Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Burberry Hydrangea Pink Light Glow Natural Blush
Burberry Hydrangea Pink Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Hydrangea Pink Light Glow Natural Blush ($42.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a darkened raspberry pink with a barely-there satin sheen. Tom Ford Narcissist is pinker, brighter. MAC Supernova is more shimmery. MAC Amazon Princess is darker, more plum.

This spring, Burberry’s bringing intense colors to their otherwise more muted/softer range–and boy is Hydrangea Pink pigmented!  It’s rich in color and a little goes a long, long way. Just a light tap of the brush on the powder yields intense color on the cheek, so I definitely recommend using a light-hand and a feathery brush when working with it initially.  Because of it’s soft, velvety texture–so smooth it almost feels like a cream–it is blendable once on.  When I wore this shade, it lasted for well for nine hours with no signs of fading.

Cooler complexions should see a bigger difference between this and Coral Pink, the other shade launched for spring.  When blended out on my skin tone, I found them just barely different.  The more extreme you are in your cool/warm undertones, the more likely you’ll be able to tease out the nuances in undertone when these are sheered out. (The more intensely you wear these, the more you’ll see the difference between the two, as well.)

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It's rich in color and a little goes a long, long way. Just a light tap of the brush on the powder yields intense color on the cheek, so I definitely recommend using a light-hand and a feathery brush when working with it initially.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Burberry Coral Lip Glow Lipgloss
Burberry Coral Lip Glow Lipgloss

Burberry Coral Lip Glow Lipgloss ($27.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a brightened orange with a hint of coral and copper shimmer. MAC Geo Pink is pinker. MAC Eclectic Edge is more orange, darker. MAC So Bad is similar but less shimmery.

As part of an attempt to bring more vibrant/pigmented shades into Burberry’s range, Coral is a nice addition–it’s semi-opaque to mostly opaque with some translucency where the natural lip color will come through but is covered for the most part. It applied evenly and smoothly, without settling into lip lines, or feathering/bleeding during wear. I didn’t have any issues with the shimmer traveling during the four and a half hours this lasted on my lips. It’s somewhat hydrating–not the most hydrating but not at all drying. Burberry’s Lip Glows are non-sticky, gel-like, and are a cushion-y, comfortable gloss to wear that has a light floral scent.

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It applied evenly and smoothly, without settling into lip lines, or feathering/bleeding during wear.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Burberry Coral Pink Light Glow Natural Blush
Burberry Coral Pink Light Glow Natural Blush

Burberry Coral Pink Light Glow Natural Blush ($42.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a subtly warmed-up dark pink with a hint of coral. It has a soft, satiny finish with a barely-there sheen. MAC Whole Lotta Love is lighter. MAC Supernova is more shimmery, less warm-toned. MAC Mocha is slightly more subdued. NARS Amour is more coral.  Worth noting:  I couldn’t see much of a difference between Coral Pink and Hydrangea Pink (the other shade released in the collection) once applied and blended out. I bought both to review, but I don’t think both are necessary if you intend to wear them sheered out–I do think the nuances will be better seen on cooler skin tones, though.

Again, one of Burberry’s aims for their spring/summer collection was to introduce “radiant colour” into their range. Coral Pink is incredibly pigmented–if you are a fan of NARS’ richness in their blush range, you’ll appreciate the intensity found in the newest addition to Burberry’s blush range. I highly recommend using a light hand or a feathery brush for application.  The texture of the powder is soft as silk, finely-milled, and applies smoothly and evenly (Burberry’s blushes are some of the softest, most velvety powders I’ve come across).  It’s blendable once applied, and Coral Pink wore eight hours well but had some signs of fading after nine hours.

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This is a great pick for deeper complexions as well as for those who simply want richly pigmented cheek products. If you prefer subtler products, this might not be the best pick for you.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea Lip Glow Lipgloss
Burberry Pink Sweet Pea Lip Glow Lipgloss

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea Lip Glow Lipgloss ($27.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant fuchsia pink with subtle cool undertones and iridescent fuchsia micro-shimmer. Estee Lauder Violet Rain is a bit bolder and has a much larger shimmer (more like glitter). MAC Gimme That! is redder. NARS Hot Wired is also redder.

Burberry’s spring shades are an “introduction of radiant colours” to the brand’s beauty range, with Pink Sweet Pea meant to be a “playful” shade. I put that out there, because the Lip Glow formula is also described as “a hint of color” normally. So, good news to those who love more pigmented and opaque glosses, because Pink Sweet Pea is certainly that–semi-opaque to mostly opaque with an underlying translucency that gives the natural lip color an opportunity to peek through. Based on Burberry’s spring/summer collection, which is what the spring beauty range is supposed to have drawn inspiration from, everything is bold, bright, and colorful.

It is a really lovely gloss formula that’s gel-like and cushion-y when worn.  It’s a comfortable gloss to wear, and it’s lightly hydrating–it’s not going to outdo a dedicated lip balm, but it won’t leave you reaching for the nearest lip balm for a few hours post-wear.  It’s non-sticky and it has a floral scent, and while I’ve experienced it at a higher potency in other Lip Glows, it seemed subtler here.  Pink Sweet Pea wore four and a half hours on me.

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I'm really happy I bought this shade, because it's such a comfortable gloss to wear. It's also a nice break from some of the softer, more pastel pinks for spring.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013


Burberry Beauty Spring/Summer 2013 Collection: Siren Red

Introducing the Burberry Beauty spring/summer 2013 collection. Powerfully feminine look with glowing shots of colour, inspired by the mood and energy of the Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2013 runway collection Introduction of new radiant colours to the Burberry Eyes, Burberry Glow and Burberry Lips collections, including a playful new limited edition shade of Lip Glow

Sheer Eyeshadow ($29.00)

  • Gold Pearl (No. 26)

Light Glow ($42.00)

  • Coral Pink (No. 09)
  • Hydrangea Pink (No. 10)

Lip Glow ($27.00)

  • Mallow Pink (No. 19)
  • Pink Sweet Pea (No. 20) (Limited Edition)
  • Fondant Pink (No. 21)
  • Coral (No. 22)

Lip Velvet ($30.00)

  • Military Red (No. 310) (Repromote)
  • Bright Poppy (No. 311) (Repromote)

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Monday, December 31st, 2012

Top 10 of 2012: Blushes & Highlighters

Asking me to choose my favorite highlighter, by the way, is akin to making me choose favorites between (fur) children (if I had more than one). There were some seriously ga-ga-glowing highlighters launched this year, too! On the blush front, there were some great shades and formulas I tried and tested, but it was easier to narrow those down.

What was your favorite blush/highlighter from 2012?