I’m probably not the target market for these new Natural Lip Glosses from Burt’s Bees as they’re both subtle and sparkly, neither of which I particularly like in a lipgloss…any let’s not forget that I’m not a huge lipgloss fan anyway! The majority of the Burt’s Bees lip collection I absolutely adore, as it’s made up of punchy shades of tinted lip balms and lip shines that are lovely to use and easy to wear.
The Natural Lip Glosses come in a really good range of shades, and predictably I grabbed the three pink shades which are Nearly Dusk, Rosy Dawn and Ocean Sunrise. I have a very strong red pigment in my lips which means anything that has a watery colour will get completely lost on my lips, as you can see in the lip pictures below. The swatches are slightly better as you can at least tell the difference between the shades.
These are not the easiest glosses to apply as you need to pump away and keep lifting more product to get any kind of colour out, otherwise you’re left with what looks like a clear and slightly sparkly lipgloss. One good thing worth mentioning is that you can build up quite a bit on your lips and it doesn’t develop a stickiness like a lot of lip glosses do.
The sparkle is subtle and adds a slight shimmer to the lips rather than all out glitter, so these would be suitable for day and night wear. I would guess that the deeper, berry shades would prove to pack more colour, but for me these lipglosses really aren’t worth getting excited about, especially considering they’re the most expensive lip product from the brand at £8.99; I think the other products are far superior, available in a better range of colours and are cheaper too, so stick with the tinted lip balms from Burt’s Bees if you ask me! The Burt’s Bees Natural Lip Glosses launch in April 2014.