Thursday, June 21, 2012

Burberry Beauty - Fall 2012 Collection Tidbits

Burberry Beauty Fall 2012 - image c/o

Last weekend I caught up with Angie at the Burberry Beauty counter in the Nordstrom Bellevue Square.  She had a lot to tell me about Burberry Beauty's fall releases.  No pics yet, but hopefully they, along with some more details, will come soon.

The look will be a softly smoked eye with neutral cheeks and lips, as seen in the image above.  

1. Eye palettes - Burberry will be releasing its first ever eye palettes this fall, designed to create a soft, smoky eye.  There will be four, each with its own color theme.  Right now we know there will be a mocha-themed palette and purple-themed palette.  More details as they are available!

2. Matte foundation - Burberry will be adding a matte foundation to its line-up.  I can't wait to try this one.

3. New eyeshadow shades - Burberry will roll out several new shades of its sheer eyeshadow, and will be discontinuing some of the old ones.  At least some of the new shades will be updated versions of the discontinued ones.

At this time, it looks like all of these products are additions to the permanent range.

We have some great things on the horizon from Burberry Beauty.   I am anxious to see them in action; Burberry has an impressive range thus far, and I'm always thrilled with their products.  When I learn more, I'll definitely share it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Burberry Beauty Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in Primrose Hill Pink

My Burberry obsession continues.  While I was at the Burberry counter this weekend, I picked up the Lip Cover in Primrose Hill Pink ($30), which was released as part of the Spring collection a few months back.  Love!

Burberry Beauty Lip Cover in Primrose Hill Pink

More details and swatches after the jump!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Burberry Beauty Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Exclusives

Image c/o

During Nordstrom's upcoming Anniversary Sale (starts mid-July) Burberry Beauty will offer 1) a set of three lipglosses at a special price, and 2) a gift with $125 purchase.

The Lip Glow set includes Rosewood No.1 (mauve pink nude), Blush No.4 (warm pink), and Nude Beige No.9 (light peach beige) Lip Glow glosses, and is priced at $65.

Burberry Beauty - Lip Glow in Rosewood No.1

Burberry Beauty - Lip Glow in Blush No.4

Burberry Beauty - Lip Glow in Nude Beige No.9
Burberry's Lip Glow glosses are normally $27 each, so this set will save you $16.  The Lip Glow formula is sheer to semi-sheer depending on the shade, and is also moisturizing to the lips.  Be warned that if you are looking for lots of color these will not likely be for you.  Instead, these glosses provide polish, shine, and a hint of color.  They are among my favorites; they are excellent for daytime wear, and for evening over a lipstick or paired with a smokey eye.

The gift with $125 purchase will be a black Burberry Beauty cosmetics pouch (about the size of an iPad) containing a dual-sided magnifying mirror compact (in Burberry's signature gunmetal check packaging), a mini Lip Cover lipstick in Rosewood No.4, and a mini Burberry Body perfume (deluxe sample size; more than a regular sample).  No pics at this time but I will update when they are available.

You can pre-order the Lip Glow set (along with all your other Burberry Beauty needs so you can receive the GWP) by calling Angie at the Nordstrom Bellevue Burberry Beauty counter, 425-455-5800 x1043.  As always, she can ship your order to you free of charge once it is available.  Let her know you read about Burberry here at PrettyAddicted!

UPDATE: Check out the promotional images for the Lip Gloss Trio and the GWP at CafeMakeup!

UPDATE: I have photos, swatches and details about the trio and gift with purchase in this post!

Lip Glow images c/o

Monday, June 4, 2012

Upcoming Events - Burberry Beauty and Meet Francois Nars


The weekend of June 15-16 is a big one at the Nordstrom Bellevue Square in Bellevue, WA.  It's their big Summer Beauty Event, and several things will be happening.  A couple of them I wanted to mention specifically:

Burberry Beauty is giving a mini lipstick with a $75 purchase.  In my experience, it's pretty easy to drop that at Burberry Beauty ... the products are amazing and it's hard not to buy everything!

And the special surprise is ...

Francois Nars himself (!!!!) will be in store at the NARS counter on Saturday June 16 from 2p-4p.  You can presell one of his two books or a brush set for him to autograph, and you can wait in line to meet him.  I don't have to say what a big deal this is (but I just did)!  How exciting for us up here in the Pacific Northwest!

If either of these things interest you, call Angie Streeter at the Nordstrom Bellevue Burberry counter and she can get you set up, and/or she can ship your purchases to you free of charge.  Angie is great; she's always helpful and will answer any questions you may have about either event.  You can reach her at 425-455-5800 x1043.

UPDATE: Mr. Nars will be signing only the books/brushes available for purchase, and he will not be posing for pictures other than to "lean in."  In other words, you can take pics but he won't get up from the table.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Rouge Bunny Rouge EOTD - Nest of Plenty

Today I reluctantly present my first attempt at an Eye of the Day (EOTD), featuring the Rouge Bunny Rouge products used in the Nest of Plenty look.  Now let me just say, I got a little happy with the flash but given the cloudy weather today, it was the best pic of the lot; it shows the colors nicely.  They are slightly more reflective in this pic because of the shimmer reacting with the flash, but otherwise pretty accurate.  If anything, the colors are slightly darker and more blue/purple in real life.  Click to enlarge.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Nest of Plenty EOTD

On Eyes:

  • NARS Pro Prime
  • RBR Luminous Skin Wand in Orionis as concealer
  • RBR Eye Shadow in Trumpeter Koel along the upper and lower lashline, and a tiny bit in crease just to add definition
  • RBR Lilac Reef Curassow patted all over the lid and browbone
  • RBR Eye Duo in C-Major/A-Minor (purple side) layered over Lilac Reef Curassow
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eyeline in Zero along the upper and lower waterline
  • RBR Feline eye khol in Vera lightly layered over UD Zero on lower waterline
  • RBR Trumpeter Koel layered over Vera and over upper lashline
  • RBR Loose Glitter Pigment in Wishing for Wings in inner corner, blended out a little over upper and lower lashline,  and patted into the inner third of the lid
  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash mascara
So there it is.  Overall these are gorgeous products that are delightful to use, and I will have swatches of them soon.  For now, enjoy my rudimentary photography skillz!

RBR products are available from Zuneta (London-based but ship worldwide) and BeautyHabit (U.S.-based, U.S.-only shipping).  Both have fast shipping and excellent customer service!