Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Burberry Make Up ~ Initial Impressions


Burberry make up has taken the make up blog o sphere by storm with incredible reviews and swatches of quite possibly the best take on a neutral make up that many have seen in quite some time, or thus far

I too fell for the luxury brand bug, with the growing claims of incredible quality and performance, I just had to see for myself what the fuss was about!






Housed in metallic gunmetal magnetic casings, these are in terms of packaging, gorgeously stunning. Then again, Burberry knows quite a few things about aesthetics.

It feels heavy enough to not feel cheap, you can tell when using these, just by looking at them the luxurious feel and quality

Burberry does not fly far from their brand imaging. Neutral colors, extremely and elegantly well done. I would describe their brand, make up line included as under statedly sophisticated. Some of the shades look a bit "meh" in the display, but when swatched, the smoothness, color payoff, texture, the whole sha bang is there!~ (putting it quite properly)


I purchased two eye shadows Pale Barley(right) and Midnight Brown (Left)

Let me just saw, when you swatch these, before you even see the color on your fingers you can feel the incredible smoothness and texture. The level is incredibly fine, and when you do swatch "wow" to the pigmentation

Pale Barely
Is EXACTLY what I wanted MAC's Patina to be
(which looks horrendous on me btw)
This is mix of a cool gold mixed in with enough taupe or brown to not contrast harshly against my warm skin. An incredible all over the lid color, for us 1 shadow only girls


Midnight Brown
Was something I had swatched before, and was a bit ummm, hmmm, over
The color is a gorgeous rich brown with golden shimmer. The shimmer is not as easily seen on the eyes, again that subtly sophisticated sort of shimmer that comes out in fine quality products.
I umm-ed for a moment because I thought, it looks a bit dark, but I bit the bullet, apply it sometimes at my outer corner or lower lash line and it's called love people



Tangerine Blush
I couldn't walk out without a blush right??
Tangerine is a peachy shade. It seems like a mix of slightly dirty peach because it seems to have the SLIGHTEST bit of brown tone in it, as if they made a peach blush and threw in a bit of MAC's Tenderling. The mix makes this incredible natural looking and if a human can blush peach ( which I know is impossible) the brown in it makes it just more human. The barely blushing peachy glow. You can tell it's a peach blusher, but somehow it got grounded before hitting "Peach blush on me" territory.

(I have yet to try it with the brush)




Swatches



Overall impressions:
Incredible quality. People rave about these for a reason. A stunning array of beautifully packaged, and incredible quality product wrapped in shades of a neutral lover girl's dreams.

The price is high, absolutely.
Considering the quality, the brand, the packaging, and the amount of product you get, which is generous, this is where quality over quantity comes in.
I would have rather have 5 of these shadows and consider that my entire eye shadow collection, than a parade of 100 less quality ones. These are going to stand the test of time, and be used for just about any occasion.
Expect more Burberry from this blog in the future!




31 comments:

  1. This is divine! I especially love the tangerine blush swatched--- it's classic but the slight hint of orange (or should I say tangerine) makes it a little unexpected!

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  2. It's the most "Grounded" peach blush i own, and I love it! Perfect for everyday or work, without trying too hard. Only to find out it's Burberry! haha who am I fooling!

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  3. This is so beautiful =) All these shades are gorgeous. I'll have to purchase one someday but I have no doubt that the quality stuff :D

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  4. with all these popping reviews, you are going to have to trust ur fellow bloggers! its great stuff!

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  5. Ohhhh my gosh I need Tangerine and Pale Barley for sure! All these Burberry reviews I keep seeing are killing me!

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  6. we are all telling u "Get it" without straight out saying it! lol

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  7. The swatches all look amazing! Burberry is really up there in price though...Have to save up my pennies! hehe

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  8. didnt u just break that piggie bank? =)

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  9. So agree. I said the same thing after my first Burberry-I could live just with them forever and not use any other makeup EVER.

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  10. Ahhh. I have been trying to resist Burberry eyeshadows for so long, but the more I see them the more I want them. Awesome post and beautiful photos. :)

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  11. blargh, all you ladies are really pushing me to splurge on some burberry shadows/blushes! i know i will cave eventually! >_<

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  12. Woah, I LOVE the blush. And I totally know what you mean about Patina - it's a bit bleh. Pale Barley on the other hand... I'm impressed just by the swatch! I need to get my hands on these!

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  13. Aw, man, between your post and Jessica's Post... I really am lemming Pale Barley hard!

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  14. I have midnight brown and pale barley already on my wishlist (along with rosewood eyeshadow)! They look stunning in your swatches :D I bought Mac's Patina thinking I'd love it but it barely shows up on me :( The Burberry lipsticks also look really nice from what other bloggers have been saying :)

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  15. I just bought my first Burberry too - I got Pale Barley and the blush in blossom. I love both - blossom is a lovely pinky coral blush! I was so tempted by midnight brown but ultimately skipped!

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  16. lol, yup apparently Burberry is the new it cosmetic! This is the 3rd time I've seen pale barley:) it's pretty but sooo expensive!

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  17. My experience with Pale Barley has really increased my wishlist ... it just so happens that Tangerine and Midnight Brown are the two items I want the most! Your swatches are incredible :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  18. if there was a make up brand i would love my whole collection to be one, Burberry would be up there as a top contender!

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  19. i succommed to all the gorgeous photos and needed my own

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  20. we are secretly saying (cave cave cave)

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  21. the blush is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! naturally gorgeous of course

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  22. it's the nicest cool toned gold brown i own! ( yes niche catagory but we are beauty junkies!) we can do that kinda thing ;)

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  23. ah rosewood is on my list as well, i tried it on the store and thought ehh... maybe next time??
    The lipsticks i have heard amazing things about but i resisted

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  24. omg blossom!! i swatched it and loved it!!! i thought it would be so nice for summer! i think that will be making an appearance!

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  25. thank you so much Jessica!! i loved ur review of it also!! On my list are blossom blush, rose wood shadow, and russet for the fall!

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  26. I think I need Midnight Brown, Rosewood, Russet and Tangerine. It's a dangerous addiction!

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  27. I'm conflicted. Part of me is thinking this is HG material, while another part of me is wishing I never saw this post.
    *sigh*
    These are gorgeous.
    Out of curiosity, what about MAC Patina didn't work for you? (And do you know your skin tone in MAC language?)

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  28. Holy cow they look amazing -- esp. Pale Barley! The signature patter imprint on the powders is just too irresistible *makes grabby hands* (or rather *starts filling up piggy bank* LOL)

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  29. wow the pigmentation looks really awesome! I need to check out Burberry makeup sometime.. by the way, just out of curiosity - where are they made from?

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