When it comes to makeup; Burberry is one of the understated brands that is probably known more for it’s trademark checkered scarves or tan overcoats than their eloquent line of makeup. I’ve given a lot of their products a whirl in the last few months and while a brand overhaul will come in soon, this post is dedicated to some of my recent purchases; including Rosewood Eye Contour, 02 Dark Face Contour and 01 White Runway Palette (Limited Edition) from their SS16 collection.
The Eye Contour is a sheer wash of a mauvy-pale rose hue with slight shimmer running through it. It’s quite a French-chic shade and works perfectly on no-makeup makeup days. I’ve also paired this with one of the Cult classics from the line – Pale Barley Eyeshadow and it’s brilliant! One thing to keep in mind though, Burberry is not the brand for supreme pigmentation and opaque coverage. The brand believes in sheer textures that help you attain the sophisticated glow that we see on their runway.
Moving on to the contour stick, it has quite a blendable texture and you’re always on the downside of blending it down to nothing, so skip the beauty blender and use an angled brush to work this in. The shade is neutral and works both as a proper contour shade or a bronzy summery one.
Last but not the least, the magnificent SS16 highlighter from Burberry. As you can tell, the lace imprint is BEAUTIFUL! And the product is equally gorgeous. It is somewhere between the Becca Champagne Pop and Ambient Lighting powders from Hourglass; it is intense, but in no means is it an ‘Instagram highlight’, which I personally prefer (looking like a disco ball isn’t part of my job description). The highlighter leans chunkier than the Hourglass Powders, which as you know are super-duper finely milled, however this texture melts once the product sets in and the perk is that you can use it as an eyeshadow as well because it does have particles big enough to grasp on the lid.
What are your faves from the range?