Rated 3.54 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 141 customers love the color!
adri from California
purchased nude beach and it is such a beautiful color. so smooth and comfortable on the lips. the color is just right ,you can add more to make it darker if needed. will definitely purchase other colors available
Dori from Fairfax, Va
I love the color and the formula.
Grumpy Cat from Daytona Beach, Fl
Comfortable, makes my lips silky soft, nice tint. I have pale skin and light pink lips so this gives me a nice light tint, but not too overwhelming.
Love it! Gives great color
Michaela from San Diego
I wear this everyday for my go to lip color. Feels like a chapstick but looks like a light lipstick. Has a very natural color though so it almost looks like your lips but better
I like it!
Lou Lou from USA
I like it very much but you have to not use it as a lip balm more as a sheer lipstick because if not than you have the color all around your mouth 😂
So cute, great color, protects my lips!
love it from Florida
This is the only lip product I'm wearing these days because of mask wearing. I absolutely love this color. I just placed an order for my friend. I get compliments at the beach on it too. It's also functional! Keeps my lipids from getting dry and fried. Love ittttt
MS from Columbia, MO
The color payoff for this chapstick is nice and it stays really well. However, the SPF taste is pretty strong.
Natalie from Florida
Was not very moisturizing and gave off too much color, which isn't really their fault but not my preference. It was more like a sheer lipstick rather than a lip balm. However if it was more moisturizing it would be worth it. I like that it contains SPF.
Jade from Georgia
The only thing I like about this balm is that it has a really pretty, sheer color. Unfortunately, it lasts for about 5 minutes and has zero moisturizing qualities. IMO, it's a waste of money.
Grainy and clumpy
Ana from Philadelphia, PA
I wanted to like it but the texture is terrible. Clumpy and grainy.
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.