Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Summertime Incarnate: Buberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Swatches + Review

burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom in Orange Blossom, Purple Tulip and Poppy, resplendent in the sunshine.
The *Burberry Lip & Cheek Blooms (also available at Burberry) have arrived and I am delighted to offer a focused glimpse of three stunning shades (there are six in total) in this divine formula!  Bouncy, blendable and endlessly versatile, these gorgeous gems are summertime incarnate.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Burberry Lip & Cheek Blooms in action...

burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Glass jars, plaid tops and playful colors...so marvelous.
As the name implies, Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom is a convertable and customizable color, designed to be worn on both the cheeks and the lips.   After experimenting with them for a couple of days, here are my initial findings:
  • The formula is bouncy, silky, slightly mousse-like and inordinately whisper light, thereby blending into the skin seamlessly for a "flush from within" effect
  • They are tremendously buildable...at the start, they apply sheer for a gossamer veil of color but they can be built up to significant intensity while still looking transparent and extremely natural
  • They contain absolutely no shimmer and leave a soft matte (though somehow luminous) finish on the skin; the velvet texture adds a subtle hydration to the canvas and, consequently, works well with all skin types 
  • Fantastic for individuals at all stages of their "makeup game," their sheerness allows them to be mistake-proof enough for beginners and the buildable texture makes them potent enough for beauty pros
  • The lasting power is marvelous...I got 4-5 hours of touch-up free wear, even in heat and direct sunlight
  • All in all, the Burberry Lip & Cheek Blooms are a spring and summer beauty MUST!
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Orange Blossom is a soft, juicy peach for a pale flush.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Orange Blossom.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Poppy is a muted cherry red for a "just-pinched" look. 
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Poppy.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Purple Tulip is a pink-tinged grape for a unique twist.
Above: Purple Tulip.
Above: The full ingredients list.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Which one is your favorite? 
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Orange Blossom...achingly beautiful, no?
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Swatches of Orange Blossom, Poppy and Purple Tulip on a white surface.
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Above: Heavy swatches of the Lip & Cheek Bloom in direct sunlight.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: I chose to combine the Lip & Cheek Bloom with a collection of Burberry Beauty favorites, including the venerable Earthy blush and Nude shadow.
Above: Closeups of Purple Tulip, Sepia Brow Definer and Pale Grape Kohl Eyeliner.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Swatches of all Burberry products used in direct sunlight.
burberry lip and cheek bloom swatches
Above: Lip &  Cheek Bloom in Purple Tulip alone on the lips...such a unique hue.
The following images reflect:
Above: Outdoor lighting in shade.
Above: Outdoor lighting in shade.
Above: Direct sunlight with a flash.
Above: Direct sunlight with a flash.
Above: Outdoor shade with a flash.
Above: Direct sunlight with a flash.
Above: Direct sunlight, no flash. 
Above: Direct sunlight with a flash.
Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line:  The Burberry Lip & Cheek Blooms (also available at Burberry) are brilliantly-executed!  From the sleek glass jar with iconic plaid lid to the velvety, buildable, color-drenched contents within, these delicate beauties are bound to be a hit with Burberry lovers and blush aficionados alike.  I am wildly impressed with the rose petal soft feel and finish and implore you to take a peek at this formula...it's an absolutely quintessential pairing with the spring and summer seasons!

Which Burberry Lip and Cheek Bloom is catching YOUR eye?

Good things ahead, including a foundation intensive, my latest article for the Neiman Marcus blog and new product procurments!

Hope your week is going well...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 


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16 comments:

  1. I already had Poppy on order & your swatches beckoned me to order tulip too!! Ack so pretty!! Hope it looks as good on me☺️ Thank you for the swatches!! xo

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    1. That is awesome, Gummy...thanks for the kind words and hope you enjoy the Blooms!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Good to hear these are good :) I have Peony in my cart and I was wondering if I should get it or not cause I couldn't find any swatches online. The shades that you got are all beautiful and something that I would wear.

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    1. Indeed, Makeup Sessions!

      I can't wait to hear your thougths on these ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Purple tulip is so pretty thanks for the swatches

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    1. My pleasure, Mona...hope your weekend is going well...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    1. Aren't they enchanting?!

      xx,

      The Beauty Professor

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  5. Tequila MockingbirdMay 6, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Wow... the Lip & Cheek Blooms look so pigmented! I'm glad Burberry chose to make a product so pigmented in a blendable cream form, and the lengthy staying power you mentioned definitely piqued my interest. I don't often buy cheek products apart from contour because I rarely find products that offer vivid pigmentation, blendability, and longevity for a "fresh flush"- rather than "drunk clown"- look. (Regarding the latter, in reality I'm less "Tequila" and more "Mockingbird" on a daily basis. :p )

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    1. They are pigmented but buildable so you can control the effect...so good! I love your "drunk clown" description...totally feel that way when blush gets crazy ; )

      Hope your weekend is going well...xoxo, my friend!

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. I am loving the Pale Grape liner with the Nude shadow! I have been using purple liners a lot this spring. The blushes are gorgeous. And you look fabulous as always :)

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    1. Thanks, Petunia...it's such an easy combination! What are some of your favorite purple liners?

      Much appreciation for your sweet words...XOXO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Hey BP, how do you think these compare to the By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace? Thanks for the review and pretty pix!

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    1. Hi Kate!

      Texturally, these feel very different than the By Terry....the Burberry is bouncy and bit mousse like and the By Terry feels more like a cream-meets-gel! Thanks for the kind words!

      XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Oh nice! They look a whole lot more pigmented than their previous release of fresh glow blushes x
    thebeautybloss.com

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    1. They are pigmented without being overpowering!!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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