The day I broke the news that Burberry Beauty was going to be launched worldwide, I did not realize that for once, Malaysia is going to be right on the ball! Usually, we lag somewhere behind the rest of the world in bringing in new brands or new collections. This time, other than Hong Kong, I’m told that Malaysia is only the other country in Asia for now (as at March 2011) carrying the Burberry Beauty brand. Awesome? Quite! 😀 In fact the counter has been opened since end January 2011 and I’d been hankering to visit… but KLCC is just too out of the way for me (not to mention the extremely expensive parking! My most recent escapade cost me RM18 in parking charges! *pukes* Not going back in a hurry)
Of course, more counters will be opened in other Asian countries soon (starting with Singapore in May 2011 I believe). Its too delicious a brand not to launch 🙂
The sole counter in Malaysia for now is at Isetan KLCC. You won’t miss it. Its just behind the entrance, opposite the Longchamp boutique and has quite a large floorspace. I had the opportunity to get a taster of the brand recently so here are some thoughts I have on the brand and its products.
What first struck me was not the packaging. Oh I know how everyone raves about the beautiful packaging, and yes we’ll come to that. But what really struck me was how neutral everything looked. Sleek but neutral. Colors are safe and earth toned which means you don’t come to Burberry Beauty for bright eye popping colors. Well, not until Burberry checks and fashion come in bright shades. I’m told that the colours of the makeup line reflect that of the fashion brand so if you want to know the direction the makeup will head towards, watch the fashion brand. Let’s take a gander at some of the colours in the collection.