I am the pickiest person in the world when it comes to lip products hence you'll hardly find them featured on the blog and if you do, then they must have gone through an extreme amount of scrutiny. My kind of lip product's need to be slightly glossy, moderately hydrating and wear off nicely. They cannot exaggerate dry areas on the lips, feather, smear, look patchy or be overtly high maintenance or pigmented. Personally, I am not a fan of full-on lips. Unless it's the evening and I'm headed off to somewhere special. Besides that, almost 98% of the time, I like to wear a variety of shades but fulfilling the sheer, barely-there-tint criteria.
We all know how great Burt's Bees lip balms are in the first place. I've tried a few from them before but I have to say this newly introduced tinted variety has won me over. It's hands down the best they have done till date. The formula remains to be just as hydrating and nourishing but with the added bonus of my-lips-but-better coverage. I naturally have vampire lips, where I look absolutely drained out and resembling a cold blooded fictional creature. These lip balms add a much needed hint of warmth that make me look instantly alive.
Both the shades, Hibiscus and Rose are very slightly different but are so gorgeous when worn. One's slightly pink toned and one's a coral, terracotta colour and they compliment my olive skintone so well. Some cool toned shades can make me look washed out but these are just perfect. The finish of these is glossy and hydrating but in a natural manner. You can definitely build it up for a more intense colour and gloss.
I know chubby sticks have massively taken over the lip market by a storm but sometimes it's good to back to basics and find comfort in using a good old tinted lip balm. The best thing about going traditional is that you know it's going to work.