Monday, 15 February 2016

Review: Burberry Lip Velvet #421 Rosewood

Hi Guys, 

Hope you all are enjoying last few days of winters as spring (read hot weather Mumbaikars) is just around the corner. Gone are the days of rouge, deep, dark and vampy lips and here comes the days where you wish to pull out more brights and pastels, pinks and corals, purples and oranges. (But, I care a damn about weather or which time of the year it is to wear any shade of lipstick and I wonder who cares in real life if not for the sake of beauty blogs). This is the right time to show your guys this beautiful soft pink that I accidentally stumbles upon. 

When I was at Sephora at Orchard, Singapore I was so overwhelmed by seeing all the brands and products I dream of day & night under one roof that I cannot explain in words. I was acting like a kid in candy store, touch and trying each product to feel them and confirm if they are real! While I was strolling in the beautiful aisles of Sephora, I stopped at Burberry and randomly swatched a few things including their lipsticks. Once done with roaming in aisles aimlessly with my eyes and mouth wide open, I had to decide what I wanted to buy. I carefully looked at the random lipstick swatches on my arm and I was immediately drawn to this beautiful pink shade and not sure which brand it was. So, I again went to each brands' counter to find the exact shade. I also took help from one the lovely SA and she immediately recognized it. It was Burberry Lip Velvet in Rosewood. 

Burberry Lip Velvet lipsticks are not new but this is my first encounter with Burberry Beauty and I tell you it was quite a lovely encounter. I love love love this shade. Such a gorgeous everyday neutral pink which goes with almost all the outfits and make-up. For medium-tan-brown women, this is a great office shade that immediately perks up the complexion and looks very sophisticated and not in your face types. On my tanned olive skin tone it pulls out to be more muted neutral pink and I feel this pink will look nice on a variety of skin tones. Because its a muted pink, it will also look good on very fair skin women without washing out their complexion which darker and deeper shades may do at times. 

Love the velvet matte formula inspired by most opulent English fabrics, which the company defines as soft matte that glides on effortlessly to give opaque coverage in single stroke. It comes in 10 runway inspired shades from nudes to reds to bright and soft pinks like Rosewood to vampy Oxblood shades. The formula is feathery light and it does glide on smoothly without tugging or pulling. The formula is matte but it has a luminosity which doesn't make it flat matte and non drying on lips. The similar formula I have tried is Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lipsticks. 

The gunmetal packaging of Burberry products is so sophisticated and luxurious, according to me, that it will make heads turn when you take it out off your bag for touch ups in your offices' rest rooms. The typical Burberry checkered pattern on the packaging as well as on the bullet is pretty and classy. Love the magnetic cap, which makes it even more classy. 

Scroll down for pictures and a simple FOTD, details of which can be found here

I haven't seen many reviews of Burberry Lip Velvet online which really surprised me. Have you tried Lip Velvets and which other shade do you guys recommend. I am thinking Oxblood or Military Red or Poppy Red or all 10 shades. Haha..

Hope you guys find the review helpful.

Lots of Love


  1. That's superbly gorgeous shade on you Eesha :)

    I loveee Military Red from Burberry

    1. Thanks Rashmi... I will definitely give it a go :-D

  2. Lovely shade. suits so pretty in you.


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