Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette | My Notes and Swatches
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From Burberry recently emerged the exquisite Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette. Part of Burberry's Spring/Summer 2016 runway look, Velvet and Lace, this exquisite highlighter had to become a part of my makeup collection the moment I saw it.
The outer packaging for this special edition piece is really lovely. A heavy linen embossed cardstock box is surrounded by a clear plastic sleeve upon which is printed a white lace pattern.
Slide off the delicately pretty over sleeve and open the box. Inside is the compact, snug in it's signature plaid embossed synthetic velvet slip case. In a pocket on the front lives a small, somewhat functional logo embossed makeup brush living tucked in it's pocket and stored, with the special edition box in a drawer.
A highly reflective, gunmetal grey finish compact is printed with the Burberry logo plaid. The compact is weighty, silken smooth and feels beautiful in the hand. There is a strong magnetic closure that is, nonetheless easy to open. No broken nails, no grabbing something to pry the lid open. Raise your hand if you get frustrated by click close compacts and palettes that won't open without a tool. I mean, really. Okay, Erika. Calm down and get back on topic. In addition to being easy to open, this compact securely closes with a satisfying snap. I can easily pop this palette in my bag or tote and not worry about it coming open and making a mess of it's self.
Open the magnetized lid and find inside a full size mirror and the pearl white highlighting powder embossed in the beautiful lace pattern printed on the outer box's sleeve. Isn't it pretty? I mean, just look at it!
Let's have a closer look at the powder. Close up, you can really enjoy all of the tiny details. Run a finger over it (or in my case, in one tiny area), the surface of the powder feels tight and silken smooth, not powdery or velvety yet it is easy to pick up plenty of product with just a touch or tap of a soft brush.
Swatched, you can see the pearly white sheen with the softest zephyr of pink shift and, in direct, bright light an infinitely fine multicolour shimmer that rocks my cheekbones like a hurricane. If I want it to. This product is easy to control; if I am after just a hint of luminosity I can get it. A nice, radiant glow? No problem. If I want see-it-from-space shine, I can have that, too. Scent sensitive beauties and those who do not enjoy fragranced products rejoice! This highlighter is unscented.
I purchased my Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette from Sephora. I know that this item is a splurge, but the VIB sale was on and I had EBATES so it wasn't as expensive as it could have been. Besides, I really wanted to try this brand so... I treated myself. Oh! I also bought a blush. Because every highlighter needs a great, coordinating blush, right? Curious about the blush? I've shown a hint, on my Instagram.
Have you picked up this gorgeous highlighter? Think that you might? What Burberry beauty do you love and recommend?
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