2.21.2015

Burberry Lip Glow No. 23 Oxblood

This is a very good quality lip gloss. There is nothing really wrong with it.
I was hoping to discover the Burberry makeup range in a positive way although my discovery was quite late in the game anyway. Unfortunately, Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood has left the same impression as this posh brand itself has on me. I am just not very enthused.
Is it nice? Yes. Do you like it? Yes. Do you want more of it? No.


Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood
Burberry Lip Glow No. 23 Oxblood


As I said, it is a nice well-made lip gloss. The tube is chic and sturdy adorned with gunmetal with the signature prints, and it is the right size as well - not too tall nor too short. I personally dislike long slender lip gloss tubes with stiff wands. 

Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood


The applicator may look typical but it is a nice one, too.
The doe foot applicator is bouncy and has the perfect amount of flexibility. 


It was almost a year ago when Burberry promoted the "Oxblood" shade in different formulations. There are Lip Glow, Lip Mist, Lip Cover, and nail polish in the range. They all seem to vary in tone and color depths, however. From what I've seen, the Lip Glow looks coolest in the tone, and of course is is sheerest being a lip gloss.

Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood swatch
It is a sheer red with cool brown undertones.


Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood lip swatch
The color is sheer but has a presence on the lips.
This rather quickly becomes a blushed MLBB kind of shade, though.


Here is Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood in context.
(I have been sporting this look a lot lately - soft glittered smoky eyes + enlarged irises (by contacts; I am wearing Neo Vision Ruby Queen Brown here) + muted sheer red lips.)
Burberry Lip Glow Oxblood FOTD
-Makeup items used for this look-
Bbia pigment 05 (reviewed)


I am not in love with it, but I still reach for it at least a few times a week. For one thing, it is very conditioning and feels wonderful on the lips without being tacky. It fades evenly, too. I wish it didn't have the outdated perfumy scent although it is faint.


Have you tried Burberry Lip Glow?
What is your experience with Burberry makeup in general?




32 comments

  1. Hey Lena, I have this one and I like it, but I am not big on glosses in general, so I see where you are coming from! I do really like their single eyeshadows tho (at least the old formula. Still have to experiment with the new one), and the blushes are great!

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    1. I remember reading your review, Sunny. I thought it looked soft yet very flattering on you. :)
      Maybe I should have gone for the Lip Mist version of this color. I still like gloss but I am more into sheer lipsticks nowadays.
      And I should at least try some of their pressed powder formulas before I conclude anything, right? Thanks for the suggestions. ;)

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  2. Hey Lena, the shde looks lovely but it's a tad bit too glossy for my taste I have to say. Still I'm a huge fan of the packaging of the whole range of burberry make up collection. I heard from my best friend that their blush is very pigmented, so I suppose it's really good.

    Kisses,

    Adrian FS.

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    1. Hi Adrian. Thanks for popping by!
      It is not tacky at least, and the initial shine can be easily blotted off still with some color and suppleness left on lips. I totally agree the packagings are one of the best out there.
      I'd love to try some of their blushes soon. :)

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  3. Hm what could be different about it such that you'd love it? I find that certain things work well but lack a "wow" factor but not sure what that is. Maybe just expect more for the price or something :) I like the look though!

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    1. Thank you! This is definitely a good staple to have. I like that this is a sheer red that I can also wear with stronger smoky look. Maybe it is because I'm not totally into lip gloss any more. And of course, I would have totally loved it if it was $20. ;p

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  4. I'm not a gloss fan, but I love Oxblood colored lip products! I'd pass on this one, I think. Have you tried the Gerard Cosmetics lip glosses? I keep hearing so much about them!
    manicpixiegirl

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    1. You should definitely try the Lip Mist or Lip Cover in the same color. They give more colors and coverage resulting more of true "oxblood" hues.
      I didn't know about Gerard Cosmetics, but will look into that. Thanks for the info. :)

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  5. I wish this one was in my stash! It looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks!
      It is a universally flattering shade and nice staple for anyone, I think. :)

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  6. Really pretty on you! I don't get the Oxblood name though...shouldn't it be darker then?

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    1. I agree. On me, it pulls cooler and redder, but the lip glow has more blue tones compared to the other two lipstick formulas. It is very wearable for me, so I'm not really complaining. ;)

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  7. I ADORE THIS! I love oxblood everything, but I never even considered it in gloss form. The colour is AMAZING -- it makes your lips look healthy!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like it! :)
      I really enjoy how slightly muted yet lively the color looks. It is very easy to wear, too.

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  8. I actually don't mind glosses as long as they aren't sticky or heavy. I really like the colour on you. :)

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    1. Thanks! This one is definitely not sticky. You'd enjoy it. :)

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  9. I'm just starting to dabble with Burberry but it's dangerous. I do want to try their glosses some day (this looks really pretty) but I'm not in a big gloss phase right now so it can wait. I like the packaging and look of the applicator too. :)

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    1. It is weird that I find some couture brands unreasonablly favorable (like Dior) but feel very indifferent towards some other, like Burberry. I do see what they offer is nice but never find myself wanting anything badly. I guess I am safe in that sense. ;) I also think I should have gone with the Lip Mist version since sheer lipsticks are my favorites of the moment.

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  10. The packaging is so pretty and looks pretty luxe! I think lipglosses are probably the one type of makeup item that I wouldn't spend THAT much money on. I think lipsticks make a bigger difference between high end and lower priced. Your glitter smoky look is very pretty though!

    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. I also saw the same color with gold packaging. Hesitated a bit, but I decided to go with the gunmetal one after all. It feels quite nice holding it. LOL
      Nowadays there are so many good quality lippies available at affordable price, so I guess it is the matter of choosing the right formulation preferably pretty packagings. :)

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  11. It looks great on you, but I was thinking it would be a deeper color since it's called Oxblood. I have two Burberry products, a lipstick and Midnight Brown eyeshadow. Midnight Brown smooth and delightfully buttery and has an incredible look on the skin, like you used several shadows to achieve the look instead of just one. I wore it on my wedding day, so it's definitely a fave! The lipstick is ok, but not my favorite of all-time.

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    1. Thank you! :) I thought so, too. But then, I found the lighter cooler undertones in the Lip Glow appealing.
      I would definitely be interested in exploring their pressed powder formulations. I'm making a note of "Midnight Brown" as well. Complex brown eyeshadows are hard to find. ;)

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  12. Hey Lena,
    I have yet to try Burberry lip glosses.. But I am a fan of their lip cover and lip mist, their eyeshadows and blushes belong to one of my favorites.. But I can understand what you mean.. There are some products that are good but we just can't fall in love with them :-/. Oxblood looks very nice on you , though!

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    1. Maybe I should have started with their eyeshadow or blush! ;D
      You know exactly what I mean. I can't really find a reason why I should love this awesome lip gloss (Well, besides the slightly off scent), but I don't. ;p
      Thanks for the compliment. It is prabably the most comfortable and easiest red to wear. :)

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  13. I love the color and packaging but it is a bit meh...sorry to hear you're not super happy with it, it isn't such a ground breaking product I guess! Thanks for the review, I just really hope to pick up some singles and maybe a quad from them in the future!

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    1. I think Burberry always presents something refined yet a bit reserved. It is not like I always go for bling-y stuff but I didn't find them pulling me hard.
      As you said, I should probably try some more to really judge their makeup line. ;)

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  14. Hey Lena, this actually looks really good on you. I'm not a fan of lip glosses so I never think of purchasing any lip glosses, period. I do like Burberry's blushes though. They eye shadows are pretty good too. I haven't really tried anything else, other than its lipsticks. I don't like the scent, but I got used to it. I find that there are better matte lipsticks out there than their Lip Velvets, and also better lipsticks in general.

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    1. Thanks, Lily! :)
      Everyone is talking about their blushes and eyeshadows, so I'm going to try them. :)
      The scent caught me off guard - it smells excatly like the old Dior lipstick! :o

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  15. Forget about the lips! I love your eye makeup! Are you wearing only the NARS Via Vaneto in this look? Very sultry, very gorgeous! :D

    I second Lily's comment, their eyeshadow and blush formulas are great! The lipstick has a funny scent but you will eventually get used to it. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Jaa! :)
      Actually I used the NARS eyeliner to tightline and lightly on the lower lash lines. On the lids, it is just Bbia pigment over an eyeshadow primer.
      The lipstick scent isn't so bad, but I guess I can spend my money on something I don't have to get used to. I'd love to try Burberry blushes and eyeshadows soon, though. :)

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  16. It is pretty - it's a shame it doesn't have that WOW factor! It is pretty, though, and sometimes the nondescript easy-to-wear ones make their way into our hearts, anyway (or at least our makeup bags, lol!). Plus, that eye look you paired it with is brilliant - that should take the center stage anyway!

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    1. LOL. It did make its way into my makeup bag. ;D
      The glittered smoky is really easy to put together, and the Bbia pigments are easy to work with, too - fallouts are minimum. Thanks for the compliment! :)

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