Burberry launched a spring/summer collection earlier this year that included two new blushes; Coral Pink and Hydrangea Pink ($42). The goal of the collection was to introduce “radiant colour” into their otherwise neutral range.
I purchased Coral Pink, a warm dark pink with a hint of coral. It has a soft, satin finish with a nice glowy sheen. Coral Pink is an intense shade and extremely pigmented. I purchased it online sight unseen from Nordstrom in Bellevue, WA. The Burberry Beauty line is somewhat elusive and hard-to-find. Had I seen it person first, I don’t know that I would have chosen it for my fair skin.
I adore the Burberry packaging–a heavy gunmetal compact with the iconic Burberry check pattern on it. It comes in a velvet pouch inside the box. The compact has a mirror and a nice brush housed inside.
Burberry blushes are some of the nicest on the market–the texture is very soft, creamy and downright lustrous. Careful application is must with this intense blush–a light hand and a fan brush is recommended. It is blendable, but your hand may get tired! It seriously takes some work to not look like a clown/sunburned/crazy pants. Or like this….
That said, you can choose to layer a soft powder or cream highlighter over the top to diffuse the intensity. For me though, that’s a lot of work, I’m a more slap-it-on-and-go girl. Coral Pink did wear for more than eight hours on me though, so the lasting power is there. I do think the name Coral Pink is misleading–this blush has MUCH more pink in it than coral. I wish I had chosen something that had more coral than pink. I don’t see much difference between this and Hydrangea Pink, the other shade in the collection.
Bottom Line: While some may find they like Burberry going out of the norm and adding more color to the line, I prefer the softer sheerer blushes. Darker skin tones will probably fall in love. The quality and texture is superb so if you like highly saturated blushes, check these out!
P.S.- I also purchased the two glosses from the collection–Mallow Pink and Coral, reviews coming soon!