Rule number one of makeup addicts anonymous – don’t ever visit a Burberry counter unsupervised. Here’s my justification for the visit. I’ve actually tried a fair amount of their base makeup products, much with resounding success, and an exclusively Burberry makeup tutorial has been on my ‘to-do’ list for a while. But I needed to pick up some finishing touches, so I somehow ended up with two lip products, an eyeshadow, a blush and a full bloomin’ face of slap on due to a counter makeover as I joyfully skipped out of John Lewis the other day.
Lets talk lip products. I had intentions of just getting the one, but of course I came out with two – the Lip Mist in Nude Peach No.212 (top left and second picture) and the Lip Cover in Cameo No.02 (top right and third picture). In my defence they are in different formulas, the Lip Mist being Burberry’s version of a gloss/lipstick hybrid with sheer colour and the Lip Cover offering a more satin finish pigmented colour to the lips. Both come in the most fancy packaging ever and you can forget about the ‘expensive car door’ closing snap of the Tom Ford Lipsticks, Burberry lippies close in an über satisfying magnetic motion. Swoon. They also both have that classic Burberry makeup scent, which is Rose Water so I was told by the Makeup Artist. One thing I love about Burberry is much like my other favourite beauty brands like Laura Mercier, Jemma Kidd and Chantecaille every single item is subtle, no crazy colours here, just naturally-enhancing makeup. The Lip Mist in Nude Peach is very much a brown toned nude with a hint of peach. A little different to what I’m used to, but flattering nonetheless, plus it gets major props for being so moisturising and glossy. The Lip Cover in Cameo is much more of a pinkier affair, still with a hint of brown. It’s sits nicely on the lips, not too opaque or too sheer but just a natural lip-like satin finish.
Now these babies don’t come cheap – £22.50 each. Woah. And yes I will officially be eating Boots Meal Deals for lunch instead of my fancy Pret baguettes for the rest of the month. You can get them online and in selected stores from John Lewis and Harrods. So keep your eyes peeled for an all-singing, all-dancing and all-Burberry makeup tutorial coming soon. Have any of you guys given Burberry things a go? Or what would make your Burberry wishlist?