Oct 112012

Burberry has recently released another outstanding foundation to its line–the Burberry Velvet Foundation Long Wear Fluid Foundation ($54). Although with a more limited shade range that the lines standard Sheer Glow Fluid Foundation, the consistency and excellence of the first has been retained.

Once again, Burberry has released a foundation that is long wearing, truly buildable, long wearing and non-clogging. This is a fabulous foundation for someone who wants to look flawless. In this released, the foundation provides a matte finish–one that is best in class.

Nordstrom was kind enough to provide me with tiny sample pots of all shades for this line:

You’ll notice that notice 201 is warm, and 202 quite pink. I am #203. Originally, I purchased #205 sight unseen by phone, but found it far too dark for my NC15/20 skin tone. Although it is a matte, it does not feel dry or accentuate any dry patches or tiny lines. Another picture:

I found that I had retained my tiny sample pots from my original swatching session of the Burberry Sheer Glow release. Although some of the pots had dried a bit, I did my best to find enough of each so that you’ll have a comparison. The Burberry Velvet Swatches are across the top. The Burberry Sheer Glow Foundation shades are across the bottom. As you can see, there is not an absolute correlation between the shade numbers–for example, #4 in Sheer Glow is quite different from #204 in Velvet.

One more:

 Bottom line: If you are looking for a matte foundation, Burberry Velvet Long Wear is well worth your time. This is available from Nordstrom.com with free shipping.

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