Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette In Nude Gold, Eye Colour Cream In Charcoal & Lip Velvet In Oxblood

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Hello Gypsies! Let me start off by apologizing for my long absence in blogging but I went on a much needed holiday and enjoyed every minute of it.  I decided to take a short break in work and refresh my mind, body and soul.  I am back and ready to start talking beauty so let us get started!

Burberry has introduced its Spring/Summer 2016 make-up collection, Velvet & Lace, inspired by the brand’s womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 collection, “Functionregalia.”  It features intricate lace-inspired detail, dark and impactful red hues and metallic accents.  The collection also introduced two limited edition palettes and limited edition shades of nail polish and eye colour cream.  I was fortunate enough to receive the Runway Palette in Nude Gold ($68), Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal ($30) and Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood ($34).  The lipstick and eye colour are not new but were included in the package I received.

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Let us start with the Runway Palette that comes in two shades, White Gold & Nude Gold, both which are limited-edition.  These powders are lightweight and illuminating that are set with a lace pattern which makes this aesthetically appealing to the eye.  I will discuss the Nude Gold as that is the shade that was sent to me and most appropriate for my light/medium, olive skin.  This shade is a light/medium gold with a muted undertone and a frosted finish.  The powder is buildable without looking cakey or emphasizing pores, especially if used with a good powder brush (I like the Troy Surratt Artistique Highlight Brush $115).  This lasted a good six hours before fading and settled in beautifully to give my skin a glassy, high fashion look.  The muted undertone is what really made this a standout shimmer powder as it cancelled out my sallow skin and looked natural.  This is a winner for me.

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette in Nude Gold

The Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal ($30) is a repeat but definitely a great compliment to this collection.  I have reviewed these Eye Colour Creams (HERE) and was impressed with how they performed.  This shade can easily be layered and take your eye look from a natural and sheer wash of gray to a more intense smoky eye.  I prepped my lid with the By Terry Hyaluronic Eye Primer ($48) and then layered my lid twice with the shadow to get the look I was going for; a subtle, smoky look.  It lasted a few hours before I saw fading even with my eyelid prepped.  This is good news for anyone that wants to have control over application and final look.

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

Burberry Eye Colour Cream in Charcoal

The Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood ($34) is a deep burgundy shade that seems to appear in almost every collection Burberry launches.  It represent the Burberry look accurately and the shade is universally flattering.  I like to use this as a stain since I am gravitate towards a nude lip but can appreciate its diversity and intensity.

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

Burberry Lip Velvet in Oxblood

Burberry Spring/Summer swatched

Burberry Spring/Summer swatched

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Verdict?  I absolutely love the Runway Palette in Nude Gold.  With all the shimmers that have launched in the past year, this one is a stand-out product.  My only complaint would be is the lack of new shades launched which makes this collection overall a bit dull and predictable.  I hope the next collection introduces more shades and new products.

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