The review: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet
Out today, Burberry's new liquid lip formula is a thing of beauty, offering a matte finish, comfortable wear and a soft stain. Should you get it?
Gorgeous new face of Burberry Beauty Iris Law follows in the wake of past spokespersons Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn. And the drop dead beauteous lip colour you can't help but notice? It's the new Liquid Lip Velvet. Take a quick look at some of the shades.
What: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet
Shades: 14, from the palest nudes to the brightest reds, most vivid purples and deep cherry tones
Swatches: 53 Oxblood, 41 Military Red, 49 Bright Plum, 33 Magenta, 17 Dark Rosewood, 09 Fawn Rose, 01 Light Nude (pictured above, left to right)
The review: Unlike many matte lip colours, the Liquid Lip Velvets are a dream to wear. The colours are true to the tube, don't fade or flake and remain matte, with a hint of luminosity. You don't ever feel like moisture is being sucked out of your lips.
Burberry make-up artistic consultant Wendy Rowe recommends prepping the lips to make sure there's no dry skin, to achieve a flawless finish. I concur. The one time I thought a couple of flakes didn't matter, I learned I was wrong, and it's a messy mistake to fix once the product is applied. I'd recommend mild exfoliation before, or saturating lips in balm then blotting it off.
Like other silicone based lip creams, it sits on the lip and doesn't move around, making it great for long-lasting ombre looks. The slight stain it imparts is also forgiving when you eat and drink. These Lip Velvets are certainly not the most long-wearing of liquid lipsticks, but those tend to be drying, and I have no issues with reapplying after a meal. Ideally, this reapplication would be done with a brush for a more defined lip, as the applicator tends to pick up a bit too much cream for good control.