If you guys are ‘fans’ on Facebook then you already know I got these amazing 100% natural Burt’s Bees lip crayons in the mail the other day. I posted it there on Facebook and so many of you were talking about how much they love the company and the products. To be completely honest, I have heard a lot of good things about Burt’s Bees but I hadn’t tried anything more than the lip balm myself.
But if you know me at all, you know I can’t pass up a good lip color. Specially a good bold lip. The 6 new lip crayons they have actually cover a pretty wide range of colors, starting with a nude – every girl needs a nude – and ending with a vibrant red.
A lot of you wanted a review of all the colors, and of course, I’m happy to oblige! Playing with makeup is a specialty. Here are all the Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons, their colors, and how they look on me. Obviously this part will vary, but at least you get the idea. Continue on to see what I thought of them!
Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons
When I first got them, for some reason I thought they weren’t going to be very pigmented. I don’t really know why I thought that, maybe because they were crayons? Well, as you can see from the colors above, they are quite pigmented indeed! I am used to wearing normal lipstick, but these crayons went on like a dream. The are nice and smooth and feel like a simple lip balm but still have the vibrant colors. I was quite surprised with how creamy they felt and they still have a matte finish.
I have been trying to lead a healthier life lately, by way of what I eat & drink and taking a little more care to exercise, but what still haunts me is my beauty products. It’s tough, because I love playing with hair and beauty products knowing that a lot of times they aren’t good for me. This time is different! Burt’s Bees are 100% natural, you can read everything on the ingredients list yourself!
I knew I loved them when I tried them immediately and I knew I would recommend them to you. However, I was a little nervous about the price point. They’re 100% natural, beautiful colors, go on smooth, have a matte finish, there’s no way they’re less than $18 a pop.
YOU GUYS. They’re $9. NINE. And they have a coupon on their site right now for a dollar off! Run, don’t walk, to get these ladies, I can’t even believe it’s such a steal! (I just had to recheck the site a couple times to make sure I wasn’t telling you guys a bad price. Nope. They’re still only $9!!)
Now of course, I had to create a look with the crayons! I wouldn’t be a beauty/fashion/whatever I am blogger if I didn’t! Here’s what I did with the Redwood Forest. I particularly liked this color because it’s not a true vibrant red, but it’s still deep and bold. I like to mix it up, ya know?
I kept the rest of my makeup simple with a black eye liner so that the lips would pop. I wanted them to be the center of attention because with this color, they deserved it!
With my lips, I fill them in with the crayon as best I can with the shape I can. Then I take a lip brush and make sure all the outer lines are nice and smooth and it’s the shape I want. Maybe reapply another coat and I’m done! It pays to take an extra second on your lips, specially when you’re wearing a bold color.
I know it seems like you should have to dress up when you wear a bold lip, but I’m here to say you absolutely do not. Slap it on (nicely, of course) for a run to the grocery store or to pick up your kids from school. It will instantly lift your mood. I just paired it with some denim on denim and my slouchy sweater. BAM.
**Related: I will be that old lady without a stitch of makeup rocking a red lip. Yep.
The second look I have to show you today is… wait for it… the red lip!! Yes, you all know me so well, I just can’t get enough. The other colors are beautiful, don’t get me wrong, I’m just drawn to the deep, pretty reds and burgundies.
Cat eye & red lip
I love this look because although you most certainly can wear it during the day, it’s perfect for evening. You take your everyday makeup and just wing out the liner and then add the bold lip and in less than 10 minutes you’ve got a day to evening look on your hands!
This dress could actually go either way too, dressed up or down. I wore it here with booties that you can’t see, but I mostly wear it casual. Because it’s kinda like pajamas but you’re actually wearing a dress. Lovely.
So this time around