Burberry The Antique Nudes Collection - First Impressions and Swatches: Dark Earthy Blush, Eye Colour Contour No.102, 112, 1124, Liquid Lip Velvet No.01 and Full Kisses No.505, 501
I was totally ecstatic to review this collection as I have a few Burberry pieces and I absolutely love them. And who wouldn't be excited about an all nude collection? The Antique Nudes Collection features runway-inspired nudes with muted pinks and natural tones to create the perfect nude look. The collection was created to sculpt the face and enhance features with ease. Today I will be sharing a few items from this line to achieve the natural Burberry look.
Light Glow Blush - Dark Earthy No.11 ($47 CAD)
Dark Earthy Blush is one of the runway icons used backstage by Wendy Rowe, Burberry Make-up Artistic Consultant. I own a couple of their other blushes and they provide a subtle healthy glow to the cheeks. The signature Burberry check pattern is embossed on the blush and it is housed in a mirrored case that includes an angled brush applicator. I just love Burberry's packaging, it is so luxe and sleek. The soft powder is fine and ultra-buildable and is meant to enhance complexions. It is described as a medium brown shade with a matte finish. This is not a typical colour that I would choose for a blush but it's good for a natural look. It doesn't provide a glowing appearance on my skin tone but I paired it with a highlighter to brighten up the cheeks. This blush can also be used to contour the cheeks or on the eyes to add dimension. There is a lighter version of this blush called Earthly that would probably work better as blush for lighter complexions and this darker shade as a contour shade.
Eye Colour Contour ($35 CAD)
The Eye Contour is a shadow pen created to achieve effortless smokey or sculpted eye looks. There are three colour options in this collection which you will be seeing swatches for. The pen has a dome tip that fits perfect in the crease to follow the natural curve of the eye to add depth and it also blends easily into the lash line. It has a creamy formula that last all day and it is also waterproof. I wasn't expecting much from these shadows as I tend to stay away from shadow sticks but I was pleassantly surprised by these. They are very pigmented and I was able to create a beautiful eye look (see below) with just using the three shades below.
Liquid Lip Velvet ($38 CAD)
Joining the Lip Velvet Collection, Burberry introduces the Liquid Lip Velvets which is a matte cream lipstick. The formula has a whipped like texture for a smooth application. It is pigmented, light weight and comfortable to wear. There are three shades in this collection, Fawn Rose No.09, Fawn No.05 and Light Nude No.01. I have the shade Light Nude which you'll see a swatch of below. Unfortunately this shade is not complementing on me; it was very pale looking. I haven't played around with it much to see what lip liner or base would be better suited for it. Therefore, I can't comment on the longevity of the lipstick.
Full Kisses ($33 CAD)
The Burberry Full Kisses was introduced in the brand's Kisses Collection. It comes in a sleek retractable pen with a flat top bullet. This top allows you to follow the curve of the lips and easily maneuver from curve to curve. It is said to define, shape and provide a fuller looking lip. I love the formula on these as it is lightweight, creamy and very hydrating. It is full coverage and leaves a luminous finish and wears after a few hours. There are three shades in this line, Nude Beige No.500 (new shade), Nude No.505 and Nude Blush No.501 (swatches above). These are ideal for on-the-go application. Nude Blush is my favourite shade as it is a beautiful rosy pink; I'm pictured below wearing it on the lips.
Burberry Nails ($25)
A nail collection inspired by the Burberry runway nail shades. It is said to have a lasting high-gloss finish and the rounded end brush design allows for high precision. There are three polishes in the Antique Nudes Collection two of which are limited edition.
- Nude Pink
- Stone Green (Limited Edition)
- Tea Rose (Limited Edition)
The Antique Nudes Collection is available at selected Nordstrom's, Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Burberry.com and other retailers that carry Burberry. If I were to recommend one item from this collection it would definitely be the Full Kisses Lipsticks because I love the formula and the two shades that I have. I will be adding the Eye Colour Contours to my routine for sure for quick looks. Their blushes are also amazing and worth splurging on. I have yet to try the nail polish but but I will soon.
What is your favourite Burberry item?
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*Thank you to Burberry for providing these items to share with my readers.
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