One of the luxe beauty brands that is exciting me most these days is Burberry Beauty. I had the opportunity to interview Wendy Rowe, the UK celeb makeup artist that works with Christopher Bailey creating each new collection. She talked about “effortless elegance”. That is how Bailey sees Burberry Beauty. So you’ll notice that each limited edition includes a nude colour story and one with more dramatic colour like Military Red or Oxblood. The quality of the formulas is very good and the packaging modern and sleek. Here’s the story behind the holiday collection.
Burberry Fall/Winter fashion look
“ I describe the Burberry beauty look as effortless elegance. Every product should be quick and easy to apply.” – Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey
Brand: Burberry Beauty
Collection: Burberry Festive Beauty Collection
Creator: Wendy Rowe, Burberry Makeup Artistic Consultant
Theme: Effortless Elegance. Rowe has taken the streamlined Burberry beauty look and updated it for the holidays thanks to gold accents. Lips are dressed in confident red or soft nude. The complexion is glowing and radiant. Eyes are adorned with gold or champagne. It’s modern and youthful in its attitude.
Collector Palette: This limited edition eye palette enhances eyes with a golden, illuminated look. You’ll find a luminising base to highlight, two buildable colours and an intense liner to define eyes
A Golden Glow: These limited edition illuminating powders only appear this time of year and this one is beautifully done. It’s a pressed powder infused with the notes of My Burberry Eau de Parfum. Use the brush provided to highlight cheekbones, shoulders and décolletage. What I love is this golden powder works on almost every skin tone. It’s truly universal beauty.
Gold Touch: This multi-use, pearlescent cream highlighter adds a delicate golden glow to eyes, lips and cheeks.
Focus lips: Keep the complexion neutral and play up your lips in either Parade Red or Gold Shimmer. Golden gloss applied over red lipstick creates a beautiful coral effect with dimension. It’s stunning!
Burberry Festive Beauty Collection 2016:
My Burberry Limited Edition Shimmering Body Oil, 30 ml, $60
Gold Glow Fragranced Luminising Powder in Gold Shimmer, $75
Fresh Glow Luminous Base in Nude Radiance, $54
Gold Touch in Gold Shimmer, $39
Complete Eye Palette in Gold Shimmer, $64
Shimmer Dust in Gold Glitter, $28
Burberry Kisses Gloss in Gold Shimmer & Red Parade, $31 each
Burberry Kisses in Gold Shimmer & Parade Red, $36 each
Burberry Nail Polish in Gold Shimmer & Parade Red, $23 each
My Burberry Eau de Parfume Festive Edition, $138
Burberry Fall/Winter look
The Giveaway: This is one of the most spectacular blog giveaways I’ve ever hosted. One lucky reader took home this entire Burberry Beauty set. To enter, I asked readers to tell me on a scale of 1 to 10 what they thought of this collection? Tasha S told us and we drew her name from all entries. Congrats Tasha!
Burberry Beauty is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com
Lynn MarieDecember 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm
The collection is gorgeous and I rate it an 8 out of 10.
Burberry is such a timeless classic brand with innovative colours, textures and packaging while maintaining their core values.
I have only tried the fragrance therefore I appreciate your in-depth analysis of the cosmetics.
The gold looks amazing and the lipsticks look vibrant and lush.
A lovely giveaway that any woman would be delighted to receive.
Karen DietrichDecember 1, 2016 at 4:12 pm
This collection is a 10 for sure. Just love all the glittery gold. @karen_dietrich
MollyMDecember 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm
On a scale of 1-10, it’s a 15! Love it! So amazinggggly beautiful in every way!
Dana EdwardsDecember 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm
It’s Burberry. It’s gold. It has glitter. I I love it. My favorite part is the textured lipsticks and powders. I do think the cases are a little understated for such a glam look. 9/10.
GilmariaDecember 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm
I am new to the make up world so winning this would mean the ???? world to me!!!! Love it all and I never tried any of these brands!!!
arsenalDecember 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm
lovely products and the packaging is just magnificent !! and the product itself must be top quality too !! i’m giving 9/10 and my love would adore the amazing Burberry Kisses !
beautiful collection !!!
@gunners81 on twitter
Jamie JohnsonDecember 1, 2016 at 11:22 am
10+! I love, love, LOVE Burberry! This collection has EVERYTHING one could possibly want and then some! Yes, I want it! Yes, I love it! I give it two very enthusiastic thumbs up! My favorite item is My Burberry Eau de Parfume Festive Edition of course because of my fixation with fragrances! Love it and you, Dave!
Lori OdijkDecember 1, 2016 at 9:04 am
I don’t have any of these lovely items. I have went with my daughter into the Burberry in Chicago, and she has purchased a couple of these items, so I have seen them. I would definitely give this collection a 10! @LoriOdijk
Portia CoronadoDecember 1, 2016 at 8:48 am
This collection is 10/10! These are the types of shades I’m into right now as a new mom of two…very understated luxe. The Burberry Kisses in Parade Red is nice (and quick fix!) for pop of colour and the gold shimmer dust is like pixie dust…magically lifts up your mood after months of sleepless nights! @portiacor
Aimee JosonDecember 1, 2016 at 4:57 am
I’d give this set a 10/10!
I love the elegant and warm colours on this collection. I think that it is perfect for the holidays and any occasion.
I’d love to use and give a review on all the products in this collection, especially the Gold glow fragranced luminising powder.
Thank you so much for this chance!
Happy holidays xx
despina chalkidouDecember 1, 2016 at 3:34 am
I would give the Burberry collection a 9/10. Packaging is beautiful. Would have love to add a bit of colour in the eyeshadow palette. Definitely would wear lipglosses and lipsticks.@d_chalkidou
Karen DietrichNovember 30, 2016 at 11:58 pm
KatyNovember 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm
What a great holiday collection! I love that Burberry is a line I can trust to give me the neutrals I want for day and fun and edgy products to amp up my look for night. The shadow palette is something I can see myself using daily. How fun would it be with that Shimmer Dust in gold? The My Burberry Eau de Parfume Festive Edition is just plain festive- like it says!
I’m on Twitter and IG as @katygmorris
Susan J.November 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm
I would give the Burberry collection a 9. Packaging is beautiful. Would have love to add a bit of colour in the eyeshadow palette. Definitely would wear lipglosses and lipsticks
John AgwazimNovember 30, 2016 at 9:15 pm
Anita OetjenNovember 30, 2016 at 8:15 pm
I’m an older woman and wouldn’t hesitate to wear this collection. It’s awesome.
Amy OrvinNovember 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm
I would give it a 10!
Yes, I would wear everything here.
@amyorvin on Twitter
Leslee NicholsonNovember 30, 2016 at 4:27 pm
I love the Complete Eye Palette in Gold Shimmer. A 10 for this collection, beautiful for the holiday season! @leecaper
MaryNovember 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm
I need it badly! Absolute 10.
Burberry is my favorite fashion and beauty brand 🙂
Lorna WebsterNovember 30, 2016 at 9:34 am
10! Dripping with gorgeous gold. @Loquaciouslorna
Trillina PalemiNovember 30, 2016 at 7:29 am
This collection is a 10!!!
Katy GlynnNovember 30, 2016 at 1:58 am
The gold glitter in shimmer dust is most definitely what my dreams are made of! @glynnskee
Caitlin BelfioreNovember 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm
10/10 perfect festive colours
Karen DietrichNovember 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm
Thee colors are fantastic. This collection gets a 10. @karen_dietrich
Varsha BNovember 29, 2016 at 11:14 pm
Definitely a 10/10! There is nothing in this collection that I wouldn’t love to wear <3