“Burberry Kisses is a new range of lipsticks that’s designed to give buildable sheer to high coverage with just one shade. A customizable colour release, depending upon how many layers of colour you apply.”
Burberry, I love ya. I REALLY do. But seriously, this is just WTH for me. I mean c’mon! ALL sheer lipsticks these days will give me that barely there look. And if I build up a few layers I get more pigment. So WHAT??!! I don’t get what you’re going for with these??!!
MEH. Ok, ’nuff snarky Tracy….let’s talk more about this Burberry Kisses formula that’s apparently so NEW hahaha…. 😛
Burberry Kisses are designed to feel like second skin on the lips. They’re enriched with lavender and rosehip and are whisper-light. Also, they are supposed to provide 6 hours of continuous hydration…which btw, when companies say that kind of stuff.. HOW do they measure that? As a chemistry major, I’d kind of like to know? And, why can’t I be involved in these makeup experiments? The only useful life experiment I was involved with was when I was in university. There was a study on the effects of Vitamin C on blood clotting time. So, me and my cash-strapped friends signed up because it payed $20! Like heck, that was money for a few lunches and coffees in the 80s my friends! These PEOPLE, they cut us….seriously…like CUT…with a blade…and then timed how long it took for the bleeding to stop. And then, we swallowed a vitamin C pill and came back a few hours later. And they cut us again…took all I had to NOT SLAP THAT WOMAN...and timed how long we took to stop bleeding. AGAIN. They used these fancy butterfly bandages to minimize scarring. Of course, everyone else healed up nicely. EXCEPT TRACY. I STILL HAVE THE SCARS ON MY FOREARM. SCARRED FOR LIFE. For $20. DANG IT.
What was I talking about? Oh yeah! Lipstick hahaha! Burberry Kisses English Rose No.17 to be specific. She is a beauty!
Burberry Kisses English Rose No.17 is kind of the perfect MLLB shade for me. It’s a perfect, rosy neutral pink I can wear every day and not worry about.
The formula is different from most lipsticks out there, that’s for sure. Liz @Reductionista says it’s a gel formula. Maybe? I’m not quite sure about that. I think it’s like a light velvety lipstick that really plants itself on my lips, like: HELLO-I’m your lipstick. We are gonna be friends today. OK? I do think it kind of hugs your lips…kind of really BECOMES your lips… at least with these lighter shades. Apparently the more pigmented shades are tougher to deal with and can accentuate lip flakes and such. But the lighter shades seem to be fine, according to various reviews out there.
Lasting power is decent too. I get about 3-4 hours of wear before it kind of disappears into my lips…fusing forever and ever amen. 😛 (Randy Travis! What happened to you?!)
Is it worth it? Here in Canada, Burberry Kisses retail for $36 and can be found at The Bay and at Nordstroms. To be honest? I’d rather pay for another NARS Audacious Lipstick, or go a bit higher with the cash and spring for a Givenchy Le Rouge a Porter, because heck it’s just a couple of dollars more, so why not go over $40 already and at least get a lipstick that’s COUTURE. Because that means FANCY. And ya’ need one fancy lipstick in your life I say. Or maybe a couple… 😛 Two is always better than one, right? RIGHT.
If you really want a Burberry Lipstick though, I say go for their Lip Covers! Those feel like buttah on the lips! So nice. And worth it I think. Much like the Hourglass lipsticks I say.
Today was a gorgeous day! 13C! I hope the weather is awesome where you’re at too! It just may be spring finally! 😉
Expensive lipsticks…becoming more the norm than not, hey? What’s your most expensive lipstick you own? And what’s your opinion? Is a lipstick better the more money it costs? Or not?