Fragrances -Burberry -Brit Sheer

on 3/27/2018 10:33:00 PM


I absolutely love this scent. It’s light and fresh. It’s almost like fresh air. I always get compliments on it. People usually mistake it for a really nice soap because it’s so clean. I use it when I skipped showering. (Add a little dry shampoo and no one is the wiser.) I only demoted it to a 4 because the scent completely evaporates in 2 hours. I HAVE to spray it on my hair or put down a lotion base first. But it has to be an oily lotion to grab the scent. I think that makes it a little tedious to use. I use the spray but then I carry the rollerball in my purse because it WILL need a refresher.

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Fragrances -Burberry -My Burberry


I usually don't buy any more 'high street' fragrances (with exception of Chanel's Allure which is my trademark scent and i like to have a bottle of it in my stash), usually going with independent brands like Byredo, Aesop or Penhaglion's but I was travelling so trying to pack really light I went through my samples jar and popped a tiny spray vial of this into my toiletries bag. What a wonderful discovery! Now I'm back in Europe (I came back from some proper hot, subtropical climates where this fragrance applied in the evening was making me feel special even in sandals and a simple dress + earrings combo) and I had to have it!

This is an adult fragrance hands down. My friend calls such fragrances, after I bought the very first Prada perfume when with her in Sephora years ago, 'the fragrance you are NOT going to wear when you're going skiing'. A very good description and I'm pretty sure my 20something nose would not enjoyed My Burberry like my 40 year old one does.

'My Burberry' it is extremely feminine, flowery, quite sweet but also spicy. I'm very glad it comes courtesy of Francis Kurkdjian because I like his fragrances for his own line but this is way less expensive. Still quite a hefty price for a high-street fragrance! It was also difficult to find, most big department stores in Edinburgh or even Boots do not stock anything from Burberry! The bottle is made of a very hefty piece of glass (it arrived in a very bulky packaging when I finally found it at John Lewis on line) and contains very little juice in comparison with the size of the bottle (I went for 50 ml EDP), I don't care that much about the lid's design as I usually loose these somewhere anyway. To me it is simple yet too opulent, I prefer a very discreet branding so I guess I'm not Burberry's target client haha!

One or two sprays is enough, the fragrance lasts on me about 3-4 hours, then it does not change, it simply weakens and disappears. It has freesia and bergamot in it and maybe that is why I'm enjoying it so much. Plus, it reminds me about some very happy days in warm weather on a beautiful tropical island so until I go on my next 'holiday of a lifetime' with a new fragrance in the toiletries bag, I'll be wearing this to mentally transport myself to some more relaxed days.

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Fragrances -Burberry -Brit

on 3/20/2018 9:25:00 AM


I got a sample of this EDP and tried it for a party I went that day.
It smells just like anise, which I find too strong and overpowering. Just a dab of it on my wrists was enough to give me a terrible headache. Nevertheless I got many compliments on it. Go figure.
Wouldn´t buy or use it ever again.

Concealers -Burberry -Cashmere Concealer

on 3/4/2018 6:07:00 PM

I love this concealer, it has a great brightening effect but is not super full coverage so it looks natural. It blends out amazingly and makes my under eyes look smooth and plump. Staying power is also good!

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Eye Shadow -Burberry -Pale Barley 102

on 2/22/2018 1:49:00 PM


I bought this after reading so many fantastic reviews particularly as a one wash colour. This is a very mediocre shadow. I have dark hair and pale skin and the colour makes me look tired and washed out. I wouldn’t recommend this as a one wash colour at all.

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Foundations -Burberry -Fresh Glow Gel Stick

on 2/20/2018 8:59:00 AM


I was so excited for this foundation to launch because the Fresh Glow Liquid foundation is my holy grail! I hoped the stick version would be the perfect companion to the liquid for areas where I need extra coverage, but unfortunately it is not.
I have mature skin that is prone to dryness and dehydration which means stick foundations rarely work for me (with the exception of Tom Ford’s Traceless Stick), but Burberry’s Gel Stick was marketed as having “encapsulated water” as well as ingredients that nourish, moisturize, and add glow”. Well, It did none of the above.

I tested it with and without the Burberry Fresh Glow Primer and the only difference was the primer added a bit of softness to the finish (but only a slight amount). It was not enough to prevent this foundation from drying the heck out of my face. The SA at my counter was pushing hard for me to buy the FG primer...when I told him I already owned it, he stressed I should be absolutely sure to use it with the Gel Stick. That should have been my first red flag. I shouldn’t have to use a primer to get the effect that a foundation alone is said to give. Don’t market a foundation as glowy if it’s the PRIMER that really provides the effect. Simple, right? Alas, me being me, I HAD to try it...after all, it’s Burberry, and until now, I’ve never had a fail from the brand. Sadly this foundation is not useable for me in any way.

Again, keep in mind I’m recounting how this foundation worked for my skin type.
-Has a nice cooling sensation upon application.
-It feels slightly hydrating at first but the effect only lasts a few minutes
-It really does blend easily, both with a brush and fingers
-The packaging (plastic and lightweight) has a good closure that snaps shut to prevent the product from drying out or coming open when not wanted.

-Dull matte finish
-Drying on my skin type (dry/mature)
-Began to break up after about 3 hours, began to appear grainy and dry, especially under my eyes
-Accentuates both texture and dry spots
-Creases and collects in every fine line (and very badly in the not so fine lines!).
-Medium coverage at VERY best...had to build feverishly to even achieve this.
-ZERO GLOW unless you count the tiny shimmer particles that are totally useless (they don’t show on the skin).

I’m beyond bummed about this one. It’s the total opposite of what it’s marketed to be! If they’d have launched this as the “cashmere stick” I think the reception would be much better, because it’s MUCH more akin to the Cashmere Liquid foundation than the Fresh Glow Liquid foundation..

Bottom line, HUGE fail for me. I’m inclined to say this foundation would be much better suited for combo/oily skin that has very few lines or textural issues. However the short wear time and the way it separates/pools, make me wonder if it would wear well on oileir skin types either!
Basically if you already have perfect skin and want a light coverage, matte formula...ya may wanna try this. If you don’t, save your money.

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Eye Shadow -Burberry -Complete Eye Palette No.12 Nude Blush

on 1/27/2018 5:01:00 PM

i was looking for quad of quality shadows to reliably produce a fast and amazing go-to eye look. and i got it! OMG it is love! the shades and finishes are perfect for me. all of the my boxes are checked off with this one.

the lightest is a mostly-matte skin-toned base shade perfect for setting primer and blending out other shades. box 1 checked!
the 3rd shade is my transition and a perfect matte mauve for me for this purpose. box 2 checked!
the 4th shade is outer lid/V/liner and is a satin-matte plum. box 3 checked!
the lid shade is described as copper-pink.. like a muted rose-gold. it has, what i deem to be, a pearl finish. nice! box 4 checked!

this quad does not deliver a blingy party look ... classy/elegant/sophisticated are better words for it. i suppose it looks and sounds boring to some but i find each of the shades to have the correct amount of depth and also in relation to each other. (hope that makes sense). i had doubt that the lid shade would fit in but it magically does. i can use it wet if i want to punch it up a bit.

of course the shadows apply and blend easily and smoothly. after my last palette was a bit of a letdown (dior quint in dream which is all matte), this was a real pleasure to use.

pics above are not mine - one is from 'cosmetic proof' and the other belongs to 'color me loud' so thanks to those people

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Fragrances -Burberry -Body Tender

on 1/22/2018 2:08:00 PM


nothing but LOVE.
its sweet...its sexy and I have had nothing but compliments when i wear this. But MAN its expensive. I would buy it agan and again

Fragrances -Burberry -Burberry Classic EDP


Burberry Classic EDP is a Wonderful Perfume...
Black Currant
Green Apple
Sprayed it on...Soft,Creamy...Peach & Vanilla Perfume...

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Eye Shadow -Burberry -midnight brown eye shadow

on 12/30/2017 1:21:00 AM


I’ve wanted this color for a while and finally took the plunge. I'm so glad I did. The color is a gorgeous mid-tone, neutral brown, not too warm, too cool, not diluted, nor too pigmented. The color I see in the pan, it the color it stays on my lids. The texture is incredible: it feels like silk and is very lightweight. It’s the most buildable I’ve ever used so I can make it as sheer or opaque as I want. I’d call this eyeshadow a satin finish. There is a shimmer in some lights, but it is so subtle it’s almost undetectable. And I like that’s there’s a generous amount of eyeshadow, some high end brands have the tiniest eyeshadow pans. I will buy this again and I’m eager to try more colors from Burberry.

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Lipstick -Burberry -Military Red

on 12/28/2017 12:26:00 AM

"Hall Of Fame Lipstick" The best money can buy. Red Carpet Ready.

Please Note: This is for the regular formulation of the Military Red Lipstick which I consider superior to the Velvet. It has a clarity about it. It is the prettiest shade of Red. But it is unique. And I cannot explain how. It lacks the heaviness of a standard Red, yet it is bright, has depth, and is Red. The lip pencil of the same color is awesome. The duo is "Red Carpet" all the way. I have been devoted to Chanel Reds for more than 20 years.

Chanel has been de-throned. So have the $54.00 most excellent Guerlain lipsticks. I tried other colors, I bought one in a "Velvet". It's good. I never reach for it. Sometimes it's not the whole line, it's a legendary super-star "Hall of Famer color". That is what I am saying here. Reapplication is necessary.

If you lack a lipstick that has some juiciness and oodless of sex appeal - buy this duo now. Feel low and want compliments? Apply and go to grocery store, dog park, Five Star restaurant. Bar. Men will flock in your direction. So will women. BTW it NEVER resorts to sloppy bleeding or any problems that can be inherent in Reds. It's a Top Performer in C,C+C.

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Fragrances -Burberry -Burberry Classic EDP

on 12/25/2017 10:06:00 PM


Perfumes are very personal and what smells good to someone might smell awful to another. But I must say I LOVE perfume, and this is one of the worst smells I’ve worn. Maybe I’m too young for it (I’m 19) but this made me sick. I smelled it at first and I wasn’t thrilled with the smell, but i thought maybe it might smell different when it dries down. I was wrong! It immediately gave me a headache and it made me ever so slightly nauseous.the notes say peach and apricot I don’t even know what I smells it’s so strange. However, I love Burberry black, and the packaging on this is beautiful! Might work on someone else, but definitely not for me!

Blush -Burberry -Lip and cheek bloom

on 12/13/2017 12:16:00 PM

I had this in "Hydrangea", a bright cool pink.
The texture of this is unique and interesting enough - like a whipped mousse, somewhat spingy/spongy and very silky, silicony and a bit powdery to the touch. Unfortunately, when it comes to the performance, the only good thing I found about this formula is that it has a natural semi-matte finish on the face (kind of like cream-to-powder products, though it doesn't get dry or emphasize skin flakes like many of them do) without that greasy look of some more traditional cream blushes. You can also apply it over foundation or over powder with equal results.

When I pick this blush out of the jar, no matter if I'm using my fingers or a brush, it comes out in strange flakes of product (I even want to call them "lint"), and I have to work hard with my fingertips to roll and smear those flakes around my skin. I also had difficulty blending it around the edges - it seems like no matter what I do, the colour just spreads around my cheeks and sits on top like a stain instead of blending into my skin (though it does fade a bit and looks less garish after 10 minutes or so). Because of this, I found it hard to control where I apply this blush, and it often ends up all over my face in the 18th century fashion.

Some might enjoy the velvety texture or have a better luck applying it than I do, but this blush has another significant downside - it starts fading almost immediately after application and vanishes completely in just a couple of hours, if even that.

On the lips, it looks pretty drab - very sheer, completely matte and short-lasting; however, I never had any luck with "lips & cheeks" products (usually great on the cheeks but too dry for the lips, sometimes great on the lips but too greasy for the cheeks) and I bought this as a blush only, so I'm not knocking down the rating because of this. If you're looking for something to use on the lips, though, I wouldn't recommend this.

Foundations -Burberry -Fresh Glow Foundation

on 12/3/2017 9:23:00 PM


So beautiful. It makes your skin look heavenly! I have very dry skin with some red patches, and this evened out my skin. After I powdered and set with makeup spray, this bad boy lasted all day too! I will definitely get a full bottle of this soon!

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Blush -Burberry -Light Glow (blush) in n. 2 (Cameo)

on 11/16/2017 1:19:00 PM


Out of the three Burberry blushes I have (Cameo, Earthy and Blossom), this is my personal favourite, and the only one I might repurchase:

I find that all Light Glow blushes have very...interesting colours with complex undertones, and they seem to change on the face or in different lighting more than other blushes I've tried. "Cameo" is not at all the plain old subtle everyday pink I thought I was getting. It's not easy to describe, but "ruddy brown rose" is the best I can do. On the cheeks, it develops quite strong reddish tones (something I don't see in the pan at all), and in warm electric light it turns brownish, with barely any hint of rose. The end result, I think, is similar to that of plum blushes rather than anything in the "pink" category. It also goes on much darker than you'd expect.
As someone who's not a fan of muddy blushes, I was surprised that I liked it. At least for my neutral/waxy yellow fair skin, it's not the best for a "rosy glow" on the apples of the cheeks, but it is the perfect colour for applying along the underside of the cheekbones, away from the ear, or below another rosy blush (a sort of "draping"-lite?). Somehow, the brown tones seem to emphasize the facial structure, and the red/rosy tones make it appear more like the skin's natural colouring and keep it from looking like strange dirty stripes (magic, basically).

Burberry blushes are praised a lot for their pigmentation and texture. I wouldn't say that that's a strictly good or bad thing: they offer way more payoff than the usual sheer-and-subtle high-end blushes, and I have no complains about the quality, but I don't find them as "user-friendly", and can't say that it's my favourite formula (though I'm in the minority here).
I have to be very careful about what brush I'm using (even the softest one picks up a whole lot of product and kicks up a bit of dust due to the buttery texture, and experimenting with the brush included in the compact always resulted in unblendable splotches), or what I'm wearing underneath it (not enough powder or even using a heavier, oilier moisturizer under the foundation made it difficult to blend). As far as 100% matte blushes go, this might be the least flat, muddy and chalky blush I've tried; still, I find them trickier to use in general, and, given a choice, would go for a satin finish.

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