Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Lipstick vs. Shimmer
Today I discovered Burts Bees sells actual lipstick and decided to buy some lipstick and some shimmer to compare. I bought Blush Basin for lipstick and Peony for shimmer (basically the same shade!) They both go on very smooth and cover well and leave your lips soft just like their chapstick, but the shimmer seemed to be a little more thick and therefore more moisturizing. The shimmer has that burning/tingling minty taste/feel whereas I didn't get that with the lipstick. The lipstick gives a satin, more professional look whereas the shimmer is, well, shimmery and reflects light more, making it more of a for-fun lip color. The lipstick seemed to stay on a little better - the shimmer is very smuge-able whereas the lipstick stays put better. Both are great!
Most Helpful Critical Review Okay
i got a pack of 4 and the only color i liked was nutmeg. it looks suttle, but very pretty for casual wear. i also got champagne, raisin, and merlot, but i gave those away to my little cousins because it seemed like they'd enjoy them more. raisin and merlot were too bright reddish pink and they looked too childish on me. champagne on the other hand, turned my lips ashy and i looked like a zombie.
Reviewed by 2534 customers Color Is Great!!!
MM992 from Minnesota
I wasn't too sure if I'd like the color, but I decided to try it. Needless to say, I actually like the color a lot more than I was thinking. I'm so happy I got it.
My favorite lip color
Chickpea73 from Syracuse NY
I am not a lipstick person, I prefer tinted glosses over lipsticks. I have these in almost every color and they are my favorite lip color product. They last for quite a while on my lips, feel moisturizing, and deposit just enough color for me. I personally like the pepperminty feel, to me it's pleasant and cooling (and there isn't as much of that peppermint effect in these lip shimmers as the lip balms to me). I also like the light shimmery look. I carry several colors with me in my purse.
MissyT from Boyne City, Michigan
I bought 3 shades and I don't like the light pink because it doesn't look smooth on the lips and peels if your lips are chapped. The other 2 darker shades are better, but I find the minty taste a bit overwhelming.
A very nice product for the price
The Punk from KY
Swipe some on for an immediate impact. Take it with you, you will need to apply more.
No color pay off
Anonymous from Long Island
The color pay off is little to nonexistent. I ordered this in cherry and the color is barely noticeable when applied. To be fair, my lips are on the redder side and there was a faint pink pigment when swapped on my wrist. Moisturizes just as well as any chapsticks I've used. And worst of all, the lip balm would not return back to the tube after I twisted it so I had to split the balm and place a portion in a contact lens case. Would not recommend unless your lip color is on the light end of the spectrum.
Cheesy from Lockeford, Ca
I've used Burts Bees for years love their products.
I would buy this again
J from Mcdonough
It's perfect on the go at the gym or anywhere.
Lip balm... with benefits
Becca V from Philadelphia
This is my absolutely favorite lip balm. I use the watermelon color and it's a great light mauve shade. There's a slight mint flavor, and it's not sticky at all. I've replaced all my lip glosses with this. It's great!
A from Nyc
Gives nice color, glitter and hydration. I have 3 colors and love all
KO from Ky
Love this stuff! Use as a moisturizer and for some natural looking color. Has a little bit of shimmer but VERY subtle.
Lupus Law from Bartow, Fl
Made cheaply so it sells cheaply. I bought if for being Burts Bees but he is gone so is the quality.
SML from NY
I had bought this about two years ago at a airport and when I saw it here I had to get it. It's amazing, it acts like a chapstick while making ur lips colored. It made my lips feel hydrated and cooled. (I got the color Rhubarb) I would totally recommend!!
Cadence from Tx
I like this because my lips are always dry and when I put this on and it peels my lips 2 hours after applying it and it leaves then smooth the color is okay I would like more pigment and it's not that shiny
i WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN
SHERRY from MCKEES ROCKS,PA
IT JUST ADDS A HINT OF COLOR
Cute ... buuuttt
AmbuuS from South Carolina
Wish it was just a bit darker, reminds me of kids makeup 😢
A cute sparkly lip tint
Ang from Denver, CO
Makes my lip have a slight tint and also moisturizes
I always come back to this
SamIAm from Las Vegas
I've used this product for years in several colors, but Watermelon is my favorite. It's small and fits into my jeans pocket at work, it has a great selection of colors, has a little bit of a tingle after applying (which I like), and the price is right.
Maddie from North Carolina
Love the color and it has just the right amount of shimmer. However, be warned: it has a VERY strong peppermint taste and if you put on a lot, the taste will be too much to bear. Still, an overall good product!
Very harsh and drying
A from CA
Leaves my lips extremely dry leaving a patch on them. It doesn't work for people with sensitive skin and people who are sensitive to strong smells like mint.
Minty and hydrating color
Sonali from San Diego
I had to go over my lips a few times to get them covered but I really liked this shade. It hydrated my lips for the day and the color lasted a few hours even though it faded.
It does transfer and does fade but I'm excited to have a nourishing lip shade for once so I can wear it the days after I wear the drying liquid lipsticks!
I got rhubarb and it's so pretty. Excited to try the other colors.
Good product for an excellent price
Anonymous from MD
I have three colors; rhubarb, peony, and fig. Peony is extremely shimmery with little color, rhubarb is shimmery, but not as much as peony, with quite a bit of pigment, and fig is a nice median, with good shimmer and a slight tint. All of them are pleasant colors, especially for the price. Thy are also very moisturizing, and the shimmer lasts a few hours.
Py3184 from Minneapolis, MN
I bought this to try it because I heard about it. I'm not a lipstick person but I wanted something with color on my lip balms. I tried this and I love it. Some of the reviews said they didnt like this shimmer but I can't even see it. I maybe didnt put as much as they did but I love it and will buy more different colors.
Sky from Mesa, AZ
One swipe and instantly was turned off. It looks like I put shimmery eyeshadow on my lips.
This is the only lipstick I use
Gina from SC
Great product. It moisterizes and has a good color.
I love this
Mey from Indiana
It omhad the most natural color and shimmer. I love the minty tingle on your lips. It's not a burning like a lip plumper more like a refreshing peppermint.