The clue is in the frosted packaging – the new Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet lips are very, very matte. Ultra, super-matte, in fact. I just keep hoping this trend will die a death and make those of us who like a moist and sheeny lip happy again, but there are no signs of that happening. I have about a mile of matte lip products to test, but these leapt to the front of queue… because Burberry. I’m having a shallow moment.
You know, they’ll really very chic in style and I wish I liked matte – I’d be happy pulling one of these out my handbag any day of the week. The frosting just makes them better, visually. So, Burberry has put some sophistication into the Kylie Jenner lip trend – in use, these do a beautiful glide across the lips. In texture, they feel silky with a slight filminess and not really like a traditional dry matte that you have to rake across your mouth.
In the swatch, you can see the density of texture and yes, on the arm, they do look a bit too dry – thankfully, on the lip you get a smoother finish. Shades from bottom to top: Light Nude, Brilliant Violet and Primrose. I wore Primrose for the morning and have to say I didn’t get good last from it but it was a uniform fade and no cracking – you’ll need to be happy to reapply.
So, amazing packaging, beautiful formula and colours that are, like MAC Retro Mattes, earthy and architectural. I hate them, but matte lovers will LOVE! They’re £26 each HERE.
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