REVIEW: Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood*

Hello everyone! Last month at the Burberry SS16 Show at London Fashion Week, Artistic Consultant of Burberry Beauty, Wendy Rowe, made lips the main focus with the bold lip colour, Oxblood.  I was beyond thrilled to receive this iconic colour at the Burberry Sephora launch recently as dark lipsticks are totally my cup of tea for fall. I received the Burberry Lip Velvet version of Oxblood which features a matte finish encased in matte charcoal packaging embossed with the traditional Burberry plaid. The lipstick itself is also embossed with this design which makes it a stunning collectors item. The Lip Velvet is described as a non-drying, soft matte lip colour. While it is definitely creamier than most matte lipsticks, it still has a slight drying effect after prolonged wear (although not as drying as say – a Mac Retro Matte.) Because of the moisturizing properties however, I would describe this as more of a demi-matte finish since it does retain a bit of shine.
The first time I wore it, I thought it was reminiscent of Tom Ford Lip Color Matte in Black Dahlia, so I decided to swatch them both to compare. Oxblood is on the top, and Black Dahlia is on the bottom. While they are similar, Black Dahlia runs a touch more deep plum, whereas Oxblood has a bit more of a deep burgundy lean. Oxblood is also creamier than Black Dahlia which makes it slightly easier to apply and more comfortable to wear.
From “For the makeup we wanted our Burberry girl to to be honest in attitude and the way she wears her makeup. The skin had a satin feel with a slight glow; working with the art of shadow and highlight, we incorporated the new Face Contour Pen which I’ve been using for years on the runway, and is available to the public to buy for the first time now. We enhanced the natural shadows on the eyelid, the cheekbone and the jaw line, then used the Sheer Concealer to highlight and knock out unwanted discolouration and blemishes […] and created a bold – but diffused – statement lip on just some of the girls, using the rich, dense colour of the matte Oxblood lip colour […] The makeup has a simplicity to it, but plays up the curves of the face for a fresh take on the ultimate, effortless Burberry beauty style.”Here is my take on the Burberry look using many of the products from the runway look, along with my signature winged liner.
Burberry Fresh Glow – Luminous Fluid Base 01 Nude Radiance
Burberry Cashmere Foundation Fluid 34 Warm Nude
Burberry Cashmere Concealer 04 Honey
Burberry Effortless Contouring Pen No. 01 Medium
Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen
Burberry Light Glow – Natural Blush 07 Earthy Blush
Burberry Eye Colour – Wet/Dry Silk Shadow No. 102 Pale Barley
Burberry Lip Velvet No. 437 Oxblood
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara in Very Black
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil 204
Clinique Cheek Pop in Fig Pop

Burberry is available now at Sephora Square One, online at,,, and at select Hudson’s Bay stores.

Are you a fan of the deep, bold lip for fall? Let me know in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by!

DISCLAIMER: Some products mentioned in this post were provided as PR samples for the purposes of review and are marked with asterisks. I purchased all others as mentioned in the post. My opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the brands or any of its’ affiliates.


11 thoughts on “REVIEW: Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood*

  1. getmakeupforfree says:

    Oooohhh!!!!! LOVE IT. I totally need that! I’m super fair so it will def look more dramatic on me but idc! Lol! Looks lovely on you! 🙂

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