Monday, January 2, 2012

Burberry Spring-Summer 2012 Picks


Burberry's Spring-Summer for 2012 has just hit counters at select Nordstrom stores. To date, Burberry is limited to Nordstrom.com and only a handful of Nordstrom counters like South Coast Plaza, San Francisco & Chicago to name a few. Like many of my readers, I do not have easy access to Burberry Beauty so I rely on blog posts and tweets from my fellow bloggers to be my eyes and ears for the latest. Without them I would have no idea what to expect, although these days promotional stock/web photos are improving. My go-to resources for Burberry Spring include the following:
  • The full lineup is listed on Rouge Deluxe 
  • Pretty Addicted has featured her picks on her blog
  • Many thanks to Café Makeup for taking a few moments from her busy schedule to let me know the collection arrived at Nordstrom San Francisco (I called and ordered and I'm thrilled!)
  • Lipstick photos for spring were tweeted by @Nordstrombeauty which you can see here
  • NaturalNChicMakeup swatched all items on her hand
The collection has a mixture of neutrals and brights for lipsticks and glosses along with a neutral shimmery trench-coat color eyeshadow. The look is fresh but natural for this season. I don't have the breakdown for the look but my guess is that the model appears to be wearing Devon Sunset Lipstick with Blossom Blush. {Via Nordstrom.com}


I ordered from the San Francisco Nordstrom store. All my experiences have been absolutely phenomenal. I really appreciate how well-trained and knowledgeable the Burberry artists are. They know their colors well and have always been able to help with comparisons in their own line. They also give excellent advice on how to coordinate colors. My picks: Pale Barley No. 22 Eyeshadow, Tulip Pink No. 27 Lipstick, Devon Sunset No. 28 Lipstick, Hibiscus No. 13 Lipgloss & Nude Rose No. 14 Lipgloss.


Swatches to come soon. I've only played with Pale Barley Eyeshadow and the Tulip Pink Lipstick so far but initial impressions are a huge thumbs up. The quality of Burberry's eyeshadows is excellent with a buttery soft blendable texture that melts into the skin. Please hold your questions until I post individual reviews - I will say that Pale Barley is different from anything else in the Burberry Eyeshadow Collection. It looks similar to Gold Trench in the photos but it's quite different when put together side by side.

Burberry Beauty is available in the US at a few select Nordstrom locations. The counters I know of include South Coast Plaza, San Francisco, Bellevue and Chicago. I believe there may be a few more. The entire collection is also available online at Nordstrom.com.

17 comments:

  1. The Burberry beauty line is now, also, available at the Nordstrom Topanga. Looking forward to the swatches Sabrina, Thanks!

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  2. Hi Sabrina

    Im huge Burberry fan and I am so excitedyou got the spring goodies. I have Gold Trench so I cant wait to se how it compares to Pale Barley.

    Just wanted to mention that Saks Fift Ave in New York also carries full line at their Burberry counter.:-)

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  3. I love the shadow color. So earthy and pretty.

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  4. We just got a burberry counter at Nordstrom Palo Alto. I am so excited!

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  5. The Nude Rose and Devon Sunset is GORGEOUS!!

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  6. Lovely picks!! I bought Hibiscus lipgloss and I'm really loving it so far! It's my first Burberry gloss - I've been looking for a gloss that color for a long time and the texture is just to die for!

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  7. Love the lipsticks, gorgeous gorgeous colours.

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  8. I really love how Burberry does subtle femininity. I am really drawn to a good peach lipstick for this season, so I think the Tulip will be my first purchase from this line

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  9. I'm loving the lip colors! Spring lip shades/trends are my favorite :-)

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  10. Ooohh Hibiscus looks way out of your comfort zone! I can't wait to see it on you!

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  11. I've love to see you wearing the lippie!

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  12. if you could pick one brand over another, which would you prefer (for eyeshadow): burberry or edward bess? thanks!

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  13. Great picks Sabrina. I am quite fond of this collection overall. Thank you for the link. Looking forward to seeing the colors on you.

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  14. Looks like I'll be planning a trip to Nordstrom at the Westfield Mall, SF during a lunch break. I'm eyeing Hibiscus gloss and Pale Barley eye shadow. I've had great success with the glosses/lipsticks so I'm excited to pick up a new shade!

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  15. ohh you've piqued my interest with this preview :) The lipsticks in particular look gorgeous, can't wait to see swatches!

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  16. I got the Hibiscus gloss and I love it, I thought it would be too bright but it's just the right opacity! Also I find that the color is really true to name...many hibiscus things aren't actually the same shade as the flower, but this really is!!

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