Now here’s a brand that deserves a lot more attention in Belgium and on the blog: Burberry! The brand is quite limited to a few stores here, so it’s the main reason why my Burberry collection is still small. My first steps into the make-up line was with the popular eyeshadow Pale Barley. It’s still one of my most used eyeshadows to date and I discovered that the brand offers a very steady collection. For the Holiday they brought out ‘Winter Glow‘, a collection that consists out of two looks: the Gold look and the Oxblood look. You can mix and match the products and we’re also seeing a few central pieces such as the eyeshadow palette, the powder and the foundation.
Let’s start with the Gold Glow fragranced luminising Powder in Gold 01. You might have noticed that the packaging got a little golden make-over. This powder is basically a fragranced highlighter. It comes in a golden square compact and there is a handy velvet pouch included. You also get a brush that fits into the pouch. The compact feels hefty and is made of nice materials. The powder itself has a pretty Burberry design and it does not fade away after a few uses. Gold is a light warm slightly dirty golden shade. It has a soft shimmery finish. The powder is smooth and perfectly pigmented. The great thing about this is the rather subtle glow that it leaves. It’s a great option if you’re tired of all those in-your-face-highlighters that we’re seeing this season. It looks a lot more natural and it’s hard to overdo it. The fragrance is a soft, warm feminine scent and it’s not overpowering at all. I absolutely love it, more than I expected, it’s great for every day!
A new thing for me to try are these Burberry nail polishes. They come in quite an interesting design. The cap is quite big and long (but it’s nothing compared to the Louboutin nail polishes, hah!) and the complete bottle will be revealed once you removed it. The nail polishes come with a wide brush, which I greatly appreciated. They are a bit thicker than the average brush I’ve come across to, but they do work effortlessly.
Oxblood 303 is a deep red shade. It has a slight burgundy tone to it, but it’s just very slight. The finish is quite glossy. The formula is slightly more liquid than I’m used to, but it does not impact the pigmentation. Two coats does the job perfectly. Oxblood is one of those classic shades that never fails to amaze. I love it any time of the year and it adds elegance and style to any look.
Gold 447 is an interesting take on the classic gold. We’re seeing a beige base with a golden shimmer. The effect is quite interesting and Burberry executed the idea just perfectly. The formula is thicker than Oxblood which made it slightly easier to apply. I had a perfect manicure with two coats. I’m usually not a big fan of beige shades because they don’t always work on me. But this golden beige option is a whole different story though and I’m really loving the result! Gold is a great option for those wanting something special yet subtle!