Sunday, 24 February 2013
Sample Sunday #2 | Burberry Foundations
I am in the search of a perfect liquid foundation for a special occasion, and I have decided to record the swatches and my thoughts on the sampling while I play around with different formulae. I do not wear foundations every day, I'm mostly a sunscreen, concealer, setting powder kind of girl. On liquid foundations, I'm quite picky, not knowing what exact finish and texture I am seeking. Anyway, the search begins...
Here I am doing a little comparison of the two Burberry foundations. Not the best comparison you can find, as you can tell, one is definitely not my shade at all. Nonetheless, my 2 cents~ ;)
Burberry Beauty Velvet Foundation No.205 (HKD$410 for full size)
The shade is not my match. It is at least 3 shades darker than me, and a little too pink. Don't ask why the counter could hand me this shade! On the other hand, the texture is lovely. A little spreads and blends a long way. Smells amazingly of the Burberry make up scent. I tried it on my face, it covers decently and dries to a velvety semi-matte finish. I find it quite 'wearing-make-up-like' and not very natural. Then again, it's probably because the shade is not my match. Last words, I won't mind giving my colour match one more try, but I don't think I will pay for a full bottle any time soon.
Burberry Beauty Sheer Foundation No.04 (HKD$390 a bottle)
First of all, the shade matches me pretty well, when I am slightly darker. In my paler skin, I figure I shall try one or two shades down. This also carries the same beautiful Burberry make up fragrance. The consistency of this is not very liquid, it has a hint of cream/gel feeling to it. It blends easily, and feels moisturising. I like how it leaves a very sheer semi-matte finish, more skin-like than the Velvet Foundation. The coverage is not very high, but build-able. I like it, and I will give the fairer No.01 sample a go, to see if that shade matches me better. I don't think this is the perfect foundation for me yet, but nice to use.
You can see me wearing this foundation in FOTD here.
*Both samples obtained at the counter as gift of purchase. Product images copied from burberry website.