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I'm really interested in Burberry's new beauty line!

I know it's just starting to roll-out now in very limited locations, but has anyone tried anything yet? I love the packaging, and can't wait to get my hands on some!

I think I'm the most interested in the lip products (lip junkie), but will probably also give a blush and eyeshadow a try down the line.

So, any thoughts? First impressions? Lemmings?
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As a total packaging and gimmick h00r, I am so jazzed about getting something from this line, probably a lippie, just so I can have something from it! I can't resist the plaid!
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Gah, sometimes I feel like brands depend on their trade marks too often. It's inspired by tartan? Really? Good grief just a little bit of originality please! But of course i'll be first in line to pick up that cute plaid engraved lipstick! :P
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Meh. Granted I haven't seen anything in person, only pictures, but the line looks incredibly uninspired. Those prices for a neutral, matte eye shadow? Seriously? It's laughable. Now they may have great face products, but I won't be wearing any of them because the color range is very limited.

I think luxury lines like Giorgio Armani and Guerlain make great, unique products that you don't mind splurging on. But I was lost in a sea of beige when I looked through that collection.
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Karla Sugar has some info/swatches on her blog:

Guest Swatcher: Burberry, Chicago - The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself
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Here are some more from Karla's site, more e/s. I am pretty tempted by that Lavender Blue one!

Guest Swatcher: Burberry, Bellevue - The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself

And some from Cafemakeup too:

http://cafemakeup.com/2010/07/burber...ood-eyeshadow/

http://cafemakeup.com/2010/07/burber...wood-lipstick/

I ordered the Rosewood lipstick directly from Burberry as it is backordered at Nordies. I was also interested in the Nude gloss but that's backordered on both sites so I skipped it for now. If you sign up for e-mail on the Burberry site they'll send you a welcome code for free shipping.
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Originally Posted by Winthrop44 View Post
Here are some more from Karla's site, more e/s. I am pretty tempted by that Lavender Blue one!

Guest Swatcher: Burberry, Bellevue - The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself

I ordered the Rosewood lipstick directly from Burberry as it is backordered at Nordies. I was also interested in the Nude gloss but that's backordered on both sites so I skipped it for now. If you sign up for e-mail on the Burberry site they'll send you a welcome code for free shipping.
In that ^ link, what is the es name for the first upper left photo? If its there, or on the box, I cannot read it
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I need another makeup line addiction like I need another makeup line addiction

But, I love the makeup in the promo photos a lot!!! I have to see/feel these in person.
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Hmmm...I don't know. If it's any of the swatched ones I would guess maybe the Antique Rose?

Here are the e/s swatches on the Burberry site:

http://us.burberry.com/family/index....026733.4335857

I asked in the comments section on Karla's site. She says it's Rosewood but that the swatcher says it looks more brown in person.
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I asked in the comments section on Karla's site. She says it's Rosewood but that the swatcher says it looks more brown in person.
Really. I would have guessed Antique Rose also. I like that shade. Thanks!
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I'm pretty sure I'll cave soon and order a few things.

Right now I'm looking at Nude Beige, Cameo, and Cameo Pink l/s and the matching glosses. I think I'll start with one l/s and gloss and see how that goes. I'm leaning towards Cameo, it looks so pretty!

I love the imprint on the lipstick!
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For reference I'm NC45 Brown hair/eyes, West Indian
Okay so here it goes:

I stopped by Holts today to pick something up from Chanel when I spotted the Burberry counter and immediately made a beeline towards it. I was surprised because I thought they were coming out later.

They have a nice selection of eyeshadows in person but I think many are dupable. One I was looking at reminded me of Tilt by MAC. I didn't swatch any because I knew I wasn't going to buy any so I can't tell you about the consistency nor the pigmentation.

I was on a hunt for lip products and so we tried a few lipglosses and lipsticks. As opposed to what other's have said I like the colour selection. I think it'll suit many different skin tones and they make nice combos. Nothing is completely unique but they don't really have to be right?

I like the glosses- they are somewhat sheer and pigmented. They are exactly what I expect when I pay $35.00. MAC's are far more sticky/frosty and Dior's lack pigmentation. I tried a couple on, unfortunately I don't remember the name of the one I liked but it was a coral but definitely brownish. I recommend this one for all skin tones as it was very wearable and will work with many lipsticks.

On to the lipsticks. I tried 2 one went well with the lipstick and I think it was a pinkish one..I really have NO idea. The second was No.20 Hibiscus. It truly is the colour I associate with that flower. In the store it looked more of a plummy pink but in my house's flourescent lights it looks more red. I think that outside the sunlight will pick up the pink, I just need to find a complimentary gloss. I'm kind of feeling an inner angst because I have a couple of these colours and I think that people won't be able to tell the difference among them. But they're the only ones I can justify spending over $30 on and this one is light enough for summer. If you have ever tried Givenchy lip product I think they share formulas. The scent is the exact same as is the texture. I think they are slightly drying but I like that because when they don't bleed, and they fade evenly as a stain.


Packaging
In the store the testers were small so I thought that they'd just had a lot of customers using them. I got home opened mine up and actually dropped my jaw at how small it was. 3.8g compared to MACs 3g I think what you'll find is that you need a lot less of this product for it to show, it's very condensed and that the packing is a lot heavier (is that included in weight?) The container is kind of huge but I like it. The side with the most plaid faces the Burberry sign and because it's mirrored the designs fades in and out. You cannot use it as a mirror though. It has a magnetic close which automatically adjusts itself. But the product looks VERY small now that I examine it, so careful you don't break it. I might not repurchase just because of how little product there is. Reminds me of when I was little and got samples when my mom went to Fashion Fair. :S

I've never owned a YSL lippie but while I was in the store I tried some on. I would say the YSL are superior in scent and texture but I couldn't find a colour that convinced me. Mind you I was looking at baby pinks that I know won't work on my skin tone and I think the part of my brain thinking about my wallet and was hoping I would fail in finding a lovely colour. I will say that they Burberry lipsticks are nice as a novelty, I might get one or two more but definitely not the best in the industry. I will go back for the gloss I tried.

On a side note: My MUA was so sweet and even though they close at 7 she kept me 5 minutes while I made up my mind. When I told her I was going to my Spanish class after this she started conversing with me in Spanish. She's from Ecuador! She said that I was a pleasure and I think that she truly meant it, I will definitely buy more just because of how great she was. As a teenager I know it's tough to sell to us because you never know if we're actually going to buy, so when I find associates who are gracious no matter what I hold them in VERY high esteem. It's something super important to me.
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I'm so happy to see this thread!!

I bought:

Eye

Tea Rose #11
Pale Rose #12
Trench #2

Blush

Rose Blush #3

For some bizarre reason, I'm a sucker for pink shadows.... The Tea Rose eyeshadow is by far my favorite of what I ordered - it's a beautiful warm pink with a slight hint of shimmer - it's probably dupable but I can't think of a color in my (vast) collection that it is close to....

Pale Rose is an irridescent (which surprised me) pale pink color - it reminds me of something but I can't quite put my finger on what.....it's pretty, but I don't know if it's something I would wear often.

Trench is exactly what it sounds like - a pale beige. To me, boring, and it will probably go back. It really does look just like the trench coat color () but I was hoping it would be deeper in tone.

The blush is a pretty vivid rose color with very subtle shimmer - again, not sure I'm going to keep this.

I will post swatches soon -

The packaging is beautiful. Very heavy, so not something you want to bring with you on vacation cuz you'll go over the weight limit with about 2 products.

I didn't get any lip products, as I want to swatch them first for color/texture - I'm not sure if my Nordie's is going to get the line, but I'm pretty sure the Nordie's in Natick, MA will so I'll hopefully get there soon to check them out. On the other hand, it's probably best to stay in the dark!
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I decided to use these new products today to see what I think - the shadows are very soft, but the color payoff for me really isn't there. Here is the look, and the swatches of the products........







L-R: Tea Rose, Trench , Pale Rose
Bottom: Rose blush

For the look:

Eyes: Pale Rose, Tea Rose, MAC Charcoal Brown (crease), Trench (above crease ), Chanel Cassis liner

Cheeks: Burberry Light Glow Rose

Lips: Chanel Legende RC, MAC Easy Lounger l/g

Of the products, I like the blush the best.....the eye shadows are really - I'm pretty sure I'll be returning them. If I keep one, it's the Pale Rose (despite my initial excitement over Tea Rose, which ends up also being a snoozer for me). Trench is (on me) a dead-on dupe of MAC Brule. I really only use Brule as a blending color, or on my brow bone, so I don't need 2, especially when one of them is $29!

Overall, I'm really disappointed in this line. Of course, I had high expectations given the brand. Of high-end beauty, I'll be sticking with Chanel and Dior (on occasion).
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Thanks for your review and pics Cheryl! I think you look very pretty in these pics, but it's your opinion that matters. Still hoping to like the lipstick I ordered. Will check in when I get it.
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I decided to use these new products today to see what I think - the shadows are very soft, but the color payoff for me really isn't there. Here is the look, and the swatches of the products........
Lips: Chanel Legende RC, MAC Easy Lounger l/g
Funny, I thought I really love your lips...read...its chanel

But you do look lovely in the colors & I like the blush on you a lot!
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Thanks for your review and pics Cheryl! I think you look very pretty in these pics, but it's your opinion that matters. Still hoping to like the lipstick I ordered. Will check in when I get it.
Thank you! I hope you like the lipstick - it isn't that I don't like these products, I just don't think they're worth the expense when I can get the same result with others that I have (the Chanel Demure quad comes to mind) -

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Funny, I thought I really love your lips...read...its chanel

But you do look lovely in the colors & I like the blush on you a lot!
Thanks hun!!
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Funny, I thought I really love your lips...read...its chanel

But you do look lovely in the colors & I like the blush on you a lot!
How funny Elegant -- I thought "the lips are rockin'" and then I saw Cheryl was wearing Chanel's Legende! I guess nothing will replace Chanel!
You look very pretty Cheryl -- love the lips. I guess I need to get Legende (can't buy anything until next month) -- when I got that little sample pack I loved it!!
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I thought the same about the lips as well, and then saw it was Chanel + MAC. Guess we all have the appropriate addictions covered already, which is a good thing for our wallets!
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^^ Thank you - I LOVE Legende - I wear it a lot....
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Funny, I thought I really love your lips...read...its chanel

But you do look lovely in the colors & I like the blush on you a lot!
I thought the same thing! I thought "Well that lip combo is really pretty" and I scrolled up and it was Chanel + MAC
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Thanks for the reviews so far ladies. I agree with everyone else, Cheryl you look so pretty (love the lips)!

The eyeshadow and blush lemming has faded away for now, but I'm still super interested in the lip stuff. I'll have to wait until next month to try one out though...this month's already been a bad splurgey one, oops.
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Couple more reviews. The e/s really don't interest me for some reason even though I like natural looks:

The Beauty Look Book: Burberry Beauty Sheer Eyeshadows (But Not Really All That Sheer)

Will Burberry Beauty Makeup Have Ladies Lining Up?: Makeup and Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews, Beauty Tips and Drugstore Beauty Finds

Edit: Well my lipstick came and I'm returning it unused (the only way Burberry will accept returns) because it is SO heavily scented. I got a little apprehensive when I read a MUA review this morning complaining about the scent and was hoping I'd feel differently but nope. The MUAer said the glosses are the same so I guess that's about it for me with this brand.
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I'm wondering about the foundations. The colors on the Nordies site look way too light... but I think that's the site's fault.
I'm NC42-45. I'm not sure that any of the foundations would work on me. I'll have to check them out in person.
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I returned all of my Burberry items to Nordies today - good riddance!! As Her Greyness said - it's remarkable that a 'new' brand comes in at such a high price point. I remember when Calvin Klein launched his makeup line several years ago - it didn't stick around long, and then he re-launched it - I don't know if THAT one is even still kicking.

Burberry is totally trading on their brand - I suspect the line won't be around for the long haul. If people are going to spend big bucks, they're going to go to Chanel, Chantecaille, Dior, etc. Lots of luxury brands to choose from that actually have products that back up the price.

I also found out that Shu Uemura is leaving the US, and consequently Nordies - if anyone on this thread likes Shu, now is the time to get it. Apparently it is still going to be available online though, but who knows for how long.
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Shypo Why didn't you keep the blush? I thought the quality was good/it looked fab on you!
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Burberry is totally trading on their brand - I suspect the line won't be around for the long haul. If people are going to spend big bucks, they're going to go to Chanel, Chantecaille, Dior, etc. Lots of luxury brands to choose from that actually have products that back up the price.
I was doing some reading on MUA and several people are really liking what they've tried and don't find the scent as bad as I (and the other MUAer) did. It'll be interesting to see how the line does. I also read that in the UK Burberry gets a pretty bad rap these days:

http://www.makeupalley.com/m_112715744
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I've actually read quite a few positive reviews on different products from the line from sources I usually agree with. I think I'll have to check things out myself and see how I feel.

The strongly scented lip stuff really turns me off, but I suppose I can air them out if I'm totally crazy about the formula. From swatches I've seen, some of the shades are very "me" and calling my name. Will they be worth the price compared to my Chanel favorites? No idea, but I have to try them out and see!
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Shypo Why didn't you keep the blush? I thought the quality was good/it looked fab on you!
Thank you - I decided to return it because it really just wasn't 'unique' enough to keep, at that price. I liked the way it looked too, but I would rather have a Chanel blush for the same price........

I guess it's about what you're comfortable with - I've gotten used to pigmented shadows from MAC, MUFE, Chanel....they've spoiled me. These were very soft, as I said before, but I got a ton of fallout from them, and I just couldn't justify the cost based on the end result: something I can get from other brands.

I have been tempted to try a couple of the lipsticks because I think the colors are 'me' too ( Meg) but I'm not too keen on strong smell. I think I will have to see them in person to decide.
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I returned all of my Burberry items to Nordies today - good riddance!! As Her Greyness said - it's remarkable that a 'new' brand comes in at such a high price point. I remember when Calvin Klein launched his makeup line several years ago - it didn't stick around long, and then he re-launched it - I don't know if THAT one is even still kicking.

Burberry is totally trading on their brand - I suspect the line won't be around for the long haul. If people are going to spend big bucks, they're going to go to Chanel, Chantecaille, Dior, etc. Lots of luxury brands to choose from that actually have products that back up the price.

I also found out that Shu Uemura is leaving the US, and consequently Nordies - if anyone on this thread likes Shu, now is the time to get it. Apparently it is still going to be available online though, but who knows for how long.

Cheryl - is there any makeup that does not look gorgeous on you? you look beautiful

I was asked if I was interested in trying the Burberry line long ago and I declined -- I have enough work with some great European companies.. but, my main reason was that the price points on this product was way too high -- higher than Chanel in some cases. A cosmetic line cannot make it on the designer's name alone -- it needs great products at good prices and this one was just not there for me. I did swatch some ES on Friday, and found them to be chalky and the colors very very blah.

As for Shu -- yes, they will only be selling online in the US (their service is absolutely a nightmare!) and in their far east stores. The color selection online is growing increasingly limited -- I wear the Face Architect foundation, and my color has been "out of stock" for the last two months... so, I am going to rely more on my Cle de Peau Satine (I was too cheap to wear this one on a daily basis but with life beating me up recently, I might as well have great glowing skin). As for CK -- it is gone too...
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