Last fall, Burt’s Bees invited me to join them at a gorgeous wilderness resort to learn all about their newest products. It was easily the coolest opportunity I’ve ever had in my blogging career and I had such a good time! The experience was so perfectly curated around their products and I loved learning every little detail about them.
It’s been a few months since I was sent home from that incredible trip with a ton of their new products, and I’ve had plenty of time to put them all to the test. I know a lot of people are interested in knowing how good everything is (especially the makeup), so I am squeezing it all into today’s post!
Note: Burt’s Bees released a LOT of stuff in the past year or so and I haven’t tried it all. Definitely go check out the rest of their makeup and skincare lines!
Blush ($9.99) – I’ll say it: these blushes are the BEST product in their whole makeup line. They are extremely pigmented, the shades are beautiful (there are only three but I am hoping for more), they last all day and the price is so, so right. Bare Peach is my favorite!
Mascara ($12.99) – This is a great clean drugstore mascara. I would consider this more of an “everyday” mascara vs. something I’d wear when I’m doing an eyeshadow look simply because it does more lengthening + separating than volumizing.
Goodness Glows Liquid Foundation ($16.99) – This is a Burt’s Bees makeup product I’m not a fan of. I’ll admit, I’ve only tried this two or three times, but I couldn’t make it work for me any of those two or three times and threw in the towel. I need to give it another try and play around with different application techniques, because my issue with this is that I just cannot get it to blend into my skin.
Mattifying Powder Foundation ($16.99) – While the liquid foundation isn’t my favorite, the powder foundation definitely is! I love pairing this with a tinted moisturizer for more coverage, or just on it’s own over top of my regular moisturizer for a quick evening out of the skin. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t look powdery on the skin at all.
Concealer ($12.99) – This concealer is a light to medium coverage and the formula leans on the dry side. I didn’t mind this the first couple times I used it, but I’m finding now that it’s clashing with something in my current skincare routine and pills, so I don’t use it anymore.
Nourishing Eyeliner ($9.99) – I have yet to find a clean pencil eyeliner that’s as punchy and long-wearing as something like MAKE UP FOR EVER or Marc Jacobs, so this eyeliner is pretty much on par with every other clean pencil eyeliner I’ve tried. You can’t beat the price either!
Eyeshadow Palette ($12.99) – You get three shades in each palette and there are four palettes to choose from. I wouldn’t recommend these palettes for those experienced with eyeshadow as they lack pigmentation, but that feature is also a selling point for people who prefer a light wash of color. I have only used the Shimmering Nude palette, but I have heard better things about the pigmentation in Dusky Woods, so it may vary from palette to palette.
All Aglow Lip & Cheek Stick ($12.99) – I really like these! They are perfect for days when all I want to do is throw on a tinted SPF, some mascara and blush. They are a beautiful, dewy flush of color that gives your skin a really healthy glow.
All Aglow Highlighter Stick ($12.99) – These have the same dewy formula as the Lip & Cheek Sticks and give a gorgeous glow. These are perfect if you prefer a more natural, lit from within look from your highlight.
Moisturizing Liquid Lipstick ($9.99) – These are SO pretty. There are a ton of different colors, and while I was at the Burt’s Bees event, we even got to make our own shades which was so cool! These are super pigmented and have a nice glossy finish. I consider these more of a gloss than a liquid lipstick, though the formula is a bit thicker which helps them stay on longer than a gloss usually would.
Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment ($8.99) – I LOVE this. I have forever dry lips and when I apply this before bed (which I do every single night now, it’s become a habit), my lips are so much softer and smoother when I wake up.
Lip Treatment Lip Scrub ($8.99) – This is a fine lip scrub. Not my most favorite ever and not bad either. It isn’t quite as scrubby as I would like it be.
Complete Nourishment Facial Oil ($19.99) – This smells beautiful and feels really nice on the skin. It’s especially great for dry or dehydrated skin, but all skin types can benefit from this. My only qualm is that it contains retinyl palmitate (a derivative of retinol that can “speed the development of skin tumors and lesions” (EWG)), so I only use this at night time and make sure to wear SPF in the morning.
Micellar Water Towelettes ($5.99) – As much as I wanted to, I don’t love these. I found them a bit rough and not the best for makeup removal. I prefer their regular face wipes!
Sheet Masks ($2.99) – I’ve used both the Hydrating and Detoxifying sheet masks and enjoyed them both. I never feel like sheet masks do anything life changing for me so I can’t say much else, haha.
Have you tried any of these new releases from Burt’s Bees? What did you think?