Burberry Sweet Pea, Hydrangea, Pomegranate Kisses Sheer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Burberry Sweet Pea (245) Kisses Sheer Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with soft, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had buildable color coverage from medium to mostly opaque (two layers) with a smooth, creamy consistency that felt like a lipstick-balm hybrid with plenty of slip. The color didn’t adhere as smoothly as I expected, as it seemed to sink into my lip lines slightly and clumped around any texture on my lips. It stayed on well for three and a half hours and was hydrating over time.

Estee Lauder Poesie (215) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar).Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).Givenchy Rose Flanelle (202) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).YSL Rose Nu (88) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar).Guerlain #06 (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar).Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (DC, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).MAC I’m Game (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Guerlain #77 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.11 oz. – $309.09 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “buildable colour” with a “satin finish” and “continuous hydration.” They have medium, buildable coverage with some shades having more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. I found that “a layer” depended on the shade, as some seemed to go on more heavily–and looked more like a cream finish–and others were more emollient, a bit thinner, and translucent and had more of a stained-like finish. The brand recommended “two to three” layers for more “intense depth and vibrancy.” For all swatches, I applied two layers, and in each shade’s respective review, you’ll find the coverage range described. Generally speaking, though, they definitely weren’t ultra-sheer in one layer; two layers was only needed for more opaque coverage with most shades.

The consistency was more emollient with noticeable slip, which made it easy to apply across my lips, but they can feel like they’re melting as you apply. In my experience, this can lead to over-applying product, so it’s just something I’m more aware of while applying this type of formula to ensure that I don’t layer on too much product. Most shades applied evenly, but a fair number of them had slight settling–the kind that I can see in the close-up photos but not so much just looking in the mirror–to more noticeable settling in my lip lines due to how much slip the formula had. The slip made them comfortable, like a juicy lip balm, and the hydration was there throughout wear and my lips didn’t feel dry or tight for hours after the color had worn off. They lasted between three and five hours on me with some of the richer, deeper hues leaving behind subtle stains.

There wasn’t any noticeable scent or taste. Burberry’s lipstick cases close magnetically, which I’ve found keeps the caps on very securely and ensures that it always closes when you put the cap back on!

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bht, Tin Oxide, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Burberry Hydrangea (249) Kisses Sheer Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium pin with subtle, warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. The lipstick had a creamy, balm-like texture–very emollient but surprisingly not as slippery after a few minutes of wear–that glided easily across my lips. It delivered biddable color payoff that ranged from semi-sheer to mostly opaque (two layers). The formula could have been kinder to my lip lines overall, as there was a bit of product in my lip lines (but not too visible in person). It was comfortable to wear over the three and a half hours it lasted for, as the formula was moisturizing while worn.

Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).bareMinerals Mantra (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Shiseido Streaming Mauve (208) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Cali Rose (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Chanel Rose Violine (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $54.00) is more muted (85% similar).MAC Capricious (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Scott (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.11 oz. – $309.09 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “buildable colour” with a “satin finish” and “continuous hydration.” They have medium, buildable coverage with some shades having more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. I found that “a layer” depended on the shade, as some seemed to go on more heavily–and looked more like a cream finish–and others were more emollient, a bit thinner, and translucent and had more of a stained-like finish. The brand recommended “two to three” layers for more “intense depth and vibrancy.” For all swatches, I applied two layers, and in each shade’s respective review, you’ll find the coverage range described. Generally speaking, though, they definitely weren’t ultra-sheer in one layer; two layers was only needed for more opaque coverage with most shades.

The consistency was more emollient with noticeable slip, which made it easy to apply across my lips, but they can feel like they’re melting as you apply. In my experience, this can lead to over-applying product, so it’s just something I’m more aware of while applying this type of formula to ensure that I don’t layer on too much product. Most shades applied evenly, but a fair number of them had slight settling–the kind that I can see in the close-up photos but not so much just looking in the mirror–to more noticeable settling in my lip lines due to how much slip the formula had. The slip made them comfortable, like a juicy lip balm, and the hydration was there throughout wear and my lips didn’t feel dry or tight for hours after the color had worn off. They lasted between three and five hours on me with some of the richer, deeper hues leaving behind subtle stains.

There wasn’t any noticeable scent or taste. Burberry’s lipstick cases close magnetically, which I’ve found keeps the caps on very securely and ensures that it always closes when you put the cap back on!

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bht, Tin Oxide, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Burberry Pomegranate (253) Kisses Sheer Lipstick ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with a smooth, creamy consistency that melted like butter as I applied it directly to my lips. The color went on evenly and only a touch of product sunk into my deeper lip lines, but it wasn’t noticeable from a normal viewing distance. It wore well for four hours and was hydrating while worn.

YSL Corail Incandescent (12) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).bareMinerals Love (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Guava (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Estee Lauder Never Enough (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Joanne (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Still Crazy (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar).Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Estee Lauder Poesie (215) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Leigh (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.11 oz. – $309.09 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “buildable colour” with a “satin finish” and “continuous hydration.” They have medium, buildable coverage with some shades having more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. I found that “a layer” depended on the shade, as some seemed to go on more heavily–and looked more like a cream finish–and others were more emollient, a bit thinner, and translucent and had more of a stained-like finish. The brand recommended “two to three” layers for more “intense depth and vibrancy.” For all swatches, I applied two layers, and in each shade’s respective review, you’ll find the coverage range described. Generally speaking, though, they definitely weren’t ultra-sheer in one layer; two layers was only needed for more opaque coverage with most shades.

The consistency was more emollient with noticeable slip, which made it easy to apply across my lips, but they can feel like they’re melting as you apply. In my experience, this can lead to over-applying product, so it’s just something I’m more aware of while applying this type of formula to ensure that I don’t layer on too much product. Most shades applied evenly, but a fair number of them had slight settling–the kind that I can see in the close-up photos but not so much just looking in the mirror–to more noticeable settling in my lip lines due to how much slip the formula had. The slip made them comfortable, like a juicy lip balm, and the hydration was there throughout wear and my lips didn’t feel dry or tight for hours after the color had worn off. They lasted between three and five hours on me with some of the richer, deeper hues leaving behind subtle stains.

There wasn’t any noticeable scent or taste. Burberry’s lipstick cases close magnetically, which I’ve found keeps the caps on very securely and ensures that it always closes when you put the cap back on!

Ingredients

Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polybutene, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Dicalcium Phosphate, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lavandula Stoechas Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Bht, Tin Oxide, [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake), Ci 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Ci 73360 (Red 30 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].