The crayons are available in six shades and I picked up the two pink ones. There are also a couple reds, a peachy one, and a pinky nude.
I like the twist up packaging - no sharpening required - and the embossed honeycombs on the lids are super cute. The chubby crayons have no added scent or flavour, which depending on your preference, could be either a plus or a minus. They're completely unscented and tasteless, without any of that natural oil taste/smell that you sometimes get, so even if you're someone who generally prefers flavored lips products, I don't think you'd be bothered by these.
The marketing for these crayons has put a lot of emphasis on their creaminess, and that's the one thing I'm not sure is entirely fitting. The crayons aren't dry (or drying), but they aren't especially creamy either. My favorite way to wear them is actually over top of a thin layer of lip balm. It makes the colors go on a little less matte and you don't get quite as bold a color payoff, but its a worthwhile trade-off to me, since my lips feel that much better.
How about the colors I picked?
Carolina Coast is a cool-toned, mauvey pink. It's like the color of my lips, only a little lighter and cooler. A very wearable shade.
Hawaiian Smolder is a more vibrant, deep pink. It goes on a little sheer, but you can still build it up for some serious color. You can seen in the swatches that this one also has a tiny bit of a shine, compared to Carolina Coast. Not glossy, but not 100% matte either.
The Bottom Line
I'm glad I managed to track these down. Like with most Burt's Bees, the price point is good, and I'm happy with how the crayons perform. I'm especially taken with Carolina Coast - it was probably my most worn lip color in August - and I'd even consider picking up another color or two, should they finally make their way to Canada.