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|
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