Love neutral makeup? If so, Burberry has a makeup collection for you! Burberry introduces the new Antique Nudes makeup collection featuring delicate hues of soft, muted pink and authentic nude tones, inspired by runway designs and fabrics…
Burberry Beauty brings its Antique Nudes Collection straight off the London runways and into your makeup bag. Inspired by both traditional British beauty and the fabrics used on for its runway, the collection features delicate, muted tones of pink and nude, with the intent of creating soft veils of colour — rather than obvious blocks — when applied. What makes them interesting is you find contrasting finishes and textures that gently sculpt the face and enhance the features. This is the key to modern nude makeup.
I was kindly sent a few pieces from the collection which I will go through here and I’ve previously reviewed their newly-launched Liquid Lip Velvet (see review here), which is also apart of the collection and uses an innovative whipped formula that combines the rich pigment with a non-drying texture.
Light Glow – Natural Blush ‘Dark Earthy’ (CAD $47 / US $42)
There are many makeup pieces that come across my desk for review but very few I actually get excited about sharing as this particular blusher because I was so excited to try the formula. I have never tried any of Burberry’s blushes before but many of you may know, there’s already a Light Glow Earthy Blush No.07 that is always used backstage of Burberry’s runway by Wendy Rowe, Burberry’s Makeup Artistic Consultant; and this Spring they came out with his new permanent shade call Dark Earthy No. 11. It is a warm medium-dark brown blush with a matte finish. This blusher is incredibly soft, silky-smooth, and has a finely-milled texture. It applies beautifully and lay naturally against the skin. It doesn’t look caked on no matter how much you apply, and it blends effortlessly. It has good color payoff, but it’s buildable color as well.
On my skin tone, Dark Earthy looks very muddy and unflattering as a blusher. For me, I found that this shade is best used as a light bronzer or as a contour for an ultra-natural definition and I love using it as such. It has the right balance of taupe/brown tones to it that it looks very natural on. It can be applied to the hollow of the cheeks to gently slim the face. I find true nude blushes hard to wear for my particular skin tone as many either turn grey, look muddy (like this one) or just look like bronzer. The blush comes in a mirrored square compact with a small angled brush and the blush itself comes with an embossed pattern in the signature Burberry check pattern.
Full Kisses ‘Nude’ (CAD $33 / US $30)
This full-coverage lipstick is supposed to shape and define lips with bold, long-lasting color. The shade Nude is a light brown shade with a luminous finish and has great opacity with easy application. At first I was a little nervous about the shade making me look dead but it’s a beautiful nude shade and actually looks lovely against my olive complexion. The lipstick is on the creamy side, feels lightweight and super hydrating on the lips. The packaging has a reflective gunmetal pen tube which twists the product up from the bottom and great for on-the-go application. It has a unique, flat top bullet which is supposed to amplifies the volume and fullness on the upper and lower lip, following every curve of the mouth to contour and add definition with ease; this enables you to easily shape the lips without needing to use a lip liner. The wear time is pretty decent but I wouldn’t say it last for eight hours as claimed.
Nail Polish ‘Nude Pink’ (CAD $25 / US $20)
This is a fantastic formula and easy to apply because of the rounded-end brush design. Nude Pink is as the name suggests, just a beautiful delicate nude pink shade, and my kind of color for day to day wear. It’s a perfect blend of nude and pink. It goes on smoothly, dries fast and it’s a really great high end nail polish. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous too, great for leaving on your vanity. The first coat applies streaky and uneven but after adding a second coat, it looks beautiful and flawless. I used Revlon Multicare Base Coat and their No Chip Top Coat and lasting power was about 5 days without any tip wear or chipping.
Bottom line, these are all great pieces that I love, in particular the lipstick and the formula of the blusher is gorgeous! There are more pieces to the collection if you’re interested in checking them out. Burberry The Antique Nudes Collection is available at selected Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay and Sephora stores, online at thebay.com and Sephora.ca.
Let me know if you’ve tried anything from the Antique Nudes Collection?