Thursday, 24 June 2010

Burberry's New Makeup Line

When I first heard last year that Burberry were launching their own makeup line, I was interested in seeing what they would come up with.  We have already seen the delectable offerings from D & G which I am STILL coveting.  I'm not a huge fan of Burberry clothes, especially the infamous tartan, as this has been hijacked in the UK and is often worn in spades by people with no style whatsoever.  You need evidence? Here you go (avert your eyes if you are of a particularly delicate disposition)...
However, I think people's perception of the brand has recently been transformed from a stuffy, traditionlist insitution to a young, fresh and dare I say it, pretty cool label.  Ever since Emily Watson was brought on board to star in their ad campaigns, I have been lusting after my very own iconic trench coat.  I really like the messed up hair, teamed with edgy smokey eyes and a nude lip...
I was flicking through the latest copy of Elle magazine yesterday and came across some pics of the new makeup line.  I have to say it left me feeling cold and all seemed a bit too beige and 'blah'.  Even the packaging looks boring to me.  I think there's are just too many muted shades, especially considering it's being launched in the summer months.  I know the concept was to base it on the clothing range but this is the time of year when us beauty addicts start craving neutrals with an edge...a golden glisten, a hint of sheen or a monochrome finish.  It just seems like Burberry have gone down the unadventurous road when they could have surprised us all with a Emily-Watson-inspired fresh take on things.
What do you think of the collection?


  1. Looks a little dull to me, although I quite liked the embossed design on the powders. It doesn't call to me like the gorgeous, glamorous D&G range.

    You must get a trench, I have a cute cropped one with 3/4 length sleeves which I love. I feel very Audrey Hepburn in it!!


  2. haha my first designer handbag was burberry aged 14 before it got big! must dig it out!

    The trench coats are gorgeous i have some vintage ones passed down by my grandma who used to sell them! You can get good ones from Bicester Outlet!

    hmm makeup looks so so but will still take a look! xx

  3. i LOVE the packaging!
    hmmm doubt i'd ever try it since its gonna be expensive,maybe like D&G line?

  4. Looks rather bland, however would quite like to try it out to see what the texture, quality etc is like.

  5. I think i'll have to look past the pattern when trying this!


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