November 29, 2016

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil Review & Swatches

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Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil are one of three new lip products that Burt’s Bees has in the works for the Spring 2017 season. I already told you about the Burt’s Bees Flavor Crystals Lip Balm but there’s also a new Gloss Lip Crayon which is a new finish from the original Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon.

The brand continues to produce a variety of lip products such as the recently released Burt’s Bees Lipstick. I always find myself wishing they’d venture further into color cosmetics as some of what they have done recently is quite good (aside from that mishap with the Flavor Crystal Lip Balm yak!).


Lip oils had a brief drugstore makeup trend early in Spring 2015 with the launch of the Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment and later on with Kiko’s Heatwave Lip Oil and the more recent Essence Prettifying Lip Oil, Yes To Miracle Primrose Lip Oil, and Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Lip Oil Duo.


Like many drugstore lip oils I tried, I don’t think Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil is going to make any major waves in your moisturizing lip product world but it is a nice product to pick up if you find it on sale. The brand launched these in six shade selections each of which comes housed in a click pen with an attached lip brush. I really like the packaging with the attached lip brush as it reminds me of my beloved Stila Lip Glazes but I realize this isn’t a packaging everyone loves. Each lip oil is pretty small at 0.04 oz for $9.99 each at Walgreens. I’d highly recommend waiting on a sale as the formula isn’t an uneventful one. I like to have these in my desk drawer and makeup bag because they are great for very light moisture, quick, sheer color, and are perfect when I can’t bothered to reapply lipstick and lipgloss.

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil (Caramel Coral, Crimson Breeze, and Rustling Rose)

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil (Caramel Coral, Crimson Breeze, and Rustling Rose)

The formula is a very thin, runny consistency but it applies smoothly and evenly on my drier lips. All the shades I tried had a nice bit of color that was sheer but noticeable on my lips. However, they kind of all look the same so, I only took one photo of the shade Crimson Breeze on my lips. The original application’s finish is quite shiny but the color settles down after about 20 minutes and the shine wears down to more of a light sheen. I think “lip oil” can be deceiving as I know I think, “oh, oil, moisture!” But these are very, very lightly hydrating. They wear pleasantly but, this might sound odd, they feel a little sandy on my lips! But it isn’t an unpleasant feeling, just odd for a lip oil. They wear for a rather short time, around an hour or so and shorter if you’re doing a lot of talking. I know weird right? But if you’re speaking to clients for long periods at a time the way I am they seem to wear away fast.


Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil might be worth a purchase if you can get them on sale but all in all the formula isn’t groundbreaking or eventful at all. Light moisture, sheer tint, and easy application might tempt you to store one in your desk drawer but there’s nothing majorly eventful here.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil is launching now at drugstores and should be available at soon.

Tried them?

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I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Wendy

    Do they smell funky? Everything I get from them has a really weird smell — like their BB Cream is awesome — if you can get past the smell LOL

    • Isabella Muse

      To me it tastes like cardboard but with a slight juice note in the background but no smell really, just a weird flavor! BB Cream? Really? I never noticed a smell with it! Well, that’s not true, sometimes brands like Jadilla J have that charmin toilet paper scent! haha!

      • Susan

        “Tastes like cardboard with a slight juice note” — LOL, you sound like one of those wine snobs! But seriously, these don’t impress me. I want to like Burt’s Bees products more than I usually do, although I cannot live without their Lemon Cuticle Cream.

        Totally off topic — have you heard anything about a Peanut Butter & Honey palette from Too Faced? thx

        • Isabella Muse

          haha! Likewise on the Lemon Cuticle Cream 😀 I haven’t! I imagine Summer but don’t quote me. People keep saying Spring but TF has a lot going on this Spring and I see the PBHoney coming out as more of a Summer release! Don’t quote me though!

  • Heidi

    Those are cute, but if that’s what the deepest shade you purchased looks like on your lips, it’s not much color payoff. If I can find them on sale or snag a good coupon, it might be worth purchasing. But then again for a few more dollars I can get an Urban Decay lipstick …

  • Mary Wilkes

    I was sent one Burts Bees Tinted Lip Oil to try. I liked the product, although I don’t feel it does any better job than any of the Burts Bees Lip Balm and it is more expensive so I don’t think I would buy it unless it was on sale. I liked the feel of it on my lips. I live in Arizona so my lips are quite dry and really need moisturizing. I found that I was constantly putting on the Tinted Lip oil because it didn’t last very long.

    • Mary Wilkes

      I tried the Burts Bees Tinted Lip Oil. I liked it but I will continue to use the Lip Balm. I feel that Tinted Lip Oil does not last very long. It does a good job while it lasts though. My lips are quite dry and really need moisturizing. I found with the Lip Oil that I was constantly putting it on. The Lip Oil is more expensive so unless it was on sale, I would not buy it.

  • Heidi

    I finally spotted this in store, with a coupon next to it, so I splurged. (It helped that I had a $5 off $25 purchase at CVS, too, so I added this to my cart to bump the total up and nail the discount. You know, that kind of fuzzy math where I convince myself I got it for a couple bucks as opposed to $9…) It’s not bad, but the color payoff (I got the rose) is pretty weak. It feels nice on the lips, though.
    Where this would really shine is if they had a clear version and sold it as cuticle oil.

  • Luane Harding

    Just bought one… it is completely empty! No color, no oil… just a brush!

  • Aussie

    I saw this product at the drug store.
    I was so excited to see the new product!
    but i wasn’t sure if this was worth purchasing it as the testers did not work.
    Thank you for your wonderful review!
    I want to get one cuz i am a massive burt’s bee fan!
    But I am not sure which shades to get hehe
    Any recommendations? I always by ‘Rose’ in tinted lip balm range and ‘cherry’ of lip shimmer.

    • Isabella Muse

      oh my pleasure! 🙂 Honestly, the shades all look very much the same on my lips 🙂 the Crimson Breeze is def a nice one if you like cherry-ish shades 🙂