Burberry Lip Mist Lipstick Review & Swatches

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Burberry Lip Mist Samples
I’ve heard many, many great things about Burberry’s lipstick formulas, but at $30 each, I wanted to try before I bought one.  So, I went to eBay and bought a sampler set of four Lip Mist lipsticks, which I am going to review today, as well as a sampler set of four Lip Cover lipsticks, which I will review separately. Burberry also has a third lipstick formula – the Lip Velvets – but there is no sample set has been made for those.  Note that these sampler sets were not intended for purchase; they are intended to be given away at counters.

The Lip Mists are described as a “sheer lipstick,” and are supposed to offer a “hint of natural, sheer color that leaves lips with a moist, dewy finish.” They (and all the lipsticks) come in Burberry’s checked metal magnetic packaging; I actually find it a little too bulky for my tastes, though I do like the weight of the metal.

Burberry Lip Mist

Image from Nordstrom.com

Given that the lipstick is described as having a hint of color, I thought it might barely show up. That’s definitely not the case – these lipsticks are sheer in that they are translucent, but they have more than a hint of color. Blueberry and Rosy Red are the most juicy and translucent looking, and have no shimmer; Feather Pink is more opaque and has some shimmer, and Copper has shimmer and is somewhere in between Feather Pink and the others in terms of translucency / opacity.

Burberry Lip Mist Swatches - Blueberry, Rosy Red, Feather Pink, Copper

Blueberry // Rosy Red // Feather Pink // Copper

I’m not sure if it’s because I was applying with a lip brush rather than from the bullet, but I found that layered swatches had a tendency to get slightly patchy:

Burberry Lip Mist Swatches - Blueberry // Rosy Red // Feather Pink // Copper

Layered swatches: Blueberry // Rosy Red // Feather Pink // Copper

And lip swatches – I think these show even more clearly how Blueberry and Rosy Red have a jelly-like finish, Feather Pink does not, and Copper is somewhere in between.

Burberry Blueberry Lip Mist Swatch


Burberry Rosy Red Lip Mist Swatch

Rosy Red

Burberry Feather Pink Lip Mist Swatch

Feather Pink

Burberry Copper Lip Mist Swatch


I like all four of these, but Blueberry is my favorite, followed by Rosy Red.  I don’t think I own anything with a similar color and finish to Blueberry, so it’s now on my wishlist!

Lasting power is what I’d expect from something with this finish; about 2-3 hours with occasional coffee sipping.  I actually think that’s pretty good for sheer lipsticks with this type of glossy finish.

Overall, I really like these; I’m glad I bought the sampler set, and I have a feeling that I’ll eventually purchase Blueberry; maybe when there’s a good GWP. Pricey, but recommended! 

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