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April 18 2014

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5 posts tagged "Burberry Beauty"

Burberry Fall Beauty: A Live, In-Person Discussion

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Makeup artist Wendy Rowe has made dewy skin, sepia-toned lids, a nude-rose mouth, and some well-placed highlighted contours something of a calling card at Christopher Bailey’s Burberry show each season. And it’s not a bad signature, either; there’s something about stained eyes, neutral lips, and perfect complexions that makes for a universally flattering look—on and off the runway. For Fall, Rowe took things slightly more sultry with two new shades of the brand’s Sheer Eyeshadow. I coveted them when they debuted back in February and am happy to report that they’re on shelves now. No. 23 Dark Sable is a glimmering chocolaty brown-gray, while no. 24 Mulberry is a dark bordeaux. Blend them from the lash line through the crease à la Cara Delevigne at left and make sure to drag the pigments lightly across the lower lash line as well for a full-framed finish. Want to get more application tips from me—and check out the brand’s brand-new soft, matte Velvet Foundation? Head over to Saks next Thursday, when I team up with Burberry Beauty for the first-ever Look Good, Feel Better beauty editors day at the legendary New York department store. Start stockpiling your questions now, and click here to book your one-on-one appointment.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com; Courtesy of Burberry Beauty

Book A One-On-One Beauty Chat With Yours Truly; Scent Of A Swimming Sensation; And More…

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Saks is gearing up to host the first-ever Beauty Editors Day at its flagship Fifth Avenue store on August 16. The initiative, which pairs 32 beauty editors with 32 prestige beauty brands, allows consumers to book individual appointments for $30 a pop in support of Look Good, Feel Better, a nonprofit that helps people living with cancer. Also, you guys, I will be one of these editors. Style.com has teamed up with Burberry Beauty for what will be an amazing day of conversation and playing around with products. Call (866) 395-LOOK to book an appointment with me and click here for more info. [WWD]

Here’s the only thing I’m going to say about the Gabby Douglas hair brouhaha currently making the rounds on the blogosphere: Her slicked-back ponytail was the last thing I noticed while watching the lithe 16-year-old best not one but two Russian gymasts in the women’s all-around Olympics competition. Also, the image of Douglas’ biological mother and her home-stay Iowa mother crying and hugging in the stands still makes me tear up, 24 hours later. [NPR]

In other Olympic beauty news, swimmer Ryan Lochte has revealed his favorite fragrance brand—to a lovestruck fan via Twitter, no less. And that fragrance brand is…Creed. [Twitter]

A first cut of Blake Lively’s Gucci Premiere video shot by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is making the Internet rounds this week. In it, Lively wears a series of body-hugging gowns, spritzes herself with the fragrance, and walks in slow motion a lot. If that doesn’t spell retail success, I don’t know what does. [E!]

They’ve done it! The L.A.-based jewelry brand Azature has created the world’s most expensive nail polish. Ringing in at a whopping $250,000, the single bottle of lacquer contains 267 carats of crushed black diamonds, in a sheer black base. Take that, OPI. [Daily Mail]

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Beauty

Burberry Beauty’s New Counter Culture

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Burberry Beauty unveiled its first U.S. stand-alone counter at Saks back on Fashion’s Night Out in early September. Seeing as how we maintain a “below-14th Street-only” policy on FNO, we only recently managed to make it up to the Fifth Avenue location to scope out the new digs. Packed with essentials from the brand’s four major beauty categories—face, lips, body, and glow—it’s a decidedly good move for a company that’s poised to become a major player in the prestige cosmetics game. Inspired by the staple Burberry trench, the entire makeup line is meant to deliver a “natural look,” so eye shadows focus on gorgeous shades of khaki, taupe, gray, and brown, while lipsticks veer toward the tawny end of pink. It makes for a classic palette that never seems to go out of fashion, as evidenced by Burberry Beauty artistic consultant Wendy Rowe’s “back to basics” approach at Christopher Bailey’s Spring 2012 show. But Bailey and Rowe aren’t entirely opposed to pops of bright color, as evidenced by the batch of Lip Glows the duo has whipped up for the holidays. Available in three opaque shades including Ruby No. 16, Bright Plum No. 17, and Nude Glow No. 15, the emollient glosses glide on—and stay on. (They’ll hit the new counter in November.) Rowe is a big believer in multitasking makeup (she frequently blends Burberry’s Lip Cover in Nude Rose onto cheeks as well as mouths), and these glosses are similarly versatile. Ruby and Plum can double as cheek stains, while Nude Glow adds a wet shine to lids. Editor’s note: Burberry’s new Fresh Glow illuminator, which Rowe debuted during London fashion week, is a must-try. The rose-infused skin enhancer goes on sans glitter flecks and dries down almost instantly, adding an illuminating boost to any foundation.

Burberry Beauty Lip Glow, $27, available November 1 at Saks fifth Avenue.

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Beauty

Burberry Does Baubles

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We’re gonna come out and say it: We’ve been a little underwhelmed by the holiday beauty baubles this year. Despite a few notable exceptions (specifically from Dior), our voracious appetite for bejeweled key chains and cocktail rings filled with lip gloss and solid perfume remains unfulfilled. But in its first holiday outing since getting in on the beauty game this summer, Burberry has shown up big. Behold, the Burberry Lip Charm. Inspired by Christopher Bailey’s ready-to-wear accessories, the trinket’s three gunmetal gray cubes embossed with the brand’s classic check pattern are filled with nude and rose-hued glosses for just a hint of lightweight color. Clip it onto your bag or string it up to your house keys to make coming and going a much more luxe experience.

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

Burberry Beauty Has Landed

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We told you it was coming, and now the wait is finally over. Burberry Beauty launches online at Nordstrom today, bringing with it all of the chic, effortless versatility you’ve come to expect from the heritage brand’s wildly popular apparel. “It was the only element missing,” according to Burberry designer Christopher Bailey, who conceived the idea of a cosmetics line while working on a runway show a few years back.

Each of the face, lip, and eye products is crafted to be easily applied and easily worn, boasting incredibly soft, breathable textures. A color palette of smoky metallics and neutral khaki tones calls to mind Burberry’s iconic trench, as does the signature check pattern that graces every compact of face powder and tube of lip gloss. Standouts include the Natural Bronzer in No. 1 Warm Glow—a powder formula that melts into your skin; the Sheer Eye Shadow in No. 6 Almond, a taupe-y greige that perfectly mimics the color of those blessed with slightly pigmented eyelids; and the Lip Cover in No. 19 Brick Red, one of the brighter hues in the collection that still retains a certain neutrality insofar as it is a well-executed version of the quintessential, deep color that somehow manages to look like it belongs on anyone who tries it. And bonus points for the magnetic closures that make each item feel that much more luxurious.

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry