It’s been quite awhile since I first laid eyes on Burberry’s makeup line. It’s also been since August that I haven’t posted about the wonders of the products I have tried so far… thanks to my lovely friend DelytefulSpeaks.
Let me tell you, once you go Burberry, you never go back.
First, let’s discuss the amazing presentation. The packaging is heavy and magnetic. I LOVE that the Burberry design is etched/embossed on the cases. It feels so utterly luxurious. That’s before I have even opened them up, mind you. I squeal with delight on the inside when I look at them because, honestly, this is the prettiest packaging I own. Aside from a Guerlain Rouge G, it doesn’t get more sophisticated than this.
The lipstick-lipgloss hybrid to end all. It’s the single best formula in that arena that I have tried. For me, it was better than Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shines, better than YSL (which I don’t own but have tried at Sephora) and the countless others I hoarded this year. What makes this different is the consistency and the way it applies. Like butter, but not as thin like the Rouge Coco Shines. This feels like actual cream gliding across your lips. The pigmentation is unexpected since most hybrids are sheer. Not here, ladies. It’s got great coverage. Not slippery or wet, but shiny and silky, creamy. The only thing worth noting is that I wasn’t particularly keen on was the perfume scent. It isn’t awful or horribly strong, but it’s there. The packaging is fun because you can only put the cap on one way (because of the magnet) so I had a play and let the boy try to close it before telling him about the magnet. He loves the packaging now too 😉
*sigh* what a thing of beauty. That etched pattern combined with the absolute silkiness of this blush is just breathtaking. The color is fabulous too, unlike anything I already have. You will see in the swatches that although it seems like a neutral shade and nothing super bright, it has such a quality of color that you can’t help but be drawn to it.
The eyeshadow is no exception to the rule either. Just as lovely as the blush and lipstick before it, and sweetly unassuming in shade. But again, to swatch it is something of a thrill. It is simple, yet refined and special too. Truly worth having in any makeup collection.
The dimension of Rosewood is slightly lost in this photograph. In real life it is a lighter and less sparkly version of Chanel’s Fauve eyeshadow. It lights up my eyes and makes me feel chic and awake.
Here I am wearing Burberry’s Feather Pink:
I love everything I have….and of course I want more! I dare you to venture into the world of Burberry Beauty, just don’t expect to walk away empty handed 😉