I absolutely love Burberry's line, and have everything from their powder foundation to their lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes, and bronzer. I figured I couldn't go wrong choosing this BB Cream but it was a huge disappointment. Honestly, I think Burberry made a big mistake with this one, and I have to say it's one of the worst products I've tried in a year. I bought the No.1 Fair, thinking it would be a good match for my N10 skin. I like Burberry's base products in general because I find I'm able to match my pale skin easily as they have a lot of fair colors to choose from.
The No.1 color was about 4 shades too dark for me though, and looked absolutely awful on. Not simply because it was the wrong shade, but it looked and felt greasy and strange on my skin. Heavy, slippery, and clung to dry patches while sheering completely out over other areas. No even texture, and it was difficult to apply with my typical blending brush. It did not sink into my skin or sort of "dry down," rather it stayed moist. FYI, even after knowing it was the wrong shade I kept it on my face for a couple hours just as an experiment. Applying powder on top was a disaster as it left thick, cakey patches wherever I attempted to apply it, and moved the BB Cream around too. It has a perfumey odor that lingers as well, and it's much stronger than other products from their line.
I'm disappointed to see Corn Oil listed as one of the ingredients as well. It's a common allergen and seems like it doesn't belong in a high end brand, particularly one at this price point. Overall, awful. Usually I find one or two things about any given product that I like, even ones that don't work for me, but this one is just a big miss in every area. Also, I wish companies would stop trying to make a few shades that they assume fits every skin tone, and start embracing wider shade ranges.