Burberry Beauty Soft Satin Lip Cover Lipsticks

July 20, 2010
The Soft Satin Lipsticks ($30) from the Burberry Beauty are luxurious with rich pigment, beautiful packaging, moisturizing yet lightweight feel and have a medium coverage finish. I found the colors to be unique and with a diverse range from neutral to medium to dark colors. All seemed to be classic but natural wearable lip colors in shades of pink, rose, plum, brown, red. There was a subtle scent but neither Diane nor I could identify what it was. The sales associate mentioned the lipsticks were infused with a number of natural oils which could account for what we smelled.

I was naturally drawn to the neutrals: pinks, peaches and brown-rosey colors. There were a number of beautiful deeper reds and plums but it was a hot day outside, neither of us were really in the fall mode for lips. While the colors I picked out might not seem all that unique, I have to reiterate that these are much better in person than in photos. The natural colors are very wearable and don’t require any tweaking with lipliner or lipgloss to make them work, at least for me.

The four I picked out:
  • Cameo #02 – nude peachy color
  • Cameo Pink #03 – similar to Cameo, a brighter version with pink
  • Rosewood #04 – complex combination of brown-rose, slightly shimmery
  • Antique Rose #11 – natural cream pink

Many have already e-mailed me asking how these lipsticks compare to other brands such as Bobbi Brown, Edward Bess, Armani and various luxury brands. It is difficult to compare – I find the Burberry Beauty Lipsticks just different. The colors are very natural and polished. The texture is smooth, lightweight, creamy, medium-full coverage. The colors definitely show up on the lips. I have to say I was surprised by the fact that they felt creamy but lightweight at the same time.

There are a number of lipstick shades that have a corresponding lipgloss with the same name and number. I found that the colors were not identical but it appears they are meant to compliment each other. For example Rosewood Lipgloss is a pale dusty mauve cream which is very different from the Rosewood Lipstick. Cameo Lipstick is a natural peach-nude while the Cameo Lipgloss is a shimmery apricot. Here is the difference between Cameo Pink Lipstick and Lipgloss:

The lipglosses will be reviewed soon. Overall the lipsticks are excellent. Worth every penny in my opinion. The lid shuts with a magnetic snap. I can’t wait to try more.

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