Name: Lip Cover in Tea Rose
From Burberry’s website:
Burberry Lip Cover adds a touch of radiance.
The lightweight combination of nourishing oils and gel dispersed pigment ensures intense moisture and long lasting colour.
What I liked:
– beautiful shade, complements any look and can be worn for every occasion
– good colour payoff
– slightly luminous satin finish
– creamy texture, glides on smoothly and doesn’t dry out lips
– practical and luxurious packaging
What I didn’t like:
– not very moisturizing
– average staying power
Burberry, the clothing brand, has never spoken to me. The dishvelled elegance it is famous for is not really my style. I prefer neat, classic, and sophisticated elegance. I like to get all glammed up.
But Burberry, the makeup line? That’s a completely different story. The luxurious packaging, the beautiful shade selection… I was instantly intrigued, and I knew it was only gonna be a matter of time before I tried something from the brand.
Sadly, the Burberry makeup line isn’t available in my little town, and I was hesitant, at this high price point, to buy something online, sight unseen. I needed to see the range in person before making a commitment. The opportunity finally came late last year, when I found myself in the duty free area at Stansted Airport.
Usually, at duty free shops, I prefer to shop for gift sets. I think I get better value for my money that way. But that day at Stansted, it was the Burberry counter that kept drawing me like a moth to a flame. The SAs must have thought I was crazy as I kept eyeing their counter, only to move away looking for something cheaper, and coming back again a few minutes later.
Then, I saw it. Burberry Lip Cover in Tea Rose, a medium rose pink with a satin, slightly luminous finish. It must have cast some sort of spell on me, because I knew I couldn’t leave the airport without it. I was a bit surprised about it because, usually, lipsticks don’t have that effect on me. I have always been a lipgloss kinda gal. Is this a sign that I’m getting older?
If so, who cares? A few months later, I’m still as infatuated with Tea Rose as ever. It’s a beautiful, feminine shade that can be worn with any look and for any occasion. It is perfect for a natural look for the office, but also nicely complements a smokey eye for a night out with friends. It even looks good when paired with bright eye makeup. You just can’t go wrong with it.
Tea Rose has medium colour payoff. One swipe is pigmented enough to provide an opaque, but delicate coat of colour on the lips. If you want a more intense look, you’ll have to layer it. That’s what I did in the face swatch above (you know, I love bold shades). And no, it doesn’t feel heavy when you do so.
Although I don’t find the formula particularly moisturizing, it is lightweight, creamy, and doesn’t dry out lips. It glides smoothly on the lips and feels comfortable on. But sadly, that also means that, after two hours and a half, it already starts to fade. If you eat or drink, it’ll disappear sooner.
But, for once, I don’t mind reapplying. It’s such a pretty shade that I love wearing it even if it needs some retouching every now and then. You don’t even need a mirror for that. The top of the case is very reflective and doubles up as one. Very convenient, isn’t it?
The magnetic closure is very handy too. Even if you don’t close it properly, it will eventually slide into place on its own. But the tube is not just practical. It is also beautiful. Like the bullet inside, it is decorated with the Burberry trademark check pattern. Such a luxurious touch.
Burberry Lip Color in Tea Rose is a medium rose shade with a satin finish, good colour payoff and a creamy, but not very moisturizing texture, that glides on smoothly. I just wish it lasted longer on the lips.