01.27.2015
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Super Glossy Lip Shine
Rating
$7
Category:Makeup > Lip Glosses
Last Updated:01.27.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This lip gloss in a tube has a simple, irritant-free formula that glides over lips, producing a soft gloss finish with subtle shimmer. Completely non-sticky, this is Burt’s best gloss by far, and one of the better lip gloss options at the drugstore. The small shade range is sheer to translucent, so these work well alone for a hint of color or can be applied over just about any shade of lipstick.

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Ingredients

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Silica, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire D’abeille), Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Cera (Wax, Cire) Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Aroma (Flavor), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Apricot Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Apricot Oil Unsaponifiables, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil Unsaponifiables, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Alumina. +/- (May Contain): CI 75470 (CarmIne), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses: Many products have potent fragranced formulas; several formulas packaged in jars, which compromises their ingredients.

With humble beginnings in the town of Bangor, Maine, Burt's Bees is a brand focused on natural-themed, earth-friendly skincare. Unfortunately, in many cases, this also translates to less than beneficial formulas as not all of the natural ingredients used are helpful for skin.

Many of the plant extracts and oils used in these products, including orange oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, pine tar, alcohol, lime oil, and balsam peru, are problematic for skin and present a significant risk of irritation or a sensitizing reaction. Both the intriguing philosophy and inexpensive products are attractive, but it takes more than that to establish reliable products that are good for skin. It’s also important to consider the potential benefit (or potential harm) of the ingredients used.

There are some formulas to consider among the brand’s offerings, but some to be wary of—see our individual reviews on Burt’s Bees products for more details.

For more information about Burt's Bees, call 1-800-849-7112 or visit www.burtsbees.com.

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01.31.2015
Pleasant new discovery!

Fluke Xmas purchase vs. Beautypedia research. Being accustomed to only chapstick-style products (my lips peel from lipsticks or stains), I was surprised at how soothing and long-lasting it is. The shine and slightest color (Pucker 050) was a very nice change for me. The light scent and flavor is just fine and my pet peeve of excessive sugar is not an issue. It would be great to have a summer SPF version!

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Julie
03.25.2014
Favorite

This is pretty much the only lip gloss I can stand to wear. It's not sticky in the least (pet peeve) and the sheer color it imparts brightens my face nicely and just looks nice and natural. Zesty Red is a daily go-to. Paula's review did not mention, though, that this has a sweet, fruity scent to it. I actually enjoy this, but it doesn't last long after application.

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Marguerite M.
05.11.2013
Paula's review didn't mention scent & flavor

Paula'sl reviews usually mention if products have added fragrence & flavor, so I assumed this gloss didn't contain either. Therefore, I can't comment on the color or performance because I couldn't get past the icky kool-aid scent and flavor.

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