Burberry London With Love Illuminating Bronzer Review, Photos, Swatches

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. Guerlain Terracotta Gold Light (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Contour (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tres Modern (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Ticket to Brazil (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit Hoola Lite (P, $30.00) 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). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (DC, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). NARS Laguna (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Medium (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Tropical Days (P, $48.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sweet Peach Bronzer (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hourglass Filtered Light (LE, $48.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (PiP, ) 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • bareMinerals Nature of Nudes Palette
  • Sephora Surfer Babe Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Pamela Vamplify Lipgloss

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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As soon as I saw the swatch, I was “hey, that reminds me of the Cover Girl TruBlend Bronzer!”, and sure enough, it’s listed as a dupe 🙂 I have the CG one and will stick with it, as it’s $60 cheaper and has no fragrance. I got a Burberry Earthy blush in a sample kit, and while the color was pretty, it was LOADED with fragrance, just like this one, and the fragrance lingers too. I really wish Burberry wouldn’t put fragrance in their blushes, but my wallet is happy.

Somehow I’ve managed to skip over the CoverGirl TruBlend line but I’m super curious to try them now after seeing it here and one of the blushes earlier this week. If you like it, I know I will! I’d much rather add the CG bronzer to my collection than shell out $70 for a highlighter I really don’t need

I’ve only swatched the CG TruBlend Bronzer on my hand, but it looks beautiful, pigmented, smooth, and high quality. It has some yellow-orange gold undertones, but not as yellow as the Burberry one. But if you blend out the CG one, I think it’s “close enough”, and you save $60! I also got the blush in Deep Mauve, and it’s really pretty.

It’s definitely glowy and I think this could make for a lovely summery warmth over a fairer complexion than my own, or those close in color to me or darker.
( Yes, I know my recent avatar looks light, but that’s because I liked how it looked with an “antiqued” alteration!)

You look so pretty how did you apply the Burberry illuminating bronzer and where? Did you swirl them together and apply it all over? Whatever you did your skin looks gorgeous and illuminating.

Hi Maria,

I used them blended together on the face photo as a bronzer/blush. I showed everything individually and blended together for regular swatches.

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