By Sheila Arkee
There I was on an innocent trip to CVS to pick up a case of water when I happened upon the most fascinating display I’ve seen in a while.
To my delight and surprise, I spied a selection of Burt’s Bees glosses that are so new they’re not even listed on the Burt’s Bees website. There were two types of glosses in the display: squeeze tube glosses, and doe foot applicators priced at around $8.99 with an ever so handy stack of coupons nearby for $1.50 off of the purchase. A longtime fan of Burt’s Bees balms, there was no way for me to say no to Sunny Day, which is a sheer pinky gold lip gloss.
The color I chose reminds me of MAC’s Nymphette Lip Glass, which is one of my all-time favorite colors.
The gloss isn’t bad, but it’s definitely not the greatest I’ve ever used. The gloss isn’t sticky, the color is pretty, but my main issue lies with the durability – I find that it fades after just a short amount of time on my lips. Let’s face it, no gloss is going to last forever, but this one just feels like I’m being shortchanged in relation to other glosses I love.
I wish I could really love this gloss, but I can’t say that I’m entirely thrilled. The Burt’s Bees balms far outweigh the quality of the glosses, in my opinion.However, if you are completely averse to heavy glosses, this may be for you. And in comparison with another natural brand, I have to say the glosses from Painted Earth are fantastic, and they are all natural as well.
You can find Burt’s Bees products at your local mass market retailer and hopefully online soon!