I’ve been really busy at work this week (slaying dragons, I said, which explains the missing post yesterday. Dragon refused to remain slain long enough for me to write a post ) So one of the things I made sure I put on my face in the morning is a longwearing foundation because I knew I would be having a long day and I needed to put my best face forward. The past 2 days, I’ve been using the Diorskin Forever foundation which I was a bit on the fence about before, but which I’ve since worked around and love it for days when I need my makeup to set well and last all day without looking shiny. It involves a serum but I’ll share that tip soon – can’t spill all my secrets at one go right?
But today its not about that. Its about the fact that Burberry Beauty has come out with a longwearing matte foundation too – the Velvet Foundation. Its been released together with the Autumn/Winter 2012 makeup collection that includes 3 new eyeshadow colours, and 2 lipsticks.
Based on my understanding, everything will remain part of the permanent collection so you have the time to think about it and whether you want it. That’s good too because we only have 1 Burberry Beauty counter in Malaysia and not everyone has access to it
I’ll just run through what’s available and tell you a little bit about the Velvet Foundation, and you can then tell me if you have tried Burberry makeup and what you like from it
There are 3 new Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows available – Porcelain White (shimmer white), Mulberry (shimmer maroon) and Dark Sable (matte brown).
I tried the eyeshadow once before in a makeover but wasn’t impressed enough to drop the RM105 asking price per product. Since then, I have come across many blogs and raves for their shadows which has made me re-think my choice. So when I was at the counter recently, I picked up Pale Barley, a cream-beige shade that looks like I would be able to get a lot of use out of it.
2 new Lip Cover colours are Sepia Pink (rosy pink) and Mocha Glow (brown). I didn’t have a good experience with Burberry lipsticks before this so I have to confess that I’m a bit hesitant to purchase one, no matter the excellent reviews. It might change when I check out the Lip Velvet lipsticks which are set to be available soon, but till then, I’d pass. Sepia Pink on my lips is pretty much my lips but better. It is wearable for most. But I was interested in Mocha Glow because who can resist trying on a brown lipstick right?
It wasn’t very interesting. It made me look gothic and really aged me so that’s it then, no brown lipsticks for me. I was told however, that it is a very lovely colour on someone with darker skintones. So if you have darker skintones, do give it a try. You never know if it might work for you
So, coming back to longwearing foundation, I’m interested to know how Velvet Foundation will fare. I tried the Sheer Foundation before this and it wasn’t for me. Looked oily on me, and faded quickly. So, it will be interesting to try Velvet Foundation and see how it measures up. Gotta admit that the packaging with the matte cover is seriously sexy! You’ll know when I know how I feel about it
Does anything in Burberry’s Autumn/Winter collection catch your eye? Have you tried anything from Burberry Beauty that you like?
I quite like Burberry’s Light Glow blushes. I came down hard on them before because I do feel that they are pricey, but I also realised that the texture is very good and very similar to that found in Japanese makeup, which I happen to like. A sheer pretty glow on skin. I also recently picked up Pale Barley eyeshadow and really hope to like it, because its pricey yo!
Burberry Beauty Sheer Eyeshadow Price: RM105 Lip Cover Price: RM96 Velvet Foundation Price: RM175 Availability: Burberry Beauty at Isetan KLCC