|Peony, Orange Blossom|
I can't help but use the word soft a lot in this review, and if I had to choose one word to summarise the product, it'd definitely be soft. The texture in the pot is soft, velvety and slightly bouncy, and it blends beautifully into the skin. The finish is very soft focus, and the velvety texture ensures you get well blended, subtle results every time. You can layer it up for more colour, but it's designed to be (you guessed it) a soft effect - the slightly powdery matte finish starts looking a little over-powdered-grandma if you layer it too much - particularly unsexy on the lip.
Anyway - for me, the standout shade of the two is Peony, which gives a very pretty pink flush, and looks soft (!) and pretty on the lip. Orange Blossom doesn't suit my skintone quite as well - I suspect those leaning more towards warn tones will like it better.
Having used Peony for a few weeks, I'm definitely classing Lip & Cheek Bloom as soft (!!!) velvety blushers rather than true dual-purpose lip products, simply because they don't actually work very well on the lips. The texture feels absolutely lovely, and the effect is pretty and very English Rose, but the silkiness of the formula means that it doesn't adhere particularly well for the lips, and slips off pretty quickly.
At £24, Lip & Cheek Bloom is expensive - not too wildly expensive if it were truly a multi-purpose product, but pretty expensive for a blush. The blendable texture, matte finish and very spring-like shades make it perfectly lovely, though, if you're a fan of Burberry, or are looking for an indulgent cheeky (see what I did there?) treat. Word of caution, though - make sure you have a brush for application (preferably dual-fibre, preferably small headed). The neck of the pot may be a little small for fingers if you have long nails.
Disclosure: PR sample
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