I first got this Burberry Lip Cover back in April/May 2011. The colour is Delicate Rose and its a very lovely shade of pinky-nude that is surprisingly flattering on me and I’m sure on many. You can see swatches of it and my review of Delicate Rose here.
When I got it, I was not impressed by the flimsy packaging that gave way on me quite quickly. The magnet cover was a nice touch, but I was quite ambivalent about it. What I did note was that the lipstick had no smell. That was a nice touch.
Recently, I dug this one out again and when I twisted it up and placed it to my lips, I caught that unmistakeable waxy smell of lipstick from the 80’s. You know what I’m talking about right? That smell that says “I’m on my way to turning bad”.
I didn’t think too much of it then. But yesterday, I took this out again to use and oh my! The wax scent has just gotten stronger! Application is still smooth, colour is still lovely, but that awful awful smell remains. I had to wipe off the lip colour and start again with something else.
I was understandably upset. This is a RM96 lipstick. It isn’t cheap.
I first had to contend with shoddy packaging back then. Now, just about 6 months later, I find that this RM96 barely used lipstick is starting to turn bad. That waxy smell is usually the first sign of it going rancid and it will only really get worse.
Very disappointing, Burberry. I was planning to try the new Lip Mists but now I don’t think I will. Not with a lifespan of 6 months anyway. I still have that much lipstick left and I really should toss it but for whatever reason, I’m still holding on. Maybe because it still looks sleek and pretty on the outside, even if its rotting away on the inside 😛
I’ve had lipsticks from many brands, high and low end and they don’t die on me this quickly. I don’t know if I got a dud. I do hope so though because I’d hate for someone else to pay this much for a lipstick and then have it stink up in 6 months. For the money I pay, I’m sticking to Dior Addict or Rouge Dior lipsticks – lovely textures, pretty packaging, gorgeous colours and they do not stink of wax!
Am I the only one who has experienced this with Burberry Lip Cover lipsticks? Did you also have a similar problem with Burberry lipsticks? Don’t you hate it when something this expensive goes all pear shaped on you so quickly?