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Burt's Bees is one of my favourite skincare brands and the beeswax lip balm is one of my beauty essentials, as it works miracles on dry, chapped skin. Burt's Bees are an american company who's products are 100% natural, environmentally friendly and animal friendly, so some pretty good credentials. While in Debenhams just after Christmas, I noticed a gift set of 2 Burt's Bees tinted lip balms for £6.99. Since the individual lipbalms sell for £5.99 each, I thought this was a great deal. I have been a fan of tinted lip balms since my early teenage years when I used to buy the Boots Natural Collection red tinted lipbalm, so there was an nostalgic element to my purchase as well. I don't wear much makeup, and I don't like the feel of a lot of lip glosses so a hint of colour, while giving me the protection of a lipbalm seems like a great idea to me. The lipbalms themselves are packaged in a quite chunky tube, with the individual colour shown on the end of the brown tube. I was slightly worried when I first looked at these that this was the size of the lipbalm, making it very chunky and hard to apply, but upon opening the box, the smaller tube dropped out. The stick of lipbalm is the same brown colour, with very little information, just that it's a Burt's Bees product and a tinted lip balm in white letters, the colour in a deep red, and 100% natural in smaller, yellow letters under the colour. The lipbalm itself is a light reddish colour, with a hint of shimmer. The lipbalm smells lovely, a sort of fruity smell. It goes on easily, and the colour isn't too strong, it just leaves a nice natural looking red tint, with a slight sheen. It looks quite a dark red in the tube, but it's a nuch more natural colour after application. It doesn't feel sticky or greasy, although it's not kissproof, but that's not an issue for me! It also lasts well, and has a nice taste (as I have a tendancy to lick my lips!). It's not as moisturising or tingly as the beeswax peppermint lipbalms, but this does a good job, and is great for those days where you don't want to wear lipstick and still want a touch of colour. It is available in various shades, I have this and the Red Dahlia and I love them. http://www.burtsbees.co.uk for further information.
Burt's Bees has to be one of my all time favourite brands when it comes to skin care. It is a brand I always return to, and I have trialled many of their excellent natural products. The fact that their products are produced using natural ingredients that are cruelty free appeals to me. Their products have always delivered good results, and have proved to be excellent value for money. Plus they always smell great, too. When it comes to skin care I like to have all bases covered to ensure my skin is kept soft, supple and in good condition. I much prefer a natural look for the day time, so I like to know I have good skin moisturisers to give me a gentle glow. I always wear a lip balm each an everyday, as I like to have soft lips with a bit of sheen. Burt's Bees quite possibly produce the finest lip balms as far as I'm concerned. No other lip balm feels and looks as good on my lips, and I've tried a fair few. I have used many of the Burt's Bees lip balms. When I noticed the tinted lip balms on offer in their range, I couldn't resist. I do like to keep my lips looking subtle, yet pretty for the day, and this provides the perfect combination - a hint of colour with moisturising properties. The lip balm is contained within a small box that is the same shape as the lip balm, with a protective film for hygiene. Inside the box is a regular lip balm tube that is brown in colour with limited information on the tube. The only important information that is needed and displayed is the fact that it is 100% natural. I purchased this lip balm from a large Debenhams store for a reasonable £5.99. There were two options available to choose from, and I plumped for Hibiscus. Many other on-line retailers stock many other varieties for around the same price. I was eager to try it out and wasted no time. Lifting the lid you are met with a gorgeous rich Hibiscus balm that smells divine with its soft floral scent. The tinted lip balm is said to moisturise and condition lips whilst giving a bit of colour. It is enriched with Shea butter and botanical waxes, so I know it is going to be excellent as far as moisturising is concerned. The balm is easy to apply to the lips and glides easily and effortlessly giving even coverage. It is denser that their other lip balms and it doesn't have that minty tingly feeling that I have come to expect from their lip products, rather it has a soft feeling. My lips feel conditioned and moisturised and the colour is pretty, yet subtle, perfect for giving a natural look for the summer and autumn months. The lip balm looks and feels wonderful upon the lips. One coat on the lips lasts incredibly well, and even once it wears away it leaves my lips feeling soft and silky. It certainly cares for my lips which is just what I want from a lip balm, whilst it gives me a subtle hint of colour - perfect. Don't expect it to tint the lips, it just adds a soft, subtle colour that is ideal for a natural look that is easy to achieve. This lip balm is a winner with me, and would make a lovely gift.
I bought this tinted lip balm from John Lewis, during a lunchtime when I was having a particularly bad day at work and ended up spending far too much on random things I don't really need! Anyway, I've been trying to make a bit more effort with my make-up lately, but I'm not a fan of lipsticks or lip glosses unless it's for evening use, so I stumbled across this and thought I'd give it a try. The lip balm cost me £5.65, which is more than I'd usually pay for a normal lip balm. As it was tinted, however, I justified it on the basis it would fulfil two purposes. I already use Burts Bees (non-tinted) lip balm, so I knew this would provide good moisturisation even if the colour wasn't great. As it turns out, it's exactly what I was looking for. The product comes in an adorable cardboard tube, which I haven't quite brought myself to throw away yet despite the fact I'll probably never use it again now the lip balm is in constant use. It does, however, make it a little more special, meaning that you could buy this as a present for someone and it would be a nicely presented gift to receive. The lip balm comes in the usual tube with a twist base. The tube is brown and rather classy looking. The colour I opted for was Hibiscus, as they only had a few in the store, but looking online it's available in many different colours, so there should be one to suit everyone. This colour is a darkish pink colour, not quite red or brown but somewhere in the middle. The lip balm glides onto the lips really nicely and isn't remotely sticky or gloopy. It just feels really natural. The colour gives a nice sheen, and looks subtle but you can tell it's there. This colour is quite natural looking anyway, as I like my look to be as natural as possible, but if you were more daring one of the darker colours would be worth a try. The colour looks quite vibrant, though, and gives my lips a bit of life. The best thing about this lip balm is that it doesn't need reapplying very often. I thought at first the colour would probably wear off pretty quickly, and I'd end up having to reapply the lip balm more often than I would if it wasn't coloured. When wearing it, however, I notice it stays for a good few hours, and the other night I applied it after my tea, and it showed up on the towel later that evening when I washed my face! The lip balm has a very slight smell and taste to it, but nothing so strong that would put me off wearing it. It's a lot more subtle than the non-tinted Burts Bees lip balm which smells of honey. This is what puts me off wearing lipstick a lot of the time, I just can't stand the smell and taste of all that unnatural stuff on my lips. This tinted lip balm is really easy to wear, you don't even need to look in the mirror to reapply it, and it also keeps your lips lovely and moisturised to avoid those cracked, flaky lips. What more could a girl ask for?