Burberry Beauty|Cadet Green, Khaki Green & Poppy Black

Burberry Fall polishes opener

Something about Burberry Beauty just speaks to me on so many levels; from the crisp & clean packaging to the actual products themselves, this range continues to impress me with their attention to detail and quality. Released as part of the Fall 2015 Beauty collection, these military hues were inspired by the Burberry Camouflage bucket Bag a signature piece from the Autumn/Winter 2015 runway show (and which I’m totally coveting), but are colours that also happen to be so totally on point for Spring 2016.

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Camouflage Bucket Bag – Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015

Details: housed in a rectangular bottle with a removal outer gunmetal cap etched with the iconic Burberry plaid design, the brush is on the dense side but splays extremely well and is suitable even for those with narrower nail beds.

Burberry Fall polishes open

Burberry Beauty | Cadet Green, Khaki Green & Poppy Black

 

Burberry Fall polishes

Burberry Beauty | Cadet Green, Khaki Green & Poppy Black

 

Burberry Cadet Green swatch

N° 206 Cadet Green, Limited Edition (CAN $23.00) | A cool leaning (blue based) green hue in a medium-thin almost hybrid-like (crème/jelly) formula that can be runny if your brush is loaded up too much (which could then result in potential flooding of cuticles). Barring that, this shade has amazing pigmentation and flow, falling in a self-levelling way and leaving behind an insanely glossy finish. Bonus: non-staining upon removal.

Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

 

Burberry Khaki Green swatch

N°205 Khaki Green, Limited Edition (CAN $23.00) | A true military green hue in a similar formula to Cadet Green, but slightly more sheer at the first coat. Warmer-leaning (due to a yellower base), the depth of tone builds up beautiful and offers complete opacity by the second layer, along with a self-levelling application and brilliant high-shine finish.

Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

The first thing that both Cadet Green and Khaki Green made me think of, were Les Khakis de CHANEL (released in 2010, now discontinued) the military-hued trio created for Fashion Night and which sold out at the speed of light. Naturally, I had to pull mine out of the vault to compare, and as the swatches below show, they’re really nothing alike:

Burberry Khaki Green vs CHANEL Khaki Vert swatches

Burberry Beauty | N°205 Khaki Green vs CHANEL Khaki Vert swatches

Burberry Khaki Green vs CHANEL Khaki Brun swatches

Burberry Beauty | N°205 Khaki Green vs CHANEL Khaki Brun swatches

 

Burberry Poppy Black swatch

N299 Poppy Black (CAN $23.00) | A deep ebony black hue with a formula that borders on perfection at every level: density, flow, opacity and brilliance. Everyone needs a good black in their nail polish wardrobe (instantly adds an edgy chicness to nails while frequently being the basis for many nail art designs) and Poppy Black is giving Camelot from a-england, my long-standing fave black, some serious competition. Bonus: non-staining upon removal.

Coats applied: 2, plus top coat (although the finish is beyond glossy on its own)

 

Interestingly, this trio happens to be my first Burberry polishes, but something tells me that they won’t be my last. These colours are both modern and classic, and while Cadet Green and Khaki Green were both limited edition shades, a quick search shows that they’re still available (I’ve included a few links below). Poppy Black is a permanent hue – a good thing, as this is one totally amazing black and well worth adding to your beauty arsenal.

Burberry Beauty products are available through The Bay & thebay.com, Sephora & sephora.com, Nordstrom and www.nordstrom.com locations across Canada. Find more information via www.ca.burberry.com

Burberry Fall polishes closer

 

 

 

Press samples provided for my unbiased consideration

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2 Responses to Burberry Beauty|Cadet Green, Khaki Green & Poppy Black

  1. Julia says:

    They look stylish. And I love bottles’ design!

    • Eugenia says:

      Interesting bottle shape, indeed – I was happy to see that the actual product is more than what is initially seen! 🙂

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