Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Latest Discoveries From Burberry: Copper Lip Mist, Blush Lip Gloss, Midnight Black Eyeshadow


I stopped by Burberry Beauty at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza mid-May to check out the new Lip Mists (see my window shopping snapshots here). I came home with three things: Lip Mist in Copper, Eyeshadow in Midnight Black, and Blush Lipgloss.


The new Burberry Lip Mists are supposed to be a sheer natural formula with a dewy finish. I didn't find them as shiny/glossy as Dior or Chanel's newest lipsticks, nor did I find them really sheer. I would describe them as a medium finish lipstick, the texture is definitely natural but slightly less creamy than their regular formula. I looked at all the shades, the only two that stood out to me were 02 Copper and 09 Feather Pink. I decided to get just one to try, I came home with Copper, a natural brownish-pink.


I also picked up Blush Lipgloss 04 which I find more pinky-rose than most promotional photos show this one as. This one has been repromoted for spring. I've had this on my wishlist for a while, I decided to cave. It's a lovely natural rose blush with shimmer. I would describe it as a neutral-cool shade.


Last, I picked up Burberry's Midnight Black Eyeshadow - a soft sheer shimmery black. This has a gorgeous shimmer with a slight greyish undertone. It is a bit high maintenance in my opinion. It's not as easy to blend as the other Burberry shades I have (I own both light and dark, shimmer and mattes). This one applies streaky, sheer and uneven on bare lids. You need an emollient base like UD's Primer Potion for it to show up well. I applied this with a fine tip smudge brush as a thick smudgey line and then took a lighter shade to apply on top to blend out the edges and then reapplied the black to intensify the color.


Swatched in a few different views:



Overall I love the Blush Lipgloss. The Lip Mists are nice, but I prefer the regular lipstick mainly because the color selection is better. Formula-wise, Lip Mists are less creamy but do have a semi-transparent texture even if the finish isn't really sheer (in my opinion). Copper is a nice basic but not a must-have. Midnight Black is a disappointment, mainly because I think it will be more of a high maintenance black shadow, but when applied over a moist base and packed on (rather than brushed on) it does show up.

I have a few comparison shots for your reference. I did not have time to swatch them all though and most likely will not be swatching in the near future due to time constraints.



10 comments:

  1. I've never tried Burberry's cosmetics before, but I really like how their Blush Lip Gloss looks. Also, it's amazing how different Midnight Black looks on and off a base--it looks like an entirely different eyeshadow to me. I can see why you feel it's high maintenance.

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  2. I got Copper too! :) I think it was my favorite color out of all them. I like the texture, but I don't think I will get more. You're right. Color selection is better for the regular line. I haven't been crazy about their lip glosses, but I tend to like lipsticks more. As for Midnight Black, it looks nice over a base, but I will probably skip it.

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  3. The copper lipstick/mist looks really pretty, I love the shine!

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  4. You're killing me with the shot of the blackish shadows. Those are probably my favorite color of eye shadows. I would love to have those as part of my collection!

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  5. Gorgeous items lady! I am loving that lip gloss. I've yet to try the Burberry line but really want to

    xo

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  6. I recently got that blush lipgloss too and agree it is lovely, a very smooth formula and pretty shade. Love the black eyeshadow shot as well!

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  7. You could try the black as a liner to make it work.

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  8. I really love the look of Burberry Blush! That really is a shame about the eyeshadow. It is always so disappointing when I brand your so pleased with lets you down on occasion.

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  9. I loved the notion of a shimmery black in a Burberry formula until I read further along and learned that it is high maintenance and not the typical Burberry shadow. That's a shame because the swatch over the base is really very pretty. As always, thank you for your candid review.

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  10. unfortunately, Burberry's Midnight Blue is the exact same way. Gorgeous color, awful application and pigmentation!

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