Makeup Review: Burberry Lip Mist in 209 Feather Pink

by PJ on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

in -Burberry,2011 Spring,2011 Summer,makeup,makeup - lip color

Burberry Lip Mist 209 Feather Pink Spring Summer 2011 Makeup 1

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Recently, quite a few major makeup brands have released sheer or semi-sheer ranges of lipsticks, from Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine (see review here) and Dior’s revamped Dior Addict Lipstick to YSL’s Volupté Sheer Candy and Laura Mercier’s Gel Lip Colour. For spring/summer 2011, Burberry (see brand profile here) has released Lip Mist, also a range of semi-sheer lipsticks. Today I am highlighting 209 Feather Pink.

Lip Mist currently has nine shades available. As opposed to the more pigmented Lip Cover, Lip Mist is sheerer and is supposed to add a hint of color to the lips.

209 Feather Pink is a semi-sheer neutral-to-cool pink that has a gentle satiny finish with no shimmer. Many semi-sheer lipsticks tend to have a glossy finish, but Feather Pink’s finish is less glossy and more understated. I think it goes well with Burberry’s aesthetics.

It delivers a soft layer of color (which is buildable), and the semi-sheer pigmentation level appeals to me a lot. Color-wise, the fresh pink has a girlie and innocent feel. (The actual color of the lipstick is much cooler than how it looks on Burberry’s website (where it looks quite peach-toned).)

It glides on the lips reasonably well, but perhaps not as effortlessly as some of the other lipsticks I have tried recently (such as SUQQU’s Creamy Glow Lipsticks and Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine). The staying power of the color is good.

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Burberry Lip Mist 209 Feather Pink Spring Summer 2011 Makeup 2

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I do like the packaging of the lipstick. The cool-brown reflective case with the Burberry check looks sleek and chic, and it feels quite substantial. (The lid closes magnetically.)

As I don’t usually go for very pigmented lipsticks, I am pleased that Burberry brought out Lip Mist. For those who like semi-transparent lipsticks but don’t want a glossy or shimmery finish, Lip Mist could be a very good choice.

(The product featured in this article is provided by Burberry.)

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Eli Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I don’t like the packaging of these lipsticks – I like more girly ones, and those are far too serious for me :) But the shade is great.

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PJ Friday, June 17, 2011

Hi Eli,

I think I generally like two types of packaging. One is more feminine and princessy (like Jill Stuart, Paul & Joe, Anna Sui and Lavshuca), and the other is more stream-lined and sleeker (like Chanel, Dior, YSL, SUQQU, and Lunasol). For me, Burberry falls nicely in the latter. But, yes, Burberry’s packaging is certainly on the low-key side. :)

Thank you for stopping by again! :)

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Leila Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It’s such a pretty fresh pink colour! Certainly not unique, but that doesn’t matter. I’d completely forgotten about Burberry releasing this lipstick. The sheer finish seems to be quite the fashion now doesn’t it?

I’d really like to try the line, the colours seem quite wearable and the sleek packaging is so elegant. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to see it in person yet.

The idea of the British weather colour palette and the name “Lip Mist” is a little amusing; only an iconic British brand like Burberry could make something positive of our weather. It givies a unique spin on things.

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PJ Friday, June 17, 2011

Hi Leila,

Yes, the sheer finish seems to be very much in fashion right now…

I think you are absolutely right. The Burberry Beauty aesthetics seems to be very much in tune with the idea of Britishness as well as the British weather and landscape. Some of the product names (such as Lip Cover and Lip Mist) and shade names (such as Trench, Antique Rose, English Rose, Union Red, and Misty Blush) certainly reflect that.

If you have a chance to see Burberry Beauty’s products in person, do let me know what you think.

Thank you for your comment again! :)

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Jamilla Camel Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lovely colour! I wish I could see you wearing it!

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PJ Friday, June 17, 2011

Hi Jamilla,

I don’t really do swatches or FOTDs on my blog, but I will certainly come back to this post if I decide to! :)

Thank you for commenting again! :)

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Joy August Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I like the pink color! and this lipstick is less glossy as you mention(which i like it more) and the packaging is nice that goes with brown box color and pink lipstick..

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PJ Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hi Joy,

The color is indeed very pretty! The satiny finish gives the shade a sophisticated edge as well. (I certainly like the packaging too.)

Thank you for posting your comment! :)

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