Monday, June 20th, 2011

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Light Glow Natural Blush ($42.00 for 0.24 oz.) is new for spring/summer, and it is a darkened, pink-tinged peach with a mostly matte finish. The Light Glow line is designed to deliver softer, more natural color, so the pigmentation level on this blush is right on target–the color payoff is there but it’s not intense or overdone.  Initially, it seemed like it was too close to Burberry’s Russet, but this is pinker, less brown. It’s not as plum as MAC Darkly My Dear Blush. It’s pinker than Chanel Espiegle, which comes across as more of a true peach in comparison.

It’s called Tangerine but there’s no accompanying official color description, and this is kind of tangerine, but it’s not the first color I’d think of when I hear the word “tangerine.”   I think it’s close enough, and with the way it’s muted down, in line enough not to merit any point deductions.

It’s a soft, easy-to-wear color on both warmer and cooler skin tones, because it’s very much a natural color, and it applies softly without being invisible. I found it impossible to overdo blush with this product, which makes really easy to use. It has a soft, finely milled texture that allows for effortless blending. You won’t have to worry about diffusing harsh lines at all, because the color stretches and blends with a seamless result.  It wears for around eight hours over foundation before beginning to disappear.

I think Burberry has done a stellar job on packaging their line, because they provide the heft of high-end with a metal compact that has the brand’s signature check printed on the outside (as well as on the powder itself).  Many high-end brands like Chanel and Dior house the majority of their products in plastic, and for $42, it’s nice to see something else.  It’s compact, sturdy, slim and portable.  It comes with a nice-sized mirror along with an angled brush (that’s actually soft enough and shaped well to make it usable).

The Glossover



For a more natural look, Burberry's Light Glow Natural Blush line is one of my favorites. The powder is so silky smooth and easy to blend that it makes the natural look a cinch to achieve.











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Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush

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40 thoughts on “Burberry Tangerine Natural Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Leah

    Hi Christine,

    Could you suggest a perm dupe from Mac? Would Melba be close?


  2. This looks so beautiful! I love it when freebie brushes with purchase aren’t pieces of junk. Added bonus, much! =D

  3. jenni

    really pretty, i need a natural blush, i would have loved cheek swatchies but thanks sweetie, i will check it out!

  4. I’m not sure I could force myself to spend $42 on a blush, but this one is gorgeous. I’ve been loving matte blushes lately and I’m having a hard time finding one that isn’t too powdery. Here I am justifying a $42 blush to myself- If it’s really what I’ve been looking for and I would wear it a lot, I guess $42 would be worth it!

  5. angie

    oooh what is on your lips? it’s super pretty!

  6. I love this blush–so glad you did a review! The Burberry counter manager used this on me when I was testing the foundation and it was instant love. The foundation is awesome by the way, especially for us older women–a pretty dewy finish.

  7. Anna

    And on your lips is? Love the color!

  8. KT

    I realise you probably wouldn’t know Christine, but I’m wondering if any of the commenters can tell me where/when Burberry beauty will be available in Australia? I know it’s coming.

    • CR Girl

      They are available online if you select Australia on I didn’t see any cosmetics at the new Burberry store in Sydney (George St) though.

  9. Wow, this looks so pretty! I love dark peach blushes. :)

  10. Glitterati

    It looks so fresh and lovely on you! Awesome color!

  11. meme

    This is one of 2 typical shades of blush I reach for…this peachy,natural,pinkish shade – this and I keep a mauve around and these are the ones I reach for 99% of the time. I have some reg gel that I like when I am pretty much bare faced.

  12. Lyn

    I love pinky peach blushes like these, so this is right up my alley! Btw Christine, what gloss are you wearing, it’s lovely.

  13. meme

    Reminds me a lot of the classic Nars Orgasm

  14. It looks great on you, but it probably wouldn’t work for me.

  15. Hepcat288

    The bronze waterline is looking great on you, christine

  16. jagoda

    i would def not give this an a+ just because the price is absolutely ridiculous! u should add a price column

    • I deliberately removed price, because you are the only one who can judge what is worth it/not worth it for you. The price doesn’t affect the quality of the product itself–and really, that is my focus. You might find it ridiculous, but there are many who don’t.

      • Gala

        Christine, I agree with your philosophy on this one. Price is not a factor – expensive products shouldn’t be rated lower just because they are, just as cheaper products shouldn’t be rater higher.

  17. Stephanie

    Spending 42$ is ridiculous…

  18. Quinctia

    Huh, if I had to pick a citrus fruit to name it after, based on the swatch, I’d probably have gone with grapefruit.

    Also nice to hear the brush is worthwhile. Though I occasionally see people on sites like Sephora complaining when a product lacks an applicator (like some of the UD eye palettes), I’d rather them leave out an applicator if it isn’t useful.

  19. Zara

    You look beautiful – what are you wearing on your lips?

  20. What a gorgeous blush! It looks fantastic on you.

  21. Elle

    I bought this Burberry blush and same color too. Then I forgot to use until I saw ur review ><

  22. Lynn

    Christine, what are you wearing on your lips? So pretty!

  23. Polly

    Ohhhh Preeeettyyyy <3

    I've never used Burberry before and I think this one will be a good start :]

    Love the packaging!

  24. wendy h

    Burberry makeup is surprisingly good in quality .I have eyeshadow, foundation, blush, lipstick , bronzer etcetc. I love everything. Maybe only lipstick isn’t perfect enough.. It s good quality in terms of colour pay off, texture but some colour actually melt and break easily. A bit like some of the estee lauder lipsticks. And the taste to me is like chinese medicine. a bit bitter. But I recently heard that called rose taste and seem lots of people like it.
    I didn’t expect this quality at first due to the fancy packaging and not too over the top price tag. As I would expect a higher price range from a luxury brand if the packaging is fancy too. Ex Guerlain. You actually pay lots more then actual product for the fancy look and those complicated pattern palette.

  25. I think it’s a dupe of Gilda (NARS). Don’t you think so?

  26. Feli

    Wow! Will def be purchasing this one! Looks gorgeous on you! I have like… 10 peach blush :p but i still want this one, looks gorgeous in you!
    I own their eyeshadow liquid fdt and powder fdt, all amazing products! I’m sure this one will be good, thank you for your recommendation!
    And really agree on the fact that price shouldnt be taken into account, its the quality that I’m interested, whether or not it is worthed it should be decided by us customers :)

  27. Casandra

    HEY! please please could you suggest me a dupe for these blush!! There aren’t any burberry stores yet where I live…but other brands like mac, chanel, dior, lancome…etc are ok :) please help!