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Burberry Full Kisses Lipsticks with Swatches

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Every year I feel like there are an overwhelming number of new lip launches. It’s exciting and I want to try them all, but I try to pick and choose the ones that really appeal to me. These new Burberry Full Kisses Lipstick stood out to me immediately – mainly because of the unique packaging. It was not like a typical lipstick tube, nor was the product itself shaped like most lipsticks I own. I purchased 4 out of the 13 shades, and tried to divide it between bold and neutral shades.
The formula is a full coverage that gives a buttery rich application. The lipstick bullet is designed to help apply the color easily and enable one to define the lips, however I found it a bit difficult at the beginning to use, but after the first 4-5 times I wore them it became easier and easier. Now putting the cap back on the product safely without nicking the lipstick is still something I am struggling with, so that is my only caveat with using them. If you are in a hurry and are not looking, putting the cap back on could be a messy disaster. *insert devastated face emoji*
Being a matte lip lover, I enjoyed that there was not a huge amount of shine to these, though they still stayed creamy and comfortable on the lips for the entire day. Pigmentation is intense and all four shades lasted 5-6 hours, while Coral Red and Military Red left a bit of stain on the lips so I got a full 7-8 hours out of both of those. I absolutely adored Military Red from first sight – as it is one of the most classic reds I have ever encountered. Coral Red is definitely an acquired taste, but I love orangey tones on my skin so it works for me. I was a tad disappointed in Rosehip since it pulled more plum/purple on me than I would have liked. English Rose is gorgeous alone, but it needs a bolder eye to balance out the fleshiness of it.
There are a few different “Rose” named shades – which can be a tad confusing so I am anxious to see the swatches of the other colors as more people begin to review them. Though I really enjoy wearing these, I am on the fence whether I want to buy any more shades. I wish I could find a neutral everyday shade that I adore from this formula, because I love the way it feels on my lips and how pigmented it applies. I debated on Nude and Nude Blush but was concerned they would be too brown for me. I know, I know – #firstworldproblems. I will do an updated post if I decide to purchase any other shades and share the swatches with all of you.

Let me know if you picked up any of these new lipsticks and what shades you are enjoying!

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One Swipe Shadows

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I love makeup as much as the next beauty obsessed gal (or guy!), but when it comes to eye makeup I gravitate more towards a one swipe shadow. I don’t mind doing a more intricate eye look now and then with a lid color, crease, liner, etc, but most days I love to grab one shade and go. I picked up a few new additions to my collection that are perfect for the one swipe look. 
1. Burberry Eye shadow in Pale Barley and Shell – Yes, I finally bought the much buzzed about, always out of stock, cult classic Burberry eye shadow shade in Pale Barley. People talk about this color being the perfect natural taupe shade that looks great as both a lid color and a crease color. I have to agree that it is one of the most wearable shades because it has just the slightest amount of shimmer to give it dimension, while providing a medium pigmentation that can be sheered out or built up. It’s definitely a must have in a neutral lover’s collection. Shell is from their new wet & dry glow collection and has much more shimmer than the Pale Barley formula. However, the shimmer is gorgeous and gives the most spectacular gilded golden lid. I prefer to wear it dry though I still layer it over an eye shadow primer (I usually wear this or this). I have already moved both shades into my everyday makeup drawer as I suspect these will become staples of my daily look.
2. Armani Eyes to Kill Shadows in shade 6 and 15 – No these are not new, but as I have stated before – my blog is not always about the newest launches. There are so many products that I haven’t tried that still deserve my attention so I love to discover these hidden gems. These cream/powder hybrid shadows have been on my must-buy list for ages, and I am so glad I finally snagged a few. The formula is not for the faint of heart as these are PIG-MENT-ED. Holy cow! Just trying to wash these swatches off was an ordeal itself. But they blend beautifully and the color pay-off is intense. The two shades I purchased were a bit darker than most of my daily neutrals, but can be sheered out so as not to be too dramatic for day. I suspected the shimmer aspect to border on glitter disco ball, but that was not the case at all and there is little to no fall out which allows me to still wear them during the daytime. In addition to a basic bronze (shade 15), I purchased an olive green shade (shade 6). It looks great with a variety of cheek and lip colors, and is a step (albeit small one) away from my standard brown shadows. I can’t believe it took me so long to come to the Armani Eyes to Kill shadow party, but I’m here now and loving it. Expect to see a few more shades added to the collection in the future. Because I need more eye shadows like I need a hole in the head. Oh well. 

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