Dear Santa, please can I have my entire tree decked in these sumptuous gold Burberry Beauty packages?
Burberry is banking on beauty, there’s really no doubt about it. And the product is good from what I’ve tried, I’m using the Burberry foundation as my everyday base, after eking out the last blob of Myface MyMix.
So for Christmas, Burberry is gifting us this limited edition array of goodies, in special gold packaging that’s very different from Burberry’s usual neutral colour palette. The boxes alone are beautifully presented – a warm gold, minimal typography, and extremely sophisticated.
In the festive collection there’s the Gold Glow fragranced luminising powder (£45), a Complete Eye Palette (£40), Gold Lip Mist (22.50), Gold lip glow (£18.50) and nail polish in gold (£15). There are also current collection pieces sold in the gold packaging for a limited time.
The Gold Glow compact (below) feels like the hero item, a luminising powder fragranced with My Burberry. See what they did there? They’ve infused their powder with their latest fragrance intending to hook you in not just by the make-up but the smell too. Lots of brands are now doing this and it’s a gentle bit of brainwashing as we all know that scent is linked to memory.
The powder comes in a weighty golden compact with the check etched into it. There’s a mirror inside, but the brush lives in a pocket in its own velvet pouch. Gold Glow is basically a posh type of highlighting dazzle dust so if you’re the type who likes a dusting of golden shimmer on your shoulders, cheekbones, décolleté etc, then this is a lovely decadent addition to your party-dressing routine. I’m a bit old for that though so I’ll pass.
On the other hand, the Complete Eye Palette (below) is totally me. I really like Burberry’s seasonal colours, not scary but not boring. This has four elevated neutrals that combine for a beautiful, grown up smoky eye. At £40 it’s a luxurious buy but not an impractical one when you look at the shades and versatility.
The nail colours (below) are another win from me and possibly the best option for gifting friends. The gold shade is stunning, while the oxblood is the most versatile as it’s a deep rich red that won’t date. At £15 each, they’re the very definition of affordable luxury, don’t you think…?
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WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl