You need the protection only a lip balm can provide. But you want the full color coverage of a lipstick. Why compromise? Our lipstick combines lip-quenching botanicals with natural mineral pigments to give you all the benefits of both! Goes on smooth for long-lasting color. PARABEN-FREE!! No mineral oil, no FD&C colors. Only natural beneficial ingredients like coconut oil which penetrates and moisturizes lips, shea butter which protects your lips, sesame seed oil to heal and soften, vitamin E as an antioxidant, and pure botanical extracts which act as a 100% natural preservative.
KEY: M = matte F = slight frost S = slight shimmer
Please keep in mind that 5 people can be asked to describe one shade, and each will come up with a different verbal description. We did our best to describe these colors. When in doubt, try a sample size before buying the full sized product.
Aztec – M; light to medium coral pumpkin shade
Bombshell – M; light to medium neutral mauve/rose with pink undertones
Burlesque – S; medium raspberry with pink undertones
Celestial – F; light champagne
Cherokee – M; medium neutral mauve with warmer brown undertones
Desire – M; medium brick red
Dream – S; light neutral pink with rose undertones
Goddess – M; medium berry with wine and blush undertones
Innuendo – M; the perfect nude lip
Paradise – S; light neutral pink with warm undertones
Queen Bee – M; our first signature red
Risque – M; medium to deep red wine
Romance – M; medium neutral mauve with red undertones
San Francisco – F & S; a cross between pink and peach with hints of rose
Seduction – M; a true neutral rose/mauve shade
Soft Kiss – M; pale baby pink
Superstitious- M; looks dark but goes on as a lovely dark berry shade
First, I LOVE Honeybee Gardens. I've used their line extensively, and am really happy with the palette, quality and nontoxic ingredients, and how they make my skin feel. Conventional lipsticks tend to dry out my lips terribly, but I've never had that problem with Honeybee Gardens.
I do want to make a note about the Queen Bee shade. It is more of a bright pink fuscia than a red, at least on my lips. It was my mistake, because the photo shows the lipstick to be a fuscia, but I had thought it was described as a wearable red that any skin tone could wear in the marketing. I should have got the sample instead of the full size, but it was described as the "perfect red."
I can only bear to take off one star, though, because it was my mistake, and I love love love all the other HB products overflowing from my makeup organizer. I only wish the description was that this was a pink fuscia rather than a red. Plus, the photo in the marketing email of the lips wearing Queen Bee looks nothing like the actual lipstick. That photo in the March email looks like a true red, but the actual lipstick is a hot pink. That could have been due to the lighting or skin tone of the model, though.
So this is just to offer some description to this shade. It will look lovely on some skin tones, but make sure you can wear the hot pink family of colors.
RESPONSE: Thanks for your feedback Karen! You're right, lipstick shades look different on different skin tones. I've seen the same color look brown on one person and pink on another. We offer sample sizes so folks can try the shade on THEIR lips before they buy. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2014
This is the best lipstick I have ever used. Been using it for years. So glad Honeybee keeps my favorite color available. Soft Kiss and it is just that.
Posted by Unknown on 31st Jul 2014
Best organic mascara I've tried.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jul 2014
Love the ingredients, do not want to lick & eat nasty chemicals
smooth & kissable!
Posted by Karen on 26th Jun 2014
I love the natural smoothness of these lipsticks. They feel nourishing and not waxy.
the colors are great & I can't say how pleased I am with each one I've tried!
Great natural lipstick!
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Jun 2014
I've bought many of these over the years, and they're definitely my go-to lipstick! Beautiful colors, and I love how safe they are. The only thing is they do go rancid and dry after a little while, but at least I know that means they're free of bad stuff.
BEST natural lipstick I have tried!
Posted by Amanda on 19th Jun 2014
I cannot even begin to count how many natural product lines I have tried to find the perfect nude lipstick and I have finally found it with your Innuendo lipstick! I've noticed that natural lipsticks soak in way too quickly and the colour fades but yours stays put and is like butter on the lips! SO happy I found you guys I will definitely be ordering again and I'm excited to try other shades! Thanks for making such a great product!!
Posted by Unknown on 19th Jun 2014
I finally found a lipstick that gives a color with still having a very natural look. Goes on very nicely.
Posted by Katelyn Demidow on 10th Jun 2014
This red is incredible. I never have found a red that I felt confident and sexy in. Normally I felt like a child playing with her mom's make up. This shade makes me feel like I can take on the world.
I also own "Superstitious" and "Goddess" and both of these shades are such gorgeously done colors. I haven't met a Honeybee color that I haven't absolutely loved!
These lipsticks also glide on soft and smooth. And pairing it over one of the lip liners offered it just takes it to a whole new level.
Thank you so very much for offering such high quality, natural make up. You have my heart forever.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jun 2014
Love the color, and it looks true to picture. It's a matte, would have preferred a little shine, the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars