Burt’s Bees fans rejoice we have a chubby lip pencil from the brand! The New Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon is a chubby twist up pencil available in six shades that are launching at drugstores for Summer 2014.
Take a look!
The Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon promises a creamy, full coverage matte finish formula. I tried two shades that I purchased for $8.99 each at Walgreens (with a $1.50 off each thanks to a coupon on the display).
Honestly, if you want matte and creamy I’d go with Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm at around the same price because Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons disappointed me. I read a few posts about these on forums and other blogs and it was a lot of raving so I did question myself several times about not liking them but in the end I’m actually returning them….! I have other chubby pencils that I like considerably more with a formula that’s way nicer. These, unfortunately, just didn’t do it for me because I’m darn dry lips!
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon Swatches (left to right: Napa Vineyard and Niagara Overlook)
On a more positive note they do have a lot going for them!
First off they have excellent pigmentation. I tried two shades and both offered fully opaque color built on two layers. They have absolutely no taste of flavor and are apparently 100% natural. They also wear for a very long time. I can get four hours at least from these but I did notice that the darker color I tried, Napa Vineyard, was a creeper so it liked to migrate around my upper lip line, nothing a little lipliner won’t prevent though! It’s a gorgeous bright warmer red though which excellent pigmentation! The second shade I tried was Niagara Overlook which was nice MLBB (my lips but better pink).
Burt’s Bees Niagara Overlook Bees Lip Crayon
Burt’s Bees Napa Vineyard Lip Crayon
I didn’t like them because they kinda tug during application and they feel quite dry on my lips! Almost immediately after application my lips feel like cardboard. If you have drier lips they aren’t going to be your best friend. You can aid the application by applying lip balm prior and gloss after for more shine.
Burt’s Bee’s Lip Crayons are likely going to be a hit or a miss with users. I see them as being a miss for those that have drier lips as they do tug during application and accentuate drier areas. However, they do have excellent pigment and a longer wear. For me it was a miss but I’m curious to see who they might be a hit with and why!
Do share if you tried them!