Burberry MILITARY RED Lip Velvet Long-Wear Lipstick Swatches & Review

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I blame Messy.  I need another red lipstick like most people need an extra hole in the head, but when I saw Burberry Military Red No. 310 Lip Velvet Long-Wear Lipstick on Xiao over at Messy Wands it took me all of about 3 seconds to go to Nordstrom.com and order it.

What Nordstrom has to say about Burberry Lip Velvet Long-Wear Lipstick:


Explore velvet intensity with Lip Velvet Long Wear Lipstick.

Burberry innovation brings a new finish for lips: a velvety matte radiance, inspired by the most opulent of English fabrics. Iconic pigments provide incredibly dense and luminous color, gel technology gives comfortable long-wear performance, while triglycerides and wild rose continuously hydrate. The result is effortlessly elegant, protective and breathable.

Tips: Apply Lip Velvet with fingertips for a natural stain of color or use with a Lip Definer Pencil for a more polished elegance.

Military Red is a true and saturated red (swatch photos taken outside in natural lighting). It's not quite matte... but not quite satin either. It's the most peculiar formula, but totally wearable. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's moisturizing, but it won't dry out your lips.


This wears well for about 5-6 hours and will leave a slight staining on the lips. I'm really impressed and am definitely going to go for a wine shade for the cold weather months.

Burberry Lip Velvet Long-Wear Lipstick retails for $30.00 and is available at Nordstrom.