Burberry Lip Cover in Hibiscus ~ A Lush, Classic Red

by lyn on January 11, 2012 · 23 comments

in Burberry, Lipstick

In one of my rare excursions to Suria KLCC late last year, I stopped by Burberry to check out their cosmetics counter in Isetan. To be honest, I never really bothered visiting their counter because it just seems a tad bit plain and the display looks so boring. I suppose they are going for that “understated elegance” theme but come on, you’d need to liven up that place a little.

The sales assistant was a nice chap but he needed a lesson in respecting people’s boundaries. When he applied the lipstick on me, he shoved his face really close to mine that we were nearly kissing (oh, my!). Or maybe he was just severely short-sighted?

I did end up getting the Lip Cover in Hibiscus because I’m a beauty blogger (i.e. sucker / lemming) and I’m convinced that this colour looks absolutely fab on me. Hibiscus is a really beautiful deep burgundy-red with a slight pink undertone.

*swatch *

I am really happy with the pigmentation and quality of these Lip Cover lipsticks. They are smooth and feel moisturising without being too slick or wet. I sometimes use a lipbrush with Hibiscus but it applies straight from the bullet without any issues. The lipstick does have a faint sweetish-rosy scent but it is only noticeable if you take a really good sniff from the tube itself. When applied to lips, the scent disappears and I can’t really detect anything.

Hibiscus is now my new favourite red. It is a very chic colour and is not overly bright. It has really decent staying-power and lasts through my morning coffee until lunch. Even after eating and wiping my mouth, it still leaves an even stain. I just need to quickly touch up and it looks as good as new again.

The metal casing is rather angular and bulky. I’m not sure I like it as I prefer my lipsticks or glosses to come in rounded tubes because they just feel more comfortable to hold. I am however pretty impressed with the magnetised cover. It actually swivels and clicks into place if the cover is inserted incorrectly.

If you are looking for a good, classy red for the upcoming Chinese New Year reunion dinner, I’d definitely recommend giving Burberry’s Lip Cover in Hibiscus a try. The only reason why I am not jumping up and down and telling everyone to run out to get it is due to the price. At RM96 for each lipstick, this is not a cheap option.

Burberry Cosmetics can be found in Isetan KLCC. I am not certain where else it is sold in Malaysia but I can only recall seeing one counter so far.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

rinnah January 11, 2012 at 1:35 AM

I'm loving how the lippie matches your nails! That shade of red just gets me everytime. :)

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huixin January 11, 2012 at 1:43 AM

i think the shade REALLY flatters your skintone!

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toughcookie January 11, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Now i want 2 shades from burberry. Damn it!

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toughcookie January 11, 2012 at 1:47 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! Now i want 2 shades from burberry. Damn it!

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Paris B January 11, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Mmm… nice colour! But I'm staying away from Burberry lip products for a while :P I've been tempted to get the Lip Mists but not for now. Btw what happened to the pink background? :P

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plue suewin January 11, 2012 at 3:02 AM

it's beautiful on you, look very classy and not too strong :) and you got such lovely skin lah!

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beetrice January 11, 2012 at 3:31 AM

it's a lovely shade on you Lyn! :) yay for more red lips!

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Kahani January 11, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Whoa glamouuuur!

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Jamilla January 11, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Such a stunning shade! It really suits you!

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dom January 12, 2012 at 2:16 AM

this is what we call va-va-voom! :) beautiful shade!

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Thanks, Rinnah! I think I was wearing an OPI polish but I can't recall the name.

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Hahaha, I guess one can hope but it was rather strange because he was so close I didn't know where to look so I kept my eyes upwards. Thanks for the compliment, I think this red will look good on you too!

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Ya, I got this lipstick the day "before" you posted about what happened to yours ;-) Now I'm hoping nothing will happen to mine. I still think you were imagining it… kekeke…ps – Am looking for a new background but I kinda like it all bare and white. It's quite zen :-)

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Thanks, Plue! As for that skin, it's all thanks to the powers of makeup :-)

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Yes, hooray for more red lips (and nails)! Thanks, Bee!

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Kekeke, not really lah. I just got back from a wedding luncheon that day and still had my makeup intact so I decided to reapply the lipstick and take photos ;-)

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Thanks, Jamilla! I honestly think this will look pretty good on you too. It will suit most skin colours and has fairly neutral undertones.

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Thanks, babe! I've been wearing it quite regularly along with EL's Fig and sometimes layer them together. Quite nice too.

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Juanita Johari January 12, 2012 at 8:20 PM

i love your makeup. you look stunning with the red lipstick.

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lyn January 12, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Thanks, Juan! It is a gorgeous lipstick, have you tried it before? You'll probably like it :-) I think they are releasing a gloss version this Spring too.

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ksuan January 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Ahmoi chantek! :)

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lyn January 15, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Aiseh, terima kasih ;-)

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Andreea January 8, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Oh my, this is so beautiful! I just wonder if this bleeds/feathers? I was so happy about the Armani red #400, and then so disappointed…
I had it all over after a few hours at the office, even my secretary noticed the lipstick as gone (and it made me pale also…)

It’s not easy for me as european with yellow/olive skin to find a good red (and the perfect texture…).
Thank you for sharing!
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