Sunday, 1 January 2012

Review: Burberry Sheer Foundation

I haven’t tried much of the Burberry makeup line, but I have been really impressed with the few bits and pieces I’ve swatched over the past few months and am kind of surprised that it hasn’t seen more hype in the blogging world this year. A bottle of their foundation arrived on my doorstep just before Christmas and needless to say, I was excited to try it out.
The first thing you notice is the stunning packaging. It is literally the most beautiful foundation bottle I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot) The quality matches the design too. Burberry haven’t skipped any corners with their makeup line, and it really shows.
As for the product itself, it’s very thick in consistency, somewhere in between a crème and a gel formula. It applies smoothly onto the skin and leaves you with a very natural, velvety finish and leaves your skin feeling nicely moisturised. It’s very similar to MAC’s Studio Sculpt in consistency, but I much prefer the finish it gives. It’s not matte, not quite dewy, but almost luminous. It makes your skin look healthy and plumped.
It gives a great level of medium coverage (I only need a spot of concealer on any problem areas to create a flawless finish) yet it’s not too much for everyday wear, and you can layer it for the evenings. I’m a little baffled as to where the conjured up the idea of calling it a ‘sheer’ foundation because it’s just not. If you want to see what the foundation looks like on, check out my latest few YouTube videos (I've been wearing it since Christmas)
The staying power is about average. If you have oily skin you’ll certainly need to powder it, and to top up your powder throughout the day. As with MAC’s Studio Sculpt, it seems to be an ‘all skintypes’ foundation, however I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with either extremely dry, or extremely oily skin as I think there are better options for problem skins out there.
It comes in 9 shades, which are definitely skewed towards very pale skins. Normally my skin tone is within the first 3-4 palest shades but in this I’m wearing No. 5 (and I’m at my palest!) so it doesn’t seem to cater for everyone. Another point to mention is that it is quite strongly perfumed. For some this may be a pro, for others a con but personally I love the scent.

The one real downside (as ususal!) is the price. £35. Ouch.

Although it’s expensive, I have to say you can see where your money is going. As much as I adore Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, the packaging is rather disappointing for it’s £32 price tag.

Yes, the Burberry makeup collection is expensive, but I wouldn’t really expect anything else from them, and the product really is lovely. I’d recommend this to girls who prefer to have just one or two really gorgeous foundations in their makeup bags and are looking for one that is versatile enough to use day or night.
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43 comments

  1. love the packaging xx

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  2. I had a couple of Burberry products. The thing that caught my eye was that the lipsticks have magnets catches- no more lipsticks being mashed and eaten by handbags :) I might look at this when I got to replace my current (and discontinued :() foundation xx

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  3. The packaging is divine and it looks like a great product! great post, and lovely pictures

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  4. Fab post it is a lovely bottle ! xx

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  5. I completely forgot about Burberry make-up, I just seem to walk straight past it all the time. Any kind of foundation that caters for pale skin is a winner in my books and I adore the packaging of this one!

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  6. This looks gorgeous! I've never seen much of Burberry's beauty products but I'm intrigued now. x

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  7. I absolutely love the packaging! I agree with the Chanel comment, I also love vitalumiere aqua...but they could have made the packaging a bit more "fancy".
    Carissa xx
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  8. Seems right up my street! Plus I am a sucker for packaging so this would really look pretty on the dresser :)

    Shifa
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  9. That looks fab! Need to try :)
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  10. Dying to try this! Thanks for the review!:)

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  11. So if I have oily combination skin, this product will be good or not?
    Your look is great, I love it:)

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  12. I actually feel like trying anew foundation, I feel as if the Bourjois Healthy Mix is becoming slightly boring after six months of religious wear! http://glitterandsin.blogspot.com/

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  13. I really wish I could try this. I love the packaging. It seems like it would go well with my skin type/tone too.

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  14. wow love the packaging, I need to try this! xxx

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  15. Gosh I really wasn't expecting much from Burberry makeup. I've avoided the brand since The Daniella Westbrook Burberry-everywhere appearances.

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  16. You are right about Vitalumiere Aqua, it is a wonderful product, but I haven't been able to justify spending that amount (here in Australia, it's about AU$70 or $77 I forgot) ... so I leaned to buying other foundations instead haha...

    I thought I wasn't expecting much from Burberry makeup line, now I am so very curious!

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  17. I havent tried any makeup from Burberry yet but this sounds brilliant and the packaging is gorgeous!
    xo

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  18. it looks very luxurious but the price seems a little pricey! i'd love to try sample some and see if it's that amazing!

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  19. The packaging looks lovely and luxurious

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  20. The packeging is amazing! I love it! thanks for sharing! happy new year!

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  21. The packaging looks lovely, bit pricey thou! x

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  22. It looks great and it sounds like a really good product too, I think the price is a little steep for me though! x

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  23. It's such a pity we cannot get Burberry make up in Poland. This shade would be perfect for me!
    XX

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  24. wow sounds good i love the packaging! <3

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  25. Love the packaging definetly going to give this a go!

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  26. Looks very nice Fleur!

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  27. Love love love the packaging :)

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  28. I thinks this is great. Would like to save some for this, its really worth it. Wishing you happy blogging days this year. :D
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  29. im interested in the thought of a foundation that caters for pale people i always wear a brands lightest shade and sometimes that is too dark :S

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  31. love the packaging of this foundation a bit too expensive for me though :(


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  32. Great post, even though the packaging is beautiful I will steer clear due to the fact that I either get really oily or really dry skin. Baffling.
    x

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  33. i really wanna try it :D
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  34. I'm a total foundation junkie and I absolutely swear by this foundation. Gives you the most amazing, natural glow. Enough coverage for problem skin, but not so much that it ever looks fake or cakey. Also, this is just about the only foundation that doesn't make me break out and is a PERFECT match for my skin tone. I strongly suggest trying it, it's one of the few foundations worth the high price tag; I'm on my third bottle and will definitely keep buying.

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  35. Lovely packing Sheer Foundation i really like this post.
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  36. Could you please make a vlog on Burberry products? Its only available in a handful of stores in the US and if one wants to buy products it has to be on line so reviews would be very helpful. Also, could you make more vlogs on french skincare especially Caudalie.

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  37. This sounds like such a fantastic product to try, but I'm allergic to all Burberry products for some reason! Is there anything similar you can recommend?

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  39. I have oily skin and I like this foundation, too :x I think it's kinda similiar to NARS Sheer Glow since "sheer" doesn't mean a sheer coverage. It just looks sheer and natural on the skin. I love how it doesn't control my oil but it holds up well throughout the day, even when the oil comes through my makeup, it doesn't seperate for look patchy xD

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