Another brand joins the matte lipstick trend, this time we’re talking about Burberry’s Lip Velvet Long Wear Lipstick range. So far the range comes in 12 different colours, ranging from typical nudes to reds to berry shades, so there will likely be something for everyone colour wise.
The shade I selected is called Honey Suckle, it’s a sharp red shade with just the tiniest amount of orange, though it doesn’t look as obvious in the photos. In the photos it appears to have more pink than orange. Either way it’s a great colour that I love.
If I were to compare this lipstick to Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Matte Lip Color then I’d say Burberry’s range is a drier formula and not as creamy. It took a little bit more effort to apply, as I didn’t find it gliding on as easily as the Bobbi Brown version did.
I will admit that I didn’t find the lipstick too drying, after about one hour of wear I did notice my lips feeling ever so slightly parched, but nothing my lips couldn’t handle and not enough to justify applying a lip balm.
The pigmentation wasn’t as strong as Bobbi Brown’s either, however the lasting power was pretty amazing. I managed to wear this right through a meal and even though my lipstick did fade, I could almost justify not re-applying (though I did because it bothered me).
All in all, not a bad matte lipstick. Not sure I would further invest in this range however… mattes are not really my thing. The one thing I do like about the Burberry lipstick range is that it comes with a magnetic closure so they tend to snap close when you place the lid on top, even though the lid does feel a little bit loose.
If you’re interested, you can purchase this online for $30US, not sure what the Australian price is but would be happy to include it if anyone knew.