Review of Burberry Fresh Glow by abfabjeanius
I believe this product is a new offering for Fall 2011. It is a slightly luminescent liquid that can be used as either a primer or a highlighter. In the bottle, it has a slight pinkish cast, but it does not apply on the face that way.
From the Burberry site:
All-in-one make-up and skincare product to moisturise and highlight
Innovative luminous fluid base for instant radiance
One shade perfects all skin tones
Apply as a moisturiser for a radiant glow or use as a shimmering highlighter
It retails for $42USD, and you get the same-sized bottle as the foundation. It also comes in the same style of bottle, with the signature Burberry-checked top, and a pump that twists to lock shut.
For reference, I have combination skin with a light-golden complexion. My main concerns are my oily t-zone (I hate using anything that makes me look oilier) and large pores on my nose. Since I am currently pregnant, I've noticed my skin has also broken-out more than usual.
Anyway, I use one pump of Fresh Glow on top of my sunblock lotion (currently Dior's DiorSnow SPF50), before applying foundation. I find that it helps to even out the complexion a bit, and also helps the foundation to go on evenly and last longer. Then, I follow with the Burberry Sheer foundation in #5... add a bit of concealer on my dark undereye circles and any spots. Then, I powder my nose and add a tiny droplet of Fresh Glow on the cheekbones, browbones, and sometimes the inner corners of the eye to give that extra highlight. The pearl/shimmer particles in this product are so fine that it doesn't look like you are wearing shimmer -- just that your skin glows.
This product was what I'd hoped BeneFit's That Gal would be, except That Gal was way too pink, a bit heavy, and looked unnatural, even under my foundation. Fresh Glow, on the contrary, is sheer and imperceptible, and would mostly likely work well for all skintones without looking obvious or ashy. The texture is lightweight, and there is a lovely fresh rose scent (which I personally love, though I know some ladies hate it!)
Anyway, I love this stuff, and it will most certainly be one of my makeup bag mainstays!
P.S. Fresh Glow was allegedly used on Rosie Huntington-Whitely for the Burberry Body shoot.