Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Burberry Beauty Nail Polish in Nude Pink No. 101 and Ash Rose No. 103


I've been playing with a few Burberry nail polishes over the past few months. I fell in love with the color of Oxblood No. 303 even though the brush was a bit difficult for me to work with. I ordered both Nude Pink No. 101 and Ash Rose No. 103 ($21 each for 8 ml/.27 fl oz) sight unseen as they seemed like the perfect delicate nude pinks.

The formula of these two colors is similar to that of Oxblood in the sense that the first coat applies streaky and uneven. Adding a second slightly thicker coat (after the first coat dries completely) results in a flawless finish although application does require patience and an extra steady hand. This is a polish where the best application is to load the polish onto brush a bit thicker than you normally would and skim lightly over the nail in one quick steady sweep. In my experience I've found most pigmented nudes a bit more high maintenance to apply in general, I'm not sure why this is the case. Sheer nudes are easy to apply but require multiple coats to show up. The Burberry nail polishes fall somewhere in between for me. (For more detail on the formula, packaging and brushes, refer to my review on Oxblood.)


Nude Pink No. 101 just might be my perfect polished nude pink. It is a perfect blend of nude and pink. I find that it has enough color in it to prevent it from looking too nude. Here it is with two coats. I used this with Deborah Lippmann Rehydrating Base Coat and Rescue Beauty Lounge Top Coat. Lasting power was quite impressive at over 6 days without any tip wear or chipping.



Ash Rose No. 103 is a lovely mauve pink with a slight hint of grey. This one is pigmented but has a slightly transparent quality. It has enough nude to prevent it from being a cold mauve. The transparent finish makes it look a bit more natural than other mauves look. I applied it with two coats below.



I didn't have time to photograph comparison swatches yet although I am working on a post I hope to have up by the end of the week. So far I couldn't find any dupes. Burberry Nail Polishes retail for $21 each at Nordstrom, Burberry and Saks. What's your perfect nude pink?

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sabrina,

    I love the clean effect of both Nude Pink and Ash Rose! Both seem like great shades that will get a lot of wear :)

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  2. I wished that at this price point the nail polish was easier to use but I do find them quite irresistable. Nude Pink looks like such a perfect nude nail colour idd! I'm very tempted to pick this up ^^.

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  3. These are gorgeous.. I'm such a sucker for wearable, nude shades!

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  4. My perfect nude pink is the limited edition Dior Charnelle. I wonder if Burberry Nude Pink is pretty close?

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  5. Ash Rose is so gorgeous. Perfect neutral shade for everyday wear :)

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  6. I think these are pretty and understated. I like that classic clean look of nude polish & these Burberry ones are so luxurious
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  7. It's interesting, I had a very different experience than you! I was able to make both polishes one-coaters, but the wear was terrible - just two days before chipping. It's a pity because I really like Nude Pink particularly.

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  8. I LOVE the colours of the nail polish, the price is a killer though

    http://www.slynbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. These colors are so gorge - I think if angels walked on Earth this is what nail polish they would wear! xoxo

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  10. Ash rose is prettier. Love the color for its not too light and seem so natural.

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  11. someone mentioned to me that Ash Rose reminds me of nails inc porchester square! I'm curious how close they are!

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