Burberry Brilliant Violet is a very warm-toned, medium purple with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $34.00 and contains 0.2 oz.
Burberry Brilliant Violet Liquid Lip Velvet ($34.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a bright, medium-dark berry plum with cooler undertones and a cream finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across the lips. The texture was ultra lightweight with a more whipped, mousse-like consistency that spread easily and did not look streaky. Though it did not have a "dry down" like some liquid lipsticks, it was still long-wearing at nearly eight hours (plus a fuchsia stain was left behind) and started to look mostly matte after four to five hours of wear. The formula was comfortable to wear, as I often forgot I even had it on, and it wasn't drying at all.
The Liquid Lip Velvet formula is described as having "rich pigment, smooth application" and a "velvet finish that lasts up to eight hours" that is "non-drying." Overall, the formula is fantastic for those who want the fluidity of a liquid product without the drying aspect of more traditional liquid lipsticks while not sacrificing wear time. The formula does not dry down completely, so there will be transfer, but the product is so pigmented that the color lasts awhile. I've found the colors to wear between six and eight hours and easily survive a solid meal. The liquid lipstick has a smooth, velvety consistency that is almost weightless (I forget I'm wearing it) that was never drying and always comfortable to wear. A pleasant surprise was that the formula was unscented (with no discernible taste either), which is not the norm with Burberry's products.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Introducing Liquid Lip Velvet, a new statement-making matte cream colour with a comforting whipped texture. Developed with a new, innovative formula, which combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. ight-as-air new Liquid Lip Velvet keeps lips supple and moisturised, while each of the 14 shades coats lips with a shot of saturated colour in one glide.
Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Kaolin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Polyethylene, Nylon-12, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Isohexadecane, Silica, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77491, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake)].
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