Finally I was able to view the Burberry Beauty Cosmetics line in person. It is ideal for women over 40! I met up with Carla from Product Girl and she introduced me to the line at Nordstrom. Of course I became dazed and confused with the elegant packaging and all the choices so thankfully Carla suggested we start with the newest edition to the line, the Lip Mists Natural Sheer Lipstick ($30). Lip Mists are Burberry’s answer to the sheer lipstick trend this summer. She explained that although there are similarities to both Chanel Rouge Coco Shines and Dior Ultra Addict lipsticks, Burberry Lip Mist has a thicker feel, thereby making them longer lasting. It helps to shop with a veteran beauty blogger, lemme tell ya!
I first tried one of Carla’s favorite shades, #09 Feather Pink. It’s a nice everyday wearable color but it didn’t rock my world. #207 Camelia Pink was a totally different story–a rich, medium rose! Turns out Camelia Pink is the most pigmented of the 9 Lip Mists shades in the line. One swipe of rich, bright Camelia Pink is the perfect accessory for your summer wardrobe and –it does a wonderful job of brightening up your face as well. Carla and I added Camelia Pink to our summertime lip lineup. She is pale with dark hair and I am fair with blonde hair and it looked equally as flattering on both of us–a testament to the versatility of this shade.
Having tried virtually every new lipstick formulation from every brand this spring, I can tell you unequivocally that Burberry Lip Mists are the creamiest, most color saturated and longest lasting of the bunch. They do not however, give up moisture for pigmentation (like Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color)–they glide on effortlessly and feel close to a balm on the lips. Lip Mists are not as glossy as the Dior Addict Lipsticks, they have more a semi-opaque finish. I will take wear time over gloss any time. Lip Mists do have a rose scent that is a bit pungent at first swipe, but dissipates quickly. Packaging is the same as the regular lipstick, a square gunmetal case with the classic Burberry check pattern and magnetic closure–a very cool feature!
In my opinion, Burberry Beauty is a brand every over 40 needs to investigate. Like the trench coat, Burberry Beauty is a classic, timeless line full of elegant neutrals. The packaging is both stylish and functional with attention to detail. I also tried the Sheer Luminious Fluid foundation and after testing it for a few days, I will be ordering it soon (will do a review when it arrives). Now, on to the……
If you are a Nordstrom credit card holder you will be allowed “early access” to the anniversary sale exclusives and sale products without having to do a pre-sale. Starting July 5th, Nordstrom card holders will be able to preview and purchase sale items before they go on sale to the public and take them home that day–no more pre-sale and then waiting for your product!
Charming Burberry counter manager Kirsten, gave us the scoop on some new products that will available for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale July 15 to 31st! Sorry I have no pictures.
- A new eyeshadow Kirsten described as Dark, bronzy midnight brown
- 2 new mascaras–Blonde and Khaki
- a new Illuminating Base–not to be confused with a primer, this is a base that can be used on it’s own or mixed with foundation
- an Eye Brow Pencil–a first for the line
- 3 new shades of Lipstick (the Lip Cover formula)
- a Concealer Pen–made with hyaluronic acid in both correcting and concealing shades
- and perhaps 2 New Gloss Dhades?
Believe me, I know that Burberry is very exclusive–it’s not available in my area, that’s why I was thrilled to get to see, touch and play with the line. If you need something, I highly recommend Kirsten at the Bellevue Square Nordstrom 425-455-5800 ex. 1043