In Our Makeup Bag: Burberry Sheer Summer Glow
What It Is:
Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Limited Edition Palette
Why This Should Be in Your Bag:
Burberry is probably the top luxury cosmetics brand in the world right now. They’ve waited a long time to launch and have seriously perfected their products. Everything is definitely pricey, but oh-so worth it!
With the Iconic Nudes collection for Summer 2012, Burberry has released a new palette featuring 4 shades that can be used individually or blended together to contour and highlight the face. It’s totally gorgeous, especially with the signature Burberry check embosses on the powder, so I can’t wait to see if you can judge this books by its cover.
How To Use It:
Burberry advises either using the darker shades to contour your face (you know, give yourself some cheekbones and definition!) and the lighter shades to highlight, or to swirl them all together and apply for an all-over glow. I’ve used this palette both ways and find each to give great results, just as Burberry promised.
CC Rating: A
Even though I’m a bargain-hunter, I am really, really impressed with the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow palette. It’s a really interesting product; not quite a bronzer, definitely not a highlighter. When you blend the colors together, they function as what I will deem a “complexion illuminator”, subtly brightening your whole face. The glow is not shimmery at all, especially compared to your more typical highlighters, but does give your face a certain something extra! As I’m a fan of versatile products, I really love that you can also strictly contour and highlight with this palette. I’m very pale and found both darker shades to be appropriate for contouring my skin, but leaned more towards the lighter of the two.
The only downfall may be the strong scent that is typical of all Burberry products. It’s fresh and floral, and while I love it, some, especially those with scent-sensitivities, won’t appreciate it. Also, girls that range from medium-to-dark skintones may find this palette hard to use. Mixed together, I could see them using this palette as a highlighter, but I’m not sure if the individual shades option will be useful to them, which is something to think about when you’re spending $50 on a product!
The packaging, as with all Burberry cosmetics, was supreme and felt quite luxe. It’s heavy, made of solid metal rather than plastic and seals with magnetic closure. A little velvet pouch, with the Burberry check embossed on it, houses the palette and adds to the glamour.
However, if you’re looking for a no-fuss, summer face product that is sure to become a staple, then check out the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow palette for $50 USD. Graduation present anyone?
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