Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipsticks. Are They All That?

I have read so many positive reviews about Burberry Lip Covers. I saw beautiful swatches online, and have been dying to try them. So off to the only Burberry counter in the country I went, and asked for an understated colour that I could wear every day. I was recommended the Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in No.32 Sepia Pink.


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Of all the lipsticks I have, this Burberry one has the best packaging. It is chic and sleek, dark metallic casing embossed with the household print of the Burberry check. It is angular in every way, with every line clean and crisp, measured to detail. The lipstick bullet itself has the Burberry check! The well thought out details, the symmetry, the elegance, they are what I call… perfection. The cap of the lipstick magnetically snaps into place and just taking it out to re-apply makes me feel posh.


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The outer appearance of this lipstick definitely scored all the points. It won me over. So when it comes to the performance of the lipstick itself, I had even higher expectations. Could I get any greedier? Let’s talk texture. The Soft Satin Lipstick glides on smoothly. It doesn’t have too much slip, and it does not tug either. It doesn’t feel moisturizing, and yet it is not drying. My lips feel comfortable, like it’s not wearing anything at all. It is light weight and long wearing at the same time. Sepia Pink wears a little more than 4 hours on me. It fades quite naturally without the unsightly lip ring. I don’t feel like I need to scrub my lips clean before re-applying, but habits die hard. I always do anyway. Sepia Pink is a shade that is just that. Imagine taking a photo of a pink flower then using the sepia filter over it.


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This is an incomplete review because there isn’t a lip swatch included. Also, while everything else seems perfect, there is one thing that bothers me. The scent. It has a flowery, powdery scent to the lipstick which does transfer to how it tastes. I have the tendency to lick my lips and every time I do it, I go “Yuk”! I suppose it’ll be good if I want to kick the habit. The scent and taste put me off licking my lips. LOL! The scent is similar to that of Bobbi Brown lipsticks and Estee Lauder lipsticks. It is more pronounced than Bobbi Brown ones, and as bad as Estee Lauder’s older lipsticks. I dare say the newer versions aren’t as strong. It matters a lot to me, as you can see, since this whole paragraph is about how much I dislike it! It reminds me of the lipsticks of the 80’s. My mom’s and my grandma’s lipsticks. I prefer my lip products to be scentless and tasteless. MAC’s smell like vanilla, but they are (at the very least) tasteless.

OK, enough whining because I’m sure many of you aren’t bothered by it. The Burberry Lip Covers retail forΒ RM96 and is only available at Burberry Isetan KLCC in Malaysia. You can also get it online, from strawberryNet which delivers for free, but they are much pricier online.

I will do a FOTD with this lipstick, don’t worry πŸ™‚ It’ll be up soon! Have you tried any Burberry lip products before? Are you a fan? Do you prefer scentless lip products or are you OK either way?


xoxo Lily



  • Well it taste like….lipstick! haha

    I’m quite bothered with the scent of it too especially when it’s on the lips. Lipstick nowadays is either scentless or fruity or vanilla which is quite pleasant πŸ™‚

    • Scentless and tasteless for me please! Lol!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I love Burberry anything haha and especially any of the lipsticks! Can hardly wait to see this on you!

    • Will post the fotd soon πŸ™‚

  • Ooh! Burberry reviews – definitely a brand I am stalking on epic proportions πŸ™‚ I received samples of the Lip Covers Soft Satin lipsticks in Nude Rose, Rosewood, Blush and Brick Red – I love the colour Blush but the colour tends to darken a little on my lips making me look vampy and then dry it out after an hour or so. I’m hoping to try the Lip Mist though. The scent & taste on this doesn’t bother me as much as the Lancome ones though. Looking forward to reading your take on the Lip Cover!

    • I haven’t used much of Lancome’s lip products, so I’m not too sure. If only the scent is not so strong, this would be my new found love πŸ™‚

  • I so wish these were paraben-free. I buy them for my mum, though, as gifts πŸ˜‰

    • When my daughters grow up, I want them to be like you πŸ˜›

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    When I read what you asked for (understated & everyday), I pictured a neutral pink… I’m surprised it’s actually quite dark! But a very pretty shade. I really dislike when makeup has scents I don’t like… although the one Estee Lauder lipstick I own smells so good, so I wouldn’t mind if it smelled like that. I prefer scentless and tasteless too… unless it’s a completely heavenly scent, then it’s a plus. Otherwise, not a fan of scented makeup.

    • I thought of a neutral pink too, but those pinks aren’t very flattering on me. This one however, can definitely be worn on a daily basis. I can handle scented blushes and foundations, but for lipsticks, *sigh*… if only I’m not so sensitive!

  • Bugs

    I hadn’t wear any lipstick in … err, since I resigned 7 years ago. During my ‘working’ days my lips would be dry that I had to wear a lipbalm before any lip colour. Last Saturday for a wedding dinner, I apply a very thin layer of lipstick over lipbalm and 2 or 3 dishes later my lips felt dry already. What is worst was I got few itchy red dots on my lip line n lips. Thank goodness they cleared up very soon this time with no flaky lips.

    I always envy those who can wear lipsticks with no allergy issue. And yeah, I would prefer a scentless and tasteless lip colour. ^_^

    • Oh no! That’s awful that you’re allergic to lipsticks. I have a friend who get swollen lips when she uses lipsticks too. That sucks!

  • Ahh just beautiful. I love Burberry lip products so much–really want this color now!! I actually felt the same way about the scent of their lipsticks at first–pretty but not the way I would want my lipstick to smell. It is also quite strong! BUt would you believe that the longer I used it, the more I fell in love and now I really enjoy opening up the tube, smelling it, and applying it on my lips and getting whiffs of it every now and then! πŸ˜›

    • Lol Becca! Are you serious? Ok, maybe I should use it more often and see if that’ll change. Haha!

  • Aww, so sorry to hear the smell and taste bother you! I’m MOSTLY fine with smell unless it’s extra strong, and since I never lick my lips (kicked the habit as a kid after reading somewhere it dries lips out. My skincare obsession started early LOL), so I can never tell people how something tastes! I’ve tried a lip velvet but not yet anything else. Glad to hear the formula is solid!

    • The formula is amazing. Just the taste! I should do what Becca did and see if I can grow to like it πŸ˜›

  • Yaaay, so happy to hear that you like it besides the taste, lol! The packaging is divine right? I have the Velvet formula but its great to hear that the lip cover are that lightweight too. Can’t wait to see you wearing this!

    • This aint too bad, and I’m really bummed by the scent πŸ™ If only….

  • I haven’t tried any Burberry lip products yet, but I am SO tempted! It really is the cutest little tube of lipstick! That pink is so pretty too! Although I’m not sure how I’d feel about floral scented lipstick on my lips. Yikes!

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, this is an awesome tube of lipstick and it would be perfect if the scent didn’t bother me that much. I suggest you test it out at the counter just to see if it bothers you too. Haha!

  • I am with you on the scent! I can’t have smelly roses under my nose. The scent is just so dated and powdery for my taste. I love LOVE the blushes and have been able to deal with the scent, it goes away. I havnt been able to go forward on the lipstick though bc of the scent. The color is beautiful though and the formula sounds great, damn!

    • Yay Taylor! I’m glad I’m not the only one!! I was put off my Chanel blushes because of the scent, but I could tolerate it since I didn’t have to taste it. I’m sure it’ll be the same with these Burberry blushes. But if it’s on my lips…it’s another story. Too bad, really!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Not my shades, but Burberry does have some amazing lipsticks!

    • I don’t know if I’m gonna try any more though. The scent is definitely putting me off

  • It upsets me that these lipsticks are pricier online, but I honestly don’t know that they’re much more expensive than our retail prices, once you factor in tax. Ohhh Canada, haha! I would love to try a Burberry lipstick though, from what I can tell, people love the texture just as much as TF!

    • I haven’t tried the TF ones, but I read some reviews saying they are drying on the lips. They do have some really awesome shades though!

  • Liz

    OH NOES. I can’t deal with lippies that taste bad. πŸ™

    Not one person ever mentioned the scent or taste in their Burberry lipstick review. I’m so happy that you finally have one, but that piece of info is a bummer. I’ll have to sniff very hard when I’m at a counter!

    • I know! I’ve read so many reviews and none of them mentioned the scent and taste. You’ll have to try it on and eat the lipstick, Liz. HAHAHAHAHA!!

  • I am a big fan of Burberry lipsticks, I have all 3 formulas, the lip mist, lip cover and lip velvet. I love the lip velvets by far and coming in second the lip covers. The scent takes getting used to but now it doesn’t bother me anymore.

    • Another fan! Why am I not surprised? Yeah, the scent does take getting used to… and I’m still trying. LOL!

  • I love these, but also wish they were scent free πŸ™ It makes me sad sometimes, cause some mornings just about any scent makes me nauseous and i just don’t want to wear these! BUT most of the time it manages to be ok. If they weren’t so strongly scented, then they would be perfect! πŸ™‚

    • So you ‘smell’ it too? I’m with you for sure. They’d be perfect if they were unscented… or ok, if the scent isn’t that strong. They’re still pretty good lipsticks though. Many don’t complain about the smell or taste πŸ˜›