Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in ‘Ruby Moon’
The first time I’ve heard about the Burt’s Bees brand was through their lip balms, then I found out about their skin care, body, baby products. To be quite honest, before I became a beauty blogger, I only know a few things about Burt’s Bees. And them having their own lip gloss line is one of the things I didn’t know about.
Rich, pearlized color combines with natural oils rich in nutrients to leave your lips soft, shiny and 100% naturally beautiful.
• Delivers rich pearlized color with high impact shine
• Enriches with nourishing oils
• Promotes healthy looking and beautiful lips
• Available in 12 gorgeous shades
Truth be told, despite my lipstick hoarding problems, lip glosses aren’t really my fave. I don’t like the feeling it gives me, I don’t like the stickiness, I don’t like how sometimes slimy they are (yes, I said it. Slimy). Like I said, lip glosses aren’t my fave. But don’t get me wrong. I don’t dismiss them either. There are still lip glosses that I really like those Nyx Butter Glosses. I guess it really depends.
The packaging of this product is very simple and straightforward which is something that I prefer in a lip gloss. The color of the tube remains true to color. It comes with a doe-foot applicator so it’s easy to use.
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Glosses come in 12 shades and I believe they’re all available locally. This particular lip gloss is more of a berry-red lip color. It’s very wearable and it definitely matches the Fall and Winter season. If you’re looking for some darker glosses to top off your usual red lippies then this would be it. The lip gloss is not as pigmented when worn by itself. However it still provides your lips that pinkish “my lips but better” shade. Definitely something you can wear for your “no-makeup makeup look”.
The formula is very moisturizing so I prefer to use this alone, especially for days when I go for minimal makeup. If you know me, I like priming my lips with a lip balm before applying ANY lip product but with this one, I totally skip doing that. It’s also a bit sticky compared to my other lip glosses. In fact, this is the most sticky lip gloss I own. BUT! BUT! BUT!!! I don’t own sticky lip glosses and if I do, I give them away. This is not overwhelmingly sticky. It’s bearable and it also helps prolong the staying power of the product itself.
Due to it’s doe foot applicator, it’s very easy to apply and blend. You can also layer it up to your preferred intensity. Same goes when using it as a topper for your other lip products.
I like how this product does not emphasize the lines of my lips. Another thing that I don’t like about lip glosses is that they can really show those lines and really emphasize how dry my lips are. But with this lip gloss, instead of showing those flaws, it moisturizes my lips and it hides them. As for the longevity, because I drink a lot, this only lasted me for only an hour. Therefore, retouching is absolutely necessary. Keep in mind though that this is a lip gloss. You’re bound to encounter such issues when it comes to using a lip gloss. Longevity will always be an issue.
Oops.. I forgot to lift the sticker in order to show the ingredients
INGREDIENTS: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), aroma (flavor)*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, silica, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, jojoba esters, ammonium glycyrrhizate, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil. +/- (May contain): CI 77163 (bismuth oxychloride), CI 77861 (tin oxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77019 (mica), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77947 (zinc oxide). *natural flavor
Burt’s Bees is known for their all-natural ingredients and this lip gloss is not an exception. As for the scent, it has a sweet subtle, honey-like scent. To be quite honest, I wasn’t a fan at first, but you’ll get used to it. It’s not overwhelming.
Simple, straightforward packaging
Easy doe-foot applicator
The line offers 12 gorgeous shades
All natural ingredients
Very moisturizing formula
Doesn’t dry out my lips
Easy to apply, blend and build
Gives your lips a pinkish “my lips but better” shade
Excellent topper for dark red lipsticks
Does not emphasize the dry lines of my lips
All shades available locally
Not as pigmented
A bit sticky
Has a sweet honey-like scent which may throw off people who doesn’t like scented cosmetics
Does not last long (understandable :P)
Price is a bit steep for a lip gloss
Despite its cons, I really do like this lipstick. It’s a great pick me up for days when you really don’t want to wear a lot of makeup but you still would like to look fresh and somehow ‘made-up’. It’s also very moisturizing and feels like a lip balm (with some stickiness on the side). I also like how easy it is to use whether you use it on its own or you use it on top of any other lippie. It’s very versatile.
Other shades of course. You know me. I love me some plums and nudes
• Product Name | Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss
• Shade | Ruby Moon • Price | Php 700 (Approx. $15)
• Avalability | Beauty Corner & their website
Overall, those are my thoughts about the Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss in ‘Ruby Moon’. As previously mentioned, I’m not really into lip glosses, but let’s just say that when a lip gloss impresses me, you’ll know.
How about you? What’s your favorite lip gloss? Let me know.
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