smokey

I recently discovered Burberry cosmetics.  It all started when I was looking for the perfect cream eyeshadow for my garden wedding and a wonderful makeup artist at Nordstrom introduced me to the Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Gold Copper and Mink.  Beautiful color, soft and creamy but not greasy, and solid staying power.  I was hooked.

So when I stumbled upon the the Burberry Runway Makeup Tutorial for Autumn/Winter 2015 and saw the most beautifully wearable smokey eye, I bought nearly all of the products mentioned in the tutorial and then some.  (I skipped the mascara because I’m currently hooked on Diorshow Iconic.)  I’ve been using the products for a couple months now, and while I think there are maybe some practical aspects to the packaging that could be improved, I’m still LOVING them.

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For the smokey eye:   Contour the lid crease with the Burberry Face Contour – Effortless Contouring Pen (I use the Medium No. 1).  Then line the eyes with the Burberry Blendable Kohl Crayon in Jet Black.  (I also really like the Effortless Liquid Eyeliner for a classic black line.)  Then smudge smudge SMUDGE with a smudge brush.  The smudge brush is new to me and I’m sad I didn’t know about it sooner.  And then (IMO) the key to what makes this smokey eye super wearable is that the waterline is done in a STORM GREEN with Burberry Effortless Kohl Eyeliner in Storm Green No. 6 (instead of the usual black).  Follow up with the Eye Colour Cream in Mink and Charcoal, finish with mascara, and a voilà!

For a glowing complexion:  Burberry Fresh Glow – Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance and Golden Radiance.  I often layer both, or mix a drop of the Golden in with the Nude before smoothing over my face.  I find the Golden on its own to be a bit dark for my fair skin, but just a tad adds a healthy warmth to my skin.  And the Burberry Fresh Glow – Highlighting Luminous Pen is by far my favorite highlighter.  I use it on my brow bone, cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and the bridge of my nose– and anywhere else that needs a little brightening!

For the lips and cheeks:  The Burberry tutorial uses the Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Nude Beige.  I adore the color and also have the liner and the gloss, but I do think it works best for fair complexions.  My sister has a slightly darker complexion and the Cameo Nude No. 21 is bomb on her.  And for cheeks, I’m quite fond of the Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom in Rose No. 1.  Feels like a gel consistency that glides on and doesn’t crease or cake.  Love it.

Have fun!

xoxo

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