Matte lipsticks have been the in-thing when it comes to lip products for about 2 years now.
I personally “blame” Kylie Jenner – firstly with her declaration of love for MAC Velvet Teddy (matte lipstick) and then with her own range of matte liquid lipsticks.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the long lasting effect and vibrant pigmentation of matte lipsticks but boy do they dry out your lips, and crusty flaky lips are never a good look.
This is where the Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet come in…….
These matte lipsticks are extremely creamy in texture and smooth to apply. Now, although they are called matte lipsticks I would probably describe them a little more towards the semi-matte finish as they take a long time to dry down. As you can see from these swatches they still look fairly wet – the second photo shows when they had been on my arm for about 10 minutes and you can see they are starting to dry.
Initially there is some transfer when drinking and eating but no more than a traditional lipstick and once the “wetness” has worn off you are then left with a much more matte look that lasts hours and hours. I can eat and drink throughout the day and 5 hours later they are still on with minimal lipstick worn off in the centre of my lips. They also leave a stain like effect on your lips so they don’t look awful when they wear off either.
So although these lipsticks aren’t 100% matte, the pay off means they are incredibly comfortable to wear – no cracking or chapped lips for me. Hurrah!! I’d much rather have a lipstick that isn’t so drying and lasts an hour or two less.
I’ve been trialling the Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in shades Fawn (No.05), Oxblood (No.53) and Bright Plum (No.49) all of which are extremely pigmented. Bright Plum looks more red on me than purple (which isn’t a bad thing), but unfortunately Oxblood is just too dark for my pale skin, but I think would look fab on a dark skin tone. Fawn is a muted nude with pink undertones which would suit most skin colours.
These colours aren’t ones that I would reach for everyday but as I love the formula so much I think I’m going to pick up some other shades as they are available in 14 different colours – some of which look just up my street!
Please excuse the dodgy fake tan in these pics….. I had done so many swatches on my arm that day that I ended up wiping off most of my fake tan!
The Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet lipsticks cost £26 and can be purchased online or at any Burberry makeup counter.
Now here comes the best bit…… I have got a set of three Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Lipsticks to giveaway which are encased in a cute red Burberry box!
How To Enter
All you need to do is complete the steps on Rafflecopter below. The minimum requirement is to follow me on Twitter to gain one entry into the giveaway. You can gain additional entries by following me on Instagram, tweeting about the giveaway and leaving a comment on my blog. All quite easy and straightforward really – just ensure you complete the fields below. 🙂
A set of three Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Lipsticks in shades:
Terms & Conditions:
You must be over 18 to enter
The giveaway is open to UK residents only
The giveaway ends on 13th June 2017
The winner will be announced on Twitter so ensure that you reply with your address details and chosen lipstick by direct message.
If the winner has not come forward one month after being selected another winner will be picked.
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