Valentine’s Day look featuring Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette, Face Contour and Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold review and swatch

Burberry Beauty is one of my favourite office-appropriate makeup brands with reliable products, so when I was looking to create a romantic look for our Valentine’s evening out, I naturally turned to Burberry.

On face:

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold review and swatch
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold review and swatch
On eyes:

Burberry Valentine's Day makeup look
Burberry Valentine's Day makeup look

On cheeks:

On lips:

Burberry Valentine's Day makeup look

The star product of this look is indisputably the Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in No. 02 Nude Gold (C$72). This neutral-toned gold highlighter is an absolute beauty – imprinted with a lace embroidery design and housed in a sleek, magnetic metallic case, this highlighter is a definite must-have for any highlighter or Burberry fan. I had to really convince myself to dip my finger in this because otherwise it would have gone in my makeup archives where I store all the products that I only look at and not touch. I’m very happy that I did try this out because this is one of the smoothest, most buttery, and most pigmented highlighters I’ve ever used. It reminds me of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in terms of how soft this feels and how pigmented it looks, but it’s way less powdery with almost zero powder flyaway. Despite its softness, the lace print is nicely pressed into the powder and will last at least a few uses with a fluffy brush.

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold review and swatch
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold review and swatch
Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold review and swatch

The Face Contour Pen in Medium No. 01 (C$39.00) and Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance No. 01 (C$39.00) are complementary contour and highlight sticks housed in slim, twist-up pens. They remind me of the Clinique Chubby Stick Contours, but the Burberry pens are much slimmer in shape and can easily create a more precise contour, especially around the nose area. The texture of the Contour Pen is creamy without being slippery. It’s able to draw a precise contour line, but still blend out effortlessly to avoid the harsh lines. The colour is a nice neutral-brown that works great to create a daily wearable contour. While grey-toned contours are very popular as well, I find that when contours become too cool-toned, they tend to look too ashy and editorial, while neutral-toned contours work very well on my skin on a day-to-day basis. The Face Contour pen is also available in Dark No. 02 (C$39.00) for darker-skinned ladied, but I haven’t tried it.

Burberry Face Contour Pen in Medium and Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance review and swatch

Burberry Face Contour Pen in Medium and Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance review and swatch

I didn’t use the Fresh Glow Luminous Pen in this look, but I swatched it below with the Contour Pen for your reference. For a highlighter pen, this is not as frosty, and is more of a day-time appropriate highlighter. This pen is drier than the Contour Pen, and dries down to more of a glow. If you want something subtler, this highlight pen does a great job at giving you a dash of highlight to contrast with your contour.

Burberry Face Contour Pen in Medium and Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance review and swatch

Lastly, I previously already reviewed the Burberry Kisses lipstick in Military Red, but I have to reiterate how much I love this red lipstick. It’s such a lightweight formula so your lips don’t look heavy at all. My boyfriend generally isn’t a fan of heavy makeup, so my compromise to him is a lighter lipstick formula so that it doesn’t look too overdone. I wore this as a stain during the day and the fresh colour was perfect for the look.

At night, I switched this out for Burberry Lip Velvet lipstick in Oxblood, which is a darkened mulberry with a matte finish. It vamped up the look just enough so that it was night-time appropriate, but not overly so that the boyfriend was uncomfortable with it. The Lip Velvet formula has a matte finish but felt super lightweight and comfortable on the lips. My lips were particularly dry yesterday, but I didn’t notice any creasing or colour migration into my dry lines. It also wore very well as it lasted through our entire dinner and movie. I swatched Oxblood below (one, two and three swipes).

Burberry Lip Velvet lipstick in Oxblood review and swatch
Burberry Lip Velvet lipstick in Oxblood review and swatch
Burberry Lip Velvet lipstick in Oxblood review and swatch

Review + swatches + look – Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10, Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 & Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03

burberry makeup review canada

Burberry is one of my favourite high end designer brands. I own two Burberry coats, and they’re both some of my most prized possessions. In recent years, Burberry makeup has been revamped, being designed in sync with the seasonal runway collections released by Burberry. Today I’m sharing with you three Burberry products that have so far been winners in my books – the Complete Eye Palette, Light Glow Blush, and Effortless Eyebrow Definer. All packaged in a gorgeous bronze compact with the classic check print, the design of these products embody the true spirit of the classic and modern look of Burberry.

You can purchase Burberry makeup products in Canada at the Bay Richmond Centre, the Bay online, as well as at Nordstrom Calgary and Ottawa.

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10 review

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10 (C$64) is a neutral palette with a rose touch. The shades are shimmery silver, shimmery champagne, shimmery taupe, and matte rose-pink. The texture of the Burberry Complete Eye Palette is super smooth and almost creamy, with the bottom two shades giving off excellent pigmentation. The eyeshadow quality is really excellent, blending super easily and looks very classy on the eyes. The top two shades look extremely similar once applied on the lid, which is kind of pointless. It would have been nice to include a deeper plum or a matte light pink or something to be more unique. Another downside is that because the eyeshadows are so soft, they seem to be a lot of loose powder flyaway, even if I just lightly pat my brush against the powder.

With all of the large neutral palettes coming out with 10-12 shades, this four-pan neutral palette is actually a nice change for once. In deciding which colours to use, it’s really foolproof and easy since there are only 4 colours (and I mean that in the nicest way possible!). I didn’t get into neutral palettes for the longest time, even giving away the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette right after getting it as soon as it came out, so for years I relied on these smaller neutral palettes instead. The pink and taupe combination is super girly and romantic, but still grown up. I foresee myself wearing this lots, especially for more formal occasions where I don’t want to wear something too over-the-top in terms of makeup.

Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 review

Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 (C$49) is a beautiful bright matte fuchsia blush. I absolutely love Hydrangea Pink – it gives off the most natural flush of colour and just blends in the skin so well. This is my first and only Burberry Light Glow Blush but I’m already wanting to collect more – you really can’t go wrong with the matte but glowy formula and the soft texture of the blush. Pigmentation is also excellent, and a little bit goes a long way. I like to use a fluffy blush brush to apply this – just lightly press the brush on the surface of the blush, tap off any excess, and then blend on the cheeks. The brush that comes with the blush is well made and is actually quite soft (unlike Chanel’s!). I could see myself using the accompanying brush if I take this with my on travels, in case I didn’t want to pack too much extra.

Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03 review

Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03 (C$33) is a dark brown, hard pencil-type eyebrow pencil. I tried swatching this on my hands but it won’t swatch at all, but on the eyebrows it’s super easy to apply and looks effortless. I love the double-ended design, with a chiseled pencil on one side and a very well-made spoolie on the other. The pencil is super pigmented – a little goes a long way. I also feel like it contains a tiny bit of wax content to help my brows stay in their place. The spoolie is very firm, allowing me to brush my hairs into place. I’ve been using this all the time since I received it, and I’ve only used a tiny bit off the tip of the pencil, a testament to its “a little goes a long way.” The colour Ash Brown is slightly too dark for me now that my hair is more of a dark cherry, but it doesn’t look too unnatural. Ash Brown is a good colour for people with black hair, anything lighter than that and you should try Sepia 02, the next colour down.

Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03 review
Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03 review
Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03 review

Overall, all of these Burberry products are incredible and must-haves for any makeup lover. You may not love the colours shown here, but Burberry makeup comes in a plethora of colour options, so you should at least check them out in store to see if there are options that better suit your needs. While they are expensive (luxury brand!), you really get that luxury experience that comes with the price tag. I know I enjoy my makeup application process way more when products are packaged so nicely.

The swatches

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10 swatches
Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10 swatches

Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 

Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 swatches
Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 swatches

The look

Wearing Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink No. 10 on the eyes (all 4 shades, blended sheerly), Burberry Light Glow Blush in Hydrangea Pink No. 10 on the cheeks, and Burberry Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No. 03 on the eyebrows.

Also wearing Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation in Rosy Nude No. 31 as the base, and Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Military Red No. 109 on lips. Reviews for these products to come soon!

Burberry makeup look with eye palette in rose pink and burberry kisses lipstick in 109 military red
Burberry makeup look with eye palette in rose pink and burberry kisses lipstick in 109 military red
Burberry makeup look with eye palette in rose pink and burberry kisses lipstick in 109 military red