Burberry The Runway Palette Illuminating Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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). Bobbi Brown Party (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (DC, $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). 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). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sunburst (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Precious Rocks (001) (LE, $59.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever H106 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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.

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Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder
Burberry The Runway Illuminating Powder

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Burberry The Runway Palette $68.00/0.17 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • LORAC Mega Pro 3 Palette
  • Sephora Love Affair Contour Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Kat Von D Double Dare Studded Kiss Lipstick

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Thanks for posting a photo of it without the overspray! I loved all of Burberry’s previous limited edition cheek releases, but this one just looked really odd with the gold and then silver overspray. It almost looked like a corrupted photograph to me! I can safely say I will skip this, based on your review.

No problem, SHeila! And this one was REALLY hard to brush away, because the glitter didn’t want to get off the powder.

Yes please! Would love the favourites back! Such a great help amongst all this offer we nowadays have! I don’t know which way to turn…

Please comment on the Mac Diwali collection, if you haven’t already! The best impression is always one, from whom the collection is most culturally relevant. Thanks, Rashmi.

I’m a sucker for yellow gold highlighters, but this is too pricey for me! I’m glad to see Becca Prosecco Pop listed as a dupe because I have it in one of the champagne splits

Me neither 🙁 The underlying powder is a lot prettier on the skin, but it’s tough to get all the glitter off of it!

Yeah, still trying to figure out to whom I will give the ‘mistake’ Taraji highlighter to….Boy, are there a s…ton of gold highlighters.

I hate when companies overspray with glitter. I feel like I end up wasting so much product just getting the glitter off! This is too warm for me I think and I am not sure how it would look over my very cool undertones. At the price point with the overspray, this is an easy pass for me.

It’s really beautiful to look at, and I love how it looks on you, Christine. Does it smell like the blushes or the original illuminating powder? I loved the scent, however I know most people would prefer it unscented!

It sure looks pretty but what’s the deal with the overspray? For $65 I’d expect that sparkly stuff all the way through it. Oh well, I guess I’ll hang on to my $65 !! (ha-ha.)

It actually looks very nice applied! But not $65 dollar nice. Oh well, I have way too many highlighters that I had better use up before adding anymore that are not unique to my collection, eh? ?

It’s not as yellow as the Tom Ford night bloom powder, but still too yellow for my taste and skin tone. Seems like it would be a nice option for warmer tones. Can we have a rant/rave about oversprays?!

I agree about the rant/rave. Although something tells me that thread would be all rant and no rave. I hate oversprays so much. SO MUCH. I want to see the product I’m buying, not a weird layer of useless product that doesn’t represent what I’m spending my money on.

This packaging reminds me of the Revlon “Floral Affair” blushes from oh… 10+ years ago? I still have mine, ha!

I LOVE this! I’ve had mine since mid September and I’ve worn it nearly everyday. I’m so pleased that it’s gold and not another rose gold or “peachy” shimmer.
I’ve been buffing it into my cheeks before using blush and although I don’t notice a big difference, I kinda like that it makes my blush seem more luminescent.

I was confused by the addition of the “eye brushes” included in the envelope, but after some research I discovered that it can be worn with their new “eye/face glitter” as an accent. That I haven’t tried as of yet, since I bought the black glitter and found that the glitter can shift downwards & appear like makeup spots or worse yet- nasty skin problems!!

Otherwise, I’m pleased with the look it gives me for daywear. More subtle and so Burberry.

Yes Christine, it’s loose glitter and it sticks like crazy when first applied near your lids- or cheeks. But it drifted within the hour for me and it seriously looked like tiny black spots that you could see a mile away. I got the black glitter and perhaps that’s the problem. I liked how it looked on the models for the runway show, but something was lost in translation that’s for sure!

Now the Ruby Glitter nail polish is neat. It’s a sheer black base with the ruby red glitter in it. I wasn’t sure at first if I liked it- but I’ve gotten plenty of compliments and since I wear a lot of black clothing, this polish is perfect without being too loud.

I think I should have skipped the glitter and doubled up on the nail polish. Hope this helps!

This is a really pretty powder, minus the overspray. It seems like the extra glitter was more for cute packaging design purposes than contributing to the formula, which is only annoying since it seems to get in the way of using the actual product. :/

While the glittery overspray can make a product look prettier, or gaudier if you don’t like the sparkle, I really dislike it because you can’t tell what the product would ultimately look like, and it can be very messy to remove. It’s also rarely clear if it is overspray or part of the product that goes all the way through.

It looks nice applied, but I do not need a new highlighter, I think I’m set for life 🙂
I sometime wonder how many are fooled by the oversprays. What a disappointment when it wears off! Of course as it’s quite common these days most everybody probably know.
See, I’m almost doing the rave and rant already.
Interesting how glittery the compact is in the photo after you brushed off (most of) the overspray.

This product was very off setting on the skin with the over spray! Can’t want to get rid of the over spray so I don’t have glitter setting on the face!

Thank you for this review, Christine. I bought this palette mistaking it for the Burberry Nude Gold palette from Spring/Summer collection 🙁 Hated the chunky glitter! Do you think after the overspray glitter is gone, its base colour would look similar to Nude Gold when worn (not swatched) on the skin? Thanks!

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