Burberry Festive Illuminating Powder & Illuminating Drops Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder
Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder

Silver Shimmer

Burberry Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder ($68.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a cool, grayish white base with warmer, golden shimmer, which yielded a more frosted sheen. The texture gave a noticeable sheen to the skin without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture.

It’s supposed to have “buildable, luminous color.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable to full coverage, and with a soft, silky texture, it was easy to apply less or more with a brush to adjust the coverage level. The powder was easy to apply and to blend out, which made it effortless in practice. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

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01/05

Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops
Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops

Metallic Pearl No. 1

Burberry Metallic Pearl No. 1 Illuminating Drops ($35.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a pale, white gold with a nearly translucent base and fine, gold pearl. It’s supposed to have a “blendable” and “buildable” texture with that can be used for “subtle shine” on “high points of the face.” However, it’s also a “concentrated formula” with “concentrated pigments for a customisable glow.”

It’s a subtle, liquid-based highlighter that has a very smooth, watery, gel-like texture that is easy to pat on with fingertips or a sponge for even coverage that did not disturb base products. The coverage was semi-sheer, while the brand’s description of the formula said “buildable texture” and “concentrated pigments,” which suggests buildable with respect to the level of shine/shimmer but not necessarily the color itself. I think if you like sheerer highlighters, you’ll enjoy it, but if you wanted something more pigmented, you’ll find this missing coverage. On me, it lasted for eight hours.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) Palette
  • Pat McGrath Subversive Mothership Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Empire 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Deceiver Lip Color Matte

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I really like the look of that powder, looks like a great way to make silver work on my yellow-olive skin without looking too harsh. It doesn’t seem to be on the UK website though, so I hope we get it at some point.

I don’t even like the colour all that much (but, hey, I could “force” myself to use it) but the presentation is so darned pretty. I just love bows like that!

Nooo! I waited for the review but I was hoping it wouldn’t get a good grade… And here’ an A! Now I simply have to get it lol. (I also wanna get it because it’ll pair nicely with golden Whisper of Gilt that just arrived at my doorstep.) However I feel it’s quite unique in the sea of highlighters that has been released this year – it’s still quite hard to find a cool one.

Christine, in your opinion how does it compare to Metal Moon from Fenty Beauty?

As lovely as these look, I will probably get either Coloured Raine No Flash Needed or MUR Golden Lights. I prefer a noticeable shift to a duochrome type of highlighter. The Burberry powder version is gorgeous, though!

And… I was dead wrong in my comment above. Just went back and re-read the reviews on those 2 I said I liked better, and no. No, I don’t. But I do have Fenty Metal Moon and e.l.f. Gotta Glow, so I suppose I’m set.

I really wanted to pick this up during the 20% off sale, because I don’t have a silvery highlighter, but it seems to have disappeared from the Sephora Canada website. (At least, the powder version has.) It’s weird, because they still have the Silk & Bloom palette from the spring. 🙁

When I read silver, I immediately though of a dupe of Chanel Camelia Des Plumes. I really wanted that one! But it’s not in the dupe list… Do you think they’re close? Thanks!

I wouldn’t say those two are really close. The burberry pulls more silver grey and has a gold shine. Camélia has fine sparkles and is very white based, no colour shift at all.

I also hoped for a dupe when I saw the pictures at first but no… I stay on the look out as I use Camélia every week and will at some point use it up!

I’ve never seen anything like this Burberry highlighter shade —
grayish-gold duochrome. Very interesting. But, I couldn’t pull it off, that’s for sure. You’ve reminded me to use my Camelia. She’s been neglected for awhile.

I hope this message gets to you. Tarababyz just posted a picture of the Chanel Le Signe du Lion. This is what she wrote:
tarababyzChanel Le Signe du Lion 🦁 if you’ve ever wanted to have Camelia de Plumes, the new Le Signe du Lion is a dupe 😁 #chanel more

Anne you are just to kind!! 😍

I will compare swatches!! I think it also is a Chanel website exclusive in Europe… Otherwise I would go straight to a counter! I will check that out just in case!

Thanks again for letting me know 😘

Marie-Estelle, I remembered your comment, but I couldn’t remember where you made it, lol. Age, what can I say? I’m going to bet it’s the same formula! (Dior bought out Glowing Gardens and then the permanent product. Same kinda thing, I suppose.) Tara is pretty good at dupes — she has such a collection, I guess it’s easy for her! Anyway, your welcome! Hope it works for you.

Ooh, so unusual! It’s nice to see a brand take a risk and do something unique. On the other hand, it’s a little too high-maintenance for me. Like others, I was hoping for a Camelia Des Plumes dupe!

The powder is the kind of product that I would never wear but in the past would buy it for the beauty of it. I have precious grand babies to buy for, for Christmas so I will forgo this. (The bow! I love bows!)

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