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January 07, 2013

Burberry lip velvet.

I have only recently got into lipstick, I've never thought it really suited me all that much. But recently I seem to have acquired quite a few new shades so have been experimenting a little more. I have found that no matter how hard I try, I'm just not destined for a red lip. It's so frustrating because I always see people managing to pull it off so perfectly. I think I just need to find the right one, maybe one with a bluer undertone rather than an orange. We shall see...
Because I guess I'm scared of red at the moment, I've ventured down the darker, burgundy route to find 'my perfect colour'.
These Burberry lip velvet lipsticks are lovely, the actual lipstick is embossed with the signature Burberry tartan which is such a nice touch.

No. 312 Hawthorn Berry. Pictured left in all images.
No. 311 Bright Poppy.
So pweddyyy.
I haven't worn the Bright Poppy yet, but I'm so in love with Hawthorn Berry I just can't bring myself to cheat. On the lip it looks a lot deeper than the swatch, it's quite burgundy but has an orange undertone, it just seems to work well with my skin. (I'd say I'm fair/medium in skin tone). These lipsticks are highly pigmented, yet they are pretty versatile. You can slather on both top and bottom lips for a rich, dark colour, or just dab a bit on the bottom lip and smooch your lips together for a much subtler look - perfect for everyday wear.
They are quite moisturising, but they are meant to be a matte finish, so they don't feel shiny or slippery at all, and there's no chance all your hair will stick to your mouth with the slightest gust of wind. Don't you just hate when that happens?! I think they feel slightly dry on the lip, so I like to sweep on a bit of balm after, but that's up to you.
These are probably the most expensive lip products I've ever owned, so as you can imagine, they're still in the boxes, and I must be careful with them at all times.
The packaging is gorgeous too, if that's not a weird thing to say? The actual case is magnetic, so it snaps back on the right way round to keep it beaut at all times. Lovely.

Have you tried any of the Burberry lip velvets? Do you like them?
Happy Monday everyone!

Love x


  1. Urrgh, I just love the packaging. I bet it feels amazing wacking that one out of your handbag. Colour is gorgeous too! x

    1. Haha it really does! Thanks for stopping by :) xx

  2. like the color :)

    1. :) thanks for stopping by! Xx

  3. I'm dying to try these out, particularly the deep fuschia that Cara Delevingne wears in the adverts! Great post! xo

    1. They are really lovely, I'm pretty sure it's Bright Poppy that she's wearing in the ad! Don't quote me on that though ;) but based on what it looks like on me, I'd say it might well be! Thanks lovely :) x I'll try and get a pic up soon of them so you can see what they look like on x