Friday, December 9, 2016

A Gilded Pictorial: Burberry Beauty Holiday 2016 Collection

The Burberry Beauty Festive Collection 2016.
The holidays are indeed upon us; from uplifting music and vibrant decorations to nonstop weekend commitments, the next three weeks are going to fly by at lightning speed! Instead of succumbing to stress, I am doing my best to embrace the joy and goodwill of the season and, consequently, am excited to share an image-heavy homage to the holidays featuring the gorgeous Burberry Beauty Festive Collection 2016.  

Rife with radiant golds and rich reds in graciously gilded, limited edition packaging, this collection is sure to captivate and inspire! 


Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the collection in action as well as the Bottom Line...


At the center of the Burberry Festive Collection 2016 is the *My Burberry Festive Edition Fragrance.  From the classic trench coat motif to the suspended glitter within the flacon, this fruity floral fragrance (with a sophisticated musk dry down) is visually stunning and timelessly alluring. 



My Burberry Festive Edition. 
Official details, courtesy of Sephora:

Introducing the limited-edition My Burberry Eau de Parfum inspired by the holiday season. The bottle features golden flakes and a gold gabardine knot around the collar.  

Inspired by the trench coat and its heritage of British design and craftsmanship, My Burberry captures the fragrance of a London garden after the rain. The scent is a contemporary British grand floral and features a delicate heart of rose woven with an unexpected touch of geranium leaf. 

Notes:
Sweet Pea, Bergamot, Geranium, Golden Quince, Freesia, Patchouli, Rain-Tipped Damask and Centifolia Roses.
Style:
Effortless. Personal. Timeless.

Trench coat details. 

As resplendent on the face as in the compact, the *Burberry Festive Powder features clever embossment inspired by the khaki fabric of the trench coat. The subtle, neutral champagne beige sheen is suitable for the high points of the face as well as the body (shoulders, décolleté, etc) and the finely milled nature of the powder guarantees that your glow will look lit from within. 

Swatches in direct sunlight. 
Nude Radiance. 
Also limited-edition, the *Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance (previously reviewed HERE)

Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

    What it is: A lightweight, luminous fluid base that gives the skin a gentle fresh shimmer and sheer dewy finish.
    What it does: The unique pink color complements all skin tones and enhances the complexion for an effortlessly radiant, healthy look. The beautifying formula contains wild rose extract, which provides moisturizing benefits and regenerating properties. The skin is hydrated, protected and has a natural healthy glow.
    How to use: Apply Fresh Glow all over clean face for immediate, natural radiance. To highlight and sculpt the face, apply Fresh Glow over your makeup to cheekbones, bridge of nose and chin.

    A swatch of Nude Radiance in direct sunlight. 

    #28 Gold Shimmer. 
    Next is the stunning *Burberry Festive Complete Eye Palette #28 Gold Shimmer; with four shades of shimmering gold in various states of depth, this palette instantly brightens the eye without overwhelming it.  Boasting significant color-payoff and long lasting, creaseless wear, the eye shadows  blend together with ease, making it excellent for both casual daytime jaunts and more formal evening affairs. 

    To apply, I start with the medium gold shade (second from the left in the swatches below) and blend it over my entire eye.  I then use a mix of the top two lightest shades and sweep them up towards my brow bone for a diffused effect. A touch more of this mixture goes along my lower lash line and, to finish, I blend a bit of the darkest gold bronze shade in the crease for punctuation and definition. The final result is warm and inviting with the quintessential amount of gleam! 
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    Swatches in mixed outdoor lighting. 
    Golden Eye(s). 
    Eye duo for a gilded glow. 
    A sweep of the *Burberry Festive Gold Shimmer Gold Touch--a creamy incarnation that melts into the skin while imparting a gilded foil effect--on my upper brow bones creates an incandescent orbital area.  Ultra-blendable, this formula can also be used on the cheeks and lips for a hypnotic golden glow. Simply brilliant! 

    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    For the lips. 
    Finally, lips are cloaked with luminous gold and cheerful red tones, thanks to the plush and reflective *Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss Festive 2016 Gold Shimmer #124*Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss Festive 2016 Parade Red #117 and *Burberry Kisses Lipstick Festive 2016 Gold Shimmer #224. 

    The glosses are impressively moisturizing, peerlessly shiny and remarkably non-sticky.  I love wearing *Gold Shimmer #124 on bare lips for a touch of radiance that brings out the luster of one's natural lip color. *Parade Red #117 is exceptional! This muted, shimmer-free crimson is effortless to wear and can be built from sheer to nearly full coverage in a couple of weightless and flattering coats...it, along with the Festive Complete Eye Palette #28 Gold Shimmer, is one of my absolute favorite pieces in the collection due to its unique tone and easy demeanor. 

    For a barely-there, soft wash of gold, the Gold Shimmer #224 lipstick is a befitting option...it adds a touch of dimension to naked lips and can be added atop an otherwise matte or cream formula for heightened luminosity. 

    Swatches of the lipstick, gold gloss and Parade Red gloss in direct sunlight. 
    Worn separately or mixed together, your holiday lip is under control with Burberry Kisses LE Festive shades!
    The full look.
    To create the full look at the end of this pictorial, I used:


    The eye look components. 
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 


    The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunlight--black sweatshirt by Wildfox, vintage gold necklace by Cartier...

    Wearing *Burberry Kisses Gloss in Gold Shimmer on the lips. 
    Gold Shimmer. 
    Burberry Kisses Gloss in Parade Red on the lips. 
    Parade Red. 
    A mix of both glosses on the lips. 
    Last look.
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    Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this *Burberry Beauty Holiday 2016 pictorial and would love to know what caught YOUR eye!

    In the midst of the hectic nature of the season, don't forget to take a breath and appreciate the beauty around you...I know that's my goal this month ; )

    Good things ahead, including my 2-part holiday gift guide, a fragrance feature and a host of new product procurements!

    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.  © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

    5 comments:

    1. I love the Burberry palette. Just when I think I don't need another palette this one comes along. The colors are stunning. Enjoy your holidays!

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    2. How does this palette differ from the Armani?

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    3. Tequila MockingbirdDecember 14, 2016 at 2:52 PM

      I need the gold-capped Burberry Fresh Glow in my life!

      I already use the regular one and it's truly a fresh glow. It's great for making higher-coverage foundations look more skin-like and in larger quantities makes powder highlighters look like children's craft glitter. Someone I know with hormonal acne said that using it provides a blurring effect.

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    4. Beautiful as always, love reading your posts! Where is your necklace from?

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