I was first exposed to Burt’s Bees lip balm in middle school gym class, when the cool girls dared me to put some under my eyes (DON’T DO THIS). Because what happens in middle school doesn’t haunt you forever (right?), I revisited good ol’ Burt in the form of a Tinted Lip Balm, and have never looked back.
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm is like the Golden Retriever of lip balms: reliable, playful, albeit a little vanilla, but always there to add a little something extra to your day. You can swipe this stuff on without a mirror because the pigment doesn’t clump or pool, even if your lips look like the Salt Flats. The peppermint oil usually found in Burt’s Bees lip balm (which led to my previously mentioned meltdown in the girls’ locker room) is replaced with Shea butter, creating a formulation that moisturizes without feeling sticky or oily.
This little brown tube boasts an all-natural tint that stays on for a surprising amount of time for just a simple balm, usually only needing one or two re-ups a day. It comes in various barely-there neutral and red shades, but I’ve remained loyal to the deep, brownish-red shade Red Dahlia for a while.