Burberry Autumn Beauty 2015
The first things from the forthcoming Burberry Autumn Beauty 2015 collection that I love are the new shades of kohl eyeliner. Storm Green translates to a kind of matte khaki, while Antique Gold is exactly that. I’ve got a Storm Grey in the mix as well… these are buttery soft, glidey and while they don’t have the intensity of black kohl, they do that kind of intriguing eye thing if you use them on the inner rims. If you’re only happy with darkest black, try a very black line on the outer lid near the lashline, a lot of mascara and then see what happens when you add Storm Green. It’s lovely, and for some reason the look reminds me a lot of Sam Chapman!
I like that these have no sheen to them.
The new Burberry First Fresh Gloss Lip Balm is very lovely, too. Formula wise, it’s that kind of syrupy gloss so if you love a sticky gloss, this isn’t it. It feels incredibly smooth on the lip with no particular flavour to it that I can tell, and it’s using the cooling ceramic applicator tip that we usually see on eye creams and concealers. I really like the use of it on a balm, far more, in fact than on eye products.
The shades I have here are Crushed Red and Soft Peach – both glaze washes that are translucent.
Even at £22.5o, these are definitely worth a try – there are three other colours, but I’m hoping that there will be a whole lot more in the future. I do find them moisturising, as well, which is unusual for any kind of gloss.
Foundations fans are going to be happy to see the introdution of Cashmere; a soft-matte foundation with medium to high coverage. I found this to be very lightweight and not a deadening matte – it’s demi-matte by any other name. Generally, I find mattes to be drying – I think I’d still add a drop of oil to this to get it to the consistency I prefer, but nothing not to like here if demi-matte is your thing. It’s £35 – top end on pricing. There’s also something rather unusual – the SPF is different in differing shades. SPF20 in lighter shades and SPF15 in darker shades. I haven’t seen that before – new range comes in 14 shades.
I’ve even started to like the awkward bottles, but I still get irritated when there are fingerprints all over the lid – it’s unavoidable unless I do a white glove handling.
There are several other new products coming for Burberry Autumn Beauty 2015 that I’ll post about separately – I have to say, this brand just gets better and better in terms of innovation and colour. They seem to have moved away from wishy washy pastel driven shades and are being more adventurous. The new range launches in September.