Review & Swatches: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms

This review covers 4 colors in the new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms line: Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, Rose, and Red Dahlia. These balms are infused with shea butter. Each retails for around $7.

Company’s Description

Care for your lips with beautiful, sheer color. Our new tinted balms give you a hint of color with a soft, sweet flavor and natural ingredients that moisturize and condition your lips. Available in six flirty shades – Hibiscus, Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, Pink Blossom, Red Dahlia and Rose.

Packaging: 9/10

These balms come in a cardboard cylinder that opens up to reveal the balm stick inside. The chapsticks come in traditional form–with a pop-off lid and twist-up balm.

Each balm stick clearly displays the name of the color. These are great for traveling with; put one in your car, one in your purse, and one in your backpack, and you’re good to go!

Quality: 8.25/10

These balms are all very moisturizing and smooth. I usually don’t find chapsticks to be long-wearing, and this is true for these balms as well. If you don’t eat or drink, they should last on your lips 1-2 hours.

All the balms have a slight honey scent, but it shouldn’t bother you because it’s subtle and doesn’t linger after you apply them.

The “tint” for these balms is very subtle. For the lighter colors (Honeysuckle and Tiger Lily), you really don’t get any color on the lips. For the darker colors (Rose and Red Dahlia), you get a slight, transparent, reddish color to the lips. I feel like the colors could be more prominent and varied, but it is a “tinted” lip balm, so you shouldn’t expect bold color.

The biggest negative against these balms is that they have no sun protection. You should always, always wear sunscreen during the day to protect your skin, and the same is true when it comes to your lips. These balms would get an A for quality if they had an SPF of 15 or higher.

Ease of Use: 10/10

These glide on smoothly. No need for a mirror–the color is subtle so the application is fool-proof.

Price: 7.5/10

You get 4.25 g of product for $7. For comparison, EOS lip balms have 7.09 g of product and cost around $3.50 each. These balms are good quality, but they are on the expensive side.


Toss if: you want a balm with sun protection
Try: Honeysuckle or Tiger Lily / Rose or Red Dahlia — these color pairs show up so similarly that you don’t have to buy both
Buy if: you want a nice smoothing balm

Balm Names

Balm Packaging

Balm Ingredients

Honeysuckle, Tiger Lily, Rose, and Red Dahlia

Honeysuckle Applied

Tiger Lily Applied

Rose Applied

Red Dahlia Applied

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9 Responses to Review & Swatches: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms

  1. Sarah Hernandez says:

    I’m so disappointed that these do not have UVA/UVB protection. Thanks for the info.
    What is your favorite balm that contains a good SPF?

    • Allura says:

      Actually, it’s one that I bought just a week ago. You know Vitamin Water? They recently came out with chapsticks that have SPF 20 in them. I have the one in lemonade and it smells so good.

  2. Soesje200 says:

    I have rose and I love it!

  3. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the swatches! I’ve always wanted to try Burt’s Bee and this is the perfect combo for lip balm and some colour. I definitely want to try this out. I would totally go for HoneySuckle or Rose. They look lovely!

  4. Genevieve says:

    I’d love to try these. I’ve been looking for a good tinted lip balm for a while.

  5. elle says:

    yeah i’ll go for spf ^^

    xoxo elle

  6. Kelly says:

    i really wanna try these! kinda worried about dipping my finger into my rosebud lipbalm in terms of hygiene!

  7. Jen says:

    Thanks for the lip swatches! I think if I pick any up I’ll go for Red Dahlia.

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