Dallasites, the wait is over: At last, we have a Burberry counter. (And Nordstrom Northpark is the only one in Texas, for the time being). From what I’ve seen so far, Burberry seems to be one of those brands with a fairly stable, slow-growing permanent collection — and modest, well-edited seasonal offerings.
The summer 2012 collection includes one limited edition highlighting powder, and four sheer lipsticks (which are a permanent addition to the line).
When I first saw the Sheer Summer Glow Natural Highlighting Compact, I was expecting it to swatch like Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Nudes Finishing Powder. It’s a matter of personal taste, of course, but I like this one so much better.
I swirled all four colors together and was surprised by the resulting delicate, sheer, subtle, bronzey-gold glow — yes, it is exactly a Sheer Summer Glow. I also think it’s unusual to find a highlighting powder in this color (it’s lovely). The compact is $50.
The lipsticks are Burberry’s Lip Mist (sheer) formula. They’re $30 each, and unscented.
211 Nude Honey is a sheer beige-grey-pink. 212 Nude Peach is a sheer peach pink. 213 Field Rose is a very sheer warm pink with a few super-subtle sparkles. 210 Pink Heather is a lilac-rose mauvey blue pink.
Have you tried any Burberry makeup yet? What do you think of their summer collection?