Review: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Bright Plum

I’ve never been crazy about liquid lipsticks. I always thought they’d go bad much quicker, but after seeing the promo ad of Iris Law wearing Oxblood, I really wanted it.





It’s been sold out in the Burberry site for a month now, and to fill the lust, I bought Bright Plum a few weeks back from the site for RM115. Then just today (1 March at the point of writing), I saw Oxblood in stock! I quickly added it to cart, only to find out these liquid lip velvets cannot be shipped to Malaysia due to strict international trade agreements. I think this is just a recent change because I bought Bright Plum a month ago from the site with no problems. It is also priced at RM143 at Sephora’s website but when I checked them out in stores in KL, they were priced at RM115. I wrote to Sephora to inquire, and they amended the price. You’re welcome. They shouldn’t make this mistake in the first place. So, do the customers who bought these at RM143 get a refund for the extra they paid? I couldn’t get my Oxblood unfortunately. These Liquid Lip Velvets are all sold out, everywhere *sad face*.

NOTE: I checked the Burberry site again (today is 13 March 2017), and Oxblood is sold out, of course, but just to check, I added others to cart and now they decided to ship to Malaysia again. MAKE UP YOUR BLOODY MIND, BURBERRY!





Anyway, back to Burberry Liquid Lip Velvets. They are not drying on the lips nor do they feel wet like your traditional liquid lipsticks. They feel like a light mousse, like whipped cream but not wet. They go on smoothly on the lips and don’t emphasize lines. They wear well and they stain the lips. They do not set and transfer quite easily too. What I do is to apply and blot a few times, and I find that this way, they don’t transfer as much. Either way, I don’t really mind. They fade gently without the hideous lip ring and it’s a liquid lipstick I don’t mind keeping. However, the Eye Colour Contour Pens dried up in 9 months so I wonder if these liquid lip velvets will dry out or go bad much faster than other brands. As you can see, the applicator is a wand and it is surprisingly easy to apply! It also gives quite a soft edge which I prefer. For more precision, I recommend using a lip brush.

And just for comparison, here is Bright Plum swatched alongside a few other lipsticks.





Here’s how I wear it for this post. Midnight Brown on my eyes and Bright Plum on my lips.





Have you tried these? I think they’re worth a try. You can shop it at Burberry online. They deliver worldwide, for free! And of course, you can get them at Sephora (affiliate links. If you purchase from here, I’ll get a small amount of commission).



xoxo Lily




  • These are really great, lovely formula. Best is they last like liquid lip but don’t feel dry.

    • Lily

      Yes I agree. Doesn’t feel dry at all 🙂

  • Ah, it’s gorgeous on you!!! I’m not into liquid lip colors, either….BUT, this! The color is just so pretty. I guess this is something that justifies higher price.

    • Lily

      I’m not into liquid lipsticks either. I thought they’d go bad faster, and from what I read, the long lasting ones are really drying. This one definitely changed my mind.

  • I am wearing this today as I a reading your post now! Haha! I love Bright Plum but might have to unfollow you soon, Lily…my wallet is begging me to stop. LOL! I didn’t think I want OxBlood but hey, as per usual, I really want it after reading your post. 😛

    • Lily

      Aaw Shireen, don’t go. LOL! I’ll be sure to tell you not to buy anything. Hahaha!

  • Pretty on you! So weird about shipping one day, and not the next though. I haven’t tried these yet, I want to swatch in person before I choose a shade.

    • Lily

      It’s crazy. I checked again today out of curiosity, and found out they send only some shades, not all. WTF stop this shit already!

  • k r i s t e n //

    Mucho beautiful, Lily!! I’ve never liked the feel of liquid lipsticks on me. Almost like my lips are being held hostage until I can remove the liquid lipstick with oil. That’s weird, isn’t it?! Anywho, these sound pretty nice, and this one looks ~*perfect*~ on you, my love! Also, props to Midnight Brown! I wore it on my wedding day so it’s near and dear to my heart. <3

    • Lily

      Hey Kristen, miss you buddy!! I know what you mean about liquid lipsticks. Some feel like heavier lip gloss which I don’t mind, but I tried Kat Von D ones at store one day and ohmygah, I hated it. So many people love it though… thought it’s just me, and I’m glad you actually feel the same way. This one is different though. Wish you’d give it a try!

  • Lily

    Thank you!

  • Holy crap that is a gorgeous colour and exactly my kind of weakness. So beautiful on you!

    • Lily

      Thanks Angela. This shade looks great against our skintone!

  • Don’t worry about oxblood, I think instead this shade looks fabulous and happy on you!!!

    • Lily

      Aaw thank you Sofia. It definitely perks up the skin 🙂

  • I should have grabbed this shade instead of Magenta, it’s so much more elegant, I thought i’d go with a couple of easy lighter shades, and they both turned chalky and crazy on me. I’m not so fond of this formula tbh…. it’s one of my least favorite of all the recent liquid lips, because the mousse just kinda floats on my lips and then it goes the first time my lips touch anything. They remind me of the old Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato which also had the same problems for me.

    • Lily

      Really? I wasn’t a fan of the Shu Uemura Tint, but for some reason, this is great! What’s your favourite liquid lips lately? Might have to check it out 🙂

  • Lily

    It’s out of stock though. I think it’s been out of stock for a long time already! Waitlisted 🙂