Kicking off our 30 days of lip swatches is the Burberry Beauty Lipstick in No. 22 Delicate Rose. This is a new shade introduced in Burberry Beauty’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection and is permanent.
Delicate Rose is as the name implies a very very light coloured lipstick in a pale rosey tint. I hesitate to call it “nude coloured” because it isn’t. It is a light pink-rose lipstick that let’s be honest, not a colour I’d pick up voluntarily. But I was pleasantly surprised 🙂
Burberry Beauty Delicate Rose swatch
Here’s the swatch of Delicate Rose and I’ve got a swatch on my lips below.
You will have noticed that on the back of my hand, it actually swatches quite rosey. Yes, it does apply more opaque than you imagine. The texture is creamy and it applies well, so I found that the colour you see in the tube is pretty much the colour you will get on your lips (not back of hand, wrist, or any other part of your body but your lips)
Also featured: Burberry Beauty Misty blush
As you can see, on my lips, the colour is light yet it is opaque and it is close to the colour in the tube. I like that it is non drying, and that it applies very easily and is an all round – My Lips But Better sort of colour.
I have nothing to fault about the packaging either. Everyone else has waxed lyrical about how pretty the checks are and how gorgeous the metallic magnetic casing is so I won’t add to that. I must say however that the packaging let me down.
Not 2 days after I first started using this lipstick I thought the barrel felt a bit off. It was like, I’d twist it to twist up the lipstick, but it would not move. And then to my horror, the metallic casing slipped off the plastic barrel!
The metal tube that gives the lipstick tube its pretty shine is on the right and on the left is the “naked” tube.
Let’s just say that Burberry, at RM96 a lipstick, I expected more quality control from a prestige brand through to your packaging, and mishaps like this should not happen. I haven’t glued it back on but I guess I will have to at some point. For now, I just exert a little more pressure when I twist the tube but that really is the lazy way out 😛
Pros: Creamy, light texture, Nice pretty colour, Lovely packaging
Cons: Packaging flaw in my tube of lipstick, Pricey
Burberry has placed itself among the luxury brands out there and although I do think their Lip Cover lipstick is a lovely lipstick without scent and with a good opaque colour and light texture, I can’t help but feel that it isn’t too special. The colours available thus far are safe neutral tones that are, truth to tell, not terribly exciting.
I will definitely be watching the brand’s further releases. I never thought I’d be able to do a pale flesh colour on the lips, but Burberry did it for me in Delicate Rose, so who knows what other surprises they might spring.
Have you gone to take a look at Burberry Beauty yet? Picked up anything from the lip range you’d like to share your thoughts on? 😀
Burberry Beauty Lip Cover Lipstick retails at RM96 at the Burberry Beauty counter at Isetan KLCC
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
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It’s such a pretty colour on you but bummer about the packaging. For the price you’re paying, you should not have to “fix” anything 🙁
Thank you Lyn and you are absolutely right. I was very bummed at how quickly it fell apart. I hope this was the exception rather than the norm.
Oh my, gorgeous gorgeous lipstick! Definitely an “investment” lip piece :p
Your shade is so natural and so pretty 🙂
Thanks Jen 😀 The colour is very natural yet does not make me look like death which is always a good thing! 😉
But I think it’d look dead on me because it’s so light… *shudders*
I thought the same, to be honest and I was very pleasantly surprised 🙂 There is enough pink in there to prevent you from looking dead I’m sure 😉
This is unrelated, just hoping you’ll do an entry on sephora starhill. Please? 🙂
Thanks for the suggestion Eira. I will in time once I’ve had the chance to visit (just got back from vacation and too much catching up to do)
my goodness, it looks beautiful on you!!! so much so that though i HATE the color i wanna try it out to see if it looks as good on me =(
Haha… No harm in trying Alene! You can always pass on it if it doesn’t suit you 😀
Wonder if it will make me look washed out? I have a fear of light lipsticks making me look pale and off-color… 🙁
I have the same problem with most light colours. The trick for me is to wear something with a pinker/rosier undertone and then go with a defined eye and cheeks and there’s no way you’d look washed out 🙂
Such a pretty colour! Love it!
It most certainly is eh? 🙂
Omg looks gorgeous on you PB! 😉 I usually looks so wash out with nude pink. Maybe can give this one a try next time I make a trip to KLCC.
Thank you! 🙂 Do give it a go if you are passing by the counter, or perhaps one of the darker shades (worst come to the worst, just wipe it off if it doesn’t suit you) 😉
That’s a beautiful colour! Burberry Beauty is not available, at least I think so 🙂 I’d never buy premier designer beauty brands in retail here because they’re usually 30-40% more expensive than in the US. I only allow myself to buy them when I’m on a business trip – unfortunately I travel at least once a month *lol*
Haha… travel broadens the mind and narrows the cashflow LOL! And duty free is an evil evil place! 😛
The color is so pretty and natural! What a shame about the packaging though.
Yup! The one time a light shade suits me and the packaging had to go and die on me 😛
oh my. what a beautiful color, i’m in love!!! i’m sorry that the QC was bad though. you’ve just converted me into a lippie fan!!!
Paris, thanks for converting dom so quickly (never mind that I’ve tried for ages and failed, haha!) – and agreed, what a gorgeous colour. I’m actually surprised at Burberry, normally their packaging is excellent. Hopefully your faulty lipstick case is the exception rather than the norm! x
LOL! I didn’t realize that Dom was not a lipstick lover before this 😀
Goodness, I did? hehe… That’s awesome! 😀
i agree, this color looks good on you! so sad about the packaging though…. hope you will be able to fix it….
Thank you Issa 🙂 I’ll probably just have to put some glue on and it should be alright 🙂
Also unrelated, but related to Eira’s comment above – please do a review of Sephora at Starhill! Particularly interested in the brands that are brought in by Sephora and the prices (especially compared to Singapore’s prices). Thanks!
Thanks Suls. I’ll do that when I have the chance to visit 🙂
Oh, Burberry is always a classic, from their MACs to their makeup! But so very expensive… The Delicate Rose does justice to its name: it’s very delicate indeed! 🙂 So subdued and yet so elegant. God, yet another lipstick on my wishlist! I’m going bankrupt!
LOL duty free! 😉 Although I’d ask you to look a couple more times before deciding to buy the Burberry one – I think there’s other lipsticks just as good if not better than this, I’m sorry to say!
Does it taste like plastic? I’m always worried abt how the lipstick tastes in addition to how it looks 😛
Haha not like plastic at all. Very very few new formulated lipsticks have that horrid waxy plastic taste and smell anymore, especially the pricier ones.