Burberry Lip Velvet in Pink Apricot…Swatches and Review

Earlier this month, I posted every shade of the newly released Burberry Lip Velvet lip color…I personally selected the lightest shade (of course!), Pink Apricot, a lovely satin matte nude/peach/pink hybrid.  The Burberry Lip Velvet formula is phenomenal; for a matte, it is extremely moisturizing.  It imparts a subtle glow that modernizes the idea of a matte lipstick and possesses formidable pigmentation…full opacity is achieved with a single swipe.  My lips feel protected and comfortable for hours and when it wears off, I am left with a lovely nude stain (but no peeling lips…a rarity indeed).   
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Above: Retailing for $30, the Burberry Lip Velvet is housed in a matte black metal case with light Burberry plaid accents and a magnetic closure.
Above: #301 Pink Apricot is a neutral shade that is more apricot than pink!
Above and below: Burberry Lip Velvet in Pink Apricot appears as a creamy peach with nude and pink tones.  I love the Burberry plaid accents on the bullet…I had to make sure I took these pictures before I continued to use this lip color and compromised the plaid design!
Above: Pink Apricot is a smooth and creamy hybrid of nude, peach and pink.
Above: A single swipe of Burberry Pink Apricot.
Above: Comparison swatches from left to right…Tom Ford Pink Dusk, Tom Ford Nude Vanille and Burberry Pink Apricot. The Burberry formula is on par with the insane pigmentation of the Tom Ford lip color.
Above: Burberry Lip Velvet #301 Pink Apricot alone on the lips…this was after about two hours of wear.  Absolutely no dryness…quite a miracle for a matte finish!
Bottom Line: The Burberry Lip Velvet lip color is remarkable…it is extremely opaque and hydrating, while imparting a beautiful satin matte finish that is gentle on the lips.  I love Pink Apricot because it is a fabulous neutral for everyday wear…a welcome addition to my pale nude collection and highly recommended!

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Comments (6)

  • voodoogirl @ The Stepford Witch Reply

    That looks like a great color! Unfortunately it doesn't go well with my skin tone (I'm too yellow)… but quite lovely on you!

    November 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Stepford Witch!! The good news is that there are so many other lovely Burberry Lip Velvet Shade that you are bound to find one that suits you perfectly!

      Have a great rest of the week…


      –The Beauty Professor

      November 21, 2012 at 12:43 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Beautiful. I'm totally devoted to coral lipsticks. This one is gorgeous. Your skin (and hair! so bouncy!) looks gorgeous in this post. What foundation are you wearing?

    November 21, 2012 at 4:49 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Hazel!

      I know what you mean about coral lipstick devotion…me too! Thanks so much for your kind words…hair was courtesy of Intelligent Beauty Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner and Calista ION rollers and I am wearing By Terry Cover Expert in #9 (Honey Beige) in the pictures.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and talk soon!

      –The Beauty Professor

      November 22, 2012 at 7:22 am
  • Jodi K Gordon Reply

    Gorgeous colour on you BP- these are so far my favourite matte lipsticks- I need to get more of these babies when I next have a travelling family member!

    November 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Jo! The fact that these are matte, yet extremely hydrating makes them a rare find indeed!

      Hope you get some more of these lovelies soon ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      November 22, 2012 at 7:23 am

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