I'm definitely an eyes person. I don't go for super bold lips - the only bold colours I really like on myself are the plums and berries. Of course I've tried sporting pinks and reds - while most people really love them, I'm always a little uncomfortable while wearing them. I know that sounds a little weird for a self proclaimed beauty enthusiast, but I'm just being honest here. That being said, I do like to experiment with lip products - I'll take my time to appreciate the formula, try and get along with the colour and I'll admit that with some darker shades there's some minor cursing going on because I'm not too good at neat lips. Easy nudes are definitely my true love. This is where Burberry Beauty comes in. A brand I've always associated with the better nude look (I mean, check out this beautiful campaign pic with Cara here), and boy do they do awesome nude lips. I got to try four of their lip formulas in some of the shades used for their Autumn look book. Let me guide you.
As you can see: lotsa nudes, with one beautiful berry red. I love the packaging of these Burberry lippies - hello luxury! The lipstick's packaging is magnetic (everyone loves a good 'click') and holds a different finishing per formula. The Velvet formula for example has a slightly darker, matte packaging to suit the actual lipstick finish. Clever, yes. While these look quite heavy, they luckily aren't which still makes them perfect to carry on-the-go. I've been carrying the Lip Mist in Pink Heather with me in my everyday bag ever since I got it, something I can't do with some other luxury packaging lipsticks as they're just so very heavy. Also worth noting is that I use the packaging of the Lip Mist & Lip Cover as a mirror too - the Burberry pattern does not run all the way through the cap so there are two little plain mirror-like spots that you can use to reapply your makeup. The lip glosses have a super luxury see through packaging and remind me a little of the Dior fluid sticks, although Burberry did do it first. The slim applicator bends along as you coat your lips, allowing for precise application.
My favourite out of the bunch is definitely the Lip Mist in Pink Heather, you saw it here already in my Sunday favourites. It's the perfect nude pink for daily looks and I do get a little Kylie Jenner vibe when wearing it. It's not completely her colour, but it's the same kind of forgiving nude that allows you to over-apply a little so your lips look fuller. Even though the Lip Mists are described as sheer, I still find them to have a buildable coverage that'll take you to the medium coverage you see on my lips. The Lip Cover formula is also super creamy, but with the option to go all the way until a full colour coverage. I kept it pretty low-key in my picture with the Lip Cover in Tulip Pink as it suits this kind of peachy nude better. Both of these formulas make my dry lips (yep, once the cold starts kicking in my lips just won't cooperate) look plump and healthy. They deserve an award just for doing that. But how, you ask? Nourishing oils, wild rose extract, and all that jazz.
Just in case you're wondering: I had to re-take this picture in between typing this article out as the first picture I took days before sadly kinda failed, so the lighting is a little different as this one was taken in a room without direct sunlight as opposed to the others. One day I'll learn how to work with all types of sunlight and light temperatures, but it was a little bit of a battle with this lipstick. The Lip Velvet in Bright Poppy has a velvet (what's in a name?) finish and loads of pigment. Although the name Bright Poppy would suggest a bright vibrant red, on me this turns a deep berry red. I absolutely love it. This is one of the only kinds of bold lip I'm not afraid to wear, my dark hair compliments it nicely. Lasts a very long time and stains your lips too - if you want a bit of a sheerer finish you can just dab this on with your fingers for a pop of colour all day through. It is quite unforgiving on dry lips though - I had to scrub them well before applying, otherwise it looks like a bit of a mess.
Last up are these Lip Glows - Burberry's version of a lip gloss. Nude Rose is a clear cold pink gloss - I'll be honest, not too big of a fan of those, while Nutmeg is a beautiful warm brown beige gloss that is right up my alley. These are nourishing, not too sticky and contain little to quite some pigment depending on the shade. You can also apply these on top of a Lip Cover lipstick for some extra gloss - whatever suits you best.
In Belgium Burberry is sold exclusively at INNO Louise, but you can shop online with free shipping on their webshop.
Courtesy of Burberry
Burberry Lip Mist - €28.00
Burberry Lip Cover - €28.00
Burberry Lip Velvet - €27.00
Burberry Lip Glow - €25.00