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Burberry’s line has a notably original product called the Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder ($48). This is part of last summer’s release. However I’m finding that this particular powder works beautifully for winter, at least for me.

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The items come packaged in the heavy, luxurious Burberry plaid-embossed packaging, a soft outer case and a slim wide brush.

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Here are the two powders (a review of the Nude Radiance will follow soon):

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Despite its name, the Burberry Gold Radiance powder applies as a cool-toned, shimmery powder that reminds me of a soft, glowing taupe. I expect that those with cool skin tones should take a look at the powder, so long as they are up for some radiant shimmer. I found this powder works beautifully for  the gray-skied winter months, when my overall color palette in clothing and makeup is more subdued and neutral, because it leaves a sort of silver-taupe impression. If you are a bronzer aficionado, you’ll immediately notice that this “radiance powder” is distinctly different. Consistent with this gorgeous, unique quality, Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder is not sold as a bronzer. As Liz identified, there is something distinctly Burberry about this powder.

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I originally tried this when a Burberry sales associate tried it on me in August, paired with the Nude Radiance powder at the same time. The products do coordinate beautifully together and give a beautiful glow.

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Here are swatches of two bronzers–the warm amber Chanel Terra Ambre and more neutral Nars Laguna. In addition, I’ve swatched MAC Taupe Shape blush (limited edition and no longer available) so that you can compare the cool qualities of Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder:

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Another (different lighting):

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Here is Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder on Liz, which is most evident on the lower part of her cheeks. She is also parring this with Burberry Fresh Glow Nude Radiance Powder (above her brows, on upper cheek, and on her chin) and Guerlain Crazy Terracotta on the upper cheek as a blush:

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Another wearing Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder on the lower cheek, anBurberry Fresh Glow Nude Radiance Powder on her upper check, chin and above her eyebrows and with different lighting:

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You can see that Burberry Golden Radiance gives a soft cool quality to the skin, and the Nude Radiance adds a lovely fresh and lovely glow to her skin. She’s also wearing Guerlain Crazy Terracotta as a blush. In this picture, she’s wearing my new winter love, Burberry Lip Mist in Oxblood. She’s styled her fair with the T3 Bodywaver (also available at Sephora), Alterna CC Caviar Cream and Alterna Luminous Shine Mist.

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Although the weather’s turned colder, I still can’t give up adding a touch of color and dimension to my beauty routine. Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder has become one of my go-to’s (paired with Nude Radiance). I absolutely love it. The product is unique, not fitting comfortably within the bronzer or highlighter category. Instead, Burberry is creating a niche of its own.

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  13 Responses to “Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance Powder Review”

  1. I hadn’t really looked at Golden Radiance because it looks so bronzer-y in the pan, but it’s gorgeous here! How is the brush that comes with it?

    • The handle is a lightweight plastic, but the bristles are plushy and firm. Not scratchy. Whoever designed it understands brushes. It is on the large side–good for placement under the chin and in cheek area. The firmness of the bristles might deposit too much product for me personally, though. I tend to prefer large, softer brushes. But they definitely get the job done.

  2. Me parece muy bonito para contornear por el tono, pero lo ideal sería que fuese mate…

  3. Could you compare those to Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder and Celestial Powder?

  4. I like this powders, unfortunately we don`t have Burberry in our country :/.

  5. Wow, I originally ignored this powder because of the darker color also, but maybe now I will reconsider. Liz’s face looks beautifully lit and contoured on the bottom photo. Now that I think about it, I wonder how this color compares to one of the “squares” in the Burberry Summer Radiance powder from a few summers ago. I adore that powder! I also like Liz’s hair with the T3. Looks great!!

  6. Oh goodness, how I want this so bad…both of them, actually. But alas, Christmas presents must come first. *sniff* 😛

  7. Interesting product – I really love the color! Do you think this could work as a shimmery bronzer on us fair, cool-toned ladies? I find regular bronzers too often run orange on my skin. (I’m about an NW10/13 right now, for reference.)

  8. Thank you for the review, now I am curious about it!

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