I admit it, I’m a Burberry trench coat fanatic: I own two, which, considering my limited budget, is a lot! So when I heard that their entire beauty line was inspired by the iconic trench, I was immediately intrigued. Last week I attended the Burberry Beauty launch at Holt Renfrew (their exclusive Canadian retailer) and the line didn’t disappoint. The colours are classic yet fresh — just like Burberry — echoing that trademark “English Rose” look the label is known for. At the Burberry counter, you’ll find light and neutral shades that enhances one’s natural beauty. It’s the “no make-up” make-up!
Sheer Eye Shadow ($33 CAD); Effortless Mascara ($36 CAD); Sheer Foundation ($72 CAD); Lip Cover ($36 CAD)
A few of the stand out products are: the Sheer Foundation, which gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow (and doesn’t cover-up my beloved freckles); the Sheer Eye Shadow, which has a very creamy powder texture (I loved “Khaki,” a gorgeous colour somewhere between khaki and army green); the Effortless Mascara, which leaves lashes voluminous but not overdone; and the Lip Cover, which provides an array of stunning natural shades of nudes, mauves, pinks and reds (my colour pick is “Heather Rose,” mauve with just a hint of orange). Did I mention that the lipsticks have a magnetic snap enclosure?