I’ve been a fan of Burt’s Bees and their use of 100% natural ingredients and 100% recyclable packaging for as long as I can remember. From my short experience in Maine’s arctic climate alone, there’s nothing better than their lip care in the dry winter months. Kyle and I constantly fight over who gets to carry our shared tube of Burt’s Bees Mint Cocoa Lip Balm. To be fair, it’s definitely his, but my lips get dry more easily, so I deserve sharing rights. Anyways, when I heard a brand new line of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oils were coming out at Target, I jumped on the opportunity to try them all. They’re formulated with coconut and meadowfoam seed oils to provide a natural kiss of color to hydrate and smooth your lips without leaving a sticky residue like a traditional gloss. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil pens can be applied on bare lips or over lipstick for a more dramatic look. The full line includes six sheer-coverage, moisturizing shades. I’ve shown a full color swatch, as well as photos of how each shade actually looks on my bare lips, below.
The six shades of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil are Caramel Cloud, Whispering Orchid, Showering Sunset, Rustling Rose, Misted Plum, and Crimson Breeze. Each shade is ultra lightweight (and I mean ultra lightweight). Head down a bit to see their color swatches.
As for the packaging, I love the whole “pen” feel of the product. They’re easy to carry around with you and even easier to use. If you’re using a brand new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil pen, hold it upside down and give the end of the tube a few cranks for the color to reach the tip. Afterwards, just one tiny crank produces enough product for multiple uses. Each pen has a soft brush applicator, which makes for an easy paint-on application process.
The lightest of all the shades is Caramel Cloud. Its neutral tint is more nude than anything else, and it would work well as a sparkly gloss over any lipstick or lip stain.
Next on the color spectrum is Whispering Orchid, which is my personal favorite. It’s feminine, delicate, and just plain pretty. It looks great on bare lips, but it looks even more gorgeous over bright pink lipstick.
Showering Sunset is a slightly more pigmented pink than Whispering Orchid. If you’re a fan of “bubble gum” pink (like me), this may be the color for you. It’s tinted enough to give your lips noticeable color without any lipstick underneath.
Rustling Rose has a gorgeous reddish brown tint that’s ideal for anyone who loves delicate rose gold tones.
Misted Plum provides the most color with the littlest product used. This tint is gorgeous and would be an ideal color choice for anyone who loves plum lipstick.
Probably the most dramatic shade on the Burt’s Bees Lip Oil color spectrum is Crimson Breeze, which has a sheer dark red tint and is essentially a more concentrated Misted Plum. If you give the pen a few cranks, you can get some serious color out of Crimson Breeze– with or without lipstick!
As you can see, each shade of Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil gives a dazzling dose of shine and a gorgeous hint of color. Plus, you can crank out as much gloss as desired for a richer hue or you can apply each shade over lipstick for a more glamorous, long-lasting look.
Have you given Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil a try? What did you think– and which shade was your favorite? If you haven’t yet, they’re Available at Target for $9, and they’re definitely worth a try!