"Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest." - Christian Dior

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A little bit of luxury with Burberry lipsticks

Finally finally finally finally, they have arrived. They turned up at work this lunchtime so I have been champing at the bit to get these beauties home and give them a try.

Please note: I have yet to try them on my actual lips, so these are just my initial thoughts before giving them a more thorough and rigorous testing.

I really wasn't sure which ones to get - on the Burberry website they all look so goddamn gorgeous, it was hard to choose....... but I had to limit myself to a measly four - so I took the plunge with two Lip Velvets and two Lip Mists, to test the water.

The Lip Velvets are a relatively new addition to the Burberry lipstick collection, and are billed as being "velvety matte radiance, inspired by the most opulent of English fabrics". My initial impressions are one of amazement - Burberry seem to have genuinely got their description right, as the finish is a lovely satiny-matte finish which felt gorgeously soft to apply on my arm, but it also felt thick. This one could go one of two ways - my immensely dry lips tend to suffer with matte finish lipsticks, but this one feels like it could be the one my lips fall in love with, as it seems pretty non-drying (maybe not actively moisturising but then again what mattes are?).

The Lip Mists on the other hand are slippy, unctuous, balmy wonderment.  But don't be fooled - although the Burberry website describes them as having a "sheer illuminating finish with a subtle hint of colour", these bad boys still pack a punch when it comes to pigmentation. Again, I have yet to test them for wear, but I couldn't resist seeing how the darker shade (Blueberry) looked on my lips - I felt as though this would be a step outside of my comfort zone but I'm glad I went for it, it looks amazeballs.


Lip Mist - 206 Blueberry
Lip Velvet - 310 Military Red
Lip Mist - 212 Nude Peach
Lip Velvet - 302 Peony Rose
L-R: Lip Velvets in Peony Rose, Military Red; Lip Mists in Nude Peach, Blueberry
Burberry cosmetics are available directly through their UK website at £22.50 each, or over the counter at Selfridges/Harvey Nichols, if you're lucky enough to have one near you.

Has anyone tried the Burberry cosmetics ranges? Anything you recommend that I try? I essentially just want you to validate my incessant need to spend money on shiny, pretty things.


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Missing in action

Don't worry - I haven't been abducted by aliens and been forced to involuntarily participate in biological experiments, conducted in order to try to learn more about the human race in order to better ANNIHILATE US FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH. 

In fact, it's worse than that - we're in the process of moving house. Thankfully, hubby has been dealing with most of the grottier legal stuff, but even so I am reduced to thinking that actually, given the choice, I would probably say "bring on the aliens". 

Anyway, nothing to report just yet, other than the new house is hopefully going to inspire me to buy, use, review, photograph, and experiment with more make-up than ever before. The lighting is fantastic, and there will be plenty of space to arrange my stash in a much more logical way so that everything gets used, rather than languishing in drawers until it goes off......!

More posts to come, I promise - including a recent mini-haul of Burberry Lip Mists and Lip Velvets (once they arrive, that is!), some No7 eyeshadow trios (which I lurrrrrrrve) and some additions to the Clinique Chubby Stick collection. 

Watch this space, gentle reader.