It’s no secret that I love the Burberry Beauty line. I have never been disappointed by any of their products. When I saw that their spring collection contained new blushes and a new eyeshadow I was incredibly excited, to say the least.
I recently stopped by the Burberry counter at my local Nordstrom and was excited to see the spring line up out. I picked up a few things that caught my eye.
Burberry Hydrangea Pink Blush
Burberry Hydrangea Pink Blush
It’s bright, pink, and slightly fuchsia toned. In one word: it’s gorgeous. Like all Burberry blushes I have tried it is utterly smooth and silky, and packs quite a punch in the pigmentation department.
Swatches L-R: MAC Salsarose, MAC Azalea, Tarte Natural Beauty, Burberry Hydrangea Pink
Hydrangea seems to sit somewhere in between Natural Beauty and Azalea. I am so thrilled Burberry is releasing brighter colors in the lip and cheek department. This bright pop of pink is the exact blush I was looking for for spring.
Burberry Gold Pearl Shadow
I was initially a bit hesitant to purchase this shade because I wasn’t sure how exactly it compared to the other Burberry neutrals I have in my arsenal. Turns out it’s quite different but it is also more sheer than other shades from their line.
It also has a fine shimmer shot throughout. You can see the shimmer particles in the photos above and below.
Swatches L-R: Burberry Pale Barley, Burberry Trench, Burberry Gold Trench, Burberry Gold Pearl, Burberry Porcelain
You can see that Gold Pearl is much more yellow in tone and much lighter than most of the other shades. It’s closest relative is Trench, but Trench is more neutral. As I said above, it’s more sheer then many of the other shades I have tried. It might be one best swatched in person if you can.
Burberry Pink Sweet Pea
The one gloss that captivated me from this release was Pink Sweet Pea. It’s a very unique color (look at that shimmer!) and it pairs well with the Hydrangea Blush. It leaves behind a nice stain on the lips long after the gloss has worn off. The formula is comfortable, not tacky or sticky. It wears off evenly, and can be built up or sheered down to your liking. It’s my favorite item from the collection!
Swatches L-R: NARS Strawberry Fields, Burberry Pink Sweet Pea, NARS Easy Lover
When I pulled glosses to compare it to I really couldn’t find anything I had that was close. Strawberry Fields is much darker, and Easy Lover is lighter and much more sheer, but does contain a similar shimmer. But just LOOK at that color. It’s absolutely swoon-worthy, right?! It has a blue-ish shimmer that you can see in the sun and it’s perfection on the lips. My SA couldn’t confirm it, but I have heard that this shade is limited edition.
What spring collection have you admired the most so far? For me, I’d definitely say Burberry is at the very top.
I was so happy that we have made it to the middle of the week that I decided to post my FOTD from today. I haven’t been posting much lately and I apologize for being absent both here and on other blogs (I still love you gals). May is always the busiest month of the year for me personally- but professionally it’s been crazy as well. Now that we are at the middle of the month things should start to slow down for me.
I am showcasing several Burberry Beauty products today!
One other thing to note is that I have been regularly using self-tanner so my skin is probably darker than the last time you saw me. 🙂 My favorite self-tanner is Tan Towel- it is the ONLY self-tanner I have used on my face that NEVER breaks me out. A+
Bottom line? Burberry is the best. Seriously.
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 😉