Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Burberry Russet Blush
Burberry Russet Blush (Look breakdown here)

Burberry Russet (01) Blush ($42.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a softened rust-brown. When blended out, it’s just a hint of red-toned brown, but it can be layered on for a deeper shade that looks most rust-like. On my cheeks, it looks like a bronzer with a lil’ kick to it–not quite a flat or shimmering brown or bronze, but it gives my cheeks more warmth and dimension. I like the soft, finely-milled feel of the powder, and it applies smoothly without looking powdery. Burberry’s blushes look incredibly natural on skin, and they’re easy to sheer out or build up for a stronger cheek (but never an ultra intense cheek).

It’s packaged in a hefty gunmetal compact with a soft, bristled brush that actually works (though I’ll still stick with my regular brushes) and doesn’t feel scratchy against the skin. Burberry’s signature check pattern covers the front of the compact, and the logo is on the side. This blush comes with a good amount of product–around 30% more than your average high-end blush compact, actually!

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: For a darker, but still natural, cheek, Russet makes a good color choice for both warm and cool skin tones.


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Burberry Russet Blush
Burberry Russet Blush

Burberry Russet Blush
Burberry Russet Blush

Burberry Russet Blush
Burberry Russet Blush

Burberry Russet Blush
Burberry Russet Blush

Burberry Russet Blush
Burberry Russet Blush

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44 thoughts on “Burberry Russet (01) Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Teena Marie

    Christine, you look GORGEOUS in this photo! I mean, you always do (I also really liked the natural face makeup too), but the red lips are killer!

  2. jen

    Beautiful blush! I was wondering if u have ever tried bangs in ur hair?? I think it would look all good on u. Sorry for the random question. Just wondering.

  3. Ginna

    I LOVE This whole look! So classy and old Hollywood!

  4. Kristi

    Ahh what a pretty color! I bet it’d look great with a nude lip, too. :) Thanks, Christine!

  5. Kat

    Wow, this look’s super awesome on you. I love it. I wouldn’t have thought it would turn out that way, it looks more like a sheer color in the box.

  6. Alexis

    I tried on Blossom last time I was at the Burberry counter. I LOVE it. It has great buildable pigment. Again, I am pleasantly surprised on how much I love this line. I’m not even a real big fan of the Burberry fashion/accessories line itself.

  7. Diana B

    I love this whole look on you.

  8. fridagal

    Hi Christine, was wondering will u be reviewing the last colour in e burberrry blusher range??

  9. Lils

    That looks great on you! What lippie is that btw? So lovely.

  10. Jess

    The swatch looks like the MAC’s Stereo Rose…maybe it is just me.

  11. Ashley

    It looks nice, but a typical colour.

  12. Sarah

    This one is SO pretty on you!

  13. hun what are you wearing on your lips?? It looks soooo gorgeous on you!

  14. Ana

    WOW!! You look stunning with that look =) very very pretty!

  15. Jessica

    whattt is on your lips?!
    its beautifulll

  16. Hayley

    What’s the red lipstick you’re wearing? It looks great! =)

  17. Kate

    This color suits you very well; the whole look does too:)

  18. So gorgeous on you!
    Everything Burberry throws out is to die for!

  19. What a gorgeous look all over. Love this blush too. It is so flattering.
    I must admit, I always apply blush with a very light hand since I’m forever worried I might end up looking “clownish”.
    This is totally beautiful.

  20. you looks SERIOUSLY dynamite in this photo!!! love the makeup and your hair is SO sexy! i clicked on this and didn’t even know what the hell you were reviewing! haha!

  21. Chiara

    Your lips are beautiful in this look!!! Which lipstick are you wearing?

  22. Grace

    Oh my goodness, I adore this! I really really really want this now. The color is great on you!