Somehow, I recently justified adding yet another pink gloss to my already extremely robust collection! Although the Burberry Spring 2013 collection was released in early January, Fondant Pink has been extremely elusive. It wasn't available on the Nordstrom website until early March and I was beyond thrilled when it arrived on my doorstep last week. Everything about this gloss is alluring...the iconic packaging, the moisturizing formula and the creamy baby pink that looks divine by itself and equally fresh over an existing lip color.
|Above: Burberry Lip Glow in Fondant Pink. This gloss comes in a lucite-esque square tube and has a doe foot applicator.|
One gorgeously sunny day last week, I conducted a photo shoot of sorts with this delightful gloss and every shot felt like a winning one. Was it the golden sun of the four o' clock hour? The chic and streamlined lucite packaging? The tender flush of the gloss itself? One may never know. All I can say is that this belongs on a cover of a magazine.
|Above: Fondant Pink #21...a perfect baby pink.|
Retailing for $27, Burberry Lip Glow boasts a brilliant and hydrating formula. Infused with light oils and spherical powders, the gloss itself is only mildly sticky (just enough to ensure its staying power) and highly restorative. It is important to note that there is a light floral fragrance, however, that seems to dissipate after a minute or two, thankfully. Upon application, my lips feel comfortable and full...I get about two hours of wear before needing to reapply and, due to the beauty of the gloss itself, reapplication is a joy!
Kindly scroll on for images and swatches of the gloss in various lighting situations...
Above and below: Swatches of Fondant Pink in direct sunlight..this gloss is a semi-opaque baby pink with no perceptible shimmer. I appreciate that it is a natural pale pink, rather than an overly iridescent or candy pink. It is this composition which makes the gloss so unique; the only pink glosses that I own that comes close in terms of color and opacity is Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Gloss (in Endless Love and French Lace).
|Above: Fondant Pink in the shade!|