Burberry Kisses in Peony Pink, Military Red: review, swatches, photos

Burberry Military Red swatch review

Burberry Kisses in Military Red – swatch

The products: Burberry Kisses Hydrating Lip Colour in No. 37 Pink Peony and No. 109 Military Red

You know those mornings when you wake up and nothing can fix you up aside from a shot of whipped cream and just the right lipstick?

These lipstick are for those days.

Burberry kisses 37 Pink Peony swatch review

Burberry Kisses in No. 38 Peony Pink review

The shades: The second I opened up these Burberry Kisses lipsticks, I was enamoured with the look of Military Red. It’s such a soft, fresh red. With its creme finish and buildable coverage, it’s one of the most forgiving reds that I’ve encountered thus far.

Surprisingly enough, though, Pink Peony turned out to be the shade that stole my heart. It’s a neutral pink that runs almost a tiny bit coral on me, with a touch of shimmer and… I don’t know. It just does really nice things to my face? It’s springy and brightening and it makes me feel like I’m wearing a Snapchat filter all the time.

Burberry Kisses lipstick Military Red swatch review

Burberry Kisses swatch – No. 109 Military Red

Burberry Kisses Pink Peony lipstick swatch review

Burberry Kisses swatch – No. 37 Pink Peony

The formula: The Burberry Kisses formula is really lovely and basic. For the most part, it has a soft creme finish, leaving lips looking hydrated but no-fuss. I’ve found that the finish varies a bit from shade to shade. Military Red, for instance, looks a bit glossy, while Pink Peony has a true creme finish that errs almost on the side of “soft matte”.

Both shades settle into the lips well and fade evenly. They slip around for the first few minutes, avoiding the inner rim, but the colour stays put after that. Moisture-wise, I like to top up with lip balm 2-3 hours after applying these, but colour-wise, I can make it to the 4 hour mark with a light, uniform stain.

Burberry kisses 109 Military Red lipstick review

The verdict?

The Burberry Kisses Lipstick formula is a nice compromise between hydration and a gloss-free finish. They’re lightly hydrating, and they deliver a velvety finish.

Plus, if you’re on the market for a brightening, everyday shade this spring, Pink Peony is a great place to start your hunt. I swear that it’s like a Snapchat filter for my whole (fair, olive-toned) face!

Availability: $34 USD/$38 CAD. Available at Sephora and Nordstrom.

Burberry kisses pink peony military red swatch review

Top: Burberry Kisses swatches in Pink Peony and Military Red. Bottom: Burberry Lip Velvet in Magenta Pink.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick ingredients:

Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ozokerite, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Propylene Carbonate, Corn Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, BHT, Tin Oxide.

+/- Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 7), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 75470 (Carmine), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

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