Burberry | White & Nude Gold Highlighting Palettes, SS/2016 Runway Collection

 

Burberry SS16 Runway Palettes opener

The Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Collection from Burberry draws its inspiration from the modern yet ethereal guipure lace pieces from the runway show, with the intricate design realistically rendered on the surface of the stars of the collection – the two limited edition Highlighting Palettes in White and Nude Gold.

Made in Italy, the attention to exquisite detail begins with the lacy pattern silkscreened on the exterior sleeve of the packaging, (white for the White Palette, nude for the Nude Gold Palette). Both magnetic-closure compact cases have a nice solid heft and come in the brand’s signature gunmetal colour with the iconic Burberry plaid design etched onto the lid. Each palette also comes with a protective velour sleeve and an included [mini] natural-bristle brush.

Unscented and with the shimmer so finely-ground that it shouldn’t emphasize pores.

 

Burberry SS16 Runway show

Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Show (credit)

Burberry SS16 Runway Palettes packaging

Burberry | White & Nude Gold Highlighting Palettes SS/2016 Collection

Burberry SS16 Runway Palettes compacts

Burberry | White & Nude Gold Highlighting Palettes SS/2016 Collection

Burberry SS16 Runway Palettes swatches

Burberry | White & Nude Gold Highlighting Palettes (both swatched heavily)

Burberry White Highlighting Palette

N°01 White Highlighting Palette, limited edition (CAN $72.00) | A soft pearly white hue, in a powdered format that is so ultra-finely milled as to fuse flawlessly upon the skin when applied. The more cooler-leaning of the two, I find the shimmer to be sophisticated and not over-the-top and of the variety that appears to merge beautifully with the warmth of my skin and natural oils. Wear time is about 9+ hours, especially when worn over foundation. A perfect shade to wear at the browbone and/or inner eye corner.

 

Burberry White Highlighting Palette 2

Burberry | N°01 White Highlighting Palette, SS/2016 Collection

Burberry White Highlighting Palette macro

Burberry | N°01 White Highlighting Palette, SS/2016 Collection

Burberry White Highlighting Palette macro 2

Burberry | N°01 White Highlighting Palette, SS/2016 Collection

Burberry White Highlighting Palette swatches

Burberry | N°01 White Highlighting Palette swatches

Burberry Nude Gold Highlighting Palette

N°02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette, limited edition (CAN $72.00) | A soft golden nude colour with a complex yet subtle prismatic shimmer, in the same exceptionally finely-milled format and which leans warmer (although it can still be worn with ease by those with fair complexions). The nude tone makes this highlighter the more wearable and ‘natural-looking’ of the two, although you can still build up the shine intensity if desired. This also looks amazing lightly dusted along the décolleté and/or collarbone.

 

Burberry Nude Gold Highlighting Palette 2

Burberry | N°02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette, SS/2016 Collection

Burberry Nude Gold Highlighting Palette macro

Burberry | N°02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette, SS/2016 Collection

Burberry Nude Gold Highlighting Palette macro 2

Burberry | N°02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette, SS/2016 Collection (detail)

Burberry Nude Gold Highlighting Palette swatches

 

Burberry | N°02 Nude Gold Highlighting Palette swatches

 

Highlighting or ‘strobing’ as it’s more commonly referred to now, can be a tricky beast but it also happens to be a great way to bring light to strategic points of the face. Unlike some other products that run highly reflective, the shimmer of both White and Nude Gold is refined and incredibly smooth, leaving either a whisper of shine or which can be built up for depth. With the fairly large selection of highlighters in my collection, I have nothing that approaches either the exact tone or quality of these two lovelies, which is a definite point in their favour to offset the rather steep price. Just don’t ask to pick my favourite because I refuse: they’re both equally amazing.

The Burberry SS/2016 Runway Collection is available through The Bay across Canada. Find more information via www.burberry.com

Burberry SS16 Runway Palettes closer

 

 

Press samples kindly provided for my unbiased consideration

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