Lip Glow

Price:
$27 
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Category:
Makeup > Lip Glosses > Lip Gloss
Last Updated:
9/18/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This fragranced liquid lipstick provides semi-opaque color, and it's easy to apply evenly thanks to the tapered wand applicator. Lip gloss fans who are looking for extra color payoff will want to check this out, especially because this gloss also has a buttery texture and a striking high-shine finish.

As with most lip glosses, the texture of the product makes it prone to bleeding into fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. We recommend pairing Lip Glow with an anti-feather lipliner, but overall the colors are natural enough that minor bleeding won't be all that noticeable. The shade range is attractive, with a selection of rosy pinks, but it also includes some brighter shades that are great for a fun departure or when you really want to add some pizazz to your lips.

One more comment: Don't let the claims about lip-plumping oils and ceramides sway your purchasing decision; those ingredients are present in such small amounts they cannot truly benefit your lips, and they wouldn't plump up your lips even if there were more of them in here. This is a good gloss, but there are others available for less money. Spending more here is about Burberry's branding and designer name, not about getting a superior product.

Pros:
  • Easy to apply evenly.
  • Semi-opaque color with high-shine finish.
  • Buttery, non-sticky texture.
  • Well-edited shade range.
Cons:
  • The price is steep given you can find similar moisturizing glosses for a lot less money.

British fashion house Burberry has a long history, dating back to 1856 when the company opened its first store in Basingstoke, England. Initially specializing in outerwear, Burberry is credited with creating the first true “trench coat” for the British military in the early 1900s, which quickly gained popularity with the general public after World War I. In the years since their trench coat became a fashion staple, Burberry has become a global brand, and now has stores all over the world. In 2010, Burberry, taking a cue from other high fashion brands such as Armani and Chanel, launched its own line of cosmetics—Burberry Beauty.

Burberry Beauty’s lineup of products is relatively small compared to those of competing designer brands, but it includes all the basics: foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush. Unfortunately, many of the Burberry Beauty products have better packaging than performance, and definitely more style than substance. The bottles, compacts, and various cases look very high-end, with each product featuring the iconic Burberry “check plaid,” a pattern the company began using as its signature in the 1920s. Unfortunately, iconic brand symbols and pretty packaging don’t necessarily make for great makeup.

Despite its designer pedigree, Burberry Beauty is sadly mediocre—especially given its heritage and price point. If a designer name holds more allure for you when shopping for makeup, then Dior, Chanel, or Armani are all much better options.

For more information about Burberry Beauty, visit www.burberry.com or call (877) 217-4085.

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