I was interested in the Burberry line when it launched but never bought anything from them until now. I think it was a combination of lack of colour choice (there were lots of colours but all much the same) and the packaging (it feels clunky to me).
But I finally caved in and bought two of the new Spring Lip Covers, Golden Peach and Primrose Hill Pink, which I will review in detail later.
I quite like the extra packaging - the trench coloured bag with the ribbon is a bit of luxury chic. I am often disappointed when I buy from a luxury cosmetic brand counter (eg Chanel or Dior) and they put the items in the standard department bag. I know it is just a bag but when the items are at this pricepoint, I expect more.
Now to the actual lipstick packaging that I don't like. First it's a bit clunky and cumbersome - they are about the same size as Tom Ford lipsticks but doesn't look as elegant to the eye. Secondly they use a magnetic closure, which in a way is good because it ensures the lid doesn't accidently slip off. BUT, and this is probably only annoying to me (because I am an architect and I pick on the tiniest details), when you slip the lid back on, it always does this little clumsy twist thing to align to the magnet. The magnets are also quite strong, so when you have two next to each other, they repel. I know I know, it's not a big deal but it bugs me.
I personally think they could have done without Burberry emblazoned on the lipstick, because the trademark Burberry check etched onto the tube is actually quite sleek.
So that's enough complaining. Next two posts will be about the actual lipstick, which I really really like. Have you tried Burberry cosmetics? What's your impressions?