Lip Mist looks like a standard lipstick, but is more like a tinted lip balm. Its smooth, somewhat waxy texture is reminiscent of a hydrating lip balm, but its enhanced color payoff and wear calls to mind a sophisticated lipstick that may be worth the splurge—but only maybe.
Although the shade range is limited, the available options are sheer enough to be suitable for most skin tones. As can be expected with this kind of product, the color will move into lines around the mouth, so it's best to pair Lip Mist with a reliable anti-feather lipliner. This product is fragranced, but the small amount isn't cause for concern when it comes to irritation.
- Hydrating texture.
- Smooth, even coverage with medium pigment.
- Color bleeds into lines around the mouth.
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.