Really, I am just going to cut right to the chase. Burberry is releasing something limited edition for a change (very unlike the brand as most everything they put out is introduced into their permanent range)…oh wow, look at me, rhyming and everything. *sigh*
Anyway, I wanted to share with you some quick pictures and swatches as it is hitting Burberry counters as we speak and (thanks to Xiao at Messy Wands for the heads up) it’s also available now on Nordstrom’s website.
It’s called Sheer Summer Glow and WOW is she gorgeous. Burberry usually packages their hefty metal cases into black velvet pouches all stitched with the signature Burberry print- but they threw in a surprise and made this one a sandy-beige. Very seasonally appropriate and a classy touch.
Feel free to pause here and stare. Really, I will wait. . . . . . . . . .
Ok (seriously, if you want to scroll up and stare again, I won’t judge) does this need any more explanation? If you have never tried Burberry it’s a good time to start. This powder is just as soft as the rest of the powders I have tried from their line. It’s weighty at 10g of product and it retails for $50- which I know is not cheap. But consider that the new Dior Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder is the same weight, but $5 more.
This powder also is shot through with a lovely sheen (not glitter or heavy shimmer), hence the whole “Glow” in the title. The four colors blend together nicely to create a beautiful and healthy summer glow.
The four shades (without flash)- I had a tough time picking up all the shades. In real life I can see that they are there but just now that the light two counteract the darker two in a highlight/contour kind of way. What I love is that Burberry made each shade big enough to be used on it’s own which rarely (if ever) happens. A+
L-R: Dior Aurora vs Burberry Summer Glow (Natural Light)
L-R: Dior Aurora vs Burberry Summer Glow (flash)
You can see the more pronounced glow coming from the Burberry product. You can also see that it’s more of a bronzer than Dior Aurora is. Aurora on me is really a blush. Summer Glow lives up to it’s name and gives the effect of a day in the sun without the skin cancer, wrinkles or regret.
I dusted this on my cheeks and temples just as soon as I was done swatching and I am enjoying the effect. I promise you will see this in a FOTD post very shortly, or, maybe even a video!