#30in30 Burts Bees Carolina Coast

Burts Bees Carolina Coast Lip CrayonI’ve had two of these sitting on my desk for weeks in part of my collection for this mini series and I hadn’t used wither until today. I expected a very sheer wash of colour and a balmy texture with a fruity scent.. much the same as most of these crayon style lip products but it couldn’t be further removed from that. The finish is a little creamy but it’s far more opaque than you might think and not at all balmy. Burts Bee’s isn’t a high end brand but it’s not super cheap either and packaging aside had you given me this is a plain tube I’d have thought it was a very low budget product. It’s waxy in both texture and scent – I mean it smells like an old school wax crayon – and just not pleasant to apply or to wear.

Burts Bees Carolina Coast Lip Crayon faceBurts Bees Carolina Coast Lip Crayon lipAs I said I do have two of these so I will be including the other later in the month and we’ll see whether it’s the whole line or just this one that’s a dud but all in all.. a disappointment! I expected to love this and for it to be one of those handbag staples for those times you just need a little colour on the go but it’s more like a cheap lipstick in crayon form – and that’s barely even fair anymore since cheap doesn’t necessarily mean bad thanks to brands like Makeup Revolution.. this is just.. not good.

You can find these lip crayons online here – link – have you tried them? What did you think?

Miss BB

*PR Sample



  1. 7 July, 2015 / 12:02 am

    Unfortunately, I also find the crayons too hard and tough to apply. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balms are far nicer than the crayons, the lip balms are soft and nourishing by comparison.


  2. 7 July, 2015 / 1:58 am

    I think it looks nice but it sucks about the overall texture. I’d only reach for burts bees if my lips were seriously chapped so if this doesn’t soothe them then i’m definitely not purchasing this x

  3. Blee
    7 July, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    It’s such a pity about the formula of this as the colour looks beautiful on you.
    Loving this 30 day of lipsticks again.. Very bad for my purse 😛

  4. 8 July, 2015 / 6:58 am

    Gosh I adore the formula of these, love the mix of opacity & balmy texture. Hawaiin Smoulder is my fave.

    Nic x

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