Lip crayons are my favourite type of lip product as I find them so easy to apply, they’re almost always comfortable on the lips and the pointed nib allows for a more precise application. Burt’s Bees have just launched a range of six 100% natural lip crayons in the UK, and I have five of the six shades from the range. The Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons £8.99 are described as having a lightweight formula that provides a moisture-rich matte finish and they contain shea butter, kendi oil and jojoba oil to nourish and care for the lips.
Each of the Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons are quite chunky in shape and contain 3.11g of product, packaged within a plastic wind up crayon. I really like the beehive design on each of the crayons, and I like that each crayon has two bands of colour to reflect the colour of the crayon inside so if you own multiple shades, it’s easy to tell them apart without having to open lids or check shade names.
All five shades apply incredibly smoothly to the lips, and they’re very forgiving on the lips even though they have a matte finish; they don’t highlight any dry patches whatsoever.
Not only is the formula smooth and creamy, the pigmentation is amazing with the above swatches being just two swipes of each shade which is impressive, as some lip crayons tend to be on the sheer side. The five shades are all described as being matte, but I think the finish differs from shade to shade, and none of the shades have a scent or taste…
Napa Vineyard: is a deep wine red shade, but it’s quite difficult to apply as it’s very matte but it’s the most long wearing shade by far. I’d recommend using a lipliner with this shade, as its creaminess does mean it bleeds a little.
Redwood Forest: is my least favourite shade from the range as it’s a warm brow/brick red shade.
Hawaiian Smolder: a medium rosy pink, which leaves a subtle tint on the lips once the initial colour has worn away. The finish of Hawaiian Smolder is quite glossy compared to the other shades.
Carolina Coast: a light, blue toned pink which can look a little bubblegum pink when built up. I prefer to wear this shade quite sheerly as I find it to be more flattering for my skin tone.
Sedona Sands: is the palest shade from the range, and is a light brown toned nude which I love.. it’s the perfect nude for my skintone, but it’ll be a little too pale for medium to darker toned skin.
The Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons aren’t the longest wearing lip crayons I’ve tried, but they’re lovely nonetheless. I really would like to see some coral or peach-toned shades introduced to the range. You can purchase the crayons from Debenhams and Fenwick stores.
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