Thursday, 10 December 2015

Burberry Oxblood Lip Velvet




 

As a pale skinned girl with dark hair, I tend to be really drawn to bright or dark lipsticks, over shades which are more neutral. I love a key focal point in my makeup, and what easier way is there to achieve this, than to slick on your favourite lip colour.
As the models sashayed down the Burberry SS16 Catwalk, along with the wonderful clothes came a typically British, easy going, yet beautiful makeup look created by Wendy Rowe. Mirroring the embellishment in the collection, Wendy wanted to also use a lip shade that embellished the girl’s makeup look. This look was otherwise very natural, and “good to go,” but then Burberry’s Lip Velvet Lipstick in Oxblood made a dramatic appearance. 


This dark, matte lipstick comes imprinted with the signature Burberry check, in keeping with the cases elegant design. The formula of this warm toned berry shade is creamy, yet soft with a great wear time. This lipstick lasts on me for around 8 hours, and even lasted me through a potential Saturday afternoon latte & cake treat. Even when worn without lipliner. 

The pigmentation of this Lip Velvet formula was the reason I chose it over the sheer toned lustre of Lip Mist. The semi-matte finish prevents this from being completely drying on the lips, and stops lips   from looking flat and without dimension (because nobody wants that). Also, it means a hassle free application, with none of the dragging you sometimes can find with matte lipsticks from other brands. This offering certainly lives up to Burberry's claims of an "elegant and bold full coverage in just one stroke.” I usually don’t have the time or patience to spend a long time layering and blotting, layering and blotting - so quick and striking is definitely more fitting to my routine. 




At first, I expected the colour to be similar to the Burgundy shades I already own. MAC’s Rebel is completely different, as it's much more purple, even with a hint of a magenta. L’Oreal’s Mon Jules is much closer, but still too purple and the formula lacks the even application of the Burberry. 

This is an expensive little lipstick, at £23 for a mere 3.5g, and it was much smaller than I initially expected. BUT, good things sometimes come in small packages & because this is such a beautiful, well formulated lipstick that didn’t hinder me as I rushed my way through Heathrow’s Duty Free.

Although part of the SS16 collection (but yes, it is permanently available) I’m wearing it already. My bets are, that whatever beautiful makeup that Christopher & Wendy pair for AW16, I’ll be wanting to wear it.  Oxblood has set the bar high, and I can’t wait for future collections. 



It may not be the best, but here’s my compulsory little snap of Oxblood against my fair, but warm toned skin.



 I’d love to know your thoughts on these, if you’ve used Burberry Beauty before, or if it’s a lipstick you’ve got your eye on. 
I’m just saying, but wouldn’t this be a nice little gift to open on Christmas day? Get your hint list at the ready, ladies!

Much love,




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