It’s true — nude lipsticks might not drive makeup lovers into frenzies like a brilliant fuchsia lipstick or a cobalt blue nail polish can, but lip looks featuring nudes are still among my favorites, just the same.
Nude lips are always in style and look great with almost anything. Unfortunately, finding a good nude lipstick can be tougher than finding a good man.
If I had a nickle for every time I tried a new nude lipstick, only to look up at myself in the mirror at something totally and completely wrong, I’d probably have between 80 cents and $1. But seriously, the truly great ones are few and very far between.
New for fall, Burberry’s Lip Cover in Nude Cashmere ($30) passes the mirror test with flying colors (or lack thereof).
Actually — it does contain pigment. It’s a beautiful brownish beige (reminds me of raw almond skin), and it’s one of the most wearable nudes I’ve met in a while.
Since launching last fall, the Burberry Beauty makeup line has stayed pretty true to the brand’s fashion aesthetic with seasonal collections of mostly understated, neutral, classic shades and designs. I think of their pieces as luxurious basics with a timeless appeal, and I’ll reach for them when I want to look polished, put together and professional.
Nude Cashmere, one of two new Burberry Lip Covers for fall (part of the Autumn Winter 2011/12 collection), saunters onto Burberry Beauty counters next month with seven other pieces for eyes, lips and face.
Nude Cashmere is a $30 lipstick; thankfully, it feels like one, too, and has a highly moisturizing formula. Like a couture cashmere sweater, it’s light as cotton candy and buttermilk smooth. Even the light rose scent and flavor seem expensive.
But, sadly, like the fleeting affections of a husky tabby cat, Nude Cashmere disappears all too soon…
Burberry’s Lip Covers normally last about three hours on me, but Nude Cashmere disappears after barely an hour (I guess it has somewhere better to be). What a shame, because a $30 nude lipstick this pretty should really stick around.
Nude Cashmere is so easy to wear, and I love how fancy and cosmopolitan I feel with it on, that I’d almost be willing to overlook the very limited wear time.
I’m thinking it might be better suited for Burberry Beauty collectors and hard-core fans of the brand.
AVAILABILITY: Coming September to Burberry counters; available now online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
The Burberry Beauty Autumn Winter 2011/12 collection includes (products coming next month to Burberry Beauty counters and online)…
- Fresh Glow, a golden, hydrating luminizer with a dewy finish, $48
- Sheer Eye Shadow in Midnight Brown No. 21, $29
- Eye Definer in Golden Brown No. 06, $27
- Effortless Mascara in Midnight Brown No. 02, $28
- Effortless Mascara in Midnight Blonde No. 03, $28
- Lip Cover in Nude Rose No. 25, $30
- Lip Cover in Nude Cashmere No. 26, $30
- Lip Definer in Rosewood No. 07, $27
Fall is in the air…
And I’m looking for a new seasonal scent. Burberry’s new fragrance, which is called Body, launches next month with some notes that have my nose intrigued. Officially they include…
- Top notes: Green absinthe (cool!), freesia and peach
- Middle notes: Rose, iris and sandalwood
- Base notes: Woody cashmere, creamy vanilla, sensual amber and musk
Sounds divine, right? I can’t wait to give it a try.
I’ve been wearing and loving Burberry Summer off and on for months. I hope I like Body as much.
I have a weakness for rose scents. They’ve been my fragrance Achille’s heel ever since I discovered YSL Paris as a teenager.
What scents have you been wearing lately, and do you plan to wear something new this fall?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,