Burberry Cherry Red, Military Red, Poppy Red Kisses Sheer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Cherry Red (301)

Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium pink-red with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to medium (two layers) with a creamy, very emollient texture. The color went on evenly but did allow my natural lip color to come through (and is naturally a bit uneven). It wore well for three and a half hours but was hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.11 oz. - $309.09 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable colour" with a "satin finish" and "continuous hydration." They have medium, buildable coverage with some shades having more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. I found that "a layer" depended on the shade, as some seemed to go on more heavily--and looked more like a cream finish--and others were more emollient, a bit thinner, and translucent and had more of a stained-like finish. The brand recommended "two to three" layers for more "intense depth and vibrancy." For all swatches, I applied two layers, and in each shade's respective review, you'll find the coverage range described. Generally speaking, though, they definitely weren't ultra-sheer in one layer; two layers was only needed for more opaque coverage with most shades.

The consistency was more emollient with noticeable slip, which made it easy to apply across my lips, but they can feel like they're melting as you apply. In my experience, this can lead to over-applying product, so it's just something I'm more aware of while applying this type of formula to ensure that I don't layer on too much product. Most shades applied evenly, but a fair number of them had slight settling--the kind that I can see in the close-up photos but not so much just looking in the mirror--to more noticeable settling in my lip lines due to how much slip the formula had. The slip made them comfortable, like a juicy lip balm, and the hydration was there throughout wear and my lips didn't feel dry or tight for hours after the color had worn off. They lasted between three and five hours on me with some of the richer, deeper hues leaving behind subtle stains.

There wasn't any noticeable scent or taste. Burberry's lipstick cases close magnetically, which I've found keeps the caps on very securely and ensures that it always closes when you put the cap back on!

Browse all of our Burberry Kisses Sheer Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bht, Tin Oxide, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

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Military Red (305)

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with neutral undertones and a cream finish. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-opaque to opaque coverage (two layers); it was definitely one of the more pigmented shades in the range. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and very comfortable to apply and to wear, though it might be more prone to feathering on some (it didn’t on me but that’s not something I typically experience). The color stayed on nicely for five hours and was moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.11 oz. - $309.09 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable colour" with a "satin finish" and "continuous hydration." They have medium, buildable coverage with some shades having more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. I found that "a layer" depended on the shade, as some seemed to go on more heavily--and looked more like a cream finish--and others were more emollient, a bit thinner, and translucent and had more of a stained-like finish. The brand recommended "two to three" layers for more "intense depth and vibrancy." For all swatches, I applied two layers, and in each shade's respective review, you'll find the coverage range described. Generally speaking, though, they definitely weren't ultra-sheer in one layer; two layers was only needed for more opaque coverage with most shades.

The consistency was more emollient with noticeable slip, which made it easy to apply across my lips, but they can feel like they're melting as you apply. In my experience, this can lead to over-applying product, so it's just something I'm more aware of while applying this type of formula to ensure that I don't layer on too much product. Most shades applied evenly, but a fair number of them had slight settling--the kind that I can see in the close-up photos but not so much just looking in the mirror--to more noticeable settling in my lip lines due to how much slip the formula had. The slip made them comfortable, like a juicy lip balm, and the hydration was there throughout wear and my lips didn't feel dry or tight for hours after the color had worn off. They lasted between three and five hours on me with some of the richer, deeper hues leaving behind subtle stains.

There wasn't any noticeable scent or taste. Burberry's lipstick cases close magnetically, which I've found keeps the caps on very securely and ensures that it always closes when you put the cap back on!

Browse all of our Burberry Kisses Sheer Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bht, Tin Oxide, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

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Poppy Red (309)

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and a fine dusting of red pearl throughout the luminous finish. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and creamy with a balm-like slip that made it feel “wet” initially but it didn’t slide around too much during wear. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to semi-opaque (two layers) that lasted well for four hours and was moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.11 oz. - $309.09 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable colour" with a "satin finish" and "continuous hydration." They have medium, buildable coverage with some shades having more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. I found that "a layer" depended on the shade, as some seemed to go on more heavily--and looked more like a cream finish--and others were more emollient, a bit thinner, and translucent and had more of a stained-like finish. The brand recommended "two to three" layers for more "intense depth and vibrancy." For all swatches, I applied two layers, and in each shade's respective review, you'll find the coverage range described. Generally speaking, though, they definitely weren't ultra-sheer in one layer; two layers was only needed for more opaque coverage with most shades.

The consistency was more emollient with noticeable slip, which made it easy to apply across my lips, but they can feel like they're melting as you apply. In my experience, this can lead to over-applying product, so it's just something I'm more aware of while applying this type of formula to ensure that I don't layer on too much product. Most shades applied evenly, but a fair number of them had slight settling--the kind that I can see in the close-up photos but not so much just looking in the mirror--to more noticeable settling in my lip lines due to how much slip the formula had. The slip made them comfortable, like a juicy lip balm, and the hydration was there throughout wear and my lips didn't feel dry or tight for hours after the color had worn off. They lasted between three and five hours on me with some of the richer, deeper hues leaving behind subtle stains.

There wasn't any noticeable scent or taste. Burberry's lipstick cases close magnetically, which I've found keeps the caps on very securely and ensures that it always closes when you put the cap back on!

Browse all of our Burberry Kisses Sheer Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bht, Tin Oxide, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

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Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Cherry Red (301) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Military Red (305) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

Burberry Poppy Red (309) Kisses Sheer Lipstick

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Cherry Red vs Poppy Red. 🤔

I love the very popsicle stained hue of Cherry Red. It has a softer red tint that looks so spring/summer perfect and “fresh”!

Poppy Red has a GORGEOUS luminosity going on, though! Like; WOAH! Only catch is, I do have Maybelline On Fire Red and MAC Como La Flor. So, I suppose I’m covered in that department, huh.

These buildable semi-shear lippies are virtually all gorgeous.
I’m on a no buy for w months as we move. Sad for the product lover in me. Happy dance for new home.

Military Red is gorgeous!
I have it on the wish list and I think it’s one I’ll get in the not so far away future.

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