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).
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