Buzzing beauty: Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mascara

In case you aren’t familiar, Burt’s Bees recently came out with a makeup line.

The skincare brand that boosts natural ingredients now offers up everything from foundation to lipsticks, blushes, and even mascara.  I tried their foundation a few months back and absolutely loved it, so I was very excited to give some of the other items a try as well.

The Nourishing mascara (C$13.97) is formulated with Jojoba oil and naturally moisturizing glycerin to nourish lashes (hence the name), and best of all, it doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances, and is ophthalmologist tested, not tested on animals, and is cruelty free.

Burt's Bees Nourishing mascara Burt's Bees Nourishing mascara wand

If you are into natural beauty, then this may be the mascara for you. The brush is a typical comb mascara brush that allows you to reach the very base of your lashes.  The formula dried down quickly and lashes don’t feel too stiff.

Now since I loved the foundation so much, I had high hopes for this mascara.  To sum it up, it didn’t impress me.  But here’s the thing, it’s called a nourishing mascara, not a volumizing one, not a lengthening one, it’s supposed to nourish your lashes, which is does.  And that’s about all. It didn’t give me great length, and honestly, this paired with an eyeliner, your lashes aren’t going to stand out at all.  I did try this with Smashbox’s new mascara, and paired with Super Fan, it gave me a little more length, but not anything stellar.

Before and after using the Burt's Bees Nourishing mascara Burt's Bees Nourishing mascara swatched

Overall, I would say that if natural beauty doesn’t intrigue you, then skip this. But, if you are looking for more natural beauty brands, then I would look into purchasing this since it’s so widely available and at a fair price.

Have you tried Burt’s Bees Nourishing mascara?

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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