Burberry Light Glow Natural Blush in No. 06 Tangerine Blush – Review and Swatch
Hey there guys! I know i’ve been MIA for a A WHOLE WEEK! Believe me, I was really surprised to realize I hadn’t posted in that long. I have a reason, which you can read at the bottom of this post. But I know what you’re all REALLY here for. ; w ; To oogle my makeup goodies.
Birthday gift Numero-trois. I’ve been eyeing Burberry’s products for a long time. I’m a fan of the brand’s classic, chic style. Their makeup has only been around since July of 2010, but it has certainly gained a mass following in that time. Their prices are up there with the Diors and Chanel- hence my hesitancy in picking this up. But when my little sister says money isn’t an option, she really means it.
Burberry’s Light Glow Natural Blushes come in 8 shades: No. 01 Russet Blush, No. 02 Cameo Blush, No. 03 Rose Blush, No. 04 Peony Blush, No. 05 Blossom Blush, No. 06 Tangerine Blush, No. 07 Earthy Blush and No. 08 Misty Blush. The light glow name suggests a sheerer formula, though some shades definitely stand out more than others.
Burberry describes their offering as:
“A lightweight blush that gives the skin a bright fresh glow. Burberry Natural Blush contains silicones for effortless and even application and wild rose extract for moisturising benefits
The complexion glows with natural looking radiance”
You get 7g or .24 oz of blush for $42.00 USD. MAC’s blushes contain 6g or .21 oz for under half that price ($20.00 USD).
As Burberry is a luxury brand, there’s an increased quality in terms of packaging which I feel obliged to discuss. As you can see above, it comes first in a cardboard box with metallic inside – it’s all very minimal and chic. Then is the black, Burbbery-checked, velvet pouch…
And the metallic snap-case mirrors that same checking…
Which is again reflected in the check imprint on the blush itself.
They include a very nice, rather soft mini-blush inside the case as well. I’ve actually used it a few times for applying the blush on the go and it does its job well.
Burberry has taken some very nice product shots for this blush, which you can view here. Recently, brands like Illamasqua and OCC have started using swatches on skin for their products and Tangerine is definitely a shade that could benefit from that. They do an excellent job representing the color in the pan but it’s a very unique shade that changes based on skintone. I’ve seen it look downright ruddy-orange/brown on the fairest skin, apricotty on light skin and leaning closer to coral on tanner skin. On me it’s very brownish-coral with almost no hint of orange.
All in all I think it’s a very difficult shade to capture and if possible, a swatch is a must. The closest things I can think of are Mac Melba (which unfortunatelly, broke one too many times and has been tossed) and Sleek Suede.
But as you know, Suede looks really brown on most people (while it goes very pink on me) and Tangerine tends to go apricot on most people but goes pink-brown on me as well. I think Melba is a much brighter, pinker version (you can read my review of it here.) All three have the same matte finish.
Now, as I mentioned above, this is called a light glow and promoted as a natural blush. So I didn’t expect much in terms of pigmentation. In a way I was right. I like to wear this sheerly to give me a hint of glow. But it layers well and as you can see below, with enough work it gives a beautiful, natural, flush of color.
It’s way more pigmented than the average “sheer” or “natural” blush.
Ohmaigaaaaaaaaaaaawd. Okay, so this is one beautifully buttery, soft powder. It goes nicely onto my brushes (even the cheapest) and applies smoothly and easily. It doesn’t cling to dry patches on my skin, or highlight pores. I love it! With that said, this product is scented (in the pan). The scent fades enough for you not to notice it when you’re wearing it, but whenever I swatch this I notice the scent stays on my inner arm for an hour or two. I can’t describe the scent. If CLASSY had a scent this would be it. Yeeaaaahhhh….it’s classy scented.
When I apply this sheerly, it lasts 4-5 hours before I feel I need a touch up. I think this doesn’t hold up well against my oily cheeks, even with a primer. If I really pack it on for added color then I get maybe another hour of it. Also this blush needs to be applied as close to the skin as possible IMO. Layered over powder it looks kinda…off. It’s fine over liquid foundation so that’s what I usualy do.
All in all, I’m thoroughly pleased by my first Burberry blush (enough that I’ve added another to my collection – also courtesy of my sister.) It’s a beautifully packaged, pretty shade. Of course, i’m sure there are a number of dupes out there. But there’s something inherently awesome about pulling it out of its little velvet pouch. I’ll admit…i’ve invited people to smell this at least a few times too. 8D;;
Pricy, but a well sized good quality product.
Gorgeous packaging and a great brush.
Color Accuracy: 8/10
This is a difficult shade to pin down, so I can’t fault Burberry too strongly. They did a great job of capturing the product in the pan.
For a sheer/natural blush? This is pigmented well! The color is very buildable.
Smooth, soft, butterly application.
Not the most long-wearing blush I’ve ever worn, but not the worst.
Overall: 80% (B-)
I’m definitely having a conflicting moment here. Is this blush the most super special product ever? No. It’s not really bringing anything new to the table along with that price tag. But if you’re already used to spending on luxe brands and you’re looking for a pretty, solid product? This is a good pick.
Regarding My Absence:
The long and short of it is that, my oldest cat Shiro was diagnosed with Diabetes. If you want to find out about how this has affected my life you can do so here. Hopefully, i’ll be able to get back into a regular schedule soon!
Do you own any Burberry blushes? What’s your favorite? And what’s your take on scented products? I’m a fan as long as they aren’t on my lips…(Looking at you NYX lipsticks!)