Review + Swatches: Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Pink Peony and Burberry Lip Mist in Pink Camellia

A few months ago I had the pleasure of checking out the new Burberry Beauty counter at Richmond Centre. While there, I fell in love with the lipsticks at the counter, especially with 2 shades in particular: the Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Pink Peony and the Burberry Lip Mist in Pink Camellia. Amazingly, I was fortunate enough to receive the two of them recently to try out and keep and believe you me, they are as lovely to use as you could imagine.

burberry kisses lipstick in pink peony and burberry lip mist in camellia pink
Left to right: Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Pink Peony and Burberry Lip Mist in Pink Camellia

First, let's talk about the Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Pink Peony. The Burberry Kisses line is made up of 28 different shades and promises 6 hours of continuous wear with a lightweight, satin finish. The Kisses line is designed to be a bit on the sheer side to give you that "just kissed" flush and can be built to have stronger color if desired.

burberry lip mist in camellia pink

Pink Peony is a pretty medium toned pink with rosy undertones. It applies fairly sheer and feels quite creamy, but not so soft as say, a Revlon Lip Butter. I really really wanted to save using these lipsticks until I could take photos to preserve all its gorgeous lines, but as you can see, I couldn't help myself from trying Pink Peony right away!

burberry kisses in pink peony
Burberry Kisses lipstick in Pink Peony

Pink Peony sits quite comfortably on the lips and is super close to my natural lip shade. It's the perfect lipstick to subtly brighten up your look and could easily be applied without a mirror. If I could ask for anything, I would ask for the color to be tad bit more pigmented, which is why out of the two I actually prefer the Lip Mist.

The Burberry Lip Mist lipsticks come in 12 different shades and claim to give a moisturizing sheer hit of color. Containing rose extract and a variety of moisturizers, the Lip Mists are the more hydrating version of the Kisses line. The shade I received, Pink Camellia, is a gorgeous medium pink with slightly blue undertones.

burberry lip mist lipstick

Although I had expected Pink Peony to be the more pigmented of the two, I actually found Pink Camellia to have better color payoff and to suit my personal taste more. The shades are super similar, but Pink Camellia wears a bit more mauve/dusky rose on me, which I really love. You just need a couple of passes with Pink Camellia to get full on color that lasts for hours, whereas Pink Peony seemed to fade much quicker. Sometimes, I wondered if I'd mixed them up as they seemed to wear totally opposite on me from how they are described!

burberry lipstick in camellia pink
Burberry Lip Mist lipstick in Pink Camellia

Both lipsticks cost $36 for a 3.2 g tube and both come inlaid with the Burberry plaid on the bullet and the tube. Both lipsticks also have a magnetic closure that's pretty neat to use as the lids will rotate around for an exact fit.

Although I have no complaints about the formula, I'm not sure that I would put out more money to collect more. The pigmentation and wear of these lipsticks are solid, but nothing spectacular. Lipsticks are a hard luxury item to justify as unless the packaging is out of this world, or there's some other unique factor, it's likely you can find drugstore options that are just as good. That being said, there are some higher end lipsticks that are well worth the price.

Both Pink Peony and Pink Camellia are beautiful, lovely pink shades that would be very flattering on anyone. They're extremely wearable, easy to apply and last for a few hours. Out of the two, I would recommend purchasing the Lip Mists, but I'm uncertain whether I myself will purchase any further colors from either line simply due to my trying to keep to a strict budget.

burberry kisses in pink peony
Burberry Kisses in Pink Peony

burberry lip mist in pink camellia
Burberry Lip Mist in Pink Camellia

swatches of burberry kisses lipstick in pink peony and burberry lip mist in camellia pink
Left to right: Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Pink Peony and Burberry Lip Mist in Pink Camellia

Final Verdict
Buy - a creamy formula, beautiful packaging and a variety of colors make the Burberry lipsticks worth checking out.



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