After a few weeks of experimenting with bold lip colours and eyeshadows, this week I’ve really gone back to my natural beauty roots. In fact somedays I have been completely skipping foundation, which is pretty unheard for me, so perhaps I’ll throw in a picture of me without my usual base on for next week’s ‘My Makeup’ post. But something that has been gracing my face on a daily basis is bronzer for a bit of colour to my cheeks. And I received something the other day which made me put down my usual NARS Laguna bronzer, instead I’ve been reaching for the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Highlighter*.
Burberry is a brand that is hot on the beauty radar right now. Their eyeshadows seem to be getting a lot of love in the beauty blogging world and after a quick browse around their counter in John Lewis the other day I can safely say that there are now another 5 lipsticks that have been added to my list – the shades Devon Sunset and Nude Rose really caught my eye. I think what appeals to me, aside from the slick packaging, is much like the Laura Mercier makeup range all the shades offered in their line are subtle, neutral and non-offensive which is completely up my street. The Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Highlighter, falls easily into this catergory; offering a warm dusting of colour for the cheeks which works as a bronzer for paler skintones and an enhancing highlighter for darker skintones. I’m more on the lighter side so this adds a nice mix of bronze contour style colour, a hint of warming blush due to the pinky hues of the palette and a slight shimmer which acts as a highlight. I love cheek products like this – a swirl of this on the cheeks and you’re ready to go. It lasts well throughout the day and as you would expect for such a high-end product it blends beautifully into the skin giving it a gorgeous, yet undetectable glow.
Aside from wearing the Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Highlighter on my cheeks I have the tinest touch of the Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Peach Whisper on my apples. And of course for my base it’s my usual Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 03 and By Terry Touche Veloutée Concealer in 3. For lips I’m wearing the L’Occitane Lipstick in Pivione Délicate that I spoke about in my new lip product post the other day (link here), it seriously is the most natural, sheeny colour, plus it smells rather delish. Although you can’t really see them in the photo I’ve had my Boudoir Lashes eyelash extensions* re-done, I’ll pop up a post on those soon cause they really are fab, I can’t imagine not having them now!
If you fancy picking up the Burberry palette then do be warned, it’s a pretty pricey £42 and is available from Harrods, House of Fraser and John Lewis. If you can, have a look round their counter – I dare you not to come away without a lipstick! I know I’ll fail that dare next time I pass one! Have any of you tried anything from Burberry? Thoughts, any recommendations?