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Burberry Pink Azalea




Ladies (and some gentlemen?) -- I present you with my second Burberry product ever:  Lip Velvet No. 308 Pink Azalea.  Let's begin.

Beyond being a lip junkie, I'm a texture junkie.  As much as I'm obsessed with depth of colour, my favourite part of putting makeup on is the actual feeling of applying product, and feeling the textures and seeing how they translate onto skin.  The texture of this lipstick is phenomenal, especially for a matte.  I often find matte lipsticks fairly drying, with a tendency to cause the skin to pull and emphasize any rough patches.

When I first apply the product, the bullet glides smoothly over the lips, depositing a highly pigmented, thin layer of colour.  I can't even explain how impressed I am with the way this product lays down colour -- the colour is completely even in one swipe.  What I like most is that the texture will never feel cakey, simply because you would never need to pass the bullet enough to build up the colour.  As a result, the colour lasts for several hours on me (short of eating anything legitimately oily), since the colour doesn't collect and separate from your lips.

The colour itself is a browned raspberry -- at first I thought it would be an accidental dupe for Chanel #28 Romantic, but that's shinier, sheerer and cooler-toned; it pulls much more pink on my lips.  By comparison, Pink Azalea is reminiscent of the brown-toned lipsticks of the 90s, but in the best possible way.  It's incredibly versatile in that it can be a muted, office-appropriate lip, but with a couple more swipes, it turns into a beautifully dark, berry that gives your lips a vampy look without committing to a blackened lip colour.

The casing for the lipstick is matte plastic, and it's much lighter than its eye shadow counterpart.  The Burberry check covers the lid, which swooshes closed magnetically.  Incredibly satisfying.

Burberry lipsticks retail for $36/3.5g and are available at Holt Renfrew in Toronto and Vancouver.  Based on the comments in the last post, I need to try Pale Barley, Midnight Brown and a blush!  I was previously lusting Tangerine and now I'm also anxiously awaiting the arrival of Blossom.

19 comments :

  1. Pretty :) I find these sorts of colors work really well for me, I think because they're sort of like my natural lip color but darker, so they're easy for me to wear. And of course I've heard only raves about Burberry lip products :)

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    1. Yes, exactly! I've been playing with this colour on my cheeks as well!

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  2. Yaay I'm glad to hear you're just as impressed with the formula as I am! It's amazing how lightweight and non-drying it is! I will for sure pick one up (the one I have is a GWP) when I see a shade that is compelling enough. I'm thinking Military Red when the weather gets cooler!

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    1. It is SO lightweight! I'm Googling Military Red!

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  3. Such a lovely colour~ laughed at your texture junkie thing :P

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  5. Very nice color, not so much for me though.

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  6. This lipstick just got added to my wishlist. As well as the eyeshadow - My poor wallet! This is a really gorgeous lipstick shade and I'm surprised at how it looks so different when layered - it's almost like you can get 2 shades of lipstick in one tube!

    I just followed you on GFC and youtube! Love the simplicity, short paragraphs (but still very informative and straight to the point) on your posts!

    xx Stephanie @ Fantasia Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes, I LOVE lipsticks that do that! More bang for your buck.

      Thank you so much for following! Will definitely check your blog out as well.

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  7. You've come over to the BURBERRY SIDE MWAHAHAHA

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  8. Oh my what a beautiful lipstick! I love how you can build it up to a deeper shade too x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. I'm loving the branding on Burberry cosmetics!

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  9. Burberry has the most gorgeous lipsticks, sigh...:-)

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    1. I know!! I want to try one of the Lip Mists next!

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  10. Yay yay YAY for another Burberry post!!! LOL!! This color is goooorgeous!!! I don't know if I'm brave enough wear it to full intensity, but I'm getting a little giddy at the thought of it as a beautiful stain with gloss on top :-)

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  11. oooo this is PRETTY!! I like it. Maybe i have to put that on my list, hehe :)

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  12. soooo jealous of your burberry!!!what amazing style it has!!!
    http://www.iranpadang.com/burberry-outlet/

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