Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Burberry Beauty - Lipstick & Blush Review with swatches

Unfortunately my nail varnish plans for the week have gone a bit array (but the giveaway will still start on Sunday, as planned). Fingers crossed my OPI order will be here tomorrow to start Nail Varnish Week.

So, until the postman comes I have some Burberry Beauty swatches for you. The range only launched a few months ago and is available exclusively at Harrods in the UK. I have wanted to try it ever since its release but funds did not allow, until now.

The two items I bought are the lipstick in Cameo, a nude/peach shade, and light glow blush in Peony.
Burrberry Lipstick in Cameo
All the products come in sleek metallic casing and the lipstick has a magnetic fastening. Although you can't see it in the photo, the Burberry check is present on all the casing and is even embossed onto both the lipstick and blush. They have really gone all out for this range.

The lipstick is very creamy, good pigment, feels comfortable on the lips and applies easily. Cameo is a very peachy nude and although I like the colour, I must admit it was probably not the best choice for my cool skin tone. My lips are naturally quite a dark pink so it is not a great combination. However, the product is still excellent even though it doesn't suit me quite as much as I would like (when will I learn that cool pinks work best for me!). As it is creamy I would tend to use a lip pencil with this. I really want to try the lipstick in Rosewood but it seems to be permanently sold out at the moment.

Burberry Cameo Lipstick swatch
The blush colour was much better for my colouring. Called Peony, it is a very light pink with a hint of peach, reminded me a little of Benefit Dandelion but without the mauve undertones. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the brush that came with it, preferable to those with the Chanel blushers.

Burberry Light Glow Blush in Peony
I would say that the colour is buildable, but it is very hard to show the colour in the swatch as it blends in so well with my skin. Hopefully you can just about make out the pink tinge. It applies well and feels silky smooth once on. I can tell that this is a shade I will reach for on a daily basis as an alternative to the Chanel Tweed Pink and Tweed Rose I have been using.

Burberry Light Glow Blush in Peony Swatch
Overall I am really happy with my first foray into this range. The quality is similar to that of Chanel. I love the understated elegance of most of the clothing line and I think it is a great achievement how this has been transported into the world of beauty. I will definitely be buying more items, particularly the eyeshadows, eyeliners and lipstick in Rosewood.

If you want to get a better idea of how the products look on the face, the wonderful makeup artist Lisa Eldridge did a video look of the range, including these 2 items. You can find it at www.lisaeldridge.com.

Burberry Beauty is available at Harrods and can be bought online at www.harrods.com. The lipstick costs £22 and the Light Glow Blush costs £28.

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