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You're Going to Freak Over This New Makeup Drugstore Launch (We Did)

You better make room in your makeup bag; these are eight products you'll want to buy ASAP
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Ever since Burt's Bees launched their BB cream and lip oil, we've been hoping the affordable natural beauty brand would expand their makeup offerings. Dreams do come true, because in September the brand is launching eight must-have beauty products that are finally as natural as we strive to be. Created on the notion that if you're not synthetic, then why should your beauty products be, this new range of complexion-boosting goodies are effective because they're natural, not in spite of it. To find out just how effective these products really are, we rolled up our sleeves and put them to the test with some swatching. Ready to discover a few new faves? Keep scrolling for the full run-down of each new Burt's Bees Beauty Collection.

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Burt's Bees Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Makeup, $17
The Logistics: This natural, full coverage liquid foundation is 98.9 percent natural and is created to even and smooth skin for a radiant, natural-looking finish. Formulated with meadowfoam seed oil, an ingredient known for its moisturizing benefits, you can expect beautiful results inside and out.

My Review: Touted as offering full, non-greasy coverage, not to mention an array of moisturizing benefits, I knew I needed to try this foundation for myself. My first heart-eyed moment came when realizing the product had a pump top that disperses just enough foundation with a single pump. Upon application, I fell in love with the way the product glides on smoothly for an even, dewy finish that feels super-hydrated. A combo-skinned girl, I didn't see the kind of all-day longevity I was hoping for until I used it with primer. That, along with a quick dusting of powder using a fluffy powder brush, left me dewy and mattified in all the right places -- without any smudging.

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Burt's Bees Mattifying Powder Foundation, $17
The Logistics: This 100 percent natural, non-comedogenic, oil-control powder foundation touts a mattified finish that smoothes and evens skin tone, while blurring imperfections with buildable coverage.

My Review: First off, the packaging easily conceals the fact that it has dual compartments with an application sponge and mirror, so we were pleasantly surprised to discover that. Beyond the packaging, I love the way the powder goes on smoothly for a mattified, yet luminous finish -- something you don't see very often. Unlike most pressed powders, this mineral compact doesn't dry out skin, and instead only enhances it, making it perfect for on-the-go touch-ups to help stabilize shiny mid-day T-zones.

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Burt's Bees Blush, $10
The Logistics: Created to blend easily and evenly to enhance your cheeks' natural glow, this 100 percent natural blush is formulated with bamboo, honey and vitamin E -- all of which work together to nourish skin for beautifully radiant results.

My Review: With three colors to choose from -- all of which look different than you'd expect for a typical pink-toned blush -- I was excited to see these results for myself. As soon as I dusted these colors on with a fluffy blush brush, I realized that each was specifically created for fair, medium and dark complexions. Being on the fair side, my go-to shade is the Shy Pink. The other two, Bare Peach and Toasted Cinnamon, are better suited for warmer and darker complexions. Though I liked them for highlighting and contouring respectively. Where the Bare Peach creates a soft peachy glow, the Toasted Cinnamon's warm bronze hue works perfectly for carving out my cheekbones and accentuating the bridge of my nose.

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Burt's Bees Eye Shadow Trio, $13
The Logistics: This easy-to-blend, long-lasting formula comes in four different shades to create a natural-looking eye look. Formulated with bamboo, honey and vitamin E, this 100 percent natural eye makeup nourishes skin with just the right amount of beautiful pigment.

My Review: My favorite trio by far was the Blooming Desert -- the pigment was rich and blendable, making it easy to create a gorgeous statement eye. I also really enjoyed the subtle color blend of the Shimmering Nudes, which offers a series of blush-toned hues. The other two trios -- Countryside Lavender and Dusky Woods -- while gorgeous in the packaging, didn't go on quite as easily, which meant a bit more muddying when attempting to blend. If you're more of an all-over color kind of gal, then these trios will still work great for you because they give you three shades to work individually with.

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BY REBECCA NORRIS | AUG 28, 2017 | SHARES
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