Burberry Beauty Light Glow Natural Blush in Russet ($42.00 ) is a warm nude bronze with a gentle red undertone. Despite the word ‘sheer’ in the name, Russet aaplies as a blush that has a medium level of pigmentation when applied with a standard blush brush. Because it is finely milled, more color can be layered on without concern that the blush will become chalky.
Russet is packaged in Burberry’s heavy luxe packaging. There is a full sized mirror that is elegantly coated with a whisper of glare-cutting gray.
The brush is a usable size and quality. I tend to use a small brush for Russet, for more precise placement on the cheek. After application, I blend the color to soften the look. I frequently put this in the hollow of my cheek, and top the cheek with a glowy beige highlighter.
The closest blush I own to Burberry Russet is probably Nars Lovejoy, which is deeper brown and more pronouced red. By comparison, Russet has a honey tone and less shimmer than Lovejoy. Overall, I know I will get a lot of use from Burberry Russet. I own several nude-brown blushes, and Russet is probably the warmest of all. If you like this look, others to explore are Chanel Joues Contraste in Mocha (or Tempting Beige) and Bobbi Brown’s Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush, which looks sleepy in the pan but comes alive with a rose undertone when applied.
Of course, Russet fits beautifully with the Burberry aesthetic and feel of the line. Those neutral cheeks and eyes really bring out the natural beauty of the woman wearing them.