REVIEW: Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks

by - May 07, 2019

After years of matte lips being very much the trend, I feel like we're distinctly moving into glossier, juicier looking lips as the standard. Admittedly, though I've always been a matte lips kind of a girl, I'm really here for the more creamy formulas that make my lips look plump and healthy. Recently, I got the chance to try out the Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks* and I was super excited about it, because one of my all time favorite lip products is actually from Burt's Bees and I had high hopes that these would live up to that one. 

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Burt’s Bees® Liquid Lipsticks glide on smoothly for an intense hit of colour. This long-wearing formula delivers all-day moisture leaving lips looking lush and healthy. This 100% natural, liquid lipstick contains conditioning Apricot and Babassu Oil, Shea Butter and essential fatty acids to maintain soft, happy lips.

I just want to take a minute and talk about the packaging, because I feel like Burt's Bees really does it up right with their lipsticks. Though this component is pretty simple, a square plastic tube, it feels quite sturdy and a lid that audibly clicks into place when it's closed. Along with really modern, simple branding that is subtle but still has a little bit of flare, the tube also has some really pretty honeycomb detailing on the side. I love that they decided to go with brown for the cap, because it maintains the sleekness of black but, to my mind, also helps to distinguish their products as being naturally derived as well. 

The small, triangular sponge tip applicator is also really well thought out for this product, in my opinion. It holds just the right amount of product for me to get good coverage on my lips without getting goopy and the point of the tip is really great for getting a precise line. When it comes to a highly pigmented liquid lipstick, I think that the shape and size of the applicator is doubly important because you really need to be able to get precision and to not overload the lips with product. 

When it comes to the formula, I think it's really, really top notch if this is a type of formula that you're into. I would definitely describe it as your sort of melted down cream lipstick type of formula, which applies a little bit more creamy and rich but performs, wears and looks like a traditional lipstick. It's really, really comfortable on the lips and feels like it has some hydration to the formula, keeping my lips feeling good. I wouldn't really say it's a lightweight formula, but it also isn't heavy or goopy. In fact, I would compare the feeling of wearing it to having a really rich, non-sticky lip balm on. 

As far as wear time is concerned, I'd say it's pretty in line with a traditional lipstick, but one that wears quite well. I'm a lip smacker, personally, so creamy lip products tend not to last super long on me, but I'd say this sticks around for quite a good amount of time and wears away quite evenly without traveling outside the lip line. 

Top To Bottom: Wine Waters, Drenched Dahlia, Flushed Petal, & Sandy Seas

Now, as much as I love this formula, I have to say that for me that love tends to be quite shade specific and I personally very much prefer the lighter shades to the bolder or deeper shades (at least in terms of the four that I've tried so far.) This actually seems to be the case for me with a lot of liquid lipsticks, both the matte variety and these more creamy versions. When you apply the deeper shades, you need a little bit more opacity than these offer to get a smooth, even coat of lipstick so those shades can be a little bit harder to work with. For me, the shade Sandy Seas is an absolute dream and I've literally worn it at least a dozen times as I've been testing it out. Flushed Petal is also going to be a shade that I know I'll reach for a lot in the coming months because it's really a perfect spring pink.

This formula is available in 12 shades ranging from really soft neutrals to bold reds and berry shades. 

Overall, I have to say I'm pretty enamoured of this formula and have every intention of picking up at least a few more shades for my collection. The formula is really, really beautiful and I genuinely enjoy the experience of having them on my lips. Personally, I prefer the lighter, more nude shades and those are the ones that I would recommend, but I honestly feel like this is just such a great formula that it's worth trying out in whatever shade you choose.

The Burt's Bees Liquid Lipsticks* are available now at local retailers!

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