Reformulations are taking place at Burberry, all their single sheer eye shadows have been replaced by two new formulas (Wet & Dry Silk and Wet & Dry Glow), the Lipcover lipsticks have been replaced by the Kisses formula and apparently more products are being updated (with the exclusion of fragrance which will be a welcomed attribute to many). With the upcoming new cream blushers and cream eyeshadows from the brand its looking like a very exciting year for Burberry makeup fans.
I bought the shadow in Shell
#003 Wet & Dry Glow (£23). Its a shimmery/metallic golden
peach. The warmth of this looks at odds on my complexion so I
tend to use this as a topper shade.
The finish is along the
lines of NARS’ Dual Intensity eyeshadows, however I find the
Burberry version is smoother and more creamy. Though the product
is quite dense it doesn't feel heavy. It adheres really well and
is easy to blend with no fallout. The shadow layers really well
and as you can use it wet to intensify the colour it makes it
quite versatile, lasting power is also extremely good.
Swatched dry then damp,
the formula is lovely to use but I can't help feeling like this
high sheen/metallic finish seems out of place with the more
sedate offerings we normally receive from Burberry.
From the new Burberry Kisses lipstick formula I opted for Nude
Pink #05 (£25). True to its name it really is the perfect
neutral toned satin finish nude pink which is easily built up.
I was really expecting to love this new formula and there are
certainly many positives. It feels comfortable and hydrating, it
does cling to the lips somewhat but as it does not have too much
slip it has a good wear time (about 4 hours). It's nearly
ticking all the boxes but there is one flaw in that it
accentuates lip lines. To be fair its not terrible and its lessened the more you layer, but lipsticks that sink
into lines is a bugbear of mine and as there are so many good
lipsticks on the market these days I have high expectations when
I try a new formula. I was hoping it was just this shade but I
have since read reviews for other shades with the same
Swatched below once then four times,
Ingredients (I detect no fragrance):
Though there is a lot to like, I'm not completely smitten with
these, the finish of the shadow is slightly too intense for me
and I prefer the finished look of the lip mists and lip glow
balms compared to the kisses formula.
I bought these from http://uk.burberry.com/