Friday, October 14, 2016

New | Burt's Bees Lip Crayon In Sedona Sands #405 Review and Swatches!

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon Sedona Sands

I've been having a little bit of a lipstick obsession lately. I guess it's the one area in my makeup collection where I don't have an abundance of products. I don't usually stray too far from what I know suits me. I mean, I've done some definite experimenting over the last few years, trying out bright colours that I would never have tried before, and it just confirmed what I already knew- I don't suit bright or dark colours. But, as all of us beauty junkies know, not all nudes are the same, so I can have 100 shades of nude lippies that are all a bit different, right!? hehe

Since Burt's Bees came out with some all natural lip products recently, I decided to try out a few. I previously reviewed their Lipstick in Nile Nude (review linked here). This time, I went for one of their new matte lip crayons. There are only 6 colours to choose from and I chose the colour #405 Sedona Sands, it looked like a safe nude/pink colour.

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands

Info from Burt's Bees:
Introducing six creamy, full-coverage shades of matte lip colour in a modern crayon for truly beautiful lip colour. Lightweight moisture for a comfortable, everyday wear formula infused with Shea Butter, Kendi Oil, and Jojoba Oil. It's colour that truly cares for your lips!
  • Creamy matte colour and moisture-rich wear
  • For everyday wear either alone or layered under a Lip Gloss or Lip Shine
  • Precise application in a playful form without the hassle and mess of sharpening
  • No added flavour or fragrance
  • Hydrates and moisturizes lips, leaving them feeling soft and smooth

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands (swatch)
These lip crayons are 100% natural, which makes me super happy! The product is creamy and really easy to apply, it glides on smoothly and evenly with good pigmentation. I would say that this product is a satin-matte, which is good for me as I have super dry lips. The product is fairly comfortable even with my super dehydrated lips, although I wouldn't say it's particularly moisturizing. The colour lasted longer than average on me compared to a lipstick. After 3.5 hours some of the creaminess had worn off, this left my lips feeling drier, but the colour was still there. Then I ate and it completely wore off. It's not a stain and that's a good thing in my books, me and lip stains don't really get along, so I don't mind reapplying.

I have many deep lines in my lips and that makes it very difficult for me to wear matte lip colours. I would prefer to wear a balm or a bit of gloss over this product to reduce the look of my lip lines but for the sake of testing purposes, I went without anything on top. I have to say, this is one of the few matte lipsticks that I can wear (the other being Covergirl's Katy Kat Matte lipstick, which is a demi-matte- Full review linked here).

If your lips are in better condition than mine, which I'm sure most people's are, you will probably love these!
Comparison Swatch
Swatches: Left- Burt's Bees Lip Crayon Sedona Sands/
 Right- Burt's Bees Lipstick Nile Nude

Lip Swatches
Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands

I feel this is truly the perfect colour for me. It's the perfect nude/pink with a hint of mauve, think MLBB. It reminds me a lot of the colours I wore in my 20's and 30's, which I wore ALL the time! Back then, I had one or two colours that I wore every day as that's what looked best on me so I stuck with it.

A makeup look wearing Sedona Sands.

Final thoughts:
  • I am so happy that I bought this lip crayon. It's the perfect nude/pink for me. 
  • I love that it's 100% natural
  • No scent, hint of a clay like taste which fades
  • It's long lasting compared to other lipsticks
  • I get a demi-matte effect without it being too drying on my dehydrated lips
  • No glitter or shimmer
  • I wish they would come out with more colours. But, of course, I would just get a different shade of nude. lol
  • These get a 5-star rating from me! (at least in this shade)
  • I'm not happy that Burt's Bees is apparently no longer cruelty-free!
  • I do think this is a great product and I would repurchase it
This product retails for $9.99 for 3.11 grams 

Have you tried any of Burt's Bees new lip crayons? Are you loving them too?


  1. Oh girl! Great find! I wasn't aware that this came out, so I'm for sure adding it to my wish list. The colour is great too! :) Thanks for feeding my lip-product addiction ;) Tal xo

    1. haha.. anytime, girl! This is one my favourites for sure! I hope you get it too. xo


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