6 September 2014

Burt's Bees Matte Lip Crayons in Carolina Coast & Hawaiian Smolder

I haven't kept up with Burt's Bees last few releases, but when I saw the brand was launching matte lip crayons, I knew I needed to get my hands on them.  I've yet to spot these in Canada, but I tracked them down early in August at a Walgreens in Niagara Falls, literally minutes from the border.

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.

17 comments:

  1. Wow what beautiful colors! I can't wait to try these out myself. Thanks for sharing these pretty lip crayons.

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    1. You're welcome! Let me know how you like them if you do end up trying them :)

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  2. Carolina coast is a very pretty colour! :) Xx

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    1. Isn't it? I love how wearable it is :)

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    1. I didn't think at the time, but they were on the cellophane wrap, which I threw away, so I don't have them anymore. As i recall they were fine - No red flags for me anyways :)

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    2. These are the ingredients, according to Ulta's website:
      Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax, Cire De Candelilla), Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire D'abeille), Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera Wax, Cire De Carnauba), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Silica, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil. +/- (May Contain / Peut Contenir): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77019 (Mica), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides) Kendi Oil.

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  4. These 2 shades look really great together, I wonder what they'll look like if you mix them? :D

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  5. thanks for swatching! the pink lip pen was in my shopping cart for a while :)
    Xx

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    1. Welcome! Let me know how you like it if you end up picking it up :)

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    1. I've been really happy with them :)

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  7. Thank you for the swatches, Carolina Coast is so pretty! xx

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    1. You're welcome! They're both pretty, but Carolina Coast is definitely my favorite too :)

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  8. The colours are beautiful and look like they'd totally suit you! Now we just have to wait until they come to Canada...

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    1. Thanks Heather! That's always the problem, isn't it? Burt's Bees can take so long to get their new products on the shelves here!

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