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.
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 Ulta.com soon.