Ten or Less: Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm

I’m having a bit of a moment with these new Burt’s Bees Natural Tinted Lip Balms. They are just delightful! It’s a conditioning lip balm that leaves behind the softest hue of color just as a tinted balm should. Of the six shades available, I’ve been using the lightest two: Honeysuckle and Pink Blossom.

They boast 100% natural ingredients (we covered off on my stance of that word last week!), and is certified as such by the Natural Products Association. They’re very moisturizing — which is likely due to the shea butter and the plethora of natural oils in the product — everything from coconut to vegetable and olive.

They do leave a really sheer wash of color on the lips that looks very fresh. The Pink Blossom (on the right) is my favorite — I could wear this all day, every day and feel put together. The only thing, Burt’s Bees, that sounded off my sustainability radar is why the added packaging? While the cardboard shell contains 60% post-consumer recycled content, it’s an unnecessary addition. If you’re going for low impact, certainly this isn’t going to help your footprint. That said, I’m keeping the balm housed in there until I’m ready to recycle it. :)

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4 Responses to “Ten or Less: Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm”

  1. Robin says:

    Lots of discussion in blog world about this product.. Love the product and the color shine etc. but alot of people did take issue with the packaging…People thinking that the whole package would be cardboard as well. Remember awhile back I think it was Stila did the outer box that you supposedly could plant and it would grow flowers?

  2. Jeni says:

    I am obsessed with my blue chapstick, but it’s boring so I want to try the pink blossom Burt’s Bees (or whichever one is the pinkest!) I’ve tried a few tinted lip balms, but they never worked as well as my blue chapstick, so I’m still searching for the perfect tinted balm.

  3. Jen says:

    I want to try these out. I love the slight hint of color.

  4. Jaime Leah says:

    Wow you girls are really facilitating my beauty shopping this week. I have to have these, I’m pretty much obsessed with tinted lip balms.

    @Robin- I think it was Cargo that did that, I just forgot to plant my boxes, I might still have one that I need to try out.

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