Review: Burberry Lip Shaping Pencil and Lip Cover in Bright Plum

I remember not liking my first Burberry Lip Cover very much due to the scent. I really hated the scent, but somehow, as the lipstick grew a little older, the scent wasn’t as strong and I could stomach it! Also, my love for berry shades just vetoed my decision to purchase a few more. Let me tell you about their Lip Shaping Pencil and Lip Cover in Bright Plum, a shade which is great for Fall and for all seasons!


Burberry Bright Plum

Bright Plum


I already went on and on about their superior aesthetics, so I won’t talk about it again. I bought these online, sight unseen, just relying on swatches I see in blogs, and I’m lucky to love these! The Lip Cover performs just as well as Sepia Pink while the Lip Shaping Pencil goes on the lips smoothly without any tugging. I love that the formula is moisturizing enough for me to colour in my lips using only the lip pencil, and my lips didn’t feel dry at all. What I like to do is to shape my lips, colour in with the lip pencil and blot before using the lipstick to go over it. This provides more depth and the colour is more vibrant longer.


Bright Plum Burberry bright plum swatch


Bright Plum is a beautiful berry toned lipstick that is not too vampy or red when worn. There is just the right amount of red, purple and wine, and I suspect this shade looks good on EVERYONE! I wore a combination of both in my Femme Boulevard post a while ago so you can check out how it looks on me, paired with very dramatic eye makeup. For every day, I’d just pair this with minimal eye makeup and black eye liner, so the focus is on this beautiful shade of plum. If you find that it is too dramatic for you in the day, wearing it as a stain works great too. What I like to do is to smear some product on my finger and just pat on my lips for the undone look. Maybe I should do that for my stash shopping post this Sunday šŸ™‚

Do you like to wear shades like this? If you do, what’s your favourite? If you haven’t, it’s time to try some berry for your lips. Yummy šŸ™‚


xoxo Lily


  • Ahhhh! This is beautiful!! I have a couple of lipsticks from them and I know what you mean about the scent haha. I don’t mind it, but I’d rather it not be there LOL. I’d rather ALL lipsticks be unscented. Like why do they think we need to smell them?

    • Lily

      I know right?? All lip products should be made without any scent. Then no one would complain. LOL!

  • Oh, I love a shade like this although I cannot justify getting another one.
    From my recent experience with MAC Ruby Woo, having a same colored pencil is more useful than I thought. I’d assume it would be more so if the pencil formula is non-drying. šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      I agree, Lena. I have only a few lip pencils, and most of them are a little drying. The ones from Urban Decay are the least drying so far šŸ™‚

  • So beautiful =) It’s so gorgeous!

    • Lily

      I’m glad you like it too šŸ™‚

  • This was one of the shades I had my eye on but I decided to get Dusty Rose instead since I’d wear it more often. I love the formula though, the scent I can ignore since it doesn’t linger. šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      I was really put of by the scent, but I guess I got used to it after a while šŸ™‚

  • Oh no oh no what have you done??? Now I NEED THAT LIPSTICK!!! I thought I’d get Oxblood, but I might prefer this! I’m hardcore into berries and plums this autumn!

    • Lily

      Oh, YOU NEED THIS!! This one is gorgeous šŸ™‚

  • Bella

    If you want me to buy something, all you have to do is call it “Bright Plum”. The wallet weeps!!!

    • Lily

      Bright Plum is gorgeous! Pink Azalea and Bright Poppy are beautiful too šŸ™‚

  • A non-drying pencil is so rare! I usually don’t get a matching lip pencil, but sometimes I think it does really help. I just don’t bother with them often enough for me to justify it, except for a red one. Hahahaha.

    Also, why do they have to make lipsticks scented? Beh.

    • Lily

      I was surprised this pencil actually felt comfortable on. I do use it for other berry toned lipsticks as well… or something to deepen some lighter shades. I don’t really have a habit of using lip pencils though it’s good to have some as backup šŸ™‚

  • Le Genou de Claire

    Bright Plum is one of my most fave shade from Burberry. I may need to add the lip liner.. I love Burberry lip liners, too.

    • Lily

      This is my first ever Burberry lip liner! I’m glad you like this shade too šŸ™‚

  • Oh, lovely shade! You’re getting me completely into plums! And here I thought I’d be all over the brick reds this year šŸ˜‰

    • Lily

      LOL brick reds are beautiful but hey, plums and berries are just yummy!

  • Liz

    Is it okay that I love this lipstick just for the Burberry embossing on the tube? *__* The colour looks beautiful too.

    • Lily

      I went goo goo gaga over the embossing over my first tube of Burberry lipstick so yes, it’s only normal šŸ™‚

  • i love this color! That is good to know that the scent is more bearable now.. HM! I love burberry stuff so much but the scent in the lip products really makes me not want to reach for it, and as a result, I haven’t bought any lip stuff from them in ages!

    • Lily

      I somehow got over the scent. LOL!