I have here 3 pieces from the new Burberry Beauty Spring 2013 collection - most of which I am guessing are sold out by now.
Let's start with Sheer Eyeshadow in Gold Pearl - it has a sheer beige base, and filled with fine golden glitter. The glitter bits aren't gritty, and catches the light very subtly (or more obvious when seen under strong spot lighting).
On its own, you can't really see much, but if you layer this eyeshadow over a finished eyelook, you can certainly add some warmth and also shimmer, in an elegant, very Burberry way.
Here are the swatches on my hand:
Next, we have the blushes, in 09 Coral Pink, and 10 Hydrangea Pink - both look quite similar in the pan, but Coral Pink looks just a tad lighter and warmer (it's a coral, after all).
I tried Hydrangea Pink at the counter, and it really is super intense. You need a light handed application, and slowly build up the color as needed. I have a more indepth application step by step in another entry. Here are just swatches & comparisons.
swatches of both blushes -
As you can see, the blushes are so smooth, and really goes on pigmented (these are heavy swatches) there's no shimmer to them, but they don't look flat matte either.
And the comparison - I tried to dig for cool toned intense pink blushes I can think so... and here's what I come up with.
Nothing really comes quite exactly the same as Hydrangea Pink, but I think when you apply on the cheeks you might get the same results with YSL 06 blush andNARS Mata Hari.
And the coral blushes comparison - I have missed out a couple of MAC shades, now that I think of it...but oh well, they are limited editions anyway.
As you can see, Coral Pink pulls very pinky red...and not as 'coral' as the other two blushes. Note that I am swatching only the top half shade of the Guerlain Pink Punk duo. Nars Gilda looks so orangey here!
I also thought of my matte illamasqua shades - and some of them do look quite similar.
Here they are:
Messy comparison behind the scenes.
I think the Burberry BA said that these two blushes are permanent, that is....when the next shipment arrives, which could be a couple of months later. If you are keen on these blushes, it is best that you put your name on the list, and wait patiently for them to call you. That's how I got my Pale Barley eyeshadow last year. Hehe.
Which are your picks from the Burberry Beauty Spring 2013 collection?
I hope this has been helpful, and thank you for looking!