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Burt’s Bees Natural Lipstick Review

Burt’s Bees Natural Lipstick Review

Finding green beauty options at the drugstore/pharmacy is extremely difficult – especially if you’re looking for dry shampoo or a natural deodorant (Why!? Come on stores, get with the times!) It’s also super hard to find natural makeup like lipsticks. Therefore I rarely frequent brick and mortar shops like Shopper’s Drug Mart because I know that it’s going to be nearly impossible to find what I want. That is, until I saw that Burt’s Bees has added to their lipstick collection. 

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick Review

I ended up picking up two more of their 100% Natural Lipsticks – I already own one colour named “Lily Lake” which I love the colour of… but ended up breaking before I could do a review on it.

The shades I picked up are Blush Basin and Crimson Coast.

A little background on Burt’s Bees:

Burt’s Bees was founded in 1984 and began as a small bee farm where they made beeswax candles, they slowly grew and entered into the cosmetics market with a beeswax lip balm. They pride themselves on having 99-100% natural products, packaging and producing their products in a sustainable way as well as sourcing only the highest quality ingredients. The only downside to Burt’s Bees in my opinion is that they are owned by the Clorox Company, which is inherently not green.

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick: Blush Basin

Blush Basin provides a very light pink shade which is a nice touch of colour when you’re aiming for a natural no-makeup look or have decided to make your eyes pop. This shade is versatile enough to wear throughout the year.

burts bees natural lipstick blush SWATCH

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick: Crimson Coast 

Crimson Coast is a nice deep red with a slight berry tone. It’s a great lip colour to wear throughout the cooler months to help pack a punch.

burts bees natural lipstick crimson coast
When that hair ruins your lipstick swatch but you don’t want to retake photos… #bloggerproblems

Click to see ingredients ⬇️

Diheptyl succinate is used as a silicone replacement in natural products and acts as a lightweight emollient.
Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil is used as an emollient which creates a firm texture in it’s dry form.
Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer is derived from castor and coconut oil. It is used to replace silicone and acts as a film-forming agent.
Cera alba [beeswax] derived from the honeycombs from honey bees. It is used as an emollient – and may not be considered cruelty-free.
Candelilla cera [euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax] derived from a shrub native to Mexico, it is used as a conditioning ingredient.
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil is used as a moisturizing ingredient in skincare products – great for dry skin!
Behenyl alcohol can be plant-derived or synthetically produced and is used as an emulsifying ingredient.
Oleic/linoleic/linolenic polyglycerides have multiple uses including viscosity controlling, binding, emulsifying and as an emollient. Limited data on this ingredient.
C12-18 acid triglyceride is mainly used as an emollient and as a texture enhancing ingredient (through binding and viscosity controlling.)
Lanolin is derived from the wool shaved off of sheep. It is used as a moisturizing ingredient. May not be considered cruelty-free.
Hydrogenated vegetable oil acts as a skin-conditioning agent by blocking moisture loss after application.
Cera carnauba [copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax] is used in lipstick to help thicken the product and helps to control viscosity/texture.
Moringa oleifera seed oil is used as a moisturizing ingredient.
Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil is used for skin-conditioning and moisturizing.
Sorbitan Tristearate is an emulsifying ingredient derived from olive oil.
Glyceryl caprylate is used as a skin conditioning, emollient and emulsifying ingredient.
Aroma [flavor] is used for fragrance/flavour. Could be any blend of ingredients.
Tocopherol (different from Tocopherol Acetate.) It is used as a skin-conditioning agent and masking ingredient.
Glycine soja (soybean) oil is primarily used as a skin conditioning and emollient ingredient.
Lauroyl lysine is used for product stability and as a skin conditioning ingredient.
Citric acid is used to help adjust the pH of a product. There is limitations on concentration (as it is a very strong and potentially skin-irritating ingredient.)
Linalool is a fragrance ingredient that may be derived synthetically and occurs naturally in essential oils.
May contain [+/-]: mica, CI 77891 [titanium dioxide], CI 75470 [carmine], CI 77491•CI 77492 •CI 77499 [iron oxides]

Interestingly, the Burt’s Bees website lists Shea Butter as the featured ingredient… but in the ingredient list there’s no mention of Shea Butter nor on the Think Dirty App or EWG’s Skin Deep Website  


How does the Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lipstick Wear?

Overall, the texture is definitely very moisturizing (which is one think I really liked about the Lily Lake colour that I was using…before it broke.) I am nervous about the mixture being a bit fragile due to my previous experience.

However the lipstick wears relatively well throughout the day on lips that have been exfoliated properly. If you have any dry spots on your lips you will notice that the lipstick application becomes patchy (which makes sense.) I found it was necessary to touch up after a few hours of wear or after a meal. Again, another thing that is expected when you’re wearing a normal lipstick compared to a liquid lipstick.

Comparing this product to the Dr. Hauschka Natural Lipstick which I reviewed, this is a much more sensible product if you are searching for a natural lipstick. Price wise and for wear time.

This is a product I can definitely see myself repurchasing – even though the company is owned by Clorox (which sucks.) Their ingredients seem to be directly in line with their values and for the price point it wears well.

Have you tried the Burt’s Bees Lipstick?

*This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!

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  • Please fill me in on Clorox, why does it suck?

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • My exact same question too! LOL!

      • Clorox owns a lot of chemical companies as well, so it’s not Burt’s Bees fault per se. But I wish that it wasn’t owned by a large corporation that also sells bleach, liquid plumber and other products filled with toxins and not-so-green backgrounds. (Personal opinion really!)

  • Damm @lindalibraloca:disqus needs to stop beating me to the punch! Hahaha! Or I could see it as great minds think alike? I could only wish, eh? LOL! I will pick up one to try based on your review, Lindsey…hopefully I’ll like it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • I love so many of the Burt’s Bees lip balms, but have never tried out their lipsticks. I’m curious how much you have to apply to get good color? Regardless, the colors you picked out are beautiful!

    Kathryn •

    • My swatches were applied with about two swipes to ensure even coverage. It really depends on how dry your lips are, I exfoliate every time before I apply these because with dry skin they will be patchy (as with most lipsticks.)

  • I’m surprised at this, so I will have to check these out. I like the colours in this collection. I am also curious about the brand Clorox, typically I’m updated but I’m at a lost on this one. Do share with us./Madison

    • Clorox is a large company that owns lots of subsidiary brands (including Burt’s Bees.) It’s personal opinion, but I don’t particularly like that a large company that also sells liquid plumber, bleach and other toxin-filled/not-so-green companies is owned by this one. Burt’s bees in itself is fine, I’m sure… but yeah. Just a bummer.

  • Those colours are gorgeous, especially the Blush Basin since it’s so natural on you! I’ve only tried out Burt’s Bees once before (that lip balm in the yellow tin) and it just made my lips more dry :/ but I hear many love these lipsticks though!


    • Oh no, that’s a bummer! I haven’t tried that style of lip balm. I do like their balms in the chapstick-type packaging.

  • Crimson Coast is such a beautiful shade! I also really like the sleek black packaging, makes the lipstick feel like a high-end product! I’ve really been more into green makeup, especially lipsticks lately, so it’s great to know that this is an affordable option!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • The packaging is really cool! The honeycomb cut outs are really neat. Definitely a great place to start if you’re looking for a more affordable option 🙂

  • I agree that this is worth repurchasing. It is also nice to know that the price is fair. This is a wonderful review honey.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • I want them all 😀

  • Ooooh 100% natural?! Amazing! Love this review! Those two shades are gorgeous 🙂 x


  • Kiri Yanchenko

    I have lots of Burt’s Bees Lipsticks and Lip balms. I love them. I reviewed for my blog too since I have such trouble with the skin around my mouth.
    I loved the wear of these too. Natural really is best.
    Set to Glow

  • I only used a few Burt’s Bees products and most of them are the lip balms. I will be honest and say I hardly check the ingredients of the makeup products to see if they are natural, all I check is whether they’re tested on the animals or not. This lipstick has been on my wishlist for so long that I forgot about it, I might check it out crimson coast, it looks beautiful for everyday wear.

    Ela BellaWorld

    • As long as you have exfoliated lips it wears really well! I think it’s a sticky subject (ironically on the topic of honey) with these on whether they are considered cruelty-free because beeswax based products are obviously collected from beehives.

  • I love this range, they’re so comfortable to wear and they add a good tint to the lips xx

  • Love the color and I can only imagine how moisturizing these are.

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