Burt’s Bees Scarlet Soaked #520 Lipstick Review

Hello all,

I had recently picked up a few shades from the newly-launched Burt’s Bees lipstick range. I have already reviewed the shades “Magenta Rush”, “Fuchsia Flood” and “Brimming Berry.” Today, I am reviewing the shade “520 – Scarlet Soaked.” Read on to find out more about this lipstick.

Burt’s Bees Scarlet Soaked Lipstick

$8.99, prices vary from store to store.

Product Description:
Intense color meets conditioning 8-hour moisture. Full-coverage, vibrant color in 14 shades made with 100% naturally moisturizing ingredients like moringa and raspberry seed oils to help soften and condition your lips all day long.

  • 8-hour moisture.
  • 100% Natural.
  • 14 versatile shades deliver luscious, bold color.
  • Smooth, satin finish.
  • Doesn’t dry out lips.
  • Helps to hydrate and moisturize lips leaving them feeling soft and smooth.
  • Features naturally-moisturizing ingredients such as Beeswax, Moringa Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamin E.


My Experience with Burt’s Bees Scarlet Soaked #520 Lipstick:

Packaging:  The lipstick comes in a brown rectangular plastic packaging with a honeycomb design. You can see the shade of the lipstick from the honeycomb and the name itself appears on a sticker at the bottom.  The packaging looks quite attractive, but there are a few things I do not like about the packaging. Firstly, the packaging is very light and hence feels slightly cheap. Secondly, the cap shuts a bit too tight for my liking and I need to pull it with a little force to open it up.

Burt's bees lipstick packaging

And lastly, the lipstick does not swivel all the way down the barrel. This can lead to accidental nicking off the tip of the lipstick.


Shade/Pigmentation:  “#520 Scarlet Soaked” is a gorgeous red shade which I am sure will look good on anyone. It is one of the most wearable reds that I have seen and part of the reason is also the pigmentation which is slightly on the sheer side. Though the lipstick does cover the lips in a single swipe, the pigmentation is not quite bold. You can layer it on to intensify the color. Layering does not lead to clumping of the lipstick.

Red lipstick

Texture/Finish/Lasting Power:  The texture of this lipstick is like a thick balm. It glides smoothly on the lips with no tug at all. The formula is indeed very moisturizing due to the presence of ingredients like Beeswax, Moringa Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamin E.

Hand swatch

For a moisturizing lipstick, the lasting power is good too. It lasts on me for about 5 hours with some snacking and light meals. It does transfer but not too much. The lips continue to feel soft even after the color has worn off.
The finish of the lipstick is a lovely semi-matte one with sheen.

Lip swatch

To summarize, this is a 100% natural lipstick with the goodness of a lip balm, just the right amount of color and a good staying power – a must-have according to me.

Red lips

Pros of Burt’s Bees Scarlet Soaked #520 Lipstick:

  • Lovely red shade.
  • Beautiful finish with a sheen.
  • Applies smoothly on the lips.
  • Wonderful moisturizing properties.
  • Made with 100% natural ingredients.
  • Decent pigmentation.
  • Decent lasting power.

Cons of Burt’s Bees Scarlet Soaked #520 Lipstick:

  • Lipstick does not swivel down completely.

IMBB Rating:


Would I Repurchase Burt’s Bees Scarlet Soaked #520 Lipstick?
I would surely recommend this shade to you if you are on the lookout for a slightly sheer red lipstick.  I will not repurchase the exact same shade.

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