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Monday, March 26, 2012

In the Limelight: Burberry Light Glow Blush in 05 Blossom - A Product Review

One of the blushes I have been lemming for over a year now is a gorgeous coral-peach with a touch of pink shade from Burberry Beauty which is the Light Glow Blush in 05 Blossom. I've been wanting to own one for the longest time but have set aside the lemming for other blushes from other brands. Then I became torn between Blossom and one of the more popular shades from the same brand which is 04 Peony as I have been growing a certain fondness for pink blushes lately. But when I was given the chance to try and finally own Blossom, I did not let the chance go so before I digress and start to babble about the time when Blossom and I met for the first time, I will now let you know my thoughts on this blush.


This is what Nordstrom says about Burberry Light Glow Blushes:

Get a bright and radiant finish with warm glowing skin, reminiscent of the freshness of a spring morning.

Formula: This airy micro-powder ensures rich shades. Silicones provide an easy glide.
Benefits: An effortlessly natural fresh complexion and a healthy glow.

Protection: Provides moisturizing benefits.

How to use: Apply Burberry Light Glow on the hollow of your cheek to slim face, or apply it at the top of the cheek to highlight the face.
Includes protective fabric pouch debossed with Burberry check.
By Burberry.


What I like:
  • I'll start with the packaging. This is by far the classiest and chic packaging I've ever seen in a blush - even beats Guerlain and Chanel by a mile - at least for me. The blush is housed in a gunmetal case with the classic Burberry check design that simply looks sleek. It comes with a velvet pouch with the same check design and a big mirror with a brush for quick touch ups. *Kinabog sina Chanel at Guerlain*
  • The moment I opened the blush, I fell in love right away. It was love at first sight, swatch, and try. Blossom is a gorgeous coral-peach shade with a tinge of pink. It has got to be one of the prettiest coral shades I have ever seen. It somehow looks similar to Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful, just a tad prettier. 
  • The texture is smooth and satiny, completely expected from a high end brand.
  • Staying power is pretty decent and lasts for a few hours on my skin. Say 4-5 hours?
  • Does not irritate my skin at all, no allergic reactions either.
  • Has a shelf life of 3 years which gives me the chance to stray and eventually go back to it.

What I don't like:
  • For something so sublime, it utterly disappoints me that it oxidizes on me so bad that from a lovely coral-pink on my cheeks (upon application), it turns to a ridiculously repugnant rusty-orange/brown shade. I have never experienced any blush turning that way on me even though most oxidizes on my skin due to my being acidic.
  • Burberry Beauty is not locally available so you have to purchase it abroad or have a good soul purchase it for you instead.
  • The blush is scented and some may find it a bit overwhelming. Surprisingly, though, my nose can tolerate it.

Overall rating: 3/5 I could not totally give it a lower than low rating since it is not completely the blush's fault that it turns that bad on me but I also couldn't totally blame myself as I have never gotten such a reaction from other blushes. I tried to make this work but it just won't.

Will I buy again? Not this shade. I have recently purchased the other shade which is 04 Peony which turns out to be a lot better than this one.




 

And this is how it initially looks on me when freshly applied. Give it just a few minutes to turn appalling on me. I have no decent shot wearing this due to the reaction. And pardon the face, I was not wearing any makeup aside from the blush and a tinted lip balm.


Have you tried Burberry blushes? Will you purchase this shade? :)

Have a wonderful week, everyone.

Cheers,

25 comments:

  1. I love the packaging of this product. Ganda :))

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    1. I really dig the packaging. Give this blush a try? :D

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  2. Oh dear I am so sorry it did not work out for you. :( what a bummer!

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    1. Yeah, I remember how I excited I was when I told you that I finally got my hands on it. :-\ Oh well.

      On a lighter note, have you tried Peony? It's a beauty! :)

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    2. Nope I have not gotten my hands on it, somehow I got sidetracked by all the pretty spring blushes that were popping up all over the place.

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    3. Have you seen Suqqu EX-03 Spring blush? It's such a beauty! :)

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  3. I agree with you on the packaging, it's really sublime and it does beat Chanel in my opinion too! Can't tell about Guerlain because I've never really properly looked at their products ahah!

    I will never understand why some products oxidize when applied on the skin. It's a shame because this blush looks super pretty!

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    1. Oh yes, I wish with all my heart that it didn't have to oxidize on me. I thought this was a keeper but it proved otherwise, at least for me.

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  4. It looks like a really nice, versatile blush! Too bad it oxidizes on you.

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    1. I agree that it could've been a versatile blush. It could still be; not just for me. :[

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    1. Thank you. However, I am not a fashion blogger. I am pretty sure there are a lot of them who would love to try your lenses. Good luck! :)

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  6. It looks so pretty! that sucks because it oxidizes...I hate product that oxidizes on the skin :(

    ps. your skin looks flawless :)

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    1. Almost all products oxidize on me. As pretty as this blush looks, this has by far been the worst when it comes to oxidizing. So sad. :(

      Thank you but gah, look at the under eye area. Haha!

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  7. i did not see a burberry blush. no, i didn't. >.< so purdddyyyyy!!! OMG! LOL! stress... i need to grab some burberry makeup. :P

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    1. Oh yes, you did, Sugarpaopao. :P Get one na! I'm sure you will. ;)

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  8. what a pretty coral pink! You have awesome skin :D

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  9. yikes, sayang it oxidizes on you =(
    kinda reminds me of orgasm in a way though sans the gold flex on the orgasm

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    1. Yeah, such a bummer.

      It reminds me of NARS Torrid naman sans the shimmer. :)

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  10. ang ganda sana dear noh? looks so fresh on you.. and I admire the packaging too! :)

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    1. Sayang talaga. If only it didn't oxidize on me, I would've probably be showing it some love like I do with Peony. :)

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  11. yay! super love the color and pigmentation.. i love anything burberry! *droolsss*

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    1. Get one, Diane. I think you'll like Burberry blushes. :)

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  12. Beautiful colour! It's a shame it oxidizes on you, it looks so pretty when it's freshly applied. At least Peony works better for you though :)

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