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.
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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