The Burberry Face

So here’s my Burberry Beauty story so far. My Youtube subscription box and Blogger newsfeed got clogged up with raves about the Burberry eyeshadows and lipsticks. I get excited. I’m then given the opportunity to test some of the base products used on the Burberry gals in their latest campaign. By this time I resemble more of an excitable puppy. They arrive, I’m suitably impressed by most of the products so off I trot to the Burberry counter to pick up some colourful bits to add to my stash and above is the finished look. I promise you I’m happy in the photo above, trying so desperately to pull off an Eddie Campbell look, but failing. And I promise I wasn’t nude either, just a bit of boob-tube action going on. So what Burberry Beauty bits did I use…

Firstly I applied the Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base*, Burberry’s light-reflecting primer. This is one of the products that I’m not jumping for joy over, I just don’t find that it makes much of a difference to my skin and for a bit of glow I much prefer the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector. Then onto foundation and for that I blended the Sheer Foundation in Trench No.05* all over the face lightly. Now I actually like this foundation: natural skin-like finish? Check. Good colour match? Check. Applies evenly? Check. My only problem with it is the lasting power, it’s practically all disappeared when I look back at my skin six hours after application. So perhaps a nice choice for drier skins but not us oiler ladies. For concealer I applied a touch of Sheer Concealer in Rosy Beige No.03*, under the eyes. It does a fair enough job, but won’t be replacing my By Terry anytime soon. Then onto the good stuff. I’ve spoken about my love of the Sheer Summer Glow Natural Highlighting Compact* before (review here), I blended it all over my cheeks for a touch of shimmery bronze goodness. Then for blush I went for my newest purchase, their Light Glow Tangerine Blush No.06. One word – gorgeous. An everyday subtle peach shade, that I know I’ll be getting a lot of use of.

For brows I didn’t have a Burberry product so pencilled them in slightly with the Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Warm Brunette. Now onto eyeshadow, and the Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley No.22 was something I’ve wanted to get my hands on for ages. Funnily enough it was the first thing the Burberry counter guy recommended for me. A golden taupe, natural enough for a non-eyeshadow wearer like myself to throw on without feeling overdone. And the texture! Well, expect to see a sole review on this soon. I defined the eyes a little, top and bottom with the Eye Definer in Golden Brown No.06* (full review here) and applied a healthy coating of the Effortless Mascara in Midnight Black No.01* to my lashes. Not a mascara I’d recommend for curly lash lovers, as this is awful at holding a curl and left me with straight clumpy lashes. I’m not a fan. Then for lips I used the Lip Cover in Cameo No.02, a gorgeous ‘my lips but better’ pinky, brown toned nude (full review here). A little different to what I’m used to but it definitely enhances the natural colour of my lips and therefore suits my complexion rather nicely.

So overall the bronzer, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow and lipstick get the biggest thumbs up from me – Burberry Beauty colour products FTW. Have you given any of these bits a go? Any more recommendations for me? I know you guys love to add things to my ever-growing list…

*PR Samples


  • teena

    Do you have any recommendations for good cleansers(available in the US) i have normal/sensitive skin with red cheeks I was looking into Kiehls ultra facial cleanser or origins checks and balances any thoughts? thank you love your blog you’re stunning 🙂

  • Joanne

    First comment! Anna, it’s gorgeous!! I’ve been wanting to try the base and some blushers from Burberry! Maybe I should go check them out this weekend! 😉 Love your blog!

  • Gyudy

    You look truly gorgeous in this pic! I really want to check some of their color products…  I’ll keep your recs in mind!

  • The Burberry look is such a classically natural and chic look. I’d definitely love to try their eyeshadows and lipsticks. Especially lipsticks, as I tend to go for the MLBB ones. The one you have on is so lovely.

  • *A

    Stunning 🙂

  • Silvia Quirós

    Love the soft tones of this range of make-up, looking great! thanks for sharing

  • oh you look so serene in the photo. very beautiful look 😀

  • You look so beautiful in this post Anna! Not going to lie, I’m verrry tempted by that blush…! I still haven’t managed to get my paws on the perfect peachy shade. xx

  • eyeshadow in Rosewood… O.M.G. you must.  My friend and I share a blog – please see my review of it ( and her better closeup pictures (

  • hayley-youtube

    You look stunning Anna, youve got me to add Burberry to my list of  “brands I MUSTTT try”! So funny how you said the Eddie Campbell look, thats my Dads name haha, and thank god you look nothing like him xx

  • your skin looks so beautifull in the pic! the bronzer looks so natrual and the blush is lovely! i think im going to have to check out the Burberry as I havent tried any of the collection yet xo

  • You look lovely in the photo, really like the way you’ve used the products! I’m going to have to check out the Burberry products now as they look great.
    Daniella x 

  • Amelia Liana

    Looking beautiful! Knew you’d love the eyeshadow 🙂 x

  • Gem

    Ahhhh I love this! Especially the cheeks and lips, it just looks gorgeous!

    Gem x

  •  You look stunninng in this photo! I’m always drooling over the Burberry products but I never have the funds! Might have to pop them on my birthday/christmas list 😉
    The blush definitely sounds right up my street!

    Rhiannon xxx

  • Diane11792

    Gorgeous natural make-up look Vivianna because of this I want to play with Burberry make-up too. As in NOW! It’s safe to say that I have added the blush and Pale Barley on my beauty wishlist. Fab recommendations as always. I really consider you the queen of enabling. haha 🙂 Keep the fab products coming. LOve reading ’em all.

  • JoySteib

    Oh this is such a natural make up look indeed and I simply love it on you.  I like color on you as well but this look is very simple yet inspiring!  So love learning about all the “many” products out there and comments about them!! Where have I been?  (Under a rock perhaps) Anyways, love the blog and can’t wait until your next one!!

  • Margaret

    Oh my god! this is such a wonderful make up! great job! love the post xx

  • Omg you look gorgeous!!!

  • Gintare

    Wow! This is stunning! 😉 xx

  • Hannah

    Gorgeous! I wish I had someone like you in my friendship group that I could get to teach me about make up! x

  • Arts

    What does FTW stand for?

  • Aponystales

    this looks amazing!i always aore your FOTD´s!

  • Lauren Davies

    Wow, what a gorgeous look! I love it!! 🙂 Check it out if you have time. thanks xoxo

  • Jessica Borg
  • Serena Elliott

    you look so beautiful here! x

  • aley alvarez

    LOVE your videos I’m in love with your channel and blog. If you get a chance check out my blog and channel as well.

    xoxo aley

  • Justaspoonfulofsugarblog

    I love this look!! You are gorgeous!

  • alex veaney

    This is lovely! You look gorgeous too!
    I’m new to having a blog, I’d very much appreciate it if you looked at my blog and followed it? 🙂


  • Jos

    Very nice look! Suits you like a glove 🙂


  • I love the blush, it looks gorgeous!!

  • That blush looks beautiful! I really want Pale Barley but I am trying not to buy anything new at the moment.


  • katherine.parkes

    your brows look so so good how you’ve done them here! gorgeous! x

  • Derouchey

    Gosh you’re so gorgeous! Can I have your face?!
    Those Burberry products look amazing. I want the blush! 😀

  • Smaz23

    You look gorgeous! I want all the Burberry makeup just because it LOOKS divine!



  • very pretty! u look perfect!

  • O wow! You are so pretty and flawless! You are everything Burberry stands for- natural beauty N timeless! You are the English rose of Blogsphere! 

  • Kat S Runge

    This is the best makeup I’ve seen on you. I’m simply blown away. You look gorgeous!

  • Lou

    Thank God you’ve finally sorted your brows out!

  • You look gorgeous!

  • you look amazing! Burberry makeup suits you a lot 🙂  i love the look of your cheeks – the highlighting compact and blusher look gorgeous!xox

  • Julika Koenig

    This is really lovely, thanks 🙂
    I just got the Fresh Glow-primer as well and also think it doesn’t really show up underneath foundation. But today I applied it on top of my concealer and only used some powder afterwards – and I LOVE it. Makes my skin look so fresh and glowing but still natural 🙂 Maybe you’ll like it that way as well.
    Greetings from Germany!

  • Sara

    I want the eye shadow and blusher so badly, I can’t wait for the next time I’m in London so I can pick them up.

  • I think you look gorgeous! 🙂 Glad you mostly enjoyed the burberry products! I plan to get an eyeshadow one day if I ever choose a color… and same with a blush! I’m thinking probably Tangerine! 🙂

  • Your face looks so fresh! Great review, I might have to try Burberry makeup next! 

    Lana, xo 

  • WillWorkForMakeup

    You look so beautiful here, Anna! Your eyebrows are perfection. 

  • Trish

    you look so beautiful! The makeup is just amazing.

  • May

    Oh i absolutely love Burberry beauty makeup!! It is like my treasure trove. I hope you will enjoy my Burberry posts on my blog too ^___^

    UK Beauty Blogger