Back to wearing more makeup again cause my skin sucks…and when my skin sucks I rather draw attention to my lips rather than my forehead, which is beginning to look like the shell of a lychee. In a post I did last year, I talked about how I adore Burberry’s Lip Velvet Lipsticks so I was stoked to see the Liquid Lip Velvet that arrived on my doorstep a while ago.
The Liquid Lip Velvet ($38 CAD) by Burberry is a whipped cream-like texture liquid lipstick that dries matte. Out of the 14 shades, I received No.53 Oxblood and No.17 Dark Rosewood. It’s made to give you smooth application and rich pigment in one non-drying formula.
One swipe gives a full opaque finish – not patchy at all. It glides on super creamy and the doe foot applicator helps line the angles of my lips nicely. Dark Rosewood is a peach salmon pink shade that is flattering for a daily office makeup look. Oxblood is the classic deep brick red shade for anyone who likes the dark lipstick trend.
What I like about them – the colours are safe and they do a really nice job in making imperfect lips look closer to perfect. Dark Rosewood smooths out the lip lines that are more in the centre of my lips; however the extra wrinkly or dry patches shows up like a badly folded bed. As usual, dark lip colours such as Oxblood hides more lip imperfections.
However, they take quite a while to set and they transferred more than the lipsticks. After wiping them off, my lips felt a bit wrinkly and dry, even if they didn’t feel dry with the the Lip Velvet on.
There are lot of great liquid lipstick formulas on the market and I consider the Burberry one more of a “treat yourself” kind of a product than something every liquid lipstick lover will need. I prefer wearing Dark Rosewood over my other liquid lipsticks because Burberry gets their colours perfectly.
You can purchase Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet online or in stores at Sephora, The Hudson’s Bay, or Nordstrom.
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.