Hook. Line. Sinker. What started as a sample quickly turned into a full blown purchase. Burberry's Lip Velvet in Pink Amber is a coral pink (red leaning) with specks of gold. Once applied you're left with a matte finish that lasts for a good four to five hours.
Application is a cinch, I could probably put this on with my eyes closed; there's no tugging or pulling and colour saturation is almost immediate. Lip Velvet feels light on the lips, it's so light you almost forget you're wearing it -- a second skin.
The wild rose Burberry uses in this particular formula hydrates your lips and imparts the scent of roses as well. The last part is something I'm not necessarily a fan of, but it disappears after a few moments of wear. Gotta take the good with the bad and I'd rather have moisturised lips.
Twelve colours round out this matte collection, however, I noticed Military Red isn't available for purchase on Burberry's Australian site -- I'll have to check my local Burberry counter to see if this is the case as well. Another funny (peculiar) thing I noticed as well is the price point is cheaper on their online store; the Lip Velvet retails for $35.00 AUS online, yet I paid $50.00 AUS at David Jones' Melbourne CBD Burberry store. An absolute mystery to me!
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Burberry's Lip Velvet in Pink Amber No. 306:
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 9 out of 10 bags – A slam dunk.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Burberry's S/S 2013 makeup collection looks good enough to eat! Can you also throw in one of those glossy magenta trench coats too?
Which Lip Velvet hue is calling your name?