Today's bit of Burberry Beauty is Lip Cover #4, Rosewood. It's one of the signature colors for the line, with Rosewood Sheer Eyeshadow, Lip Cover, Lip Glow, Lip Mist, and Lip Definer Pencil. This was actually the first lipstick that I purchased from Burberry, but I held off on a review because I had so many mixed feelings.
I previously blogged about one of the Lip Mists, Burberry's sheer lipstick formula. Today's post is regarding the Lip Cover formula. Of the three lipstick lines, this is the most full-coverage. Saks' website describes Burberry Lip Cover as "The
superlight "second skin" texture of Burberry Lip Cover provides intense
moisture immediately after application with a combination of oils and
light waxes that deliver easy application and extreme comfort. Pigments
are dispersed in a clear gelled structure to ensure high colour
fidelity, while shiny polymers offer perfect luminosity. Anti-ageing
ceramides help create fuller lips, and UV filters protect from damaging
Rosewood is a beautiful rosy shade with brown undertones, like the eyeshadow.
Like the other lipstick lines, Lip Covers retail for $30 and 3.8g/0.13oz. This is the same shade with flash.
I've got mixed emotions about this shade. It has nice wear time and is mostly opaque. Your natural lip pigmentation acts as a base for this formula, but it's not totally sheer. This is also pearly, unlike the Lip Mist formula.
I think my swatches will show my mixed emotions about this shade. On my hand, and in person, it has an almost jarring amount of brown undertones.
Outside, without flash:
Outside, with flash:
Inside, without flash:
Inside, with flash:
And then I put it on my lips and photographed it. In real life, it looked really brown. But then when I looked at the photos, something incredible happened:
I'm trying to reconcile the brown I see with the eye with this stunning shade I see on my lips in photos. I can see myself putting this away until fall, then giving it another shot.