The most dangerous thing a beauty addict can do is browse online shopping websites at ridiculous o’clock in the evening without any form of supervision. I can’t tell you how many Charlotte Tilbury products I put in my shopping bag last night. Fortunately I still have my rent to pay this month so I refrained. I have been eyeing Burberry makeup for such a long time, so this time instead of just eyeing the makeup, I went ahead and placed an order. My self restraint can only take so much.
I’ve heard many great things about their bases and since the warm weather is finally here I thought it would be appropriate to order their Fresh Glow BB Cream. The product is housed in a plastic tube which is great because you don’t have to worry about dropping it, and also comes with a pump making it mess free and really practical to travel with. The formula itself is quite thick and leaves behind the healthiest glow which still peeks through after powdering the skin. This offers a light coverage which can be built up to a light-medium but no more than that. Personally I don’t think this would be suitable for people with oily skin as it can leave a thick-tacky feeling on the face. The only downside is the colour range, there are only three shades; light, medium and dark. I use the medium shade and I am currently at my palest.
Red lips are something that will never go out of fashion. You could wear jeans with a white t-shirt, slap on a red lipstick and immediately an outfit that is so casual transforms into something a lot more sophisticated. So of course I couldn’t resist their Lip Velvet in Bright Poppy. It’s a matte formula that feels extremely comfortable on the lips, but this means that it doesn’t last as long as other more-drying formulas. I’ll let you in on a secret, it’s almost the exact same colour as the Rimmel 107 but in fancier packaging. Speaking of, the packaging is so luxurious. It has the logo embossed on the actual product, the signature checks on the exterior and has a magnetic closure. Swoon.
Burberry Kisses in Blush (n77) is my current obsession. It hasn’t left my handbag since I got it. It’s a dark rose which comes out quite sheer on first application but can be built up to a more opaque colour. On me it’s almost like my own lip colour, so it wears off beautifully. The formula is one of the best I have yet tried. It doesn’t settle into any lip lines and feels extremely moisturising to the point where you almost forget you’re wearing lipstick.
Last but not least I got one of their eyeshadows. I went for Midnight Brown; a shimmery mushroom-y brown shade. It looks quite dark in the pan but is very buildable on the lid. I have yet to try it with a primer underneath, but on its own I found that the majority of the colour fades throughout the day. The eyeshadow itself feels really silky to touch and is easily blended. It’s a great option for an everyday smokey eye where it looks like you tried but only took you a minute to do. I’m already coveting their Lip Mist in Nude Peach and their Light glow Tangerine blush. Someone hold me back!
Have you tried anything from the brand?