I ordered a few pieces from the newly introduced Burberry Beauty line as soon as Nordstrom announced their availability online (see BTiB post). Three of the pieces have arrived: Trench and Khaki Sheer Eyeshadows and Rosewood Burberry Lip Glow. I am very happy with all of them!
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow ($29) is available in 20 shades. Although I could easily have selected four of them, I limited myself to two (to start): Khaki and Trench. They are shown at lower right in my arm photo. You can barely see Trench at the top. It blends right into my skin and will be a perfect base color or highlighter. I would describe Trench as a light beige with a subtle sheen. Khaki is a chameleon. It looks khaki in certain light and grey-green-beige in others. Whatever color it is, I love it! The shadows have a lovely texture - a very creamy powder. They apply beautifully with an eye shadow brush. I need more of them!
In the lip gloss department, there are 12 shades of Burberry Lip Glow ($27) from which to choose. I thought I had ordered Rosewood and Tea Rose, but Rosewood was the only one to arrive. My order confirmation doesn't show Tea Rose either. Go figure!
Anyhow, you can see at right how pretty the Rosewood Lip Glow is! A natural-toned pink with just a hint of warmth, it's a perfect shade for everyday wear.
My photo was taken in overcast afternoon light, and I applied the shades with the applicators that came with them (sponge for the shadows, brush for the gloss).
The packaging carries the Burberry signature check pattern that graces the lining of the brand's coats - in an elegant gunmetal grey. Even the makeup itself is embossed with Burberry's signature pattern. I have to admit it's a nice, extra-added attraction.
Want to see more? Head over to Nordstrom's Web site or Burberry Beauty, where you can see (and purchase) the whole collection. The swatches are better at Burberry's Web site, where shipping is complimentary if you spend $250. If you decide you have to order a few pieces from Nordstrom, use the code BEAUTY for $5 shipping, a better deal.
Photo at top courtesy of Nordstrom