Rated 3.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Not exactly what I was looking for, but still good overall
I got this because I was looking for a lip balm that would give me a subtle lip color that I could easily reapply throughout my day the same way I would apply a lip balm, and I have always been impressed by SunBum products. It is moisturizing, has a good scent and taste, plus SPF which is very important to me. The lid clicks on, so it closes very securely, and I dont have to worry about it opening in my purse. The color is nice on my fair skin tone, and seems to last about as long as you can expect a lip balm to. However, I was hoping that this would be a sheer tinted lip balm, similar to the Fresh Sugar Rose or Berry, but it is actually slightly opaque and creamy. Due to the slight creaminess, it is not as subtle as I was hoping, and I like to be near a mirror to apply this to make sure that it is smooth and even. It is something that I will continue to use, but I dont think that I will repurchase it when I finish it, just because it wasn't quite what I was hoping it would be. Ultimately, it is a good product, and if a creamy lip color that is very hydrating is what you are looking for, I dont think that you will be disappointed.
Most Helpful Critical Review Nice color but overpowering taste
I was looking for a good replacement of my tried and true Palladio tinted balm that stores don't carry anymore. I bought Sun Bum in the Bonfire and Nude Beach colors. I like both colors and they look good on me. The color is vibrant but still natural. It does tend to wear off easily and dries out my lips a bit, which is disappointing. My biggest problem with it though is the taste - it had an overwhelming "fake" coconut flavor that gets nauseting after awhile. I try not to lick my lips but the flavor just sort of seeps into my mouth, if that makes sense. I will finish my tubes but I don't think I'll buy again for this reason.
Reviewed by 131 customers Cute colors, great sun protection
Lisa Smith from Bufgalo, NY
Easy to use, cute colors, inexpensive sun protection for my lips
Great feel, nice pigment
Tmonster from Milwaukee WI
Overall I really like this product for the price. The Bonfire color I got has a nice tint to it - not too intense but noticeable.
Strong sweet smell
Best in makeup from Nashville TN
I've never been a fan of strong smells so I don't use Kylie Jenner's glosses because the smell is too strong. This is almost like that. Great, smooth, build-able color, but I can't get over the strong almost Lip-smacker but stronger smell. I'm Black, light skinned, and prefer a warm teracotta tone. The shade nude beach is perfect for me.
Erica Rose from AZ
I would take off the wrap on the lip balm, it has a nice look thanks to the wood
What's not to Love?
Denise from Omaha
I love Sun Bum. Anytime perfect. Makes lips soft, protects them and color is natural looking.
I love these!
AKL from SC
I was hesitant to buy these because I kept seeing reviews say they were gritty or dry, but I got two and I'm so glad I did. They're so pretty! They are lightly hydrating but not greasy, and give the most beautiful wash of color. I got the shades Bonfire, a cool-toned dark pink/wine, and Nude Beach, a warm terracotta red. My skin is very fair, but these were both flattering shades on me. Both go on sheer but can be built up for more coverage. My lips did not burn when I wore them at the beach, and I think these would look good on a variety of skin tones. Mine didn't feel gritty or dry at all, but maybe someone got a bad batch? Or they have been reformulated? Worth a try!
Kayla from Alexandria, VA
I really like this lip balm! The tint is very pretty, and it stays on with little transfer. It has a little bit of an unusual smell, but it isn't gross. I like the twist tube and the practical package style as well. It protects my lips from the sun and gives them a soft tint!
TC from NV
Product has strong ordor and a chunky consistency. Not a fan.
Do not buy
HippieDust from Redding, CA
This product arrived and the consistency was grainy and textured. The tube also turned up, but not down. I threw it away.
Love the product, not the color
JMW from Kentucky
I ordered Sunset Cove. It looks like a nice pink color online but in person it is way lighter than I expected. It also has a "frosty" look to it. I am tan and have dark hair and it makes me look like some 80s throwback. The product is nice though! Will just order a different color.
Perfect color/protection but weird feel
Gina from Prince George, VA
I use this product on myself and my kids and it has kept my lips unsunburned so far, which is something I have a huge problem with every summer. But it does feel a bit cakey or chalky going on, but it's worth it to not have sunburned lips and to have my lips be the shade I feel blends with the rest of my summer makeup.
Loved the moisture and the color!
Nanner from TN
Color was really pretty and lasting with glossyness and it protects from the sun.
brooklyn from minnesota
this is garbage don't buy
Nice lip balm for summer
BoMi from MI
I like it. Nice tint and feeling on my lips. Not sticky. SPF is good for summer days.
Magan from SC
Nice tint and moisturizing. I'd wear this while at the beach Or boating for some color and sun protection.
design of the times from durham, nc
I'm surprised at all the reviews of this product being gritty. Unless the formula has changed recently, that has not been my experience. I own this lip balm in two colors - sunset cove and bonfire. I'm on the fair side and both colors look good on me. I've been really happy with the colors and texture of this product and will buy it again. I've been using it for almost a year.
MO from Lansdale PA
Pretty, soft color. Sun protection with a slight pop of color
zoeroark from Michigan
I had such high hopes for this lip balm. However, when I opened it and put it on, it was gritty, as if there was sand mixed into the lip balm itself. No moisture whatsoever. Only got two stars because it did provide the color as advertised.
Grace from Tallahassee, FL
I've been using this product for months and get soooo many compliments. I am fair toned and got the color Bonfire. It's amazing. It's also the only color I like out of the options given but it is sooo pretty. The reviews are true when they say it is a little gritty but that doesn't really bother me too much. Overall great product!
Elaine from Idaho
Was expecting a lip balm with a hint of color. This product is very gritty and looks dry on lips. I ended up throwing it away
Taylor from San Antonio TX
I had high hopes for this, but once I opened it the lip balm was full of gritty/bumps. and it even feels worse on your lips
😔 from Mars
Gritty + poor packaging
Sid from Utah
I had high hopes for this balm because I saw some girls on Instagram talk about how amazing it is. However the texture is SUPER gritty and the balm only goes up, doesn't twist back down so it's really messy.
Smooth and feels nice
Amanda from Senatobia, Mississippi
These tinted lip balms are amazing on the lips, but due to the texture and softness of this product, it is VERY easy to break when twisting the container to raise the product. I've broken one of mine so far and had to buy another to replace it. Just be careful when you are going to raise the product and don't raise too much at one time. The product may or may not go back down into the tube/container. Very smooth and soft. I LOVE sunburn products!
Bev from Asheboro, NC
I had been searching for a lip balm with both sunscreen and color. An employee at my local Ulta recommended this. After one day of using I returned. The color was ok but the texture was gritty. I'll just stick with my lip balm with sunscreen and add lipstick or lip gloss on top for color.