This summer, Hudson’s Bay started carrying Burberry makeup, so I splurged back in June and got myself a lipstick and an eyeshadow palette (during a sale, of course!). The lipstick retails for CA$36, but I ended up paying a bit under $32.
Today, I’ll be reviewing the lipstick. I chose the color Garnet (81) from the Kisses Hydrating Lip Color line. In the tube, it’s a deep oxblood red cream.
Firstly, Burberry’s makeup is packaged beautifully. It’s elegant, sleek, functional—everything you’d hope an haute couture brand’s foray into makeup would be.
The box is a muted khaki shade, echoing their signature trench coats.
The square tube is metal and has the signature Burberry tartan design on the cap. The closure is metal, so the cap will swing around if you don’t have it on in the right direction.
And, I don’t think there’s another lipstick with more stunning embossing! I’m not normally one for logos, but I love the way Burberry has integrated their tartan into their makeup. (I also love their fashion watches.)
Unfortunately for me, the lipstick is semi-sheer, and while it’s buildable, I can’t get it to look as dark as it does in the tube. Of course, if you like a sheerer look, this is really quite nice. I, however, have been on the hunt for a great vampy cream, and while this looks fantastic in the tube, it’s just not the vampy lipstick I was looking for.
Formula-wise, it’s an excellent lipstick, for one that’s semi-sheer and moisturizing. It is very lightweight, yet it lasts well over four hours on my lips, and my lips never feel dry with this on. The color and pretty, soft-shine finish stays true. There is no discernable smell or taste.
On the positive side for me, it is a very dummy-proof everyday lipstick. It’s easy to apply, feels nice and moisturizing, and is a little different from the standard pinky-mauvey-nude that my everyday lipsticks tend to be. On my lips, this looks like a soft muted red with berry and mauve-brown undertones. It’s super flattering, so at least I will be getting plenty of use from it.
Now, if only they made this lipstick in a rich, opaque formula—I’d be all over that! Next time, I’ll have to try a more intense Burberry formula.
Have you tried any Burberry lipsticks that you’d recommend?
By the way, here’s a sneak peek of the palette I got:
Burberry Kisses Hydrating Lip Colour retails for GB£25 / US$33 / CA$36 and is 0.11 oz / 3.3 g. It is made in Italy.
Burberry Group plc was founded in 1856 by 21-year old draper’s apprentice Thomas Burberry. The famous Burberry trench coat was designed in 1914 for the British War Office. Their cosmetic line was launched in 2010. The company is based in London, England.