Launched as a part of the Burberry Fall 2011 Collection, the beautiful Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in #24 Romantic Rose falls, as the pretty name suggests, in the category of “easily wearable nudes” with no shimmers – almost matte looking but with a silky, satin finish. It’s a warm pale nude, with not many of those rosy undertones the misleading name might suggest. To be more descriptive, I think it has the undertones of the yellow and caramel leaves, in Autumn with minimal pink hues. Not a colour I am drawn to in the first place!
However, I like how effortlessly this lipstick glides on while depositing an even amount of colour on the lips, in a single pass.
Thanks to the lightweight combination of nourishing oils and gel dispersed pigment they ensure intense moisture and long lasting colour.
This particular shade lasts for about 4 hours on me. The darker shades, like my Lip Cover in #33 Oxblood ( read about it with pictures and swatches here ) tend to last longer on my lips, but they take a lot more effort to put on, when Nude Peach “is a good to keep in your purse” color, universal enough to go with almost anything. Overall, Burberry offer for the Lip Covers a great selection of neutral, easy to wear shades with some more classic reds thrown in.
Worn by themselves the Lip Covers add a touch of radiance to the lips, but worn under the Lip Glow (Natural Lip Gloss) they are the perfect glossy combination, absolutely lovely in colour and texture.
A good dupe for Romantic Rose is another Burberry lipstick with a different formula but very similar colour, a Lip Mist in #212 Nude Peach.
First, the formula: the Burberry Lip Mists Natural Sheer Lipsticks are the sheer counterparts to Lip Covers and give the most effortless sheer illuminating finish, with a subtle hint of colour. The Lip Mist is Burberry’s version of a gloss/lipstick hybrid and offers more of a sheer pigmentation than the Lip Cover range, adding more of a satin finish to the lips. They contain moisturising emollients and wild rose extract for long-lasting hydration and protection.
#212 Nude Peach is a brown nude with a light hint of peach. Again, a little different to what I’m used to, but flattering nonetheless, plus it gets major props for being so moisturising and glossy.
Often compared to Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine, YSL’s Sheers and lately with the new Dior Balm Rouges, I think that the Lip Mists are thicker and more gel-like, which makes them last longer than any of those named above. I have never a had sheer, glossy lipstick to last as well through a cup of tea as this one.
On my lips they swatch like this:
Being sheerer, the Nude Peach Lip Mist shows on my lips a little bit more rosy than the Lip Cover in Romantic Rose, and that’s simply because of my naturally pigmented lips.
Overall, Burberry makeup is absolutely top notch quality. Love every shade of their lipsticks, without exception!… Love the satisfying magnetic closure of the luxurious packaging and the check embossing!… The moisture-rich formula!… The right amount of pigment and the smooth finish… Not even the often called granny-ish rose scent bothers me anymore!
But that’s me! How about you? Have you tried any Burberry lip products? Please share!
See you soon, beautiful!