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burberry Dark Rosewood No. 17

Samples of The Week: Coola, Lancer, Tarte, By Terry, Charlotte Tilbury, Burberry, Boscia, Ren, Laura Geller, & Ciate

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream

 

Happy Labor Day guys! I hope you’re all having a great time. I have some samples to review today which are quite interesting and somewhat new. So, without further ado, let’s get this Labor Day review started.

 

 

Burberry, My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum review

Burberry, My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum (0.25 oz/rollerball: $29, 1 oz: $68, 1.6 oz: $90, 3 oz: $120) – I surprising LOVE THIS SCENT the moment I sprayed it on my wrist. It’s a breathtaking fruity floral scent that is irresistible, yummy, sweet, feminine, and pretty at the same time. I haven’t been a fan of floral scents lately (except YSL Mon Paris) because a lot of them tend to be sickly sweet, but this one is different. It has the right kind of sweetness that is not overbearing because there’s a bit of freshness to it. The pomegranate tone is refreshing to the senses. I’m a fan of Burberry scents like the “My Burberry Eau de Toilette“, “Brit Sheer“, and even the “Mr. Burberry Eau de Parfum” for men, and this My Burberry Blush definitely does not disappoint.

 

By Terry Hyaluronic Face Glow in #2 Nude Glow review

Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Exfoliating Peel Gel with Volcanic Sand (5 oz: $34) – This is a mild facial peel gel in which the scent reminds me a lot of Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser (reviewed HERE). This one has a very similar consistency with that cleanser as well, and at first, it has a gritty/exfoliating texture, but once applied on the face, you’ll realize that there’s some kind of tiny leaf residue that sorta balls up or clumps the moment you scrub this black gel on your face. The nice thing is it’s not gonna be a rough scrub, but more like a mild one, but the problem is that the whole process can be messy since the clumpy residues tend to fall off the face easily, making a mess on the floor or on the sink. It does clean and soften the face though.

Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Exfoliating Peel Gel with Volcanic Sand review

By Terry Hyaluronic Face Glow in #2 Nude Glow (1.43 oz: $66) – I was so surprised by the amazing powdery jasmine scent of this one. It’s a strong scent, but it’s also a nice one. The type that’s kinda hard to resist. The coverage of this is very sheer, so it’s almost better to layer or mix this with your favorite BB or CC Cream, or any foundation as well. I love the very subtle glow that it gives on the face even if it’s quite sheer.

 

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Stunner

Coola Mineral Face Spf 30 Matte Tint Unscented (1.7 oz: $36)– A light coverage sunscreen/BB cream that has a whipped texture and it feels cushiony like the Coola Dawn Patrol Primer (reviewed HERE). It is creamy and it slightly blurs some redness on the face. I still use some foundation after using this because the coverage of this is not enough to cover my blemishes or some post acne marks. I love that this feels really lightweight and didn’t break out my skin.

 

Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector (1 oz: $95) – This luminizing cream has a floral scent, but it’s not extremely strong. Its shimmers are also very fine, thus giving a natural subtle glow on the face. I wish there’s a bit more coverage to it because this one’s really sheer, but it’s great to mix with BB creams or with some other foundations. It really does make the face look luminous and less flat.

 

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer (1.7 oz: $100, 5 oz: $255) – This cream has a similar scent to Fresh Rose Face Mask or Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Cream, Serum & Eye Gel. It also reminds me of Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask, both with scent and consistency, although the Sisley one has a more whipped formulation. This one from Charlotte Tilbury is quite balanced in texture and in consistency that is also very hydrating and my skin absorbs this easily. It even kept my face hydrated when I applied this on my face overnight.

 

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Stunner (0.56 oz: $29) – This liquid highlighter’s glow is blinding and out of this world, but a huge challenge to work around. You don’t need to apply a lot of this because a little bit goes a long way, and it’s also easy to blend, but it sets pretty fast which can make the application patchy. The effect can be blinding like you have too much glitter on because the shimmers are not finely-milled. It’s super glowy and ultra-luminous which makes the glow on the face quite unnatural.

 

Ciate London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bitter Sweet

REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream (1.7 oz: $45) – This cream is really moisturizing and it’s great for sensitive skin, but I just couldn’t quite like it, no matter how hard I tried it several times. It’s that after-application scent that’s kinda acidic like a strong lemon and rose mix with some citronella (anti-mosquito). It’s a weird scent and I can’t seem to get used to it. Other than that, this cream really moisturizes any dry skin very well.

 

Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss in Cookie Dough (0.21 oz: $21) – This is a very lightweight long lasting lip gloss that has a medium coverage. It doesn’t feel sticky at all and has no discernible scent. I’m not usually a fan of shiny pouts but this one gives a natural shine that doesn’t look over the top, and it keeps the lips hydrated all day.

 

Ciate London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bitter Sweet (0.22 oz: $19) – A brownish gray shade that is simply pretty and quite like in the 90’s. It complements any skin tone, and it’s even more complementing for medium to dark complexions. It has a strong soapy jasmine scent with a true matte finish that’s long lasting and not so drying. It’s pretty much one of the best matte liquid lipsticks out there. More shades reviewed HERE.

Ciate London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bitter Sweet

These are really interesting set of samples that I’ve played lately, and a lot of them are really nice to have in full sizes, but if I have to narrow them down to my top 3, I’d say, the Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum is really at the top of my list, followed by By Terry Hyaluronic Face Glow and Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector.

 

Have you tried any of these?

 

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Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Review

 

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Review

 

Good Day Peeps! Right when these lippies came out, they weren’t really well-received, yet they were sold out somehow. I never really understood the mixed results and I wanted to try them myself, so I visited my local Burberry counter at Nordstrom and swatched these Liquid Lip Velvets on my arm. However, I wasn’t really smitten like most reviews at that time because the formulation is somewhat not like most matte or velvet liquid lipsticks in the market nowadays, or at least I expected it to be one. I felt like the textures were somewhat inconsistent like some were sort of watery, while some were creamy and didn’t seem to settle on the skin. So, off I went home without them.

Fast forward, a couple of months later, I noticed that the reviews of the Burberry Liquid Lip Velvets were somewhat getting better and better, and obviously, I wanted to give it another try. Oh well, tough luck, I couldn’t find the shades I wanted anymore. The Liquid Lip Velvets have been sold out for some time already, so I had to wait and hope. It took a while to acquire the two shades I’ve been eyeing, and once I received them, I felt like I was really wrong with my first impression towards them, and now I am currently loving them a lot.

 

The shades that I purchased are below;

 

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

Fawn No. 05Nude Rosy Brown. I call this the perfect warm neutral shade with hints of rosy brown. This shade is simply stunning and it’s one of the most beautiful mid-tone nude rose shade I’ve ever seen. It’s so wearable for any complexion and it’ll look best with anyone that has a medium skin tone. The hint of subtle brown warms the shade and making it naturally and subtly alluring.

Dark Rosewood No. 17Intense Rosewood. Slightly similar to Fawn No. 05 with a more mauve pink tone. This one is another head-turner and there’s a reason why it’s almost always sold out nowadays. It’s a great shade to have if you’re into nude shades but wanted a bit more color.

 

burberry liquid lip velvet swatches

 

Even though these Liquid Lip Velvets don’t really transform or dry into matte effect liquid lipsticks, thus making them non-transfer proof, I realize that it really doesn’t seem to matter because I adore their colors. Theirs are the most well-blended shades of lipsticks I’ve ever tried and it complements on anyone’s skin tone perfectly well. The packaging is robust and sleek too, which is what you’d normally expect from most Burberry beauty products. The brush applicator could use some improvements but for those who are finicky with scented lippies, fret not because these Liquid Lip Velvets almost don’t have any scent.

 

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

 

You may or may not like the whipped creamy formulation and the sort of velvet effect that these have on the lips, but if you want lip colors that won’t settle into the lips’ fine lines and feels very comfortable, then you might want to try them. They feel really creamy, almost thickly whipped yet they’re lightweight. They also have a powdery or chalky consistency which makes a natural, smooth, and seamless effect on the lips. It’s almost like you didn’t just apply a lipstick, but it’s more like you’ve had it hours ago, or that the shade has always been your lips’ natural color. Ain’t that nice? They’re also well-pigmented, so each swipe could last from 4-6 hours on me, although you may want to reapply after eating.

 

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

 

Besides the lasting pigment, the nice thing is the fact that these Liquid Lip Velvets will never dry your lips. If you wanna know some similar dupes, I feel like Buxom Wildly Whipped Liquid Lipstick and Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick are slightly similar, but I think the newly-released Bare Minerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lip Color is a very good contender. A review of it will be coming soon. So, stay tuned.

 

The Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet is available in Sephora, Nordstrom, Net-A-PorterSaks Fifth Avenue, and Burberry.com

 

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