Jan 292013
 

Burberry Mallow Pink 1a

Spring 2013 brings new lipglosses to Burberry Beauty– I chose Mallow Pink (#19) and Pink Sweet Pea (#20) ($27 each).  Both have a similar formula–beautiful, glossy and well pigmented. These vibrant colors apply with a nice dose of rich color which nearly cover my pigmented pink-mauve lips (not all glosses do).

These have a slight perfume scent which fades after a minute or two, and I find that these are non-drying. They are one of my favorite lipgloss formulas for comfort and longevity.
Burberry Mallow Pink 2a

 Burberry Mallow Pink is a rich pink coral.

Burberry Mallow Pink 3a

Here is Burberry Mallow Pink applied on Liz:

Burberry Mallow Pink

Liz is wearing Burberry Mallow Pink in this look, together with Burberry Coral Pink blush (reviewed here),

Burberry Mallow Yellow 5

Another look with both Coral Pink blush and Mallow Pink blush:

Burberry Coral Pink12a

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea is a vibrant pink with blue pearl. This combination has some edge. Although Burberry has some amazing strong reds, Pink Sweet Pea breaks new ground as one its standout pink glosses.

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea 4

This is a vibrant, pigmented gloss.

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea 2

Here is Burberry Pink Sweet Pea on Liz, which is comparatively cooler in tone compared with Burberry Mallow Pink:

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea

Here is a full look, with Burberry Pink Hydrangea blush (reviewed here). 

Burberry Hydrangea Pink 3a

Here are some swatches with some vibrantly colored glosses in my collection. Here are Burberry Pink Sweet Pea, Burberry Mallow Pink, Chanel Courtisane, Chanel Pink Pulsion, the very sheer Chanel Fluo Laser, Chanel Pink Teaser, and Guerlain Terracotta Gloss Fraise a Coquer (this was limited edition from a past collection and no longer available, and yet it’s spectacular).

Burberry Pink Sweet Pea and Mallow Pink swatches 4

One more, same glosses different lighting:

Burberry Mallo Pink and Pink Sweet Pea final 2

Bottom line: If you are looking for vibrantly colored, yet sophisticated, beautifully formulated glosses, these are both amazing choices. The colors are brightening and gorgeous.

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Jan 262013
 

Burberry Coral Pink2b

Spring 2013 brings Burberry Coral Pink Blush ($42) a warm, deep rose with a touch of coral. Like Burberry Hydrangea Pink (reviewed here, also released for Spring 2013), Coral Pink is a very intense color that requires care during application. In the photographs in this post, we used Nars Yanchiyo brush to ensure light, controllable color.

Burberry Hydragea Pink3

Coral Pink and Hydrangea Pink look similar in the pan. When applied to cheeks, Coral Pink is warmer. 

I have no coral blushes remotely similar to Burberry Coral Pink. The closest that I found is Guerlain Series Noir Rouge G blush with the colors mixed. Here are swatches of Burberry Coral Pink, Burberry Hydrangea Pink, MAC Hipness, and Guerlain Rouge G:

Burberry Coral Pink 3a

More swatches of Burberry Coral Pink and Hydrangea Pink are here. Here, Liz is wearing Burberry Coral with Burberry Mallow Pink (also new for Spring 2013). She is also wearing Nars Dark Rite under her eyes, and a touch of Nars Corcovado (Spring 2013) adding a touch of gold to the undereye area.

Burberry Coral Pink4b

Both colors will work on cool and warm skin types. That said, Hydrangea Pink will be more dramatic on warmer skin tones. If you have warm toned skin, Coral Pink will give you a vibrant but more natural look compared to Hydrangea Pink.

Another:

Burberry Coral Pink Blush 1a 

Both blushes are a welcome addition to my collection. Although I love Burberry’s other blushes, these vibrant colors are lovely, gorgeous colors that brighten for spring.

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Jan 252013
 

Burberry Hydragea Pink1b

Spring 2013 brings Burberry Hydrangea Pink blush ($42), a beautiful rich pink fuchsia color. Unlike some of the Burberry’s previous shades, this color is bright and intense.

Burberry Hydragea Pink2b

We found that it was cooler than Burberry Coral Pink (also released for Spring 2013, review forthcoming). The shades are different enough when worn to warrant having both. For the record, Liz prefers Coral Pink and I prefer Hydrangea Pink.

Burberry Hydragea Pink3b

Here is Burberry Hydrangea Pink on Liz, together with Burberry Pink Sweet Pea Lip Glow Natural Lip Gloss (review forthcoming). We had to apply this carefully with a soft brush (Nars Yanchiyo) as the pigment is very bright. Fair warning–if you go after this Burberry blush with your standard blush brush, be prepared for some seriously bright color.

Burberry Hydrangea Pink 3b

Here, Liz has used the new Burberry Gold Pearl Eyeshadow on her lid (review forthcoming), together with two of the softer colors from the Burberry Pink Taupe eyeshadow quad. She’s also using NARS Corcovado Eyeshadow Pencil under her eyes (from the Nars Spring 2013 collection).

Here are some swatches of Burberry Hydrangea Pink, compared with Chanel Ultra Rose, Burberry Coral Pink, Chanel Tumulte, Tom Ford Narcissist and MAC Pro Full Fuchsia.

Burberry Hydrangea Pink

Although you can see that there are several out there in the ballpark, none are precise duplicates. Burberry Hydrangea is a fabulous, finely milled blush that seems to be more satin compared to the more intense, shimmery Tom Ford Narcissist. It’s much deeper than Chanel Ultra Rose and Tumulte, and more sophisticated and soft compared to MAC Full Fuchsia.

As I love colors like Burberry Hydrangea Pink, this was something that I’ve wanted since I saw the promotional images. Burberry delivered an edgy color that is definitely worth a look.

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Jul 112012
 

Burberry Sheer Luminous Concealer ($40) is a creamy, opaque concealer that comes in a brush-pen format.  I think we are all familiar with other brush-pen concealers–Yves Saint Laurent (or should I say “Saint Laurent Paris”) has the most famous version–the three shades that promise to impart subtle luminosity just under the eye. I must confess that I never appreciated the Yves Saint Laurent version. It’s too sheer and subtle for my taste. After using two or three, I stopped repurchasing because it seemed to add an unnecessary extra step.

Burberry’s is decidedly not like the Yves Saint Laurent. Burberry Sheer Luminous Concealer, despite the word “sheer” in the name, is a true concealer that has a pigmented opacity. It truly does conceal. It is more similar to Lancome Effacernes in that it takes very little to cover dark under eye circles, but the Burberry is not nearly as dry-looking. I get lasting coverage that doesn’t seem to migrate into creasy areas.

When Burberry first launched, I was gutted that there was no concealer in the line. Now I see the wisdom of the plan–they wanted to get it right. And they did. Bullet-proof. By the way, it takes a good 20 clicks or more to get this started.  But once it’s primed, it’s only one or two clicks per use. This NC15 (leaning NC20 right now) chose No. 1, the lightest of the eight available shades.

It’s quite a light shade–bordering on a just maybe a touch too light, but I’ll keep it. Here’s the swatch panel from Burberry’s website so you can get a sense of the range of colors:

Right now, Burberry’s and Edward Bess’ Platinum concealers are my favorites. Which are yours?

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Jun 132012
 

Burberry Lip Glow in Hibiscus ($27/ #13) is  a rich cool red lip gloss. The formula feels lush and moisturizing–while visiting drying climates, I find Burberry’s gloss formula soothing rather than drying.

Sometimes women who are comfortable in neutrals begin to transition toward red lipsticks, but feel that the look is too strong.  A sheer red is a nice transition–it allows one to have a strong color, but the sheerness keeps the color from going too strong. I found that Hibiscus is a gorgeous color–Burberry makes this color in a lipstick formula for those who prefer to go that route (swatched here at Drivel About Frivol). Here is Burberrry Hibiscus gloss on Megan:

 

Burberry Hibiscus gloss is sheerer than similar colors in Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss line. Here is Burberry Hibiscus swatched next to Chanel Triomphal and Chanel Fatale, both rich reds. Also, I swatched Chanel’s Rouge Allure Lacque in Dragon (sadly, now discontinued), which is more pigmented and rich than the other three:

Overall, Burberry Hibiscus is a gorgeous formula with a strong sheer red tone that is well within anyone’s comfort zone.

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