After a series of unconfirmed dates, Burberry Beauty finally arrived on our shores late last year…several months after it was presented to the local press. Given the conflicting information, I wasn’t sure if it would ever arrive and had wondered about its eventual launch, what with the waning hype attributed to the passing of time.
As I’d expected, its launch at Tangs was somewhat subdued but one befitting the quiet elegance of the brand.
The unmistakable classiness of Burberry is reflected both in the products and their packaging – soft tones with occasional flashes of strong colours are encased in sleek compacts/bottles/tubes, all adorned with the signature Burberry check. The angular packaging is suitably heavy – albeit a tad impractical for the everyday makeup user – exemplifying the luxurious touch the brand seeks to connote.
Here’s a look at the Burberry Festive Look, the Burberry Beauty Holiday 2011 collection that was specially created for the Christmas season but is just as appropriate for the Lunar New Year festive period.
Inspired by the classic Burberry trench coat colour palette are three new Lip Glow (lipgloss) shades:
- Nude Gold No.15
- Ruby No. 16
- Bright Plum No. 17
They swatch beautifully and are pigmented with a lustrous glide.
The soft colours of Light Glow Natural Blush in No. 8 Misty (S$61) and the quintet of Sheer Eyeshadows (S$46) are extremely easy to wear and will appeal to women who are leery of strong makeup and prefer understated, elegant looks. There’s a reason the words ‘sheer’ and ‘glow’ are in their names. ;)
Also new to the Burberry Beauty collection is Fresh Glow (S$70), a moisturising luminous fluid base that contains wild rose extract.
The focus of the collection is Sheer Eyeshadow in No. 22 Pale Barley, a unique neutral that’s the colour of the Burberry trench coats, according to online sources. I can’t wait to see this in person.
I left the counter with Lip Cover in No. 15 Bright Plum, a present for my mother-in-law. I love its concentrated hue and how smoothly it swatched on my inner wrist.
I also couldn’t resist the magnetic lipstick case whose heft puts the product in a luxe class of its own, while the chic hetchmarks just sealed the deal! This Burberry Lips video says it all.
In Singapore, Burberry makeup is exclusively available at Tangs Orchard.
Image source: Burberry Beauty