True story: I’ve been using Burt’s Bees lip balm since high school. Back then, I couldn’t have cared less about whether the products I used were natural or synthetic–my beauty regimen consisted of anything I liked that was cheap, or which department store beauty counters had a gift with purchase.
If you’d handed me a tube of something and said, “Hey Aleigh! I found this great new stuff that’s supposed to shrink your thighs…but also might turn your skin a nasty shade of green,” I doubt I would’ve hesitated before slathering it on. (Thinner thighs, yes please.)
But now that I’m older (and hopefully wiser), I am starting to see how some of the decisions I made as a stupid teenager who did not appreciate her flat stomach have had an impact on my skin later on. For starters, I should’ve worn more sunscreen.
Fast forward…several…years later, and Burt’s Bees is still on heavy rotation in my beauty mix. Especially their newish tinted lip balms. I’m officially hooked.
$7, BurtsBees.com (Image via Burt’s Bees)
This stuff is really great. It goes on with a hint of color, even in the reddest shade, and instantly moisturizes your pout. I’m almost always wary of lipsticks because I have really full lips, and thick glosses or lipsticks can leave me looking clownish. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of color and moisture this little balm offers without being sticky.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, the details:
- Six shades, from neutral to deep red offer a subtle hint of color
- Ingredients include shea butter (for moisture and to protect against aging), beeswax (obviously), coconut oil and rosemary leaf oil
- $7 each