BURBERRY // FALL 2014

Inspired by the Bloomsbury girl, Burberry’s Fall 2014 collection contains shades of slate blue, pinks and elderberry.

Burberry Beauty Fall 2014 Oxblood, Elderberry Polishes and Oxblood Lip Glow

For some reason, I thought the Oxblood polish, a deep red shade, was going to be a dark pink (which I was truthfully more excited for–I hadn’t read the name yet). This polish creates a nice, even, opaque dark red that looks beautiful once you’re done application.

Burberry Beauty Fall 2014 Oxblood, Elderberry Polishes and Oxblood Lip Glow

However, it was a bit tricky to apply. It dried really quickly, so you need to have enough polish on the brush to make complete sweeps to the end of the nail. Once it’s on your nail, it doesn’t move. At first this was annoying for me, but once I got the hang of it, I was fine. Two coats yields a medium dark red, and 3 creates a darker shade.

Burberry Beauty Fall 2014 Oxblood, Elderberry Polishes and Oxblood Lip Glow

The brush is also quite large with a straight, blunt bottom, which is a bit difficult to maneuver, especially as I have small nails. It would do some good for Burberry to make a more narrow brush with a curved tip.

Elderberry, a blackened purple, is perfectly suited to fall and winter.This cool shade is nearly identical to Dior’s Smoky shade from their holiday 2014 collection.

Burberry Beauty Fall 2014 Oxblood Lip Glow

The Lip Glow in Oxblood was is not what it appears, as you can see from the photos below. I expected it to be an opaque, bright fuschia, but was actually super sheer gloss, giving the lips a translucent pink glaze (no glitter here) which enhances your natural lip colour.

Burberry Beauty Fall 2014 Oxblood Lip GlowBurberry Beauty Fall 2014 Oxblood Lip Glow

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