Burt’s Bees Foundation Review

As you all know I live for the Burt’s Bees makeup line, I love pretty much everything I’ve tried…except the foundation. I bought this a bit after I did my review on their other makeup products. I bought this because my blogger curiosity got the best of me despite reading and watching mediocre reviews in the beauty community. This review might be late in terms of the beauty community, but if you are like me and generally like to wear cleaner ingredients or simply support cruelty free brands the this review might (hopefully) be helpful.

First, as I like to do with base product reviews, my skin type is normal, not too dry not too oily, just in the middle. I got the shade buff and it is a good colour match but there are a lot of misgivings. Apparently there is a new concealer and I’m curious to try that to see if it’s any good once it hits the shelves in Canada.

What I look for in a foundation is a few things, lighter coverage, skin like finish, and a foundation that melts nicely into the skin without looking like foundation (I know so much to ask).  Because of the title of this foundation, “Goodness Glows” I assumed it would be a glowy foundation with a skin like finish. It is described according to their website as a “Our 98.9% natural, full coverage Liquid Makeup evens and smoothes skin for a radiant, natural-looking finish. Made with responsibly sourced Meadowfoam Seed Oil, known for its moisturizing benefits, it gives you beautiful results inside and out”.

Burts Bees Foundation and Elf Foundation brush

Burts Bees Foundation open and elf brush

Okay, so a radiant looking finish only happens directly after you have applied this foundation with a sponge. Then throughout the day it begins to cling to patches on my skin that are normally not dry. This leads me to believe I need to heavily hydrate (because I want this to work), so I heavily hydrate and BAM it still clings to “dry patches” and breaks up almost immediately. I have mixed it with my First Aid Beauty Tinted moisturizer (we are talking half of half a pump) and it does add a nice amount of coverage to it and doesn’t cling to those dry patches but again I used such a small amount just enough to add a bit more coverage.

eco tools sponge and burts bees foundation

Now, I have two pros to this product: it’s cruelty free and has clean ingredients. But so is there B.B Cream (it has an appalling shade range) which is way nicer and more glowy on the skin compared to this foundation.

Bottom line: 2.5/5 stars for me. It makes me sad that I don’t love this product because I absolutely loves Burts Bees makeup, their mascara and foundation power are my holy grail (for lack of a better term) but this foundation fell short on so many levels.

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

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