Very Comfortable & Very Matte: Burberry No. 303 Antique Pink Lip Velvet

Burberry Antique Pink Lip Velvet

When I showed you Burberry Rosewood Sheer Eye Shadow earlier this week, I mentioned I got a gift with purchase. Now will you look at this tiny little Burberry Antique Pink Lip Velvet? It’s cute as a button, and the formula is seriously impressive!

Burberry lipstick packaging

What I love the most about this miniature is the fact that not only does it allow me to sample the formula, the packaging is the same with a full-size Burberry lipstick (minus the magnetic closure). You can find the signature checkered pattern everywhere, including the bullet!

Burberry Antique Pink

No, 303 Antique Pink Lip Velvet is a rather neutral pink with a strong brown undertone. It is so neutral that it pulls slightly cool on me, because I can see some mauve on my lips. It has a light perfume-y smell which is typical for luxury lipsticks. The finish of Antique Pink is probably one of the most matte ones I have seen. It doesn’t have a creamy sheen like a lot of matte lipsticks out there. It has maybe a very slight silky sheen but that’s all.

Burberry No. 303 Antique Pink

The formula of Antique Pink is beautiful. It glides on very easily, and with one pass it’s fully opaque. It is not too creamy, so there’s no sliding around at all, but it doesn’t pull or tug either. It is very lightweight in a way that you will barely remember you have a lipstick on, let alone such an opaque one. It doesn’t smooth over lip lines, but it certainly doesn’t emphasize them either. It wears comfortably for around 5 hours on me. There is very little transfer when I drink, and it fades evenly when I eat.

Here is how Antique Pink swatches (one pass/built up):

Burberry Antique Pink swatch

This is how it looks on me:

Burberry Antique Pink FOTD

Burberry Rosewood eyeshadow FOTD

Bottom line: Burberry Antique Pink Lip Velvet is a lipstick that I feel comfortable recommending. If you’re looking for a rather matte lipstick that is easy as pie to apply, lasts well, and wears comfortably, take a look at this formula. Antique Pink is rather neutral, so it should be flattering on most. I am hoping Burberry will expand the line soon so that I can find a compelling shade or two to splurge on!

What is your favorite matte lipstick formula? Have you tried any Burberry lipsticks? If so, what else would you recommend?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

PS: A full-size Burberry Lip Velvet contains 3.5 grams/0.12 oz and goes for around  35 euros here.



  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Oh whoa it looks so much darker and more brown swatched than in the tube! I really love the color, it looks so natural on you. And umm a lip color that barely transfers when drinking!? I can’t think of any lip product I own that I can say that about, except maybe using lip liner as a lip stick

    • Sunny

      Hey Catherine, I have tried some lip products that don’t transfer much, and this is one of them! Usually the more lightweight and less slippery a lipstick is, the less it transfer. At least that’s how things go in my experience!

  • http://nails.blogmesin.com Rabbit

    I also think that it looks neutral on the lips. In the packaging looks different.
    I like your nail polish colour :)

    • Sunny

      Yaay thanks girly! Keep your eyes peeled because I’ll blog about that nail polish very soon!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    That’s a very Burberry like colour, love it. I really like those Burberry mattes, nevertheless, I still need a lipbalm. I think they are pretty long lasting as well and fade evenly. Bright Poppy and Military red are my favs <3

    • Sunny

      Ahhh now I need to check those out! I wanted Military Red, but then it’s almost spring so I thought I’d go for a coral instead. Got distracted!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    I think this will look good on anyone :)

    • Sunny

      Yup it’s a pretty safe color, and I mean that as a compliment!

  • http://thehappysloths.blogspot.ca/ Jasmine

    Oh wow that this gorgeous. <3
    Btw has anyone ever said that you look like Jennifer Lawrence? Cuz I totally think you do!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jasmine! I don’t really think I look like Jennifer Lawrence (really???), but it’s flattering in any case. I do like her a lot ;)

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Love it! Everything about it just seems perfect. The shade, the finish, the texture. I know I really shouldn’t, but I am pretty tempted to go pick it up…

    • Sunny

      Haha you should pick ONE color from the line to try, seriously! One color that you will wear often!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Oooooooh this looks like a MLBB colour that might work on me! I find most of them make my lips look freakishly full (i.e. pornstar lip) or suck all the colour out of my face.

    • Sunny

      LOL you should check it out! Antique Pink is darker than an MLBB shade for me, but it might look different on you!

  • http://www.project-swatch.com Emi at Project Swatch

    I love that Burberry makes mini lipsticks, they are so adorable & such a great way to try out the shades / formulas. I just wish they sold them!

    • Sunny

      Haha I KNOW! I personally wouldn’t mind if companies started making minis and selling them instead. I’ll just about NEVER finish anything full-size!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    The formula sounds great and just the thing I need from a lipstick !

    • Sunny

      Yaay I hope you’ll get to check the line out soon!

  • Rose

    Cute lipstick and it looks wonderful on you. The color on you reminds me of my new YSL Volupte Shine in No. 9 Nude in Private that I have been wearing just about everyday. The only difference is Burberry is matte and YSL is creamy and little shiny, maybe leans a tiny bit coral. Argh! You make me want to run to the Burberry counter and I’m trying to be good (esp. after my last makeup purchase)!!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Rose! I haven’t tried anything from YSL if you can believe it, though I know their lip products are well-loved!

      • Rose

        I love YSL! I haven’t been disappointed in their products yet and the new Volupte Shines are terrific. I have 4 shades and I’m trying hard not to buy more!

        • Sunny

          Looks like I’ll have to look into these ASAP!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    So jealous! There are so many raves about this line but they’re not paraben-free, haha. *shakes fist*

    • Sunny

      Aww sorry about that, Larie! I was just going to recommend this to you because you were looking for a very matte formula from what I remember.

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    This looks so natural on you, I love it! Glad that you are liking the formula, it’s really comfy and light right? ^^

    • Sunny

      Yup I think it might be the best matte formula I have ever tried!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I love love love the Burberry products. They’re so pretty !

    • Sunny

      Yup and they’re great quality too!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Ooh this shade is lovely! And what a cutie. I’m also loving your polish!

    • Sunny

      It’s really cute as a button! I’m showing the polish on Saturday so stay tuned!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oh God I LOVE this color–it’s very “me”. I don’t often wear lipsticks but if I do, I like pretty browny-pinks like this! Plus it’s Burberry…c’mon!! :P haha Love the cute little bullet too–I have a Lip Mist in Copper that’s the same baby size and I love it!

    • Sunny

      Aww I’m a fan of miniatures, and this is just so well-done! You should check Antique Pink out. It totally sounds like your thing!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    LOVE this on you! I love this formula too. I love pretty much everything I’ve tried from Burberry! My fave line for sure!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! The formula is honestly impressive. I think it’s hard for something to be more matte yet just as comfortable!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    I saw this on one of my friend’s blog and it looks amazing (both on her and on you :) )
    I love Burberry matte velvet formula. it’s real;y non drying at all on me!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Meryl! Antique Pink is pretty universally-flattering from what I can see. Glad to hear it’s not drying on you either!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    I have yet to find a shade from Burberry Velvet that I’m dying to bring home. Likewise, I am also hoping they will expand their line and shades.

    • Sunny

      Yeah I love the formula, but for the moment I don’t feel compelled to grab anything. I might go for Military Red when it gets cold again though. For the moment I am very preoccupied with corals ;)

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    The Burberry Velvets are really lovely aren’t they. I am so glad you like them. Antique Pink looks pretty on you.

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Jacqueline! It is one impressive matte lipstick formula!

  • beka

    i tried the burberry matte velvet in bright poppy and thought it was terrible. the color was great, but it went on really unevenly and felt extremely dry. i couldn’t even wear it because it looked/felt so terrible. i thought i would love it based on all the positive reviews, but it was definitely a miss for me. glad i was able to return it.

    • Sunny

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear the formula didn’t work for you, Beka! Glad you could return it though!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i have this mini too and i just haven’t gotten around to trying it! Looks good on you, so I’m looking forward to it :)

    • Sunny

      Oh girl, take it out! It’s easy to wear. You’ll love it!