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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New | Burt's Bees Lipstick In Nile Nude #500 Review and Swatches

Burt's Bees Lipstick Nile Nude #500

A few years ago I used to use pretty much only natural products. I kind of strayed away from that and recently when I saw that Burt's Bees had come out with some all natural lipsticks I got the urge to give one a try.

There are 14 shades in the line, but of course, I chose a nude shade since that's about all that looks decent on me. I went with the lightest shade Nile Nude #500.

These retail for $9.99 but I purchased mine on Amazon.ca for $7.99.

Burt's Bees Lipstick

You get 3.4 grams of product.
The packaging is very lightweight and what's nice is the colour on the packaging matches the lip colour.

Burt's Bees Lipstick Nile Nude #500

Info from Burt's Bees Website:
Intense colour meets conditioning 8-hour moisture. Full-coverage, vibrant colour in 14 shades made with 100% naturally moisturizing ingredients like moringa and raspberry seed oils to help soften and condition your lips all day long.
  • 8-hour moisture
  • 100% Natural
  • 14 versatile shades deliver luscious, bold colour
  • Smooth, satin finish
  • Doesn't dry out lips
  • Helps to hydrate and moisturize lips leaving them feeling soft and smooth
  • Features naturally moisturing ingredients such as Beeswax, Moringa Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, and Vitamin E

Recyclable Packaging:
Made of 100% #5 plastic
Made of 60% PCR content




This colour is a nice pinky-nude. I would say it's a pretty typical nude. It's a cream formula without any shimmer. It glides on nicely. It's somewhat moisturizing but not as much as I'd like since I have super dry lips. I found the wear time to be average for this type of lipstick. I would say about 2 hours without eating. This colour doesn't leave any type of stain behind.

Oddly, it seems to swatch much darker on my hand than it does on my lips. Odd since my lips have some pigmentation and that usually darkens a lipstick.

Burt's Bees Sedona Sands (left)/ Burt's Bees Nile Nude (right)

Above, Nile Nude (right) is swatched beside Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands (left). Sedona Sands is darker and more mauve.



Worn here without any lip liner or gloss.

I have really dry dehydrated lips. This product is fairly comfortable but as you can see this colour does accentuate dry patches on my lips, up close you can really see it. If your lips are in better condition than mine, you may not have this issue. I find that it's not as shiny in person as it's showing up in these photos but the colour looks true. I am interested in trying another colour to see if it also clings to dry patches or if it's just this colour. I have my eye on the other nude shade called Blushed Basin, it's a darker nude.




A makeup look wearing Nile Nude. Not sure why I look shocked. Clearly not the selfie queen! lol

I would rate this lipstick 4/5. Losing points for this shade clinging to dry patches which I take 1/2 the blame for because my lips are in such bad condition. I do appreciate that it's 100% natural, comfortable on the lips, and the colour is great for everyday. I find myself reaching for this all the time.

Burt's Bees is cruelty-free although the parent company is not. *** Update: According to this article by Cruelty Free Kitty, Burt's Bees is NO longer cruelty-free.

Have you tried any lipsticks from this line? I'd love to hear what ones you recommend.

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16 comments:

  1. Such a pretty shade on you Amy - I love the design of the tube, although it's longer than most others and doesn't quite fit in my storage. I've just read the article - at least they're not manufacturing in China, but still, it's a bit disappointing hey xxx

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    1. Thanks, Kats! It's too bad these don't fit in your storage. I'm still on the fence about trying another colour. Very disappointed that another company sells out! xo

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  2. It looks really pretty. I go for nudes too, despite always wishing I could get away with bolder shades. I think the darker nude would suit you too :)

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    1. Thanks, Di! I always wish I could wear darker shades too, but those days are gone for me. I am still tempted to get the darker nude in this line.

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  3. You look absolutely gorgeous!! I love thecolour, it's definitely a go to colour that I would reach for every day. BB is no longer cruelty free? :( eeep I think that would anger a lot of consumers if that article is true!

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    1. Thanks, Lily! I always think I look so ridiculous- the expressions on my face just kill me! I'm so not from the selfie generation and just can't get it, but thank you for the compliment! It is sad if BB sold out like so many others. xo

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  4. Loving the look of this nude pink lippie! Disappointed to hear that Burt's Bees may no longer be cruelty free though.

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    1. It's a great everyday nude. I'm so disappointed for BB to sell out

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  5. such a pretty shade. I could see myself wearing this everyday. The slightly glossy finish looks very comfortable and also makes the lips look bigger whhich is a win win in my opinion x Louise from www.beyoutyfulyou.com

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    1. It's definitely a great every day shade and a lot more comfortable than a lot of lipsticks.

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  6. It's a lovely colour but disappointing that they are no longer cruelty free

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  7. Great post Amy! Love the colour too. It looks good on you :) So sad that BB is no longer Cruelty-Free....what were they thinking?!?! Tal xo

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    1. Thanks, Tal! I know, I hate when companies sell out. :( xo

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  8. I just bought a berry shade a week ago and I love it. I love how it's moisturizing and creamy. :)

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    1. I agree, really nice and moisturizing. Hope they come out with more colours!

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