Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms - my new beauty best friend, I mean if you enjoy a product why not apply it in more way than one? A pretty flush of colour that looks as good on the cheeks, as it does the lips and won't take up a lot of space in my bag - consider me sold. That is why I have been wearing the Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms all Summer long and recommend them to all looking for a easy to apply, hint of colour. If carefree is your middle name you need at least one shade.
As you can see the Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms come presented within small yet heavy glass jars, that feature a screw top lid to ensure that the gel based contents do not dry out. Despite being fairly dinky in stature, the Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms have a wide spout in which you can comfortably fit a brush or finger into for application. Okay the glass design may not be ideal for travel, when flights are involved but the small structure of the product does nestle comfortably into make-up bags, pockets and bags in general. As a side note despite being glass and paired with my clumsy demeanour I have yet to shatter, chip or as much as dent either one of my lip and cheek blooms - sturdy? You betcha.
Collectively there are six shades of the Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms to choose from, at the moment I have two: 03 Rose and 07 Orange Blossom. It probably goes without saying that Rose is the light almost candy pink shade and Orange Blossom is a slightly, coral tinged orange. Personally I would not recommend Rose for deep complexions as it can appear a little ashen. I don't really like it on my lips as it can look a smidgen too pale and does nothing for me (hello yellow teeth). As a blush Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms in Rose provides a subtle, almost pinched glow that is ideal for teaming with a strong eye or lip as it is so understated. If I could recommend one shade, it would be Burberry Orange Blossom; this bright almost coral hue brightens up the entire face, suits all skin tones and looks equally on the lips as it does cheeks. It is so easy to wear and as said universally flattering.
The texture of the Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms nestle somewhere in between being a gel and mousse; they glide onto the skin with ease, cool and somewhat stain the skin. Despite being dual action and long wearing, the formula is not at all drying and offers an almost perfecting quality. I'm guessing that the Burberry Blooms contain some form of silicone as on my cheeks they seem to fill and blur my enlarged pores - how many blushes can you say that about? Oddly on the cheeks the finish of the Blooms is almost glowing yet on the lips the finish is closer to matte but not at all drying nor uncomfortable to wear. As mentioned a few times throughout this review the latest Burberry launch are not the most pigmented of products. If you like sheer and buildable colour - be it for your lips or cheeks this is the product for you, otherwise maybe a powder product or traditional lipstick would be a better investment. On the plus side they preform equally well on both areas of the face, are long wearing (at least 6 hours on my cheeks and around 2 hours on my lips) and offer a certain perfecting quality.
Can I dub Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms the product of the Summer?
Of course I can and I will! Consider the above cute jars a must have if like myself you enjoy multi-tasking products.
Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms £24 each via Debenhams - link.
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