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High-end Lipstick Review Series: Burberry

Burberry Lip Cover

Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick

Burberry makeup isn’t sold in Canada except for a few select Burberry Stores in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. I visited the Toronto Burberry Store on Bloor Street and they had very little makeup in stock. The only other way to buy Burberry makeup is online from Saks Fifth Avenue where a Burberry lipstick will set you back $41.45 CAD plus $18.32 shipping* and $7.85 “duties & taxes” for a whopping total of $67.62 CAD!

*free shipping is offered on orders of $100+

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

I was actually able to pick up this lipstick while I was in England at the Burberry Store on Regent Street for 22 pounds 50, which is roughly $41 CAD. I had a lovely experience shopping there. I was really drawn to shade No. 23, English Rose, sort of a neutral, rosy pink with brown undertones.

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

Swatch: Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

English Rose swatched

Packaging
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Burberry, like Tom Ford or Chanel, has totally nailed high-end packaging. The substantial, square silver tube engraved with the classic Burberry pattern is gorgeous. It has the magnetic closure too. I also love that the lipstick itself has the Burberry diamond check pattern. 3/3 Duchess points

Formula

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I liked the formula of this lipstick. Is not my favourite of all time or anything, but I do like it. Its quite creamy and feels very comfortable on the lips. I found it a bit opaque and it almost had a heavy, traditional “lipstick” sort of formula if you know what I mean, but overall not bad. 2/3 Duchess points.

Wear
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I kind of feel the same way about the wear as I do the formula – its ok. Not my favourite, but not the worst either. It stays on well, but has a tendency to wear off a little unevenly and unflatteringly. Its one of those lipsticks that can gather around the inside corners of your lips. At least on me it does. 1/3 Duchess points

Scent/Taste
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The scent of a lipstick has such a big impact on whether or not I enjoy it. I generally just prefer unscented lip products. I’m not a big fan of the scent of the Burberry lipstick. I was actually really shocked to discover it has that old-fashioned “makeupy” smell like your grandmother’s makeup would have. Not exactly what I was expecting from Burberry. Even less enjoyable is that it also has a bit of an old-fashioned soapy taste when first applied. 1/3 Duchess points

Sensitivity Test
Despite the icky scent/taste, I don’t believe the Burberry has irritated my lips at all. I haven’t had any sort of reaction to it. (Neutral Duchess points)

MAC Test
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I definitely don’t like this lipstick as much as my MAC lipsticks. -1 Duchess point

Would I pay $42+ CAD for another one?
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Especially considering the shipping and duties/taxes I’d have to pay to even order another Burberry lipstick, I have to go with no. I am not in love with this lipstick, mostly due to the scent, but also the formula. -1 Duchess point

Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick total: 5/14

high-end lipsticks comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the series, I’m going to decide on my favorite high-end lipstick and give one away to a subscriber (in a shade of their choice)! Check out my initial post for a full explanation of my rating scale.

Other reviews in this series:
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine
Rouge G de Guerlain
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème
NARS Audacious Lipstick
Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel
Tom Ford Lip Color
NARS Lipstick (original)

Thanks for reading
Love,
Nerdy Librarian Girl

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England Trip: Burberry & Tom Ford

I recently traveled to England for work, and, of course, managed to get in a bit of shopping while I was there. Two make-up brands that are difficult to get in Canada are Burberry and Tom Ford. I had a chance to go to the flagship Burberry store on Regent Street in London. It was stunning. The building was originally a church, then a movie theatre, and is now a 4-story Burberry store.

Burberry Store, 121 Regent Street, London

Burberry Store, 121 Regent Street, London

The sales assistants were so nice and helpful. I was handed a complimentary glass of hot cider as soon as I walked in. I picked up a lipstick and an eyeshadow. The total was 45.00 pounds.

Burberry make-up

Burberry make-up

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose

 

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

I am in love with both! They both have the Burberry tartan pattern and luxurious packaging. The lipstick is lovely, very moisturizing, and long-wearing and I love the colour. The eyeshadow in almond is a very wearable, medium matte brown. Its a soft, buttery type of shadow.

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose and Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

Burberry Lip Cover No.23 English Rose and Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow No.06 Almond

I also went into the House of Fraser store on Oxford Street and a very sweet and friendly Tom Ford sales assistant helped me pick out a lipstick for 36.00 pounds.

House of Fraser, Oxford Street, London

House of Fraser, Oxford Street, London

There were so many pretty colours, but eventually I decided on Spanish Pink.

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

 

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink

 

Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink Swatch

Tom Ford Lip Color Spanish Pink Swatch

Where to buy Burberry make-up in Canada
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew, The Bay (Toronto locations only). ONLINE: Saks Fifth Avenue

Where to buy Tom Ford make-up in Canada
IN STORE: Holt Renfrew

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