Sunday, July 18, 2010

Burberry Beauty Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick

I hate approach-avoidance conflicts, and they occur with makeup all the time. I'm having one with my new Burberry Beauty Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick ($30) in Dusty Rose. The color is drop-dead stunning. I love it. Unfortunately, the lipstick is highly fragranced. I hate highly fragranced lip products.

I had ordered Dusty Rose after browsing the little swatches at Nordstrom's Web site. Although I had only ordered one shade, I had every intention of ordering more...Rosewood, Tea many tempted me.

My arm photo at right shows how pretty this shade is. As soon as it arrived, I put it on and admired my lips! Almost immediately, I realized that Burberry chose to add a fragrance to the lipstick - a lot of fragrance. I won't be ordering Rosewood, Tea Rose, or any other shade. It's just too perfumey for me. What a shame!

There's another weird thing about the lipstick: its case. The slightly magnetic square case goes on only one way, so I have fiddled with it each time I've used it to get the top back on. Too hard.

I adore the Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow ($29). There are so many great shades I want. I think the line has much to love. I wish I could love the lipstick. What about you? Are you OK with fragrance in your lip products?

Photo at top left courtesy of Burberry Beauty


MarciaF said...

You've confirmed my fears. No Burberry lipstick for me.

Charlestongirl said...

Yep, Marcia, they are really strong. I would compare the fragrance to L'Oreal's drugstore lipsticks. I am so bummed.

Clarisse said...

Thank you for the review! I agree with you, Charlestongirl: fragrances in lipsticks are difficult to cope with (what a funny idea to put perfume in lipstick!) Moreover if the case is not very practical either, I had better forget about the Burberry lipsticks! I'll stick to the eye-shadows which have gorgeous colors and probably no fragrance at all:-)

Charlestongirl said...

Clarisse, I detected no fragrance in the beautiful eye shadows. Pfew!

Divadebbi said...

Urggghh! Those colors are gorgeous! Thanks for the heads up!
I don't wear Chanel lipsticks for exactly the same reason. Also found the newly reformulated latest launch from Maybelline tastes heavily fragranced. I simply don't get the concept! We are running from these brands...why add it?


Charlestongirl said...

Hey there, Debbi!

I bought one of those Maybelline lipsticks too. Very disappointing. I just don't understand why companies feel compelled to add perfume to lipstick!

I don't use Chanel's skin-care products because they are so highly fragranced. The same is basically true for Guerlain.

Maybe if enough of us speak out we can make a difference?