Friday, 24 January 2014

Burberry S/S14 English Rose: Nail Polishes & Eye Palettes.

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Pale Grape 410, Rose Pink 400, Mink 105, Dusky Mauve 405, Pale Yellow 415, Sage Green 420.

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Pale Grape 410, Rose Pink 400, Mink 105, Dusky Mauve 405, Pale Yellow 415, Sage Green 420.

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Mink, Sage Green, Pale Grape, Rose Pink.

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Dusky Mauve, Rose Pink, Pale Grape, Pale Yellow, Mink.

This nail polish set was an exclusive many months ago, available to order after the Womenswear SS14 fashion show. But the set is still available now on the Burberry website for £90! Thankfully the shades are available to purchase separately too :)
Rose No.10, Sage Green No.15.

I also managed to swatch the new Spring Eye Palettes in the Covent Garden Beauty store, they seem very smooth and easy to apply.



 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Here and There in Seoul

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I want to go back!!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Burberry Trench Kisses.

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Burberry Trench Kisses Make-Up Collection.

Autumn is nearly here and with that Burberry-with perfect timing- has released their new fall collection Trench Kisses. The collection is filled with golds, black, trench and oxblood, in line with their current Prorsum collection.  Trench Kisses opens the doors for the introduction of two new products for Burberry Beauty, the Effortless Kohl Multi-Use Pencil and Nail Polishes.

I bought most of the collection....everything in Oxblood! I am still in love with this colour since last year.

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Effortless Kohl Multi-Use Pencil in Oxblood & Stone.

These really do apply effortlessly, the formula is so creamy! Burberry has created these pencils and listed them as multi-use, you can use them as eyeliner, a definer, lipliner or on your face. There is also a black  (Poppy Black) available, but I skipped as I have many black pencils already, but it would be a great eyeliner.
The main purpose of Stone would be on the eyes, around the rim to open your eyes or in the inner corners to brighten. I use Oxblood on my lips and it's great on it's own. If you have drier lips, I would advise using a lip balm first. I also think this would be perfect as a lip liner with the Oxblood Lip Cover or Mist.
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Effortless Kohl Multi-Use Pencil in Stone & Oxblood.

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Lip Glow in Trench Kiss & Oxblood.

Burberry's Lip Glows can be used on their own or in conjunction with the Lip Covers, to enhance or great a tint of colour. Trench Kiss was a spur of the moment buy, I love the name. On it's own, I find that it is nothing special, it gives a subtle shimmer effect to the lips and would be great for a natural look. It also pairs up with the Oxblood lip mist really well too.
 Oxblood however on it's own is lovely, nothing strong on the lips but a simple tint. It is more of a pinky red than oxblood.

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Trench Kiss & Oxblood.

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Lip Cover in Oxblood & Lip Mist in Oxblood.

Both obviously look really similar in the tube, the lip mist looks almost matte.
Burberry's Lip Mist formula offers a sheer finish verse the Lip Cover which is a full on lipstick and offers a much stronger coverage.
The lip cover would be better as a evening or vampy look, and the mist would be more suitable in the daytime.
Personally, you do not need both. With one swipe of each lipstick, you see a difference but if you layer on the lip mist you will get the same shade the lip cover offers. Therefore in my opinion, get the lip mist. If you fancy a subtle, not too bold of a red lip, you can use this. If you want a bolder look, layer it on and you are done.

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Lip Mist & Lip Cover.

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Top lip has the lip cover, bottom lip has twi layers of the lip mist.

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Nail Polishes in Oxlood, Stone, Poppy Black.

These are the three shades released as part of this collection, however Burberry will be soon reveal their full range of nail polishes in the coming weeks.
Burberry promises that their nail polishes dries fully in about six minutes, and true to their word I find that they do dry really quickly.
A few people I know are deceived by the fact that their is more product in the bottle as it shows when the lid is on, however the polishes are a respectable size of 8ml.
Below shows Poppy Black with one coat and Stone and Oxblood with two coats. I love the brush that Burberry has adopted for their nail polishes, round ended, tense and flat, which makes the application process so easy and quick.
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Nail polishes in Black, Stone & Oxblood.

This collection is available in Burberry's Knightsbridge, Bond Street and Regent Street stores as well as online.