probably because I have it in rhubarb - with the other flavours the colours vary as obviously the colour reflects the flavour. The lip shimmer is basically a tinted lip balm which gives the lips a gorgeous, frosty look. The pigmentation of this balm is amazing and the gorgeous, very slight tingly feel it gives feels really refreshing and 'different'. It's really moisturizing and smells gorgeous (minty) - not synthetic at all. Unfortunetly the taste isn't great - not very sweet and quite waxy tasting but this is not a huge issue for me personally as the scent makes up for it - my boyfriend also loves it lol.

            As I said before the pigmentation is great and in my opinion it looks just like a sheer lipstick. The staying power is amazing and although it is nice and moisturizing it doesn't completely sink into the lips, it sort of leaves a thin layer if that makes sense which protects my lips and keeps them nice and moist. It doesn't highlight dry and cracked lips either which is a huge plus. It really lives up to its claims that it ''nourish and moisturizes' the lips. Applying this is easy as the tip is the perfect size to give quick and even coverage and the balm glides on smoothly, I only need one layer of this and it feels so fresh and lightweight. As you've probably guessed I can not reccomend this enough - if you haven't tried it yet, you need to!

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              01.08.2011 17:47
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              a lip balm that adds colour, moisture and a subtle shimmer.

              Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer

              I am always on the look out for products that will make my lips stand out a bit more. There quite big, but all they need is a bit more of a shimmering colour! That's where Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer comes into the picture! This product is not a lipstick, but it is not a normal lip balm. It is a lip balm with a hint of a shimmering colour. I am not a big lipstick fan, I think it's because I am not confident to smack on lots of colour to my lips, but I do like lip balms with a hint of colour, it is not so obvious that you are wearing anything on your lips, yet it still adds colour to your lips. So when I saw this in the shops I thought that It would be perfect for me. I got it from Downtown for around £6, but I have also had a look on the Boots website and it is being sold there for £5.99. In the stick there is 2.6 g.

              Burt's Bees is an American company which makes 'Earth Friendly' personal care products, such as lip balms, face washes, moisturisers, soaps and many more. They try to make as many products as they can out of natural ingredients, and they claim that half of their products are 100% natural. Burt's Bees also claim that most of their packaging is made out of recycled materials. And they also say that they don't test on animals. (All the information I have got about Bert's Bees have come from their website.)

              Now you know a bit more about Bert's Bees, I will tell you more about the Lip Shimmer. They come in 12 shades, there are some pinks, reds and some purple colours. There is also a colour called 'radiance' which is just a clear shimmer which you can use on its own, or layer it over another colour. The colour I got and will be reviewing is 'Watermelon' which is a pinky reddy colour. There is a colour for all most everyone, and I am sure that you could find at least one colour that you like.

              The Lip Shimmer claims to 'condition, smooth and highlight lips' and to 'nourish and moisturise your lips with natural ingredients.' Oh and add a hint of colour to your lips! Now what more could you want?

              The Lip Shimmer comes in a small thin cylinder stick. It is a very thin size, and it slips in to all of my pockets easily, it is also very lightweight. Because of the size and lightness you can carry this lip shimmer anywhere easily. The middle part of this stick is yellow, and then on the top and bottom of the stick is the colour of the lip shimmer you have chosen, so in my case at the top and bottom of the lip shimmer was the watermelon colour. I like that on the stick it shows you the colour so that you can choose carefully what colour you want. On the stick it tells you the shade and the ingredients. It also says that the tube is made from 92% recycled plastics. To get the lip shimmer to come out you pull off the coloured lid at the top, and then twist the coloured bit at the bottom until the lip shimmer rises. Then to get it back down you twist the bottom the other way. Simple really! I have had a few cases where I have twisted the lip shimmer out quite a bit and then it didn't twist back in, resulting in me losing quite a bit of the lip shimmer, which is very annoying! But it's fine if you only twist it out a bit. The best place to leave this lip shimmer is somewhere cool, as I have found that if I have left it out somewhere hot like in the sun, then the colour goes all soft and gooey, so make sure you store it somewhere away from heat.

              When applying this lip shimmer, I found it worked best when applied to lips that aren't dry, and are already quite moisturised. So sometimes I apply a tiny bit of Vaseline to my lips before applying the lip shimmer just so that the lip shimmer goes onto my lips a bit easier. When putting the actual lip shimmer on my lips, I found that if you apply it like a normal lip balm and just wipe it all over your lips, then the colour comes out too much. I think the best way to apply it, is to dab your finger in the colour and then gently apply it to your lips, or use a small lip brush. However whatever method you want to choose you only need a really small amount of the lip shimmer, otherwise you'll end up looking like a 6 year old who has attempted to put lipstick on and its ended up just all around their mouth!

              When the lip shimmer was being applied one of the things I noticed was the smell it had. It smelt really nice and minty, but not overpowering. It was a really pleasant smell, however it doesn't taste minty, which isn't a problem for me as I don't really tend to lick my lips! I also noticed that as it was being applied, it gave my lips a tingly feeling, which felt really nice!

              I was really happy with the results of the lip shimmer. The colour Watermelon look lovely on my lips. It was a pinky reddy colour, but not too red or too bright, it was a perfect shade that can be worn everyday without looking like your trying too hard, it's a nice casual colour. I also noticed that my lips were a little bit shimmery. It wasn't a really noticeable shimmer but a subtle shimmery effect which I loved, I was a bit scared that it was going to be really sparkly or something, but it was very subtle and grown up! My lips also looked nice and moisturised and healthy like this product had claimed. The colour stayed on my lips for quite a long time, but if it did come off a bit, it was easy to put back on as you can carry this lip shimmer with you anywhere, and it is not hard to apply. However all though the colour lasted a long time, after a bit the shimmer effect disappeared which was a dissapointment. This lip shimmer has lasted me a very long time, as although I lost a bit of it by twisting the product out too far, I only apply a tiny bit of colour when using this lip shimmer as you only need to apply a tiny bit, so it has lasted me a long time!

              Overall I would recommend this lip shimmer to you, the colour was lovely, the shimmer effect was nice, and my lips did look very moisturised and smooth! The only reason I have knocked back one star on this product is because of the price, I find that £6 is quite expensive for a lip shimmer, and I think it should be £4.00 - £4.50. But overall I think I would buy this again as I was very happy with the results, and it has lasted me a long time, I'm going to be experimenting with quite a few more colours!

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                31.08.2010 13:31
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                Burts Bees Shimmer in Raisin
                Okay, i understand that some people might get this and think'' omgoch its so dark and smeary'' well it is if you put it on wrong... this color is very awesome for a fall(autumn) and winter look, plus it hydrates your lips and gives a natural hint off peppermint smell off your lips.

                A lot of people when they try this they put it on as if it were lipstick and thinking that it will stay on like lipstick, well Burts Bees shimmer stick is not a lipstick and shouldn't be treated as if it were...this product is for people who don't like the thickness and gooey residue lipstick gives..This Product is a Tinted Lip Balm/Chap stick a little of it goes a long way.

                How to apply: use a small brush or pinky finger and apply a small amount of product on the brush(or pinky) then brush it on your lips , don't smack your lips together or you will get a kind of redness (as if you played with your lips to much) if you want it darker add another thin layer. this product is build-able.

                The Look: This makes you look like a natural version of snow white , it really gives you that pop of color so many people need in the autumn or winter with out it looking over done, you can hardly see the shimmer, to me it looks more mat then shimmery...for a lip chap/balm the tint of color on your lips stays on for a reasonable amount of time, the product is small enough to fit anywhere (pocket or other) and don't be fooled, it may be small but it last a long time if you use it the way i told you to.
                also it gives a tingly feeling on your lips but you get use to it its a nice tingling feeling.

                Overall: i paid about 3 pounds for mine on ebay and i really love it,i was scared at first that it would be too strong a color but it is very workable ,you can make it light to dark..it helps give you a mysterious edge.

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                24.02.2010 16:49
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                A very nice product, that's a little on the expensive side.

                Burt's Bees ~ Lip Shimmer ~ Nutmeg


                I am a frequent visitor to Martin Lewis's Money Saving Expert website and while on the site, I always visit the forums, where there is usually a bargain to be had.


                This one particular day someone was giving away a Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer, where all you had to pay was the postage and packing, and as a firm fan of Burt's Bees products I couldn't let the opportunity pass to try this product out.


                All of Burt's Bees products are based on natural ingredients and also the packaging is always made from recycled materials and can then be recycled after use. They claim to be 100% natural and their products are never tested on animals.


                When my Lip Shimmer arrived I have to admit that I was a little surprised at the size, only 2.6g, very small, as I do often use their Lip Balm and was expecting it to be the same size, however this was a 'freebie' so I can't complain. This is what Burt's Bees themselves say about this item:-



                "How it Works
                A kiss of colour and pearlised shine add a hint of glamour to our world famous lip balm. Condition, smooth & highlight your lips with our wonderful selection of seven shimmering shades. Luminescent earth pigments add a hint of colour to our natural beeswax lip balm to give your lips the lift they need. Nourish, moisturise and soothe your lips with natural ingredients like vitamin E and coconut and sunflower oils. It's time to pucker up with shimmery colour".



                When applied to my lips it felt surprisingly light and not at all sticky, it had a strange minty cooling effect that actually made the lips tingle for a while and took a while to wear off but it wasn't unpleasant.


                The colour was the shade of Nutmeg which being of dark hair and honey coloured complexion actually suited me very well, so I was very pleased with that. It gives the lips an impression of being luminescent, giving a natural sheen to the lips.


                Once the lip shimmer has worn off it leaves the lips feeling very soft, smooth and well moisturised.


                Ingredients :-

                This product contains Sunflower oil, castor oil, beeswax, candelila wax, lanolin, cocoa seed butter, tocopheryl acetate and tocopherol (vitamin E), peppermint oil, carnauba wax and rosemary leaf oil.



                This retails direct from the Burt's Bees website @ www.burtsbees.com for the price of £5.99 for 2.6g, which is a little pricier than most lip shimmers for its size, but as I received it for the price of the post and packing only I really can't complain. It is also being sold on Amazon at the moment for £5.87, not much of a saving though.



                I would probably not buy this product again given the price of it compared to others on the market and also given that it does no more than those said products. It is a pleasant lip balm that leaves your lips feeling nice and soft, but nothing special !



                For more products and information visit : www.burtsbees.com


                Thank you for reading.

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                  20.01.2010 12:42
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                  Not a bad product but doesn't really do what it claims

                  Although I am not an incredibly pale person I don't really have any colour in my face (that makes me sound odd!) what I mean by that is I don't have a natural blush or much colour in my lips and because of this I am always on the lookout for new products especially for the lips. I heard a lot of good things about Burts Bees and decided to buy from their lip shimmer range as it promised 'Lip Balm with a hint of luminescent colour' which was exactly what I was looking for as I'm not really one for full on Lipstick.
                  I bought a set of 4 for £8.99 in the colours Merlot, Raisin, Coffee and Champagne (each stick is 2.6g) it was a little bit more than I was planning to spend, but then again I had only been planning to buy 1!!

                  The Burt's Bees company has been around for 25 years and promotes the idea's of social responsibility, the environment and the use of natural products and that's why they use beeswax to condition lips rather than petroleum.

                  I received my 4 lip shimmers in a little plastic zip up pouch. The lip shimmers are quite thin little sticks, which would easily fit in a pocket (but don't put it in your pocket as it goes a bit weird if it gets hot, oil seems to separate from the colour). The label runs all the way around the stick and is bright yellow with Burt's Bees written in red and Lip Shimmer written in black. Very important for most people is the fact that it also says that the lip shimmers are not tested on animals and are 100% natural. They fit quite a list of ingredients on such a small stick, which are mainly a number of different waxes and oils, including peppermint oil. The lid and twist up base are the colour of the Lip Shimmer and I think it does a good job of accurately displaying the shade inside.

                  Its hard for me to know how long one lip shimmer would last for as I alternate but I have had them for about a year now and use 2 of them at least 2-3 times a week.

                  THE SHADES

                  Merlot- This was initially my favourite and is a very red shade. I used to have a Redcurrant lip balm from boots which had a hint of colour in it and this is almost exactly the same colour and I think Redcurrant is a better description of the colour.

                  Raisin-This is very similar to Merlot, but has a slightly browner tinge to it, this is probably my favourite at the moment as its not quite as obvious as Merlot.

                  Coffee- I really don't like this shade at all, it is orangey-brown and try as I might I cant imagine who this would suit. Every time I decide to give this shade a go I regret it and I have no idea why but there is something about this colour that reminds me of Liver!

                  Champagne- This is a white pearlescent shade, it doesn't come out white (unless you go overboard with it) I don't use this much. I just tend to put a dab of it on the bow of my lips as I read that putting a shimmery colour there makes your lips look bigger.

                  WHAT I LIKE

                  The Peppermint oil gives a nice cooling effect to the lips (which lasts a long time) and it smells minty when you first put it on, I didn't find that it tasted minty though.

                  I like at least two of the shades

                  I don't think there are many products on the market that offer a hint of colour in stick form, maybe more in gloss

                  WHAT I DON'T LIKE

                  This is described as Shimmer and is advertised as having a 'pearlised shine'. The 3 coloured Lip Shimmers are not shimmery or pearlised at all. I started to think that maybe you have to put the Champagne shade on top to get the pearlised look, but they sell them all separately as well as in a pack, so this cant be the case as not everyone will have the Champagne shade.

                  My lips seem to have to be in exactly in the right condition to put this on. If they are even slightly dry the colour will sit in the cracks and if they are too smooth the colour wont even go on my lips, except slightly around the edges.

                  It doesn't condition my lips as much as I had hoped, I put it on about an hour ago and the skin of my lips feels rough but waxy, as if the lip balm part of the lip shimmer is just sitting on top.

                  They dont go on very evenly so I have to use a mirror as even though they are not as strong as lipstick it would still look weird if the coverage was uneven.


                  So I would say that I am disappointed with this product. If they just advertised it as Lip colour, I think it would be acceptable, but as it is advertised as a pearlised Lip Shimmer and Lip Balm and fulfils neither of these claims I would say that I am not impressed.

                  They are £2.99 sold seperately

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                    Love it!

                    Burt's Bees are an American-based company, but their products are readily available in the UK. They pride themselves on creating products that are made with natural ingredients as far as possible, as well as packaging made from recycled materials, most of which can then be easily recycled again. I've loved all the products in their range that I've used so far, however I've always had to buy them on the internet as I couldn't get them locally. But recently I was delighted to discover that a local shop has started to sell some of the range and to celebrate I decided to treat myself to a tube of lip shimmer.


                    ++INGREDIENTS++
                    One thing I love about Burt's Bees is that they put a "natural bar" on their packaging which tells you just how much of the product is natural. In this case the lip balm is 100% natural and is registered with the Natural Products Association.

                    The ingredients may be natural, but they have managed to cram LOADS of them into such a tiny product! However they are mainly oils which makes sense as they give it hydrating properties. The colour comes from earth pigments.

                    This product would be suitable for vegetarians but not vegans as it contains beeswax.


                    ++PACKAGING++
                    The product comes in a 2.6g stick which is about 8cm long. It has the classic retro-style Burts Bees yellow honeycomb pattern and logo as well as symbols telling you that the product is natural and the packaging recyclable. It has a red cap which is easy to pull off and on, and a yellow "twister" at the bottom that you use to twist the balm up. The downside to this is that if you twist it too far its near impossible to get it back down so be careful! The stick is a convenient size, easy to slip into your handbag or pocket.


                    ++RANGE++
                    Lip Shimmer is currently available in eleven shades including watermelon, guava, peony, caramel and fig. The shade I am reviewing is Peony.


                    ++THE SMELL++
                    This product is minty! So if you're not a fan of mint, avoid. It tastes and smells of mint which I really like and don't find too overpowering but it definitely would be too much for a mint hater!


                    ++THE PRODUCT++
                    I hadn't a clue which shade to go for so I went for peony which didn't seem too dark. I'm not a lipstick wearer but I like lip balms that have a hint of colour in them. This balm is easy to apply, it slicks on and leaves my lips feeling moisturised but not too greasy and gives them a healthy dark pink tint. The strong mint presence from the peppermint oil means that my lips tingle a bit when I first apply the balm but it's quite a pleasant feeling and doesn't last long. The colour and the moisturising effect both last for a while. Its hard to say how long as it depends on how much you eat or drink but I would say that on average I apply a think coat five or six times a day. I'm not sure how long a stick would last for but it's not a product you need much of; once over each lip is enough, so I would imagine it would last a while.


                    ++PRICE AND AVAILABILITY++
                    Readily available online for £5.99 and is probably available in most Burt's Bees stockists.


                    ++CONCLUSION++
                    I like this product a lot as it is the perfect size and gives great moisturising coverage as well as adding a hint of colour. It has a pleasant scent and I find the price quite reasonable although it may be deemed as a bit pricey for some.

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                      06.06.2009 02:17

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                      beautiful natural lip products

                      Originally tried when a slick of lip shimmer was offered to me by a friend, this cool minty tinted balm by Burts Bees are an amazing natural beauty product. These balms feel very light to wear, adding natural yet noticeable colour and surprisingly long lasting for a lip moisturising product. Conversely to lipsticks, this products do not dry ones lips out at all, and though shiny they do not make lips sticky or caked with products.
                      Several colours exist, including Watermelon, Nutmeg and Raisin, all being varying natural berry shades - a gift set is also available of 5 lip shimmers.
                      Like all Burts Bees products, focus is drawn to the natural ingredients of the makeup and it's care towards ones skin, a welcome change from chemicals and harsh colourants of many modern products. These Burts Bees Lip Shimmers would make an ideal present for fashionista and nature lover alike, suitable for all ages and very reasonably priced.

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                      08.03.2009 13:16
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                      worth it if you can get over the taste

                      ****Burts bees lip shimmer****

                      One of my friends keeps on going on about how great burts bees is so with her birthday coming up i decided to buy her a set -Burt's Bees Radiance Healthy Glow Kit .After receiving it she tried this product once then decided she didn't like it (too minty)so she gave it to me.

                      **Packaging**
                      Burts bees products tend to be 100% all natural. The packaging has an old fashion look to it down to the font used. It is really compact so it will fit into the smallest of handbags. It is actually the exact same length as a debit card and as thick as the chip on cards. The tube itself is twisty so when you want more you can just twist it up. It is hard to get it to go back down though so don't do it to much.
                      With something this small is is hard to believe that they can get all the ingredients on it but they do. I think this is good as you can see that it is very natural,it can only be good that the list is so small and what you can see is things like sun flower oil etc.

                      **Using it**
                      The first thing you notice when you put it on is how minty it is. This is quite strong so this might be off putting, i mean it put my friend off!!If you can get over this it does fade and i think it is worth it as it leaves your lips feeling soft. I don't like the taste of it as much as i like other lip balms such as lancome juice tubes.

                      The kind i got was called radiance and was quite see through. I like the natural look but they also offer coloured ones for those who like to add colour to their lips.
                      This does last quite a while - as long as the more expensive brands.

                      **Price**
                      Checking the Internet this costs £5.95 for it on its own. I paid £15.99 for a kit so obviously this is a much better option if you like more than 1 item in the range.

                      Overall i do quite like it. I like how it is natural and how it softens your lips. I did not really like the taste and i think it is a bit expensive.

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                    • Product Details

                      Lip Balm with a hint of luminescent colour / Creatively kissable colour to cheer about / Soft, Shimmering shine and limitless luscious colour /