It’s no secret that I have a love of blush. There is something so absolutely fun and feminine about the flush on cheeks that I can’t help but want more and more AND MORE. And just when I think I have tried every shade, something new comes a long with a slightly different twist that sends me into a frenzy. And although the Burberry blush line is not new, most of the shades are new to me, which is essentially the same thing, right?
Burberry blushes were first introduced to me by my dear and amazing friend DelytefulSpeaks. Russet was the shade she sent me, and it truly is an amazing blush. The texture, the finish and the shade are all perfection. It has a slight scent to it, though I cannot put my finger on what exactly it is. Nevertheless, Russet was my gateway drug into the Burberry world and there is no looking back from there.
Russet is hard to describe. It’s a mix of peach and brown and it’s quite pigmented when you put it on. This is SUCH a great match on my skintone.
Blossom is also nicely pigmented. It’s a coral-pink and it is STUNNING.
Rose is a nice pink, not too light or too dark. It gives me a pinched cheek look that is so effortless and natural.
I was lucky enough to visit a Burberry counter a few weeks ago, and in my estimation these are the best three of the Burberry line up. There are only a few other shades (Misty-incredibly light, did not show up on me, very pale gals might enjoy; Earthy- very brown, nude blush, not good on my skin tone; Peony- very light pink; Cameo- dusty brownish rose; Tangerine- Like a lighter version of Russet, slightly brown peach, the next on my “to-get” list). As you can see, there are only 8 colors in the line, but I am certain there is a color for every skin tone. These blushes are sheer, but buildable. This past spring and summer I was all about the most pigmented blushes, the more pigmented the better. I have now come to really appreciate the more refined, softer approach to these powders…not just for the ethereal glow they put off, but for the ease of use. In the morning when I am getting ready, I don’t want to mess with a super pigmented blush because it takes more time. I embrace things that cut a few minutes out of my routine, like a soft ‘swipe and go’ blush.
All three are amazing in terms of texture and how they feel on my skin. They have fairly good wear time at about 7-8 hours on me. I love the packaging, the design etched into the blush- the presentation makes Burberry absolutely my favorite in terms of high-end/designer lines.
I can understand the hesitation in purchasing these blushes. There aren’t that many counters available so you can’t see them in person. They also have a pretty hefty price tag at $42/each. But to me, it is totally worth it. You will be seeing FOTDs with these blushes soon (you can see me wearing Russet here).
Have you tried Burberry blushes? If not, what shade are you most looking forward to?