August 29, 2017

Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick is a new line of moisturizing lipstick with a glossy finish that contains raspberry and moringa oil as well as mimosa flower wax to provide long-lasting moisture and beautiful color to lips.

As you know, Burt’s Bees already has a full line of color cosmetics but for Fall 2017 they launched a selection of six shades with a glossy finish to add to their permanent line.

This formula and finish is a refreshing change from the constant matte lipsticks we keep seeing!

Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below.

These come in a lightweight plastic barrel that has a honeycomb design gracing the front. Each lipstick is 0.12 oz in size and will set you back $9 a shade but there are so many sales at Ulta, drugstores, etc…you’ll likely never pay full price for these. As with the original lipstick these have the same faulty packaging that doesn’t completely swivel down. They ALMOST completely swivel down but unfortunately, the tip still remains visible which means if you’re clumsy you can easily slice a chunk off when replacing the top. I wish they would have fixed this fault with the new formula but sadly they haven’t.

These contain 100% natural ingredients and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, SLS or synthetic fragrances and not tested on animals.

I questioned if they really needed to add these to their collection as they just recently introduced the Burt’s Bees Gloss Lip Crayon a few months ago. But hey, I’m all about glossiness so, I guess bring it on!

The new formula is as great as the original with an easy glide on lips that has a thicker, balmy consistency that give lips a lovely touch of moisture. I explained in my original review they didn’t really feel like a lipstick but more like a high-end lip balm. The new version does as well! They have a lighter, balmy texture that feels very comfortable on my drier lips. Color applies smooth and evenly without falling into my natural lip lines or migrating during the four hour wear time. The color pay off seems a little sheerer compared to the original line but is definitely pigmented enough to leave gorgeous, opaque color behind. There is a slightly faint fruity flavor and fragrance but it’s a natural one that likely comes from the raspberry oil. Sensitive users likely won’t even notice!

I wouldn’t call the finish super shiny or glossy. The original formula has a good deal of shine on its own and these might have a LITTLE tiny touch more but all in all not a lot has changed with the texture, consistency, or finish. That might have disappointed me slightly because it just seems like they added new shades to their line up versus actually creating glossier version of the original formulation. These have a nice sheen but again, nothing too glossy or shiny as I expected them to be.

Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick Swatches (Nude Rain and Blush Ripple)

Burt’s Bees Nude Rain Glossy Lipstick

Burt’s Bees Nude Rain Glossy Lipstick

Burt’s Bees Blush Ripple Glossy Lipstick

Burt’s Bees Blush Ripple Glossy Lipstick

All in all, Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick is just as good as the original with a tiny touch more shine. Unfortunately, there’s room for disappointment here if you were expecting a super glossy finish lipstick as that’s not quite what you’ll get. On the upside, you will enjoy a hydrating lipstick that applies easily, wears strongly, and give lips a gorgeous pop of color and a hint of glossiness. If you liked the original lipstick line no doubt you’ll like these just as much.

Burt’s Bees Glossy Lipstick should be launching soon at drugstores and You can also get them now at

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

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  • Heidi

    I really like the original lipsticks so I’m all for these, but hoping I can resist temptation. (Likely not.) That they’re not super glossy is fine for me. I mainly like sheer glossy lipsticks. I also wish they’d fixed the packaging where that bit of tip sticks out the top. After enough uses I guess that problem fixes itself, but I have so many lipsticks it takes a while.

  • Dani

    Oh these are right up my ally! Yes! I didn’t love the finish of the others, but these look great.