Wild Roses Couldn’t Keep Me Away from the New Burberry Beauty Lip Mists

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burberry lip mist review

Burberry Beauty is making a move on the must-have category with a line of $30 luxury lipsticks that look almost like bargains in spite of the price.


As soon as I saw Burberry Beauty’s Lip Mists, I wondered if I was witnessing a case of corporate espionage aimed at Chanel. These nine shiny, hydrating lippies share more than a few characteristics in common with the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines ($32).

First, there’s the finish, which has a similar subtle shine — a dewy, creamy sheen that pairs perfectly with a summertime tan. The colors themselves are rich, lightweight, long-lasting and loaded with pigment, and like the Shines don’t look heavy like a matte. Both of these lippies tread a lovely line somewhere between slightly sheer and fully opaque, but Burberry bests Chanel here in a few key areas.

Like wear time. The Lip Mists outlast the Coco Shines by a good, long while, and I wager they contain a little more color. Being slightly thicker than, yet not as slick as, the Coco Shines probably helps them last.

I like these so much that Wild roses couldn’t keep me away. Wild rose extract, which these contain, supposedly increases the amount of moisture they deliver to lips. Burberry also claims the extract stimulates the production of collagen, but I’m not too sure about that.

Yesterday I applied two layers of Feather Pink after lunch. Five hours and two cups of tea later, it was still going strong — and that’s without a layer of lip pencil underneath.

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Lip Mist in No. 206 Blueberry (left) and No. 209 Feather Pink (right)

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Swatches of Lip Mist in No. 206 Blueberry (left) and No. 209 Feather Pink (right)

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Lip Mist in No. 209 Feather Pink

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Lip Mist in No. 206 Blueberry

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Heads up for the ladies with a great sense of smell: these have a potent taste and scent, like a mix of roses, Sweet Tarts and mint tea. The scent, which lingers for about an hour, probably sounds weird, but I think it works.

If you prefer conservative lip looks, these just might rock your world. The limited color palette sticks to nine safe neutrals, pinks and berries (nothing too crazy here), but then again, this is Burberry, aka the folks who perfected the timeless trench coat.

Even though the makeup line is still relatively new, from what I’ve seen so far, Burberry Beauty doesn’t seem to be chasing cutting-edge color lines like MAC. And that’s fine by me. Glittery neon orange lips have their time and place, but if you’re looking for a moisturizing, pigmented, long-wearing luxury lipstick that just plain works, you can’t do much better than this.

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Available now at select Nordstrom stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (Love everything about ’em but the price)

Tabs has a new nickname…

I think the rain this week pushed Tabs past his usual limits of crazy because yesterday, for the first time ever, he swiped at my face. πŸ™ We were playing around his cat tower when he reached out and swatted my cheek, leaving a tiny scratch along my jawline.


We’ve been friends for what, five years now? — and he’s never resorted to anything like this. I feel oddly betrayed (I know! So cat lady!). El Hub thinks he just got too excited and couldn’t contain himself, which is probably the case, but still. That husky tabby is totally on my sh*t list today.

His behavior also earned him a new nickname: Edward Scissorpaws.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jenn says:

    It sounds like you and Tabs are in an abusive relationship. πŸ™

  2. Gina says:

    Oh man, both of these looks so beautiful! Burberry seems to always have impressive products. It makes me sad that these are so out of my price range.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gina,

      Oh, I know. Still, it’s nice to have stuff on your “splurge wish list,” don’t you think? I have a Chanel bag on mine, LOL…

  3. Sheila says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I gotta take a look at these. I didn’t like the new Dior addicts as much, but these sound like they could work for me.
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  4. Ariana says:

    Wow that feather pink looks great on you!! I also love the imprinting on the lipstick so…chic! And that packaging is so timeless and pretty, thank heaven for that gorgeous Burberry plaid.

  5. Glosslizard says:

    I am smitten with Burberry! So many gorgeous, no-brainer colors! I recently treated myself to Rosewood lipstick and Pearl Blue eyeshadow, and they are fabulous! I am lemming Feather Pink!

    Y’know, I used to trim my kittehs’ claws… not the whole thing, but just snip off the very tips so they weren’t so razor-sharp! They could still climb and everything, but casual damage was reduced!

  6. steph b says:

    I used to hate when my cat would forget I wasn’t another cat she could swat. No gravy tonight for him!

    As much as I love the look of the Chanel, the wear time needs some help. I’d like to check these out. I did some googling but can’t find a list of the Nordstrom’s that carry them. Any idea where to find a store list?

  7. I haven’t tried Burberry cosmetics yet…These seem to combine the best of sheer and full on lipsticks!
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  8. Arianne says:

    Feather Pink is insanely gorgeous on you, Karen! I want!

    Did Edward Scissorpaws feel bad after what he did? Scherbie usually feels guilty when she does something naughty.
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  9. Vijaya says:

    These look great!
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  10. Instant Karma says:

    Aww, I’m sure El Hub is right, and Tabs’ interlude as Edward Scissorpaws will soon be a thing of the past! Speaking of such things, have you seen that new show on Animal Planet called “My Cat from Hell?” It’s about a cat behavioralist (with really strange facial hair) who helps retrain misbehaving cats and kitty parents. I saw the first episode, and it was fun! I tried to use the guy’s tips to help me with Gizmo, but she ran away when I came to pet her, lol. Oh well, she’s still making progress, slowly but surely.

    Also, I have to thank you for the title of this. I’m now listening to the Rolling Stones’ album Sticky Fingers while catching up on the MBB posts I have yet to read! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      I’ve heard about that show but have yet to watch an episode. I’ll Tivo one soon!

      Do you ever watch Cats 101? That’s Tabs’ favorite show. He’ll actually sit in front of the TV and watch it. Sometimes he even tries to get the kitties on screen, LOL!

      Give Gizmo and Tigger hugs for me. πŸ™‚

      • Instant Karma says:

        AWWW, that’s so cute! I’ve seen an episode or two, but not when the kitties are there. They might like it! I once had a cat who watched a documentary on lions with me, and when it ended, he looked behind the TV to try to find them. It was absolutely adorable, but he looked so sad when he couldn’t find them! Poor boy.

        I will give them kitty hugs! And Giz let me pet her for twenty minutes yesterday (well, in total — it was in a few increments). Before this, I could only get in a minute or so before she ran away. I am so happy! I was afraid we’d have to call up someone like the guy from the show to give her cat therapy, lol.

    • Lorraine ER says:

      I think the cat trainer on that show is hot! He carries around a guitar case full of cat toys- I mean, how awesome is that? ;D

      • Instant Karma says:

        I LOVE the cat toy guitar case (and his car). The only problem with watching the show is that he now has me worrying whether there are enough levels available for my cats. I feel like I should install a dozen cat shelves, lol.

  11. Nina says:

    the colors are lovely!

  12. Heidi says:

    Missy sometimes gets overexcited and does the same thing to me. Anytime something moves quickly she tries to catch it and if Mommy gets in the way — oh well!

    Those lippies look great. Shiny AND long-lasting? Yes, please!

  13. Jessi says:

    Karen, how is that you look amazing in every lip color imaginable?! So jealous! πŸ™‚ Aw, and Tabs was probably just feelin’ frisky. I bet he felt bad about it, but was too manly to admit it.
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    • Karen says:

      LOL, thanks Jessi, I wish I could say that was the case… there are a few that I look kinda weird in, like frosty light pinks and gothy black lippies. I’ll try anything once though!

  14. nekosan says:

    When my cats touch me with their claws, it becomes claw clipping time. =) They don’t all like it, but they get lots of treats afterwards.

    • Karen says:

      Tabs barely lets me brush him… I have a feeling trying to clip his claws will have, um, interesting results.

      How many kitties do you have?

      • nekosan says:

        Three! I’m made them learn that it’s okay for me to touch their paws and brush them. I start off with a gentle stroke of the paw when they’re asleep, to more touching when they’re relaxed with kitty treats right afterwards, to letting me touch their claws, to actually clipping their claws. You have to start when they’re relaxed (starting to think about dozing off to sleep), go really slow, and give them lots of kitty treats as reinforcement. One of my cats still really hates it – i have to do one paw at a time – but i insist on being “top cat” in the house. =)

  15. Claudenka says:

    you look absolutely gorgeous in Feather Pink!
    your lashes also look fab….what mascara do you have on??

  16. larie says:

    Gorgeous! I have yet to try either the new Dior or Chanel lines of sheer lippies, but they all sound amazing.
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  17. TrishaL says:

    both look lovely and both look so great on you! There are 3 nordstrom stores in my area and none carry this makeup line *sigh* I would love to check these out in person.

    • Karen says:

      Hmm, maybe order them online and then return them to one of your nearby Nordie’s store if you don’t like it? They have a really great return policy, which is why I like to shop there.

  18. Beatrice says:

    i have to say the pink shade is my fave of the two, so pretty! and as for Tabs, i think that kitty needs a time out! (i treat my pets like children…cuz that’s not weird >>)
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    • Karen says:

      LOL, I don’t know if he’d be able to process why he’s in trouble. He’s not the smartest cat on the block, truth be told, although lately he has show that he’s capable of a little bit of problem solving.

  19. ValbonaPro says:

    Feather Pink is so beautiful and you look beautiful wearing it!

    Aw, you and Tabs have a love and hate relationship right now, but I am sure he still loves you. πŸ™‚

    If my pet did that to me, it would take me forever to forgive, since I hold grudges.
    Perhaps I should blame my Scorpio sign.

  20. Nicole says:

    Glad I read this review, I was thinking of getting the Chanel lippies. I’ll have to try the Burberry lippies next time I’m at Nordies!
    Love your new nickname for Tabs! You crack me up girl!
    Can you send some Cali sun to the east coast, it’s raining like crazy this week!
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  21. Katie says:

    I am oh-so in love with these! However, I am but a humble college student. I beg, does anyone have any drugstore dupe suggestions?

  22. Tavi says:

    The second color looks great on you karen!

  23. nancy says:

    oo karen what mascara are you wearing?

  24. Windie says:

    Karen, I’m an avid reader of your blog and always enjoy your makeup photos.
    After 2 years, these by far are the most excellent photos of you that I have seen! Absolutely wanting to know every tip, trick, technique you use. I know you have discussed it before, but wow! Uber pretty.
    I’m not a crazy stalker, just really admire your look here.

  25. oh goodness… i did not need to see this! i think i might just have to stretch the makeup budget this month.
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  26. Swathi says:

    Karen ! Feather Pink absolutely rocks on you !

    I am a under grad and I have lipstick sweet spot, god help my meager budget . Every time I see ya rockin’ these kinda colors I swear I have to go out and indulge. But unfortunately I don’t get Burberry here so maybe something else for this time !

    You rock chica !

  27. Ms Erin says:

    The picture of his stretched out paw and claws on the keyboard made me laugh. Nice touch!

  28. Jen W says:

    OMG my heart just skipped a beat looking at those colours! They look really beautiful both swatched and on you.

    This is going on my next order.

    My kitty ‘Dizzy’ often leaves scratch marks on me, he’s easily excited and will try and jump from one end of the room to my shoulders, not worrying about the collateral damage. πŸ™‚
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  29. Kim says:

    Very nice, though I wonder why they decided to call them mists. I guess it’s moisture related. As luck would have it, I had just put that Burberry trench out of my mind. Sigh. πŸ™‚

    I’m sorry about Tabs – it was probably a case of over-excitement paired with the crazies from the weather (and maybe going after a strand of your hair?). All of our gals are declawed, so scratching is not an issue, thankfully. And I do know that a lot of cat owners are very against that but, it’s a compromise that’s worked out for us. I’m in no way suggesting that you declaw Tabs for a scratch, btw!

    • Karen says:

      Does the rain make your girls do crazy? I think Tabs gets fussy because he can’t go outside and he blames it on me, you know? Like I have control over the weather, LOL!

      • Kim says:

        No, I don’t notice any change (but they don’t go out so they don’t really know what they’re missing). They usually wind each other up or go nuts for a fly inside – or for birds outside the window. I get crabby because of the rain, though. So I can relate to Tabs’ mood! πŸ™‚

  30. I do like the sound of these, but the price tag is hefty. Karen, what are you wearing on your lashes? Looks like falsies but maybe you are using some new growth serum or something?
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  31. Katie says:

    Tabs probably was too excited. Sometimes my cat gets too excited when we play and does sort of goofy things, like hissing and front flips off the couch. She’s pawed me in the face before, but only with nails tucked since she was being playful. I’m sure tabs didn’t mean to hurt you!

  32. NeenaJ says:

    Time to knit Tabs some kitten mittens!

    I think you look divine in the 2nd pic – wearing Blueberry. Everything is just gorgeous – your bangs, lashes, highlight, blush and that dazzling lip. Whatever makeup you’re wearing in that pic, wear it for every special event from here out. (And, please share it here if you can!)
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  33. Tina says:

    WOW!! Karen your lashes look amazing with the new UD mascara!! Pretty lippies too!

  34. Katrina says:

    Ooouu…I may have to try these! I love Shines but they really don’t last long at all, sadly.

  35. Marika says:

    As long as Tabs isn’t an outdoor cat, you could try trimming the tips of his claws. My two year old kitty is very playful and likes “hugging” my leg and playing tag; cute, but painful when his claws aren’t clipped! He usually keeps his claws retracted when he feels bare skin but sometimes I think he gets excited and forgets.

    If you do trim them just make sure to looks at the claws in the light and only clip the clear part (not the pink area).

    Those lipsticks look fab, btw!

  36. lexi says:

    HUGE fan of Burberry cosmetics – I will need to peep this in person. You got my attention when you mentioned these outlast the RC Coco Shines and is $2 less. Not a whole lot less but I’ll take what I can get!!
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  37. These sound perfect! I’ve been so frustrated with the quick and uneven wearing off of all my Rouge Coco Shines. I wish Neiman Marcus carried these so I had an easy way to order these to Canada πŸ™ I would love to try more from Burberry!

  38. Patty says:

    Aww, Karen, please forgive Tabs for his over exuberant play. I think El Hub is right…Tabs got too excited, and had no intention of hurting you. Sometimes, playing to them is not the same thing as our idea of playing. Even good kitties make mistakes, sometimes.

  39. Jeri says:

    Karen – do you cut his nails? They are long.

  40. Kay says:

    You really look gorgeous here! LOVE LOVE LOVE the lashes too! πŸ™‚

  41. Charisse says:

    Feather Pink looks great on you! I might have to check these out since I found Chanel Rouge Coco Shines a bit too sheer and doesn’t last very long.
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