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Burberry The Runway Palette Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder ($68.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Anastasia White Sand (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder described as a “luminous gold.” There is a strong, glittery overspray that sits on top of the powder, and while I did my best to brush it off, it took a few uses for it to really go away and reveal a more pearly finish. The initial glitter makes the finish more over-the-top with visible glitter particles that sit on the face without adding luminosity (they can look like dirt, if the light doesn’t hit them right!). To the touch, the powder had a drier consistency and didn’t feel finely-milled. I think it looked better on the skin than one would expect from the swatch, as the shimmer is softer and more luminous once blended and buffed into the skin. It had good pigmentation, and the color wore for just over eight hours before fading.

Burberry Illuminating Powder Face & Eyes The Runway Palette
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer

Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer
Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer

Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer ($68.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium, slightly yellow-tinged brown with warm, golden shimmer. Benefit Hoola Lite (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Laguna (P) is darker (85% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s supposed to give “an illuminating, sun-touched complexion with a subtle glow.” The heart is the darker, more bronze-hued shade, while the surrounding area is a more golden highlighting shade. While you can, in theory, use them separately, neither is large enough to accommodate an average-sized powder blush brush without getting some of the secondary shade on the brush. You’d need to use a small cheek or larger eye brush to use them separately. It’s more usable swirled together or leaning to one shade more than the other (so more illuminating vs. more bronzing). The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the finish was glowing without emphasizing pores. It had good color payoff that could be diffused easily or applied heavily (without a lot of layers). The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Burberry Illuminating Bronzer London With Love
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Burberry London With Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter
Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter

Burberry London with Love Blush Highlighter ($68.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. It is made up of a lighter, warm white highlighter and a deeper, medium-dark pink with a satin finish. Urban Decay Cherry (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Robotic (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It sold out within a few days of launching at Sephora (and I believe it was previously on Burberry’s website), but if it ever launches elsewhere or restocks, hopefully this review is of use. (Or if you missed out, providing you with dupes.) It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to skin, didn’t emphasize pores, and lasted for eight hours before fading. It’s as described–a highlighting blush–so it adds color and luminosity. I wish Burberry would consider adding highlighters to their permanent range, because I think they’ve done a good job with the texture of their recent releases, so it would be a great thing to make permanent.

Burberry Blush Highlighter London With Love
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Burberry London with Love Duos for Summer 2016

Burberry London with Love Duos for Summer 2016
Burberry London with Love Duos for Summer 2016

Introducing the Summer 2016 London With Love Blush Highlighter, a limited-edition blush powder duo to sweep on a natural-looking flush of radiance with the heart-shaped blush. Then subtly illuminate the face with the highlighter. Celebrating the playful prints from the Burberry Scarf Bar, the blush and highlighter powder is set in an embossed heart pattern. Perfect for all skintones, the two shades can be applied separately or blended together for a customized finish. Use this blushing powder duo to sweep the lightweight powder across the temples to create definition and over cheeks for a lasting, luminous glow.

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The Details

Summer 2016 Blush Highlighter | $68.00 | Limited Edition

  • London with Love Blush and highlighter duo

Burberry London with Love Duos for Summer 2016
Burberry London with Love Duos for Summer 2016

Introducing the London with Love palette, a limited edition bronzing powder duo for an illuminating, sun-touched complexion with a subtle glow. Celebrating playful prints from the Burberry Scarf Bar, the bronzer and highlighter powder is set with an embossed heart pattern. The bronzing powder enhances the complexion with a warming glow, while the highlighter subtly illuminates the face. The two shades can be applied separately or blended together for a customisable finish. Flattering on all skin tones, the lightweight powder can be swept across the cheeks or lightly dusted all over the face for lasting, natural warmth.

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The Details

Summer 2016 Illuminating Bronzer | $68.00 | Limited Edition

  • London with Love Bronzer and highlighting duo

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palettes

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) came out in two shades, and they have, apparently, sold out through Burberry’s website (that’s where I bought mine). I’m hopeful that it will–eventually!–make its way to other retailers that carry Burberry, but I’m not positive. They are both limited edition, though. The formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous. Both shades performed well with medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that was just shy of emphasizing the skin’s texture (for me). They wore for eight hours on me before fading.

Burberry No. 01 White Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a crisp, cool-toned white with a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and just a smidgen “dry” but didn’t look dry on the skin. It was blendable and easy to apply. The color lasted for eight hours on me. NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE) is darker, cooler (95% similar). NYX Liquid Prism (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Snow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). NYX Moon Glow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go (LE, $2.99) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a slightly muted, light-medium gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied well, blended out easily, and stayed on the skin for eight hours before fading. Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Chanel (LE, $70.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Make a Sheen (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (P, $42.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Gator Wings (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 01 White
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette No. 02 Nude Gold
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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