Part of the Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2013 Collection are four new ‘Lip Glow’ Natural Lip Glosses ($27). They are part Burberry’s intention to introduce more color in the mostly neutral line. (Read my review of Burberry Coral Pink Blush here)
I purchased Mallow Pink and Coral sight unseen since I have no counter near me.
Mallow Pink is a very deep coral red with pink undertones–a very unique shade. It has a cream finish with no glitter or sparkles. The name is misleading as were the reviews I read when trying to decide on which colors to purchase. I kept reading this was a bright pink, but on my lips, it is most definitely a reddish coral. It is quite pigmented and has high shine. This is a brighter shade than I normally wear so it takes a little getting used. I did wear Mallow Pink to work recently with a neutral eye and black winger liner, keeping the rest of my face and attire simple. I wore black pants, a white buttoned down shirt and a patterned scarf. I was told on three occasions I looked– sexy, beautiful and ‘radiant.’ Wow, Mallow Pink is my color! I do think, however it is best suited for dinner date or summer party rather than a work situation.
The other shade I purchased is Coral–big surprise!
Coral is decidedly more subdued than Mallow Pink making more wearable for everyday. It is an orange coral and has some quiet shimmer giving it dimension with no grittiness. There is still plenty of pigment, but Coral is semi-opaque as opposed to Mallow Pink’s full opaque finish making it sheerer.
Packaging is top quality, typical of Burberry. I love how the glosses fill the tube almost making them look like test tubes. The top has the iconic Burberry pattern is silver and these have a doe foot applicator. Lip Glows are hydrating but I do prefer the newer lightweight gel-type lipsticks better for moisturizing.
Burberry glosses are cushion-y, non-sticky, last for about four hours one me and don’t travel into lip lines. There is a slight fragrance that dissipates quickly.
Bottom Line: Don’t let the vibrant shades scare you, these are still sophisticated and easy to wear. They apply beautifully and have a comfortable texture.