Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches

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Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
New for 2017, the Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon ($9.99 CAD) combines beautiful colors with a velvety gloss finish. Available in six lush, mouth-watering shades, the crayons offer up 8 hours of moisturization thanks to the shea butter and jojoba oil. To see some swatches and read my reviews, click.......
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon
Packaging:
The Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon comes in a chubby twist-up/retractable crayon. The clear cap has a charming honeycomb pattern that's very fitting for the bee theme. The tip of the crayon has a tapered point and I find the design to be slightly troublesome as two of the tips fell right off when I tried to swatch them for the first time. It seems that a couple of the shades have a very soft formulation that simply doesn't suit the crayon format. "401 Outback Oasis" and "413 Pink Lagoon" are so soft that I think the only way I can make them work is to melt them into lip balm tins and apply with a lip brush.
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon
Formulation:
Made with shea butter, kendi oil that's rich in omega 3, jojoba oil, and community-sourced beeswax, the Gloss Lip Crayon features a shockingly pigmented formulation. With a melty, buttery texture that's packed with pigments, the Gloss Lip Crayons are also extremely soft. As mentioned, I had trouble with a couple of the shades breaking off from the tube, making application a bit inconvenient.
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon
Although highly-pigmented, the wear and longevity of these are a bit lackluster. Because the formulation is so soft, it's hard to apply just a thin layer and so with a thicker application, the color tends to slide around the lips, resulting in transferring, smudging, and minor feathering. With that said, I really like the rich hydration and comfort they provide so I would recommend perhaps dabbing some product onto the center of the lips and blending outwards for a sheerer coverage. Conversely, these can be paired with a lip liner to extend the wear.

401 Outback Oasis: This is a rich and milky pinky-beige nude. The formulation is surprisingly rich and pigmented. Unfortunately, the formulation is super soft so the tip will break off with even the lightest touch.
412 Santorini Sunrise: A soft peach nude, Santorini Sunrise is also highly pigmented.
413 Pink Lagoon: With an overly melty, almost cream-like formulation, Pink Lagoon is a pale baby pink. Unfortunately, the tip broke off immediately after my first attempt to apply the color.
421 Pacific Coast: This is a stunning blue-based red that's super saturated.
431 Tahitian Sun: This is a unique medium rose. Again, the formulation is rich and pigmented.
432 Bordeaux Vines: A deep burgundy, Bordeaux Vines is very patchy and uneven. I actually had to use a lip brush for this shade because I couldn't get a clean line around my lips.
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in 401 Outback Oasis: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in "401 Outback Oasis"
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in 412 Santorini Sunrise: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in "412 Santorini Sunrise"
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in 413 Pink Lagoon: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in "413 Pink Lagoon"
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in 421 Pacific Coast: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in "421 Pacific Coast"
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in 431 Tahitian Sunset: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in "431 Tahitian Sunset"
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in 432 Bordeaux Vines: Review and Swatches
Burt's Bees Gloss Lip Crayon in "432 Bordeaux Vines"
Availability:
Burt's Bees is available at select natural, grocery, drug, and mass retailers, and via www.burtsbees.ca.
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