Wearing lip color is something I’ve come around to gradually. I used to shun it entirely, thinking it looked too unnatural and “makeup-ey,” but then I realized that what I really didn’t like was the sheen of true lipstick, which I still am not a that into. That said, I do love the effect a… View Article

Review: Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons

Lip Color Review

sedona sands Burt’s Bees
hawaiian smolder Burt’s Bees
niagara overlook Burt’s Bees
napa vineyard Burt’s Bees

Wearing lip color is something I’ve come around to gradually. I used to shun it entirely, thinking it looked too unnatural and “makeup-ey,” but then I realized that what I really didn’t like was the sheen of true lipstick, which I still am not a that into. That said, I do love the effect a bit of bright color has on my face, and so I started wearing tinted lip balm more and more and now have graduated to wearing lip crayons, which are like tinted lip balm’s older sister. It still has the natural texture of a lip balm but packs more of a punch with the color. The Burt’s Bees variety has become my absolute favorite on the market, and so I thought I’d do a little roundup of my favorite shades.

burts bees sedona sands review
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burts bees sedona sands review
sedona sands Burt’s Bees

Sedona Sands is a lovely neutral shade. You might look at this picture and think that I might as well not be wearing anything, but check out this picture where I really am not wearing any color. See the difference? This shade gives me a nice subtle splash of color, perfect for daily wear at work or an a casual weekend outing.

burts bees sedona sands review
burts bees sedona sands reviewburts bees sedona sands review
burts bees sedona sands review
hawaiian smolder Burt’s Bees

Hawaiian Smolder is definitely my favorite shade for spring. The pop of pink is just so cute. You can see how I’ve worn it with several spring looks this year here and here. I particularly like it paired with girly prints and colors to just amp up the overall femininity of the color. I think it pairs particularly well with Parisian-chic looks, like stripes, flared skirts, and ballet flats.

burts bees sedona sands review
burts bees sedona sands reviewburts bees sedona sands review
burts bees sedona sands review
niagara overlook Burt’s Bees

Niagara Overlook is my favorite shade for a bolder red color that’s not too bold. You’ll see below that Napa Vineyard, while lovely, is far too red and bright for daily wear. Niagara Overlook is a shade I can wear to work or on a casual outing when I want a nice red lip that’s not too over the top. Its probably my most worn shade on the blog–you can see examples of it here, here, here, here, and here.

burts bees sedona sands review
burts bees sedona sands reviewburts bees sedona sands review
burts bees sedona sands review
napa vineyard Burt’s Bees

Napa Vineyard is a shade that got a lot of wear back in December. It pairs quite well with bolder, darker winter colors or truly glammed-up evening looks. You can see me wearing it here and here in holiday party outfits. If the color feels to bold to you, but you still want to do something like this, I recommend applying it then wiping a bit off with a Kleenex. This method significantly decreases how fierce the color is, and I’ve done it before. After wiping some of it away, you can cover it with a light shade of lip gloss for some dimension that looks nice and bright but not too overly bold.

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    • Thanks, Samantha! Burt’s Bees is definitely my favorite lip color brand right now.

      Joules on March 30, 2016   /   Reply
  1. I’m going looking for Niagara Overlook tomorrow. I’ve had very good luck with Burt’s!

    Stacey on March 1, 2017   /   Reply