Burberry Lip Mist in Feather Pink ($30 #209) is part of release of a new lipstick formula for the line. This texture is a creamy gel.
We’ve seen a few gel lipsticks over the past few months, with Chanel Rouge Coco Shines, Dior’s reformulated Addict and a variety of others. The formula of Burberry’s Feather Pink are the creamiest of the ones that I’ve tried. They are sheerer than Burberry’s standard lipsticks, but the difference is not as dramatic as in the other lines. I can get a semi-opaque wash of color with a single application layer with Burberry’s Feather Pink, and the wear time is far longer than Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine. Like the others, Burberry’s Feather Pink feels very moisturizing. It leaves my lips looking fresh and moisturizing.
I’ve seen several reviews of Feather Pink on the internet, and it has been alternatively described as ‘warm,’ ‘neutral’ and ‘cool’ by various bloggers, including every variation in between (“neutral with a touch of warm,” etc). And it does look sort of neutral in the tube. Having said that, I’m going to side with Team Neutral-to-Warm, although I must admit that this color is a bit of a chameleon. It absolutely applies that way on my warm toned skin (my lips have a mauve tinge).
Also, I compared Burberry Feather Pink with what I consider to be a true cool pink, which is Chanel Rouge Allure in Pink Saphir (this was limited edition and I do not believe it is still available). Here, you can see Feather Pink next to Chanel Rouge Allure in Confidentielle, Chanel Rouge Coco in Magnolia and Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle.
You can see how the sheer Feather Pink pulls warm on my warm skin tone, especially when it is placed next to the very cool Chanel Pink Saphir.
But on Liz, Burberry Feather Pink allows a lot of Liz’s natural pink-tone lip color to show through:
The lip picture (above) is a much more accurate interpretation of how Feather Pink looks on me.
I’m beginning to love this gel lipstick trend. I find them highly wearable and moisturizing. As always, Burberry delivers an excellent interpretation of the trend. I find that they wear time is on the higher end for a gel formula. Burberry Feather Pink is an ideal choice for those who dislike the shorter wear time for the lighter shades of the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. Yet Burberry manages to deliver this wear time without adding any sticky or tacky feeling. An ideal “date” lipstick, Burberry Feather Pink is also a beautiful, office-appropriate color that can be dashed on without a mirror.