Nothing screams luxury like a good limited edition Burberry makeup palette; and the weighted magnetic closures and chic tweed pattern overlay is now made even more decadent when combined with lace for their SS16 runway collection in the form of Burberry’s Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Highlighting Palette in No.02 Nude Gold.
With a frosty, semi-wet look finish; the highlighting palette (is it still a palette if there is only one shade?) is warm brushed gold shade. The shade isn’t particularly ‘saturated’, leaning towards a more muted gold look.
Despite being the warm shade of the two released shades (the other being No.01 White), it is neither excessively yellow or warm. I can see it working for a good variety of skin tones, though on darker skin it may look slightly too frosty (as the shade is muted and may cause a grey-tone to appear) and with pale skin – this may be too dark (see swatches). I can just about get away with it showing up due to its sheen/shimmer and because of how buildable the powder is.
The powder is so fine and soft, that a light application will likely already give you a very flattering strobing effect and I wouldn’t recommend applying too much in order to avoid too much shimmer fallout as the shimmer did migrate. One point to note for all the dry skinned people out there – I found that this did emphasise my dry patches ever so slightly; which was a let down for the price.
I actually found myself quite surprised that I don’t really have a dupe for this shade! At first glance it did look quite dupable, but most of my highlighters lacked the muted aspect of Burberry Nude Glow. Illamasqua’s Gleam (cream texture) was warmer, more yellow and less shimmery. theBalm’s Mary Lou-Manizer was also less shimmery, and quite a lot more yellow and gold. On the other end, MAC Bao Bao Wan Summer Opal was lighter, too pink and too shimmery (almost glitter-like in comparison). Just for fun, I also compared YSL’s Touche Elcat in No.1, and it looked as if it were a matte peachy stain next to the impressive glow of Nude Glow.
In the photo, I wore Nude Glow over my cheekbones and nose using a small fluffy eyeshadow brush to pick up the product. Over my cheeks, it did cast a slight warmth and muted down some of my redness. Overall, it made me look a little more awake and I love how the shimmer didn’t as readily translate over on camera, instead it seemed to blur out some imperfections – very nifty!
Impressively, the lace embossment hasn’t budged at all despite all the swatching its gone through and I’m excited to give it a few more uses before I start protecting its pattern.
This one is definitely a great collector’s item or Mother’s Day gift because of its quality, but it’s not something you’d need if you already have a plethora of other highlighting goodies in your stash because of its price point. Despite not being a super dupable colour, I’d say a mixture of theBalm’s Mary- and Cindy-Lou Manizer could achieve a similar finish.
Base: Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion No.21
Concealer: K-Palette Okuma Color Control Concealer Type 2
Highlight: Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette No.02 Nude Gold
Lipstick: Rosie for Autograph Lipstick Rose Lace