I often get asked for affordable natural make up recommendations and Burt’s Bees is one of my go to brands for accessible products that won’t break the bank. The brand is widely available across the US and Europe, I can find these products on the high-street and they also have a nice range of shades and finishes.
Burt’s Bees Satin Lipsticks* (£9.99)- Available in eighteen shades and with a moisturising finish, these lipsticks are 100% natural. I have two of the shades, both wearable for everyday and with a lovely creamy feel. The packaging feels very lightweight and is made of 60% recycled materials. The pigmentation is on the sheerer side but you can build them up if you choose.
Sunset cruise is a nude with a pink undertone and Blush basin is a nude with a brown undertone. The range also has some gorgeous berries and pinks and I would definitely like to try some of the darker shades to see how they compare.
Burt’s Bees Matte Lip crayons* (£9.99) – The Lip crayons come in two varieties, matte and gloss and I chose three of the matte colours. I am convinced I actually had four, but I can’t find the fourth, it is probably in a handbag somewhere. These are slightly more pigmented than the Lipsticks and the finish is less shiny although still very comfortable on the lips. I really like how easy these are to apply, they are extremely portable thanks to the crayon format and the packaging is sturdy.
Niagara overlook – A light coral colour, easy to wear, looks best with a slight tan.
Hawaiian Smoulder – True pink, nice for brightening up an every day look.
Napa Vineyard – A gorgeous red with blue undertones, gorgeous as a statement lip.
I also have one of the lip glosses and several of the lip balms. The tinted lip balms are fantastic for everyday wear if you just want a hint of colour and they feel nourishing on the lips thanks to the plant oils, beeswax and lanolin.
Although all of the products are natural and cruelty free (Currently owned by Clorox a parent company that does test but I double checked with Leaping Bunny and Logical Harmony who both class them as cruelty free) none of the Burt’s Bees lip products are suitable for vegans as they contain beeswax, lanolin and some contain carmine.
I really like Burt’s Bees for lip products at great prices, the branding and packaging is really lovely. I personally find them to be a nice gateway brand to natural beauty.