On my recent trip to Germany a few weeks ago I went all out and crazy shopping in the streets of Berlin! Berlin is a beautiful city with so many historical buildings, inspirational museums and most of all easy access to all the high end beauty brands and fashion labels. Since arriving back to Brisbane after an exhausting 20+ hour plane trip, I've been busy back at work and haven't really had the chance to flick through all the photos.
During my trip I accidentally splurged on clothes and beauty products that I was surprised my luggage just made it under the 23kg cut-off limit! One of my hauls was from the Burberry Beauty counter at the Galeries Lafayette Department Store on Friedrichstrasse in Central Berlin. In fact, I think the only Burberry Beauty counter in Berlin was at Galeries Lafayette. Burberry Beauty has become so popular since reaching London, Asia and the US. Burberry Beauty reached Aussie shores just mid-last year and to date there is only one counter that I am aware of and that is at David Jones Melbourne City.
I was glad to have encountered Burberry Beauty in Berlin as the prices are soo affordable! The second my eyes hit the Burberry Beauty counter I fell head-over-heels and it was like LOVE at first sight! The packaging of this cosmetic line is a major hit with the signature Burberry checkered plaid and sleek charcoal metal-like casing. The compact foundation, blushers, powders and eye shadows are all housed in a lovely velvet pouch with the same checkered pattern print. Oh how I absolutely adore the packaging! If you love Burberry apparel and accessories then you will DEFINITELY LOVE BURBERRY BEAUTY!
The range of products is not so broad being a newly developed cosmetics line. The Burberry Beauty range includes a collection of Sheer Foundation, Sheer Compact Powder, Light Glow (blush), Warm Glow (bronzer), Fresh Glow (illuminating primer), Sheer Eye Shadow, Eye Definer, Mascara, Lip Cover (lipstick), Lip Mist (lipstick), Lip Glow (gloss) and Lip Definer.
My credit limit was reaching a near zero, though I was lucky enough to purchase a few things from their line. I walked out happily with Sheer Foundation in Trench No.05 (equivalent to NARS Fiji, Chanel Claire, MAC NC20 and Bobbi Brown Sand 2), Sheer Compact Powder in Trench No.07 (I was meant to receive Trench No.05 but unfortunately I didn't check to see if I received the right shade), Light Glow Blush in No.04 Peony, Lip Cover in Primrose Pink Hill No.30 and Lip Mist in Feather Pink No.09.
The Burberry Beauty SA was very helpful despite the fact that she could only speak a little English, I personally thought she was cheerful and full of character which made my experience on counter very entertaining! She was also very generous for gifting me a few samples and miniatures for me to experiment with. I received an adorable cute little miniature of the Lip Cover in Cameo Pink No.03, Lip Cover sample palette (Nude Beige No.01, Rosewood No.04, Blush No.09 and Brick Red No.19), Sheer Foundation sachets in Trench No.05 and No.07 and Burberry Body perfume vials.
Everything about Burberry Beauty exudes luxe and sheer elegance! So far, I'm very pleased with the quality of Burberry Beauty and will definitely look into expanding my collection (reviews on Burberry Beauty will come soon!). I've been searching for stores which stock Burberry Beauty and although there is one store in Melbourne, I might actually consider buying online directly from Harrods as they deliver directly to Australia (although postage is quite expensive at GBP 30).
Are you a huge Burberry Beauty fan? Which Burberry Beauty products have you tried and love?