Reds, pinks, burgundy, beige, whatever your heart desires, Burberry has them covered with 21 Lip Color Soft Satin Lipsticks, 12 Lip Glow Natural Lip Glosses, and 6 complementing Lip Definer Shaping Pencils.
Lip Color Soft Satin Lipsticks retail at $30USD with a very unique casing and checker patterns on the lipstick itself. This is not your usual close and click top, but rather a magnetic enclosure. You'll have to turn the top casing around to find the correct side to close the lipstick. The entire tube is gunmetal with the Burberry checker all over the top of the case. I give props to Burberry for thinking out of the box and creating modern yet chic packaging for this line. The packaging is definitely heavier than MAC/Estee Lauder/Lancome, but I don't have any issues with it. In fact, I think it probably weighs just as much as Chanel Rouge Coco packaging.
Pardon the goosebumps on my arm..must be the cold AC in the mall! The first 12 colors of the line are lighter peaches and pinks with 2 Cameo and 3 Cameo Pink as my top 2 picks. They are peachy pink colors that is in the same family as Jazzed, YSL Rouge Volupte Tender Peach, etc. These lipsticks are creamy and have a faint perfume smell that's pleasant, definitely not as strong on the nose as YSL Rouge Volupte. If you have persistent dry lips, these are NOT recommended unless you use a lip balm underneath. They do emphasize dry patches so please prep your lips before application. I find all the colors very pigmented and creamy/slightly glossy but not as creamy as YSL Rouge Volupte where it's difficult to apply. All the swatches were done with one swipe so you can imagine how vibrant and pigmented they are.
Here is 1-12 again under different lighting conditions. All of the colors are wearable and flattering on most skin tones which is definitely a plus.
If you love darker pinks or reds, I think Burberry excels at providing a wide variety of shades for the classic elegant look. Burgundy lovers will like #21 while those looking for a bright coral orange will love #17.
Here is #13-21 again under different lighting conditions. You can click on the pictures to see a larger view.
If you're not a lipstick type of gal, you can choose one of the 12 Lip Glow Natural Lip Glosses in the line. These retail at $27USD which is in line with other high end brands such as Chanel, YSL, Dior, etc. They are not sticky, have no strange smells, and are a cross between Chanel Aqualumiere and Dior glosses in my opinion. The packaging is chic/modern with the checker cap and doe foot applicators. Compared to other brands, they are slightly heavier and doesn't feel like cheap plastic.
Here are the swatches of all 12 glosses in order. After about a million photos, I finally figured out the best spot to capture the lipsticks and lipglosses. This is why you can see the colors much better in the swatches. #1, 4, and 7 are my top picks from this line. Coral lovers will love #8 while nude lovers will eye #9 and #10. #7 has a duochrome look with a peachy pink type of frost. I have seen this color before in the Chanel permanent line. #1 is a MLBB type of color that's fitting for a neutral gal like myself.
Overall I find the lip line very nice with good pigmentation and creaminess. I like the smooth feel of them on the lips and how #2/3 brightened my face. The packaging is a definite plus for me because of how chic and unique they are. For a high end brand, I'm glad Burberry put thought into their designs to modernize the classic lipstick packaging.
Coming in at $30USD for a lipstick and $27USD for a lipgloss, this is on par with other high end lines so are they worth it? I think it really depends on personal preferences in terms of color, packaging, and types of lipstick. If you like creamy lipsticks that are pigmented with chic packaging, then yes most definitely. These are not comparable to any other brands out there as they're in a league of their own. I think Burberry started off well with the offering and I am excited to see more from the brand. I'd love to see more light pinks, roses, and mauves in future collections.
What are your thoughts on these?