Skin Type: Dry and Sensitive
I am back with another review. If you have read my previous posts, you will be aware of my love for lip balms. I really love collecting lip balms. It’s my new obsession to haul lip balms. Thanks to my job (touch wood), I am now in a country where my most-loved lip balm brand (Burt’s Bees) is freely available. Not having to pay extra for a product worth just that much feels great. Coming back to today’s review, I will be doing a review on a different variant of lip balm from Burt’s Bees – it’s called “lip shimmer.” From the name itself, we can understand what kind of product it is. Read on to know how it fared for me.
We added a kiss of color and pearlized shine to our world famous lip balm. They’re made from natural ingredients like vitamin E, coconut and sunflower oils to moisturize and highlight your lips. They come now in eleven yummy shades. Perfect for everyone, except the indecisive, 100% natural ingredients.
$4.49 for 3 grams.
My Experience with Burt’s Bees Watermelon Lip Shimmer:
Packaging: It comes in the usual yellow-colored Burt’s Bees trademark packaging. It is a twist-up packaging where in you twist the lid and the lip balm rises from the surface. I personally love this packaging as I find it hygienic compared to the tub packaging of many other lip balms I have.
Fragrance: Let me be honest here. This lip balm has a very strong mint fragrance. It smells as though one has eaten the strongest mint gum in the world. One can compare the fragrance to “Listerine.” However, this fragrance lasts for only a couple of hours on the lips and fades off eventually. The fragrance feels fresh and cooling.
Texture, Quality and Benefits: The texture of this lip balm is a bit on the dry side as compared to any normal Burt’s Bees lip balm. Maybe this is due to the fine grain golden shimmer particles in it. The lip balm does not have the complete smooth feeling one needs while applying a lip balm. I seriously am going to blame it on the shimmer particles present in the lip balm. “Watermelon” is a lovely mauve shade with the right amount of shimmer which doesn’t look bad at all. It’s also great to layer over lipsticks since it slicks on really smoothly and enhances your lip color instead of dislodging the initial color. The lip balm, as I have mentioned earlier, has a strong minty fragrance and feel to it. It feels really as though one has applied a mouth freshener to the lips; and thanks to all the menthol, my lips feel really plump. In short, this also works as a great lip plumper.
The color of the lip balm is quite buildable and in the first stroke itself, it provides a great coverage to the lips. Reapplying it over and over can only make the shade darker. This lip balm is almost like a lipstick indeed and good enough for pigmented lips as well. The only downside of this lip balm is that it dries my lips to a great extent and has a tendency to settle into fine lines of my lips. Reapplication is a must every 4 to 5 hours. Also, it leaves a completely natural-looking stain on the lips after the color begins to fade off eventually.
Overall, I really love this lip balm since it works like a lipstick but provides benefits of a true lip balm with an additional “mouth freshener” feeling.
Pros of Burt’s Bees Watermelon Lip Shimmer:
- Staying power is good.
- Many shades to choose from.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Amazing shade.
- Color is buildable.
- Natural ingredients.
- Smooth application.
- Suitable for pigmented lips.
- Lasts for 5+ hours.
- Minty fragrance and smell.
- Pretty shade.
Cons of Burt’s Bees Watermelon Lip Shimmer:
- Does not moisturize well.
- Availability in India.
- Dries out lips.
- Settles into fine lines.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Burt’s Bees Watermelon Lip Shimmer?
Yes, for both, I am totally head-over-heels with this lip balm. It’s a great product to invest in if you are a lip balm junkie like me. Until next time, take care 🙂