Whoops.. this is a bit lopsided! The Burberry Christmas 2014 Beauty collection is a mix of old and new – basically Gold and Oxblood, one of the best high voltage, vampy reds ever. I bought the Oxblood Eyeliner last year and it’s an absolute favourite. Gold Glow, above, is a fragranced luminising powder that does one heck of a job at leaving your skin with a subtle golden halo – it’s one of a very few I would wear that enhances the look of your complexion rather than covering it glitter. It’s a warm, golden beige shade in the pan rather than bright gold and the fact that it’s muted and not brash is what makes it give such a beautiful effect on the skin. Burberry packaging isn’t usually gold, but the collection has been re-wrapped – it looks stunning, I have to say.
Next up is Oxblood Lip Mist – never mind mist, this is a full powered colour that’s moist on the lip and super-vampy.
It’s the kind of red that pretty much takes all the other colour from your face so it needs a careful look behind it, but if you can do it – wow!
The final product I have from Burberry Christmas 2014 Beauty is a new palette, called Gold. I find Burberry shadows a bit disappointing – they’re quite dry. They look all kinds of incredible but just don’t wow me in any swatches at all.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
It’s really a shame when most of the other products are quite exceptional (excluding nail polish whose formula I really, really don’t like) – the shadows need a much better and smoother formula than they currently have to keep in line with the £40 price tag.
Lip Mist is £18.50 (there’s a limited edition gold shade in Lip Mist, Lip Glow and Nail Polish), and the Luminizing Powder is £45. Everything launches in November.
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