Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is peachy coral with the barest pink tinge. The finish is a satiny-matte–a matte with a soft, natural sheen. MAC Jazzed has a higher sheen, less pink. MAC In a Heartbeat is very comparable in color but it has a glossier finish. MAC Reel Sexy is pinker, coral. YSL Peach Passion has more of a sheen.

Burberry’s new Lip Velvet formula is supposed to be long-wearing and have a velvet-matte finish, while feeling both comfortable and hydrating to wear. The color is described as “dense and luminous.” The packaging has a matte finish instead of the glossy cases of the brand’s regular lipstick range. It has a magnetic enclosure and comes in a square tube.  It has a sweet, almost fruity, scent but no discernible taste.

It’s creamy, glides on easily, and feels like it has a fair amount of silicone in it (it just has that smooth glide of silicone).  Pink Apricot goes on with full color coverage and wore well for six and a half hours.  During and post-wear, it was not drying.  It was lightly hydrating overall, and I don’t need to reach for lip balm after wearing this for eight hours.  Despite its creaminess, it’s lightweight and has a thin consistency–not thick or movable really.  There’s a very subtle cling but not the kind that you really feel, just the kind where you know your lipstick won’t be migrating everywhere.

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Pink Apricot (301)

Temptalia Recommends
A+
The formula is excellent and delivers on every aspect Burberry promised: long-wearing, rich color, hydrating and has a comfortable-to-wear formula.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Burberry Pink Apricot Lip Velvet
Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $30.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Jazzed has a higher sheen, less pink. MAC In a Heartbeat is very comparable in color but it has a glossier finish. MAC Reel Sexy is pinker, coral. YSL Peach Passion has more of a sheen.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Star Treatment Eyeshadow Palette, Buxom Sculpt Mascara, Urban Decay Mainline Eyeliner. On cheeks: (your left) NARS Debbie Harry Blush/Highlighter, (your right), shu uemura G6-1 Glow-On Blush.

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53 thoughts on “Burberry Pink Apricot (301) Lip Velvet Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, sounds like a really innovative formula! I do hesitate on matte-ish lipsticks sometimes because of the heavy and drying qualities, but it sounds like this totally bypasses those. I like the subtle, natural sheen it left on your lips, Christine. Way to go, Burberry!

  2. Jasmine

    The color looks great on you :)

  3. Sounds so perfect! I must check out this lipstick range of Burberry. I don’t like the old fashion-ed lipstick smell of the Lip Mist lipsticks, I hope the Lip Velvets don’t have that scent!

  4. Avatar of Dominique Dominique

    I have the Burberry Velvet in ” Military Red ” gorgeous red, very good texture and it’s really long-wearing. I love it, to me it’s one of the best liptstick ever ( if you need a matte lipstick )

  5. OMG, is the perfect nude color!!

  6. Chiara

    This kind of launches makes me happy. It’s just too sad that Burberry Beauty isn’t being sold in Belgium and hey, I can’t always afford a trip to Paris.

    • We don’t get Burberry in Manila either. We do get Laura Mercier – try the Creme Smooth Lip Colour line. I have two – creme coral and pink dusk. I think it’s a good hybrid – a matte and creme. Wear time is decent too!

  7. I have this lipstick formula in 3 colours with Military Red being my personal fav and I do have Pink Apricot as well, but warmer colours always suit you better than me, Christine :P The other day, I picked up yet another, Pink Azalea, because I’m so impressed by this formula… at least on par with my beloved Tom Ford. Maybe better, but TF has a much broader colour range.

  8. Mia

    Im not a fan of Matte Lipsticks on me and I always say im not buying anymore but they make them so pretty … Maybe ill try a Burberry one

  9. afroditi

    i want to splurge on a high end lipstick and i’m torn between burberry lip velvet in bright poppy and guerlain G Gigolo…Do you think that those beat Rouge Gs?Is the glossy finish a bit dated?i have a feeling that mattes are taking over!!What a dilemma!

  10. Liz

    I wish I could pull off that color. I really like it.

  11. Avatar of Abbey Abbey

    I’m the type of person who wouldn’t spend this amount of money on a lipstick unless it was a go-to color that I could wear to work daily or dress up. This definitely fits the bill. It looks beautiful!

  12. Avatar of Mariana Mariana

    Gorgeous color!!

  13. Avatar of Aida Aida

    My favorite makeup brand :). Haven’t yet tried the velvet lipsticks, but after this review they are going on my list :). Thanks, Christine!

  14. helen

    This is what the perfect “nude” looks like to me. LoVe it! Will you be swatching the colour from the promo photo?
    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

  15. Mel

    Yay! I was hoping you would do a review on these! I bought no. 307 recently and it has already become my HG lipstick. A matte formula that doesn’t dry your lips. That’s a win-win in my book.
    And now it got your stamp of approval? You know what that means: I need to get me some more of these. Actually I was just looking for an excuse to splurge some more, but that will do ;)

  16. Avatar of Jen Jen

    Oooh, this is my sort of color!

  17. Avatar of Kami Kami

    As much as I love the look of matte lipsticks and this one in particular I have yet to find one that doesn’t dry my lips. My lips are so dry even the most moisturising lipsticks everyone raves about won’t work. The only ones that don’t seem to dry my lips so far are the Dior Addict lipsticks. I haven’t tried anything from Burberry yet thought. Are they comparable to the Dior ones?

  18. Avatar of Jasmine Jasmine

    OH MY GOSH. that looks LOVELY on you!

  19. Nadia

    That looks beautiful on you!! I need this lipstick!!

  20. Jillian

    Do you know how this compares to Revlon’s Soft Nude?

  21. Avatar of Kathryn Kathryn

    This looks SO good on you!

  22. This shade is gorgeous on you. and I’m sooo proud that Burberry put out a perfect product–it’s def one of the best brands ever!!

  23. Julie

    Hi Christine! How are these compared to the Rouge Allure Velvet line of Chanel in terms of formulation? Thanks! :]

    • I might not be the best person to ask, because Rouge Allure Velvet completely dries out my lips – to the point where they can start cracking/bleeding if I’m not careful!

      • Monica

        haha, that’s funny because I loved Rouge Allure Velvet, I did test wore the Burberry one for a day, they are definitely not as hydrated as the Chanel one, also to mention, I’m always dehydrated, for me, I think the Chanel one is definitely better, hope this helps :)

        • Christina

          really interesting.. the Chanel Velvet formula also hurts my lips badly (they are really always dry, though..)

  24. Amanda

    I love this. I can’t find anywhere that will ship this to Canada. Ugh!

    • helen

      Doesn’t Holt Renfrew carry Burberry cosmetics? I was hoping to pick it up there…

    • Stephanie t-p

      Holt renfrew on bay and bloor in Toronto carries it, also the burberry website should ship it :).

      • Amanda

        I tried to order from Nordstrom’s ans direct from Burberry. This item won’t ship to Canada. I won’t be near the Holt’s any time soon. Ugh!

        • Monica

          maybe you should also try Saks ;) I bought one of them already haha at the Yonge/Bloor HR..they’re great, you should definitely check it out :D

  25. I tried these lippies and I will definitely be getting at least 2. I have very dry lips and these feel great. I was thinking about this color…is this in anyway similar to mac shy girl in color?

  26. Emme

    I am in love with their makeup line, I bought Primrose Hill Pink back in late spring and I loved it so much I wore it for my graduation! I’m planning to get more lipsticks, their texture is divine and they last and last without drying the lips. Christine, will you be reviewing their mascara? I’ve heard lovely things about it!

  27. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I have four of these – Peony Rose, Rose Pink, Redwood, and PInk Azalea, and I love them all. They’re so comfortable and the color is great. I’m so happy this got an A+! I don’t have Pink Apricot but now I think I want it.

  28. marry

    I love matte lipsticks and can’t wait to add this to my collection

  29. Christina

    Wow Christine thanks for Pink Apricot and Pink Amber, straight ahead went to order them from my trustee ebay seller for Burberry (they’re ridiculously expensive on shipping from the official Burberry site in my country, and impossible to get on a counter).

    I own many of the Lip Cover lipsticks already.They are amazing! My favourites are the limited edition Sepia Pink (not to be confused with the permanent Sepia) and one that is either called Light Plum or Heather Plum. They are so gorgeous!! Cannot wait to see these mattes in person. I would love if you could show Antique Pink, Christine! I am super curious for this one.

  30. grlnxdor

    Hi Christine. How does this compare to the Bobbi Brown Uber Beige? They look similar to me and I’d really like to get one of them. Thanks for all you do!

  31. Cat Luuuruver

    You look so pretty in this picture! This is your perfect nude lip, in my opinion. It looks so great with your skin tone. You should keep this one very close to you!

  32. Avatar of andrea andy

    Hi Christine! How does this compare to Mac Delectable?