It’s no big secret that I’m a neutral makeup lover. Come on. Give me a naturally flushed peach blush, a nude-toned shadow or a ‘my lips but better’ shade of lip product and I’ll tip toe into the corner and slap it on till my little hearts content. Colour, on the other hand, takes me a bit longer to get used to. I eye it up cautiously, apply in the safety of my home with Bioderma close by and if I venture out in it, well we’re onto a winner baby. When an edit of Burberry’s SS13 ‘Siren Red’ Beauty Collection* that’s just landed on counters arrived on my desk, I was split. All due to be part of the full-time range, neutral lip and eye offerings were dwarfed in comparison to a darn hot, pink blush; it couldn’t be ignored. A tried and tested trio, here’s the need to know…

Burberry are well established on the beauty map for two things: their lipsticks and their eyeshadows – remember the Pale Barley phenomenon? In their latest drop they add a new shade to their shadow stash – Sheer Eye Shadow Gold Pearl No.26 - a yellow golden shimmer. It reminds me of Benefit’s Lemon-Aid, but in powder form. The yellow tones help to neutralise the lid and counteract any redness, but in terms of colour payoff and texture it can come off a little sheer and chalky; Pale Barley still takes the eyeshadow crown. I’ve never given their glosses a go before, but their new Lip Glow in Fondant Pink No.21 really impressed. Not too sticky, nor streaky and long-lasting for a lipgloss in my books, nice work Burberry. The colour is perhaps a little too nude for my tastes these days – never thought I’d say that – but the formula’s a winner. Now onto that blush – Light Glow Hydrangea Pink No.10. Slightly duskier than a fuchsia, neither warm nor cool toned, and boy this stuff is pigmented. I applied to the cheeks, then dusted over with my foundation brush to calm down the colour slightly to blend it out and it pinched the perfect pop of colour into my round little apples. Love it.

With my cautionary colour tale told above, surprisingly my pick out of the punch really is that blush. A punchy pink blush would come out on top, who knew? Perhaps I should dip my face into the bright makeup pool more often, huh?

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  • Denise F.

    Love the blush!*.*

  • Ellie

    This collection looks gorgeous love the blusher and the gloss looks so pretty! 

    http://www.maydoll.co.uk

  • http://rothaariges.blogspot.de/ Flora

    The blushcolor looks great.

  • http://norwegianelephant.blogspot.com/ Romila Marie

    Not the biggest fan of their blush packaging, to be honest, but darn that blush color! <3

  • Maddy Cane

    Love this look and you look amazing! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

  • Katie Hello

    You look wonderful, that blush is incredible!
    Katie xx
    http://thegravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Gillian

    These colours are gorgeous. I love the blusher!

    Gillian x

    http://www.glamupeveryday.com

  • http://twitter.com/LauGalve Laura

    I love love love the eye shadow, perfect for an everyday look!x

  • Charlotte Kerr

    The blush is gorgeous, I need it in my make up collection asap!

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://twitter.com/beauty_incrisis beautyincrisis

    I love burberry beauty!! This blush is amazing!!! I want this like crazy ;-)
    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.gr/

  • Strawbry_Blonde

    This blush is so pretty on your cheeks!  The eye shadow reminded me of Benefit Lemonaid too, with added twinkle :)

    Nic x

  • Ellena

    Really want to try burberry make-up out but litterally have no idea where its sold around leeds/york area, too scared to order it online lol

    ellenahill.blogspot.com x

  • Martine Doiron

    I just love that blush! I agree with you, it would be my pick of the punch also. It really suits you and will look fantastic for Spring!

    Martine :)

    http://www.undeniablymartine.blogspot.com

  • Anna Blush

    This blush looks gorgeous on you :)

  • Chloe Salmons

    I’m still yet to try Burberry’s make-up…..really need to!! Great post Anna :-)

    http://cocomykel.com

  • yesimmustafa

    I agree with you about Pale Barley….it’s beautiful.  I think there are a lot of similar colours on the market for Gold Pearl though…I’ll pass on that one.  Their glosses are very nice.  I have a darker shade that looks gorgeous on.  I also bought a set at Christmas that had 3 of their top selling glosses all more on the nude or lighter colours that will be great for the summer.

  • Katie Clarke

    absolutely beautiful! that blush is a winner :) xx

    katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

  • confessionsofabeautylover

    So gorgeous! The blusher looks absolutely beautiful on you. Burberry packaging is to die for – so prettyy! xx

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

  • celine black

    Love love love the packaging. Might have to indulge in that blush! 
    http://celinelovesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emily

    I am amazed at how natural that blush looks! In the pan it look way too bright to even fathom how it actually turns out. It is a good lesson in not merely judging makeup on its colour in the packaging I guess.

    -Emily

  • http://twitter.com/Porcelain_E Porcelain Eleanor

    wow that blush looks bright in the pan, looks lovely on your cheeks though :) I’ve got to admit, I’m not as into this drop from burberry as I usually am, don’t get me wrong, I think their makeup is gorgeous, I guess this collection isn’t as to my taste as they usually are!
    Eleanor x

    http://www.porcelaineleanor.blogspot.com

  • sara

    I have Coral Pink from this collection, and Blossom as well. I’m surprised you went for this blush, I would’ve thought you’s go for Coral pink.

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.blogspot.ca/ Kassandra Fairhall

    love this look, so simple yet pretty

  • Divs

    Gosh I love that blush!! I bought 2 YSL ones lately and I certainly don’t need another one but Anna has made it irresistible! I have to get it else it’ll keep haunting in dreams…

  • Divs

    http://destausd.wordpress.com/
    You can read about the YSL blushes too :)

  • Pippa Jones

    The blush looks a lovely colour, It really suits your skin tone. Lovely bright pop of colour, Perfect for summer! :) Lovely post.

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://cosmeticdebris.blogspot.co.uk/ Becky

    It’s strong possibility that Burberry will bankrupt me x

    cosmeticdebris.blogspot.co.uk

  • Mirifique Beauty

    I really do want to try out some Burberry products. I absolutely love the packaging alone. The lipsticks look fantastic