Flawless Finish: Burberry Sheer Compact Foundation

Foundation Type: Powder

Skin Type: Normal to Oily

Coverage: Sheer to Medium 
Finish: Matte

Let me begin by saying that I am not a fan of powder foundations. I have oily skin, and I don’t like to ‘force’ a matte look because my skin will fight it and crease up a powder foundation. I’ve never found one that successfully sat on my skin. So I was all set to try this product out as a pressed powder. I figured I’d just wear it over foundation and be done with it.

But it doesn’t work that way.

I got this foundation in the same shade as my sheer liquid version, in Trench #10. But I found that if I layered it over a liquid foundation (even if I let the foundation set), it oxidized TERRIBLY and went about 2 shades darker. This happened even if I used a foundation that is too light for my skin, and used this powder to correct. It still went too dark, and almost red. This powder is truly meant to be worn alone. So I tried it out by itself, and it worked beautifully.

FACE
Burberry Sheer Compact Foundation (Trench #10)
EYES
Burberry Eye Palette in Dark Spice:
Gold all over lids
Darkest brown on lashline
Medium Brown blended on outer crease
Urban Decay 24/7 Gel Liner in Zero (waterline)
Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara
LIPS
Burberry Lipstick in Rosewood

FOTD: Burberry Nude

FACE
Burberry Sheer Foundation in Trench #10
Burberry Concealer in Sandy Beige
Burberry Fresh Glow (mixed)
Burberry Face Glow in Russet (blush)
EYES
Burberry Single Eyeshadow in Gold Trench
Burberry Effortless Mascara in Noir
LIPS
Burberry Lip Mist in Copper

Spring Forward: Burberry Basics

Since we’re heading into Spring in just a few days (it’s actually already pretty warm in Los Angeles), I been actively seeking lighter formulations in all things makeup… that still perform like their heavier ‘winter-appropriate’ counterparts. My search led me to the local Burberry counter.

 I’m not that familiar with the brand; lack of physical access has kind of kept me away from it. I really like to try things in person, so that I can  make an informed decision.

I ended up with three of the four basics that I think perfectly pull together a classic Burberry Face: Fresh Glow Primer/Highlighter, Sheer Foundation in Trench #10, and Lip Mist in Copper.

I also wanted the mascara, but they were out of stock (so it’s been ordered for delivery next week). I decided to pass on the concealer, because I have a ton of concealers… and honestly what I have works just fine for me.

Here’s what I learned about Burberry Foundations: They go from yellow to pink to yellow to pink and so on. So Trench #9 is more pink, while Trench #10 is distinctly yellow, and Trench #11 is darker with more pink (to neutralize the yellow). I swatched both #10 and #11 (because I wanted to make sure I got the perfect match), and I’m definitely #10.

I was initially on the fence about Fresh Glow. I’ve seen some reviews where it’s described as ‘pink’ — and reviewers said that it imparted a pink glow. It doesn’t. It’s actually a neutral shimmer (neither pink nor yellow), and nearly completely disappears when applied directly to they skin. It brightens the skin by adding the tiniest light reflecting ‘film’ over the surface, and won’t sink into lines or wrinkles.

Burberry Sheer Foundation in Trench #10:

Burberry Lip Mist in Copper:

You can find out more about Burberry Beauty HERE.