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!
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!
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.
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):
This is how it looks on me:
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.