BEAUTY | Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

Yes, I still have makeup posts that involve me NOT wearing a sheet mask! At last month's London Drugs Beauty event, I had the pleasure of visiting the Burt's Bees booth and experiencing a couple of the makeup products I hadn't tried yet. While I have only tried their lip products and skincare, I was curious about the quality of their face and eye products as I hadn't read or heard too much about them. Obviously the great thing with Burt's Bees is that I know the packaging and the ingredients will always be good for me and the environment.

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

PR samples

The Burt's Bees Eye Shadow Trios are a 100% natural mineral formula made with bamboo, vitamin E and honey that are supposedly easy-to-blend, long-lasting and smudgeproof. I received the trio Countryside Lavender* which was pretty and for sure wearable on a day to day basis especially in this Fall weather.  

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

Though the shadows were indeed easy to blend, the pigmentation did vanish if I blended too much and the matte shades felt a bit chalky and weren't the softest to use with fingers. The shimmery middle shade was definitely the nicest of the three both in texture and pigmentation and if Burt's Bees ever decides to do eyeshadow singles, this would be the one I would get! I know natural makeup cannot be compared to the likes of big guys like ABH, MAKE UP FOR EVER or Urban Decay, but because I'm more than happy to use non-natural eyeshadows, I cannot see myself hanging on to this trio even though I did manage to make it work for a week.

The same story goes for the blush which I received in the shade Shy Pink* which had a fairly natural finish and decent pigmentation. This shade is a bit too pink for my skin tone, but because this mineral blush can be sheered out quite a bit, I can get away with wearing it if I wear a lighter foundation. I also wouldn't go too "brush happy" with this blush as there is a lot of pigment that gets kicked up AND a lot that ends up on your brush! I literally just dab my Real Techniques powder brush in once and that's it!

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

I won't discuss the lipsticks too much as I did a full review on them here and still stand by the opinion that they are probably my favourite makeup product from Burt's Bees. The pigmentation, finish and comfort level are overall very solid, but I thought I would share some of the newer shades I received that weren't quite as pigmented as previous shades I have tried.

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

Doused Rose* was great and I am definitely hanging on to this shade, but the other shades were a little patchy and difficult to build in intensity once on the lips.

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look


Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray*
IT Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50 in Medium*
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder
IT Cosmetics Universal Brow Pencil*
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereyes Concealer*


UD Primer Potion
Burt's Bees Eye Shadow Trio in Country Side Lavender*
Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner in Midnight Grey*
Yumi Lash Primer
Burt's Bees Nourishing Mascara in Classic Black*
KISS Blowout Lashes in Pageboy*


Burt's Bees Blush in Shy Pink*


Burt's Bees Lipstick in Wine Wave*

Burt's Bees Fall Makeup Look

Final verdict: I wanted to like the rest of the Burt's Bees makeup line more than I did. While the lip products were fairly solid and measure up well to their non-natural counterparts, I just wasn't feelin' the eyeshadow or blush. While the eyeliner was actually not bad and one that I will hang onto, the mascara did NOTHING for my Asian lashes. I will stick to Burt's Bees skincare and lip products for now, but I do look forward to new products they end up releasing as I do like the company and would like to support them if I can! Oh, FYI I will be testing out some Burt's Bees sheet masks shortly!

You can find Burt's Bees at London Drugs.

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