Nothing sexier than a sleek tube that resists fingerprints
So much so that the Lip Mists and Lip Covers, both similarly packaged and once lauded for exquisite design, look tacky in comparison. Gunmetal, what?
L-R: Lip Velvet, Lip Mist
Regardless (or regrettably so), I can't just put down $30 on every good looking lipstick I see, so what's in it kind of matters. After swatching the entire line, I decided to test the formula with Military Red No. 310. As you know, I already have a veritable collection of red lipsticks that I'm likely never able to use up in my life time, but there's something ridiculous about the vibrancy of this color that made me have to have it.
I know it's way too early to bust out earmuffs, but it's the only thing I have in my wardrobe that matched such a red. The photo shoot turned out to be absolute fun because of it - believe me, much prancing was involved.
(By the way, props are totally a new feature on Messy Wands.)
Earmuffs are from Kate Spade New York, purchased two years ago
The formula is moisturizing and not altogether matte (that seems to be the case when a brand calls a product "velvet") because there is a slight sheen when applied to the lips. The lipstick is non-staining, but it will stay on your lips until you apply some sort of remover to it. I wore it for five hours without feathering or bleeding (and took it off only because it was the end of the day). As for the color, my lips looked like Christmas.
Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red No. 310 retails for $30 and is now available at Nordstrom. I purchased mine from Saks Fifth Avenue New York.
· Skin: Mistura 6-in-1 Beauty Solution*, Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Correcteur in Frais/Cool, RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
· Eyes: Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fantasme, Le Métier de Beauté Precision Liquid Liner in Noir, Guerlain Noir G Mascara, Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow in 01 Moss Green· Lips: Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Lip Pencil in Rose, Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red No. 310
The product(s) marked with * was provided by the company for editorial consideration