Get Radiant with Burberry’s Fresh Glow Fluid and Powder [In Our Makeup Bag]

What It Is:

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in 01 Nude Radiance and Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in 02 Golden Radiance.

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

The holidays are all about sparkle and shimmer; Christmas lights, tree ornaments and your outfits and makeup. If there’s any time that it’s acceptable to wear a totally blinged out outfit, it’s Christmas time.

Burberry has a couple products in their lineup that promise to give you a gorgeous glow without getting tacky. Their Fresh Glow comes in liquid and powder and two unique shades to suit different needs. We’re giving the Nude Radiance Fluid and Golden Radiance Powder a go today!

How To Use It:

Fresh Glow Fluid is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades; it can be used as primer, alone all over the face or as a highlighter. Fresh Glow Powder is a bit more restricted, however Burberry claims it can be used to highlight, contour and sculpt the face. I chose to test the Fluid out as a primer and highlighter and the Powder solely as a highlighter.

Primer: I applied the Fluid using my fingers and let it sink into my skin for a couple minutes before topping with foundation (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua). I decided against powdering heavily, but did add a dusting of bronzer all over, as per usual.

Highlighter: Using my fingers, I applied Nude Radiance on my cheekbones, under my brows and down the bridge of my nose.

Powder Highlighter: Using the included brush, I dusted Golden Radiance on my cheekbones, under my brows and down the bridge of my nose.

(Nude Radiance, Golden Radiance)

CC Rating: B/A

I do hate splitting up reviews, but I couldn’t reconcile my feelings for both these products into one tidy rating. The Fresh Glow Fluid is getting the B and the Powder the A.

As a highlighter, the Fluid is great and very subtle. It applies easily and lasts for the whole day. However, when I used it as a primer, my skin almost instantly tightened with dryness. I tried this on a few separate occasions and every time my skin felt uncomfortable and then was super flaky at the end of the day. It’s likely an allergic reaction, but I don’t normally have sensitive skin! Because Burberry specifically markets this as both a primer and highlighter, I feel like I cannot base my rating on it’s highlighting prowess alone. However, as a liquid highlighter, the Fluid Radiance is a fine option as it is subtle and long-wearing, but definitely on the pricier side.

Golden Radiance, on the other hand, is lovely all-around! In the pan, it appears to be quite bronze, but when swatched it’s actually more of a taupe. Weird! I also used this one as an all-over lid eyeshadow and it’s gorgeous. I’m not sure how it would translate on gals with darker skin as it does pull a little cool, but on my pale skin it’s great!

Both the Fresh Glow Fluid and Powder are available from Burberry for $48 USD/$66 CAD.

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

* item was provided for review

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