A glimpse at the lips: Burberry's Lip Velvet in Pink Amber No. 306

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.

Wearing Pink Amber on my lips

Wearing Pink Amber on my 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?