December 09, 2015

Review: Burt's Bees Lipstick in "Lily Lake"

Burt's Bees Lipstick in "Lily Lake"

Burt's Bees has launched their new line of lipsticks! Available in 14 shades, these lipsticks are meant to provide intense color and be moisturizing to the lips, all the while still being 100% natural. These lipsticks retail for $8.99 (0.12 oz) and are available online and in-store at Ulta, Target, Walgreens, and the Burt's Bees Website. 

I picked up two shades, "Juniper Water", check out the full review HERE, and the shade I'll be reviewing today, "Lily Lake".

Let's get in to the review!

Burt's Bees claims:

"Intense color meets conditioning 8-hour moisture. Full-coverage, vibrant color in 14 shades made with 100% naturally moisturizing ingredients like moringa and raspberry seed oils to help soften and condition your lips all day long."


The lipsticks come cased in a sturdy plastic brown square tube with a honeycomb design along the sides. Great for storage and travel. 

Unlike typical Burt's Bees lip products, these lipsticks do not have a mint taste or feeling to the lips. They have a slight sweet scent, but it does not linger on the lips. 


I really love the formula of these lipsticks. It glides onto the lips easier and smoother than any other lipstick I've ever tried. It doesn't emphasize any lines or dry patches on the lips. 

Does it actually hydrate the lips for up to 8 hours? Yes! I felt that my lips were hydrated all day when I wore this lipstick. It feels like you're wearing a lip balm rather than a lipstick.

The lipsticks are a sheer but buildable formula with a natural shine finish. The sheer formulation can be built up to achieve a mostly opaque look. If you've tried the Milani Lipsticks or the Essence Longlasting Lipsticks, their formulas are very similar.

The color.

Lily Lake is a medium mauve neutral pink. This color is my perfect "Go-To" color that I can wear with any look. The color takes several swipes across the lips to achieve it's full intensity.

While the color is sheer, it does look patchy on the lips. Unlike "Juniper Water", "Lily Lake" does not build up to an deep intensity, so this color is not as versatile.

On it's own the color is light to medium in intensity. With a lip liner worn underneath, "Lily Lake" becomes darker and packs more of a color punch.

Burt's Bees Lipstick in "Lily Lake"
Lily Lake
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Burt's Bees Lipstick in "Lily Lake"
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Burt's Bees Lipstick in "Lily Lake"
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When worn alone, "Lily Lake" lasted for about 2 and a half hours before fading on the center of the lips. Worn with a lip liner underneath, the longevity was slightly better. The color started to fade at around 3 hours.

With any of the lighter shades, the longevity isn't great. I highly recommend pairing a lip liner underneath if you want the color to last longer than 3 hours and pack more of a punch of the lips.

Especially if you are going to be eating or drinking, this color won't last or gradually fade on the lips, it will disappear quickly.

Overall, this shade is a beautiful everyday color for every skin tone. It leaves your lips feeling hydrated all day and looks very natural on the lips. It does not last very long on the lips, even with a lip liner, so if you need a lipstick that will wear all day, this isn't it. But if you're looking for a hydrating lipstick that still looks natural but has good pigmentation, this is a nice formula. Ideal for the colder months to throw in your purse for on-the-go. "Lily Lake", just doesn't have the staying power or the nice fading that the darker shades have.


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