Let’s face it, the chances of me owning a Burberry bag may be slim (I do rather buy new computer stuff or a trip to Harry Potter world,) but I can never get tired of Burberry makeup. I’ve tried a few of their other formulas and the Burberry Lip Velvet Lipsticks is a first for me! My lips are kind of flabby and round and the right matte lipstick really helps define the shape of my lips. Is Burberry up for that task?
The Burberry Lip Velvet Lipstick ($38 CAD) is a creamy matte lipstick and has a velvety finish. Unlike the Burberry Kisses Hydrating Lip Colour, the Velvet Lipsticks are in a matte charcoal coloured casing rather than a chrome case. The size is still the same; the lipsticks look luxurious but it does take a bit of space if you like to carry makeup that is more compact.
The shade 417 Bright Rose is a pretty bold fuschia shade and I’d wear it with light coloured clothing, such as mints and white. 409 Honeysuckle is a burnt orange/coral colour that is very office friendly and probably more in my comfort zone. (Bright Rose makes my cupid’s bow ah-mazing though!)
Ahh, the classic Burberry pattern that is printed on the side of the lipsticks: sometimes I twist the bullet up and down just to admire the handiwork.
Each lipstick gives good colour payoff; and do I ever feel more confident wearing matte lipsticks now.
Will the lipsticks transfer on to coffee cups? For sure. It looks like I made out with my coffee cup after a few sips and I had to reapply after eating. If you like liquid lipsticks that stay on all day,$38 for a lipstick that isn’t transfer proof isn’t the best option. I’m very impatient in removing liquid lipsticks (and they’re not as hydrating,) I’d prefer a creamy formula like Burberry Lip Velvet anyway.
While wearing the lipsticks, I started to make a mental checklist (while catching Pokemon at the same time, I’m so good at multi-tasking) about how the lipstick felt on me and such. My lips weren’t silently screaming for lip balm and I didn’t need to touch up between meals (thank goodness, given the hot weather spell we have now!)
Overall, a solid matte lipstick for me (1000 points to
Gryffindor.. I mean Burberry!) I want a foundation that covers my lips as much as Burberry Velvet Lipsticks does! Honeysuckle has a spot in my makeup bag for now since it’s such an everyday colour. It definitely makes my lips look much nicer than they are!
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.