When a whole bunch of Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer full-sized samplers appeared at Sampleroom, I knew I have to get myself one. Unfortunately I didn’t know which shade is the best, so I just grabbed one that looks nothing like what I already have. Raisin is the chosen one! I’m really very excited about this because this is my first encounter with the brand.
According to Sampleroom:
Want your lips to speak volumes? Give them a smooch of luminescent color with our luscious Lip Shimmers. Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils moisturize, nourish and soften lips naturally and lovingly. Choose our Radiance Lip Shimmer for a sheer glow or try one of our other luminescent shades.
• Nourishes and moisturizes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax
• Enriched with Sunflower and Coconut Oils
• Invigorates with Peppermint flavor
It comes in a really slim tube, and contains only 2.6 grams of product. It’s a lot less than the usual 4 grams (or even 3 grams) of lipstick/balm. On the tube it looks like a really dark burgundy shade, with a little bit of shine (shimmer, even).
The one thing that struck me the most about Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer, aside from the awesome pigmentation, is the scent. It is a lovely, pepperminty scent that is almost overwhelming, but not quite. It actually translates to a cool menthol feeling on the lips, which might be a bad thing for people who are sensitive to such things.
The one bad thing about this is that the twisting mechanism does not retract the product back. Yes it pushes out the product, but it doesn’t put it back! You’ll have to push it back with your fingers if you over-exposed it, which sounds a little unhygienic.
Lip swatch! Firstly here’s my bare lips.
And here’s about one or two layers of Raisin. Check out that pigmentation!
The product is relatively long-lasting, about 3-4 hours with drinking (water and coffee, for me). This tube costs Php395, and is available at Beauty Bar. Lazada also carries some Burt’s Bees items, but not this particular one. It costed me 105 points at Sampleroom.
Burt’s Bees, as far as I know, is cruelty-free.
Pros: very pigmented, relatively long-lasting, lovely scent, cooling effect
Cons: price maybe?, twisting mechanism does not retract the product back