Sunday, 25 January 2015

Look of the Day: British Military

Hi, everyone! If you peeked at my last post, you'll know that I decided to focus my solo January makeup purchase on two lovely products from Burberry. I've always been smitten with the makeup looks sported on the runway at Burberry: flawless, glowing skin, neutral eyes, and a bold red lip. A seemingly perfect mix between British refinement and modern ease. I was excited to draw from this inspiration while simultaneously putting my new products to good use. 


I started by aiming for an even, luminous base. I used my go-to Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup for a flawless coverage, but topped it with the perfectly glowy Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 instead of a mattifying powder, as to keep the look fresh and dewy. To up the glow factor further, I applied the ethereal Cle de Peau Luminizing Skin Enhancer #12 to the high points of my face and swept Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra (a pale, luminous peach) to the apples of my cheeks. 


For a shimmery, yet polished eye, I swept my new Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley across the entire lid, blending upward. It really does make for a perfect all-over colour! I added subtle definition with a swipe of brown liner and a single coat of black mascara. Essentially, I wanted to gently accentuate my eyes without overdoing it.

To complement the soft lids and to channel the signature Burberry look, I painted on a bold red lip. Let me tell you that I'm fully obsessed with my new Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red and hopefully these photos demonstrate why! The colour is full-on, yet sophisticated, has a flattering satin finish, and makes me feel like an elegant badass (I mean, who wouldn't want to feel that way?). 


Here's a peek at the two star products of the look, followed by a full break-down of everything I used:

Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red and Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley

The Breakdown:

Foundation: Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup in Buff
Concealer: MAC Select Cover-Up NC20

Powder: Inglot HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder #402 (lightly all over)
Highlighter: Cle de Peau Luminizing Skin Enhancer #12 Gold
Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Shadows: Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley (applied on lid, blended up to brow bone) and Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow in ME512 Golden Beige (as a highlight on brow bone and inner corners)

Eyeliner: Annabelle Stay-Sharp Kohl Eyeliner in Cappuccino
Mascara: Clinique High Impact in Black

Lips: 
Burberry Lip Velvet in Military Red

And a few more shots of the look:






So there you have it- my first-ever Burberry-inspired look! I absolutely loved channeling the brand's signature refined, modern look. I felt quite posh (and not at all stuffy)! This was my first go with my new goodies, but I have to say that I've been using both products on the regular since then. Military Red has quickly become one of my favourite crimson hues and Pale Barley really is a perfect everyday shade. So glad that I chose these products for my makeup purchase of the month! 

Are you a fan of the Burberry look? Have you tried any products from the brand?

Hope you're having a fab weekend! xo

28 comments:

  1. MILITARY RED!! OH MY!!! So perfect on you! LOVE.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! It's definitely one of the best reds out there! xo

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  2. Sorry one more comment/question - should have asked this before - how does the Burberry Lip Velvet formulation feel? Is it drying at all?

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    1. No worries, Ann! I actually don't find it drying at all! It's fairly lightweight on the lips and has just enough of a satin finish to prevent it from parching lips :)

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  3. Ohhh this is so very pretty. I am LOVING this red lippie. Also, your skin is just flawless and has the perfect glow. I'm not sure if you have a highlighter on or not, but it looks very natural. I love it!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Jenny! I'm wearing Cle de Peau's Luminizing Skin Enhancer #12- one of the prettiest highlighters out there :)

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  4. lovely makeup look x
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  5. Ahhh what a beauty! I haven't tried a lot of Burberry lip products, but my Pale Barley has a REALLY good dent! You are so right about it being a perfect one-shade eyeshadow :)

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    1. Thanks, Sunny! It's hard not to reach for Pale Barley daily :)

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  6. Argh I don't know if my previous comment worked or not, I'm having issues with blogger! Anyway it was pretty much just me pooh-ing over your skin, it looks gorgeous!

    xx

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  7. I'm telling ya, a few mid tone burbs and you're good to go! They are the ultimate one shadow look eyeshadows! Gorgeous look! That red looks killer on you!

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    1. Thanks so much, Maeve! I'm eyeing Rosewood and Mulberry next :)

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  8. You look stunning with this make up. Love it. And your skin looks so amazing, dear. Love your blog.
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC ? Please let me know.
    xoxo, Liza
    www.lizacorner.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful. That red really suits you. The whole look just makes you glow :) I love it!

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  10. Pale Barely is just a great shade, love the combo with the red lip. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm reaching for Pale Barley super often :)

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  11. That red is to die for, so gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Jasmine! Military Red is one of my newest faves :)

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  12. Looking lovely - that red lip is awesome! I love Burberry packaging, their lipsticks look almost too pretty to use!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophie! I agree- Burberry's packaging is amazing. Definitely wince when I have to swipe over the tartan pattern ;)

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