Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

5 November 2015

Burberry Lip Velvet Oxblood Review Swatch

Ever since I started taking an interest in London Fashion Week, the Burberry shows have been the ones I've been most excited to see. It is just ultimate life goals to be in the audience for real, but it still has its magic, even from the comfort of my own home. Of course the collections are always the stars of the show, but the beauty has me all heart-eyed emojiid every single time. Creative consultant Wendy Rowe manages to produce the most incredible, yet real makeup looks for the runway. In keeping with the Burberry aesthetic, the makeup is polished with a certain dishevelled edge that makes Burberry so damn appealing. 

Wendy Rowe's makeup looks for the shows are always incredible, and without fail, I fail try to replicate them each season. Watching the models on the runway for SS'16, one of the first things my beady eyes noticed was the most beautiful deep red shade on the lips. When I saw that you could buy that very shade? Yep, I was sold...

Burberry Lip Velvet Oxblood Review Swatch
Burberry Oxblood No. 437 Lip Velvet Review
Burberry Lip Velvet Oxblood Review Swatch

Burberry have launched the Oxblood shade across their line of lip products; to include the more sheer products like their Lip Mists, the moisturising Burberry Kisses lipsticks (I reviewed the shade Military Red here) and also their Lip Definers. I opted for one of their Lip Velvets (£26), which have a matte formulation. Personally, matte is the go-to for deep shades as it is more long lasting on the lips and doesn't end up halfway down your chin after the mid-morning latte & muffin combo.

I ordered directly from the Burberry website, and I cannot fault the service. I was pleased to see that delivery was complementary. Paying almost £30 for a lipstick, I didn't want to be forking out a penny more than I had to. The lipstick arrived quickly in the most divine packaging. The delivery note was in an embossed Burberry envelope, which was such a lovely touch, and the product even came in a little gift box which I'll be reusing without a doubt. It is touches like this that make high end beauty that little bit more special. These extras were also just made for blog photo props, so thank you Burberry!

The packaging of the Burberry Lip Velvet is of good quality, which is evident from the weight of the product. The bullet has a satisfying magnetic closure, and style-wise it is deeper in shade with a matte  finish, compared to the Burberry Kisses packaging. The actual lipstick is embossed, which always makes a lipstick feel so much more luxe. I'm actually a bit disappointed when a lipstick isn't embossed (diva alert!)...

Moving onto the good stuff, and Oxblood is a gorgeous deep burgundy red shade. It leans more on the brown side than berry, which makes it a little different from your typical Autumnal lipstick. It is unique to my collection, although if I had to compare it to something, it'd be MAC Diva or Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 01. The formula isn't so much a one-swipe wonder as the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick (longest name ever!) formula, however it is buildable which makes it pretty hard to go wrong for dark lipstick noObs novices.

Burberry Lip Velvet Oxblood Review Swatch
Burberry Lip Velvet Oxblood Review Swatch

What's your all-time favourite lipstick?

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