While Nordstrom sold out of this mighty little Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick Signature Collection ($72.00) online, it is worth calling your local Nordstrom to see if they can track down one of the few remaining sets. It is a very worthwhile purchase, but in the event that you do not make the purchase you needn't grieve because all three of the glorious Lip Covers are part of Burberry's permanent range of products.
Burberry Lip Cover, "adds a touch of radiance. The lightweight combination of nourishing oils and gel dispersed pigment ensures intense moisture and long lasting colour Burberry Lip Cover contains anti-aging ceramides for fuller lip definition. Apply like a normal lipstick or apply to the finger and press into the lips for a more effortless natural colour."
According to Burberry:
Discover supple and light colors that reflect the natural lip tones. Formulas are hydrating and give a full lip in tone, coverage and color fidelity.
Formula: Super-light 'second skin' texture provides intense moisture immediately after application. Combination of oils and light waxes helps easy application and extreme comfort.
Benefits: Pigments dispersed in a clear gelled structure ensure high color fidelity. Shiny polymers offer perfect luminosity. Balanced color palette from nude trench tones to Burberry reds.
Protection: Contains anti-aging ceramides for fuller lips. Guarantees continuous hydration. Contains UV filters to protect from damaging environmental exposure.
Nude Beige No. 1 is a gorgeous peachy nude.
Dusty Rose No. 10 is a muted rose with hints of a red and brown base.
Tea Rose No. 08 is a gorgeous mid-tone cool watermelonesque pink with shimmer.
I love Burberry's Lip Cover formula for so many reasons!! It offers opaque buildable coverage, but the colors can also easily be sheered out. They have a succulent sheen that tends to create the illusion of fuller lips- particularly so with the lighter shades. The texture is smooth, creamy, moisturizing, and particularly light and comfortable on the lips-- and with the perfect amount of cushion. I tend to get between 3-4 hours of wear-time with normal use, and a touch longer if I am not eating, drinking, or rubbing my lips together (when lip products feel particularly good I have difficulty resisting the experiential tactile experience). As with all Burberry lip products, the Lip Covers contain a quasi-floral fragrance- therefore try before you buy if you are sensitive to fragrance in your lip products.
The packaging is pure unmitigated luxury. There is a certain heft to the tube itself, and the automated magnetic swivel cap closure is a lovely novelty. However, I'm less compelled by the exterior, than I am by the stellar interior- because this is one fantastic lipstick formula!Ingredients (click to enlarge):
Overall assessment: Fabulous formula and coverage. Gorgeous, elegant, and infinitely wearable colors. A staple in my makeup wardrobe. This is one of my very favorite lipstick formulas, and there are many more Lip Covers in my future!
I purchased mine at Nordstrom.
Stock photo from Nordstrom.