Stocking Stuffer pt. 1 - Burberry Lip Glow in Bright Plum No. 17

 Burberry's Bright Plum

Burberry's Bright Plum

I've been lusting after a lot of rich berry-hued lip products - it started in Italy and hasn't stopped since and that was about three months ago.  I find it a bit funny that I really enjoy putting on the stuff, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my lips. I've always been told they are by far and away my nicest feature, but your compliments have backfired - I am uber self conscious about them. Tinted chapstick and sheer lip gloss was my staple for years until I decided to embrace something nice about myself. Baby steps have commenced as of late - it started with NARS New Lover, MAC's Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Positively Dashing (released within the Styledriven collection) and NARS Damage.  And now I have graduated and moved onto Burberry's Lip Glow in Bright Plum;  Santa Scott hid this gem in the bottom of my stocking with a few other beauty-related goodies (more reviews to come).

 Swatch of Bright Plum

Swatch of Bright Plum

It's been awhile since I attempted to put on lip gloss with a doe foot applicator and this colour was probably the worst choice possible for this particular foray.  Burberry's lip gloss or "glow" has a tendency to be a bit sticky, I noticed this when I tried to pull the applicator out of the tube.  Then I made the mistake of piling too much onto my lips; the gloss proved difficult to move around and it didn't help that I accidentally coloured outside of the lines.  Oh well, that's what the pinkie finger is for - instant eraser.  Once I finally neatened myself up and took one last look, I was amazed by how dark this shade appeared on me.  Don't get me wrong, I was happy but shocked at the same time and I couldn't help the fact that I felt a bit vampy.

 Wearing Bright Plum on my lips

Wearing Bright Plum on my lips

The wear time lasted about four to six hours and lip dry out was minimal; but I did smear a bit of chapstick on when the mood struck.  If you're going for a daytime look, dab a bit of this gloss and spread evenly with a lip brush (using a lip brush gives you more control) in lieu of the applicator it comes with.  For night time, amp it up like I did on Christmas day (oops) and add a bit more.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Burberry's Lip Glow:

  • $45.00 AUS - yikes Santa Scott!

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 7 out of 10 bags; as much as I love this colour, the price tag and the scent of perfume dragged it down a few notches

Likelihood to purchase:

  • I really do enjoy the classic offerings by Burberry, but they are insanely expensive!  This means I can only buy a piece at a time - definitely splurge-worthy!