The Lowdown on Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Lipstick is Grandma’s go-to. Lip crayons are for everyone. These oversized coloring tools aren’t quite what you used in Kindergarten, but they are just as fun. The biggest difference between lip crayons and lipstick is how easy they are to apply. But can a clean company like Burt’s Bees create the same creamy lip coverage without using artificial colors?

I tested out three of the new Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons: Niagra Overlook, Hawaiian Smolder and Napa Vineyard. Watch me as I try these on for the very first time.

Overall features:

  • Pigmentation is buildable, meaning it creates a deeper and bolder color the more you apply
  • No sticky feel
  • Lightweight – much lighter than a traditional lipstick
  • Feels instantly moisturizing
  • Goes on smoothly

A note on each:

Niagra Overlook: The color builds as you apply, so you can keep it natural or keep coloring until you get a more distinctive pink hue. It’s a little bit more brown-based than what shows on the packaging. Overall, though, I really like this shade – it’s your lips but better!

Hawaiian Smolder: This one’s more of a true pink than the Niagra Overlook. I thought this would be more toward a baby pink, but it’s bolder than that. Of the three, Hawaiian Smolder is my favorite.

Napa Vineyard: Like with many other rich lip colors, I would recommend applying a lip balm first to keep the pigment smooth and even. This real red hue definitely makes your teeth look whiter, which is always a welcome bonus. It would be a great look for the fall months!