Friday, March 2nd, 2012

5 Playful Plum Blushes

Plum blush can be used in a variety ways, from subtle to bold, so it can really bring drama to the face and create a look that really emphasizes the cheeks if one desires.  If you have a cooler complexion, you may look for a plum with a subtle pink or berry tone, while warmer complexions may look for a plum with a subtle brown undertone.  Or throw away the rules and go for the one that strikes your fancy :)

  1. Bobbi Brown Plum — rich pink plum
  2. Burberry Cameo — softened brown-plum
  3. theBalm Cabana Boy — shimmered plum-berry
  4. NARS Oasis — dirty plum with gold shimmer
  5. MAC Plum Foolery — dirty plum with a shimmer-sheen

What’s your favorite plum blush?

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

5 Soft Pink Blushes to Try

Originally, I was going to pick five favorite pink blushes, but pink is such a popular blush hue that I thought it would be better to split it into two separate posts: one for softer, subtler pinks (think light to medium) and a second one for bolder, more fuchsia-like pinks. Thanks to reader Sirinthorn for today’s topic! These are designed to be truer pinks, but it’s on my list of posts-to-do for more of a neutral-pink-beige blush roundup :)

  1. Bobbi Brown Nude Pink — blue-based light-medium pink
  2. Burberry Peony — soft pink with yellow undertones
  3. Chanel Pink Explosion — subtly cool-toned light-medium pink
  4. NARS Gaiety — really cool-toned pink
  5. MAC So Sweet, So Easy — pale pink

What’s your favorite soft pink blush?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Beautiful Beginnings with Burberry

What was the first Burberry product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first Burberry product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer: Burberry Beauty only debuted a little while ago, which makes it easier on my memory :)  The very first product I reviewed was Trench eyeshadow, which is my go-to brow highlighter.  It’s mostly matte, but it just matches my skin tone perfectly.  It’s soft, silky, and incredibly blendable.  The next two products I tried were both blushes, which are soft and lovely if you prefer a softer, more matte finish to your cheek color.  I remember being pleasantly surprised by the roll out of the beauty arm of the brand–they didn’t phone it in, and it was well-done.  Everything fit the brand to a T.

Share your first time experiences with Burberry in the comments! :)

Monday, February 20th, 2012

5 Subtle Highlight Eyeshadows

When it comes to choosing a highlighter, the best kind tend to have a satin-like finish–not too frosted or shimmery, but not entirely matte, because it will reflect light without looking metallic. Both matte and more shimmery highlighters have their place, though :) Choices for highlighters can vary based on skin tone, as one that works for really pale skin may look very stark against a deeper skin tone.

  1. MAC Brule — MAC has a huge selection of pale beige shades; I also suggest Dazzlelight, Bisque, Blanc Type, Shroom, and Vanilla
  2. Inglot #355 — pale peach with subtle warm undertones
  3. Burberry Trench — light satiny beige
  4. MAC Grain — beige-brown with a subtle sheen
  5. MAC Ricepaper — surprisingly universal shade of beige with subtle yellow undertones

What’s your go-to highlighter for eyes?

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

The Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2012 look celebrates the British Summer with warm shades.  Colour palette inspired by the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2012 runway collection.

Light Glow ($42.00)

  • Blossom Blush Pink
  • Tangerine Blush Peach

Sheer Eyeshadow ($29.00)

  • Pale Barley Nude
  • Rosewood Pink
  • Tea Rose Dirty pink

Lip Cover ($30.00)

  • Tulip Pink Pink
  • Devon Sunset Coral
  • Golden Peach Peach
  • Primrose Hill Pink Pink

Lip Glow ($27.00)

  • Hibiscus Berry
  • Nude Rose Pink

availability: February 2012

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Monday, November 28th, 2011

Burberry Heather Rose Lipstick
Burberry Heather Rose Lip Cover Lipstick

Burberry Heather Rose Lip Cover Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a natural shade of rosy brown with peach shimmer. This is a beautiful shade for everyday wear, and it also pairs well with a more dramatic eye (especially if you need some warmth). MAC Sweet Ever After is a bit similar but less pink. Chanel Delicieuse is more orange. Maybelline Caramel Kiss is less peach and more frosted.

The color coverage is opaque, and Burberry’s Lip Cover is a very creamy, lightweight formula that is really comfortable to wear. It’s hydrating enough to leave lips feeling soft after wear, and Heather Rose wore for four hours. I like how easily it glides on while depositing even color in a single pass. Burberry has a few extra touches I also appreciate in their product, which are the imprinted design on the actual lipstick itself as well as the magnetic case (so the top slides into place).  Burberry also gives you more lipstick than most brands at 0.13 oz. (the average is 0.10 to 0.12 oz.).

The Glossover


Heather Rose

I really appreciate Burberry's attention to detail, just because it's nice to see the extra touches when you're buying a high-end product. More importantly, the product performs very well--moisturizing, comfortable, and opaque as promised.











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