Giveaway: Burberry Velvet Foundation

This foundation is a new addition to the foundations available in Burberry Beauty and they were very generous to provide me some to giveaway to my readers. Personally, I love this foundation and the only backlash it doesn’t have strong oil controlling property and was provided with wrong shade. I have just reviewed it recently and you could find out more about it here.

There are five sets to be given away and I will personally send them to you.

In each set, there are four sachet of the foundation sample in the shade Trench No.205 which is suitable for medium to darker skin tones. Although, they are just sample size but hey, they are Burberry! To participate this giveaway, its easy by following two steps.

Step One: Be sure to keep supporting me by liking my Facebook below.

Step Two: Comment below, what’s the ingredient in this foundation that helps to moisturize and regenerate dry skin? *hint: stated in my review

 

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Terms and Conditions:

  • Only five (5) winners will be selected via Fruit Machine and will update this post to announce the lucky winners.
  • Winners will be contacted via email and will have to respond in 48 hours with their details
  • Participants must complete all steps in order to qualify for the giveaway
  • Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (GMT +08:00) of 15 November 2012 and be announced on the next day.
  • Open to Malaysia residents only
  • Gift will be posted personally by me.
  • Strictly NO SPAMMING, one entry per participant


WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS!

I will email all of you soon to seek for your details. Thank you so much in participating!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Soft & Velvety Finish Foundation, The Burberry Velvet Foundation

“Burberry Velvet Foundation gives the skin a soft-focus velvet finish that lasts all day. Inspired by the iconic trench coat, its lightweight, breathable texture gives gentle protection from the natural elements. The innovative oil-free formula uses wild rose extract to hydrate and regenerates dry skin and effortlessly combines long wear with extreme comfort. Gelled oil components and innovative silicone elastomer create a supple and soft finish. Frosted bottle with matte lid reflects the foundation’s formula and finish Gunmetal lid features the iconic Burberry check.” – Burberry

THE FORMULA

  • Effortless long-lasting coverage – high pigment concentration for effortless coverage, east to apply and blend
  • Smooth velvet finish – gelled oil components and innovative silicone elastomer create a supple, soft finish, water-resistant formula provides long-lasting protection from the elements, Wild Rose extract moisturises and regenerates dry skin

THE PACKAGING

  • Frosted bottle with matte lid reflects the foundation’s formula and finish Gunmetal lid features the iconic Burberry check.

Burberry Beauty just shared with us their Autumn Winter 2012 Collection and I was pampered with their makeover, find out more here. I was provided with this foundation which is in the shade Trench No.204, a shade darker than what was used on me during the makeover. During the makeover, it was Trench No.203 which appears slightly darker than my skin tone. This foundation comes in a frosted bottle with pump and the pump head can be twisted to lock which is definitely a plus point.

This is how much for a pump of the foundation. On natural lighting, it seems like it has pink undertone. However, with camera flash, the foundation appears with slight yellow undertone. It has a light baby powder scent to it and once blend on to the skin, the foundation dries up pretty fast. The texture is slightly thick too.

Here’s a before and after of the foundation application and I did use face primer (Benefit Porefessional) before the foundation. On before is my naked skin and you’ll be able to see my acne spots on my forehead and cheek as well as redness on the sides of my nose. On the after, my skin looks even but its pretty visible that the foundation is very much darker than my skin tone. It’s much more obvious if you compare my face and neck. The coverage is medium because my acne spots is still peeking through the foundation.

I tried the foundation to test the lasting power and coverage while I was out running errants. Although with combination skin, my skin gives way if I perspire.

  • 1:34PM – This is where I have freshly applied the foundation
  • 4:17PM – My t-zone starts to oil up and blotted the excess oil right after. Coverage is still good.
  • 9:10PM – I was outside where it starts to get warm and I began to perspire. My entire face was soaked with bits of sweat and oil. I have blotted my face right after and my acne spot is slightly more visible.
  • 12:09AM – My surrounding is much cooler and I still get oily on my t-zone. Coverage wise is still as good as it was taken on 9:10PM.

Here is a comparison of before and after wearing it for 10.5 hours in total and there is no touching up with the same foundation or powder.

Ingredients Listing: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasil. Talc, Butylene Glycol. Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Per/PPG- 10/1 Dimethicone,Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sorbitan Sesquiloleate, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Trimethysiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Aluminium/Magnesium Hydroxide Stearate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PPG-25-Laureth-25, Sodium Chloride, Streath-21, Polymethysilsesquioxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nuficera Root Extract, Disodium Edta, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxycitronellal, Parfum(Fragrance), (+/-) May contain CI 77891, (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI77492, CI77499(Iron Oxides), CI77007(Ultramarines)


Verdict?

I really like the coverage although it doesn’t have oil controlling properties because I do have the tendency to blot my face every now and then but of course, best if I don’t have to.  The coverage indeed lasted very well after all the excess oil and perspiration but the matte finish didn’t. After applying it, my skin does feel soft and velvety. My backlash at this point is the shade was too dark for me. I looked super tan with this shade.

Retail Price: MYR175.00

Weight: 30ml/1 fl.oz.

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: Isetan KLCC

PROs:

  • Pump bottle head with twist lock
  • Matte and velvety finish after application
  • Lasting coverage
  • Easy to blend
  • Doesn’t irritate skin

CONs:

  • No oil controlling properties
  • Matte finish didn’t last

My rating: 4.6/5

 

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This foundation was provided by Burberry for review purposes, please refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Burberry Beauty Autumn Winter 2012 Collection

Inspired by the mood of Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Runway Collection, introducing to us Burberry Beauty Autumn Winter 2012 Makeup Collection. The new collection is effortlessly elegant with the new shades inspired by English countryside hues. Cara Delevingne, the official face of Burberry wears velvety brown smoky eyes with flawless matte finish foundation, softly contoured cheeks and finished off with natural dusky pink lips.

I was very lucky to have the chance to experience the makeover with this collection and I will explain the steps in creating the look. Begin with face makeup.

  1. Apply Fresh Glow (Luminous Fluid Base) all over the face
  2. Apply Velvet Foundation (Fluid Foundation) in Trench No.203 all over the face and double apply on spots and redness
  3. Conceal dark circle with Sheer Concealer (Luminous Concealer)
  4. Set the fluid foundation with Sheer Foundation (Luminous Compact Foundation) in Trench No.203

For the eye makeup, its just a few simple steps.

  1. Thickly line on the eyelid with Eye Definer (Eye Shaping Pencil) in Midnight Brown
  2. Smudge the Eye Definer with Sheer Eye Shadow (Eye Enhancer) in Dark Sable
  3. Blend Sheer Eye Shadow (Eye Enhancer) in Mulberry over the Dark Sable and on lower lash line
  4. Use Sheer Eye Shadow (Eye Enhancer) in Dark Sable to redefine brow shape
  5. Apply a fair bit of Sheer Concealer (Luminous Concealer) around the browns and blend
  6. Higlight underneath the brows with Sheer Eye Shadow (Eye Enhancer) in Porcelain White
  7. Enhance those lashes with Effortless Mascara (Volumising Enhancer) in Midnight Black

Add some final touches to complete the look.

  1. Blush the cheeks with Light Glow (Natural Blush) in Earthy Blush
  2. Shape the lips with Lip Definer (Lip Shaping Pencil)
  3. Fill in the lip color with Lip Cover (Soft Satin Lipstick) in Sepia Pink
  4. Plump up the lips with Lip Glow (Natural Lip Gloss)

This look is really elegant and sophiscated. I love the entire look but my brow shade is a little too dark and the foundation shade appears dark on my skintone too. When I met my Lover, he almost couldn’t recognized me because he thought this makeup looked too Gothic on me. I would recommend this look as a night makeup.

The person behind the makeover was Burberry’s Makeup Artist, Adrian and I was so happy when he mentioned he watches my tutorials too! Let’s see what’s in Burberry Beauty Autumn Winter 2012 Collection.

Burberry Velvet Foundation (Fluid Foundation) 30ml

“Burberry Velvet Foundation gives the skin a soft-focus velvet finish that lasts all day. Inspired by the iconic trench coat, its lightweight, breathable texture gives gentle protection from the natural elements. The innovative oil-free formula uses wild rose extract to hydrate and regenerates dry skin and effortlessly combines long wear with extreme comfort. Gelled oil components and innovative silicone elastomer create a supple and soft finish. Frosted bottle with matte lid reflects the foundation’s formula and finish Gunmetal lid features the iconic Burberry check.” – Burberry

Price: MYR175.00

Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow (Eye Enhancer) 2.5g

“Burberry Eye Enhancer comes in weather inspired shades from iconic trench to smoky metal. The shadows can be blended to create a range of eye enhancing colours. The innovative formula uses silicones for smooth and flawless application and contains micronised satin smooth pigments to ensure long-lasting colour” – Burberry

Price: MYR105.00

Burberry Lip Cover (Soft Satin Lipstick) 3.8g

“Burberry Lip Cover adds a touch of radiance. The lightweight combination of nourishing oils and gel dispersed pigment ensures intense moisture and long lasting colour. Burberry Lip Cover contains anti-aging ceramides for fuller lip definition. Apply like a normal lipstick or apply to the finger and press into the lips for a more effortless natural colour.” – Burberry

Price: MYR96.00

Other products retail prices:

  • Sheer Foundation (Luminous Fluid Foundation) 30ml – MYR165.00
  • Sheer Foundation (Luminous Compact Foundation) 8g – MYR180.00
  • Sheer Powder (Luminous Pressed Powder) 10g – MYR85.00
  • Fresh Glow (Luminous Fluid Base) 30ml – MYR165.00
  • Sheer Concealer (Luminous Concealer) 2.5ml – MYR110.00
  • Light Glow (Natural Blush) 7g – MYR140.00
  • Warm Glow (Natural Bronzer) 10g – MYR158.00
  • Lip Glow (Natural Lip Gloss) 6ml – MYR89.00
  • Lip Definer(Lip Shaping Pencil) 1.36g – MYR75.00
  • Effortless Mascara 4.5ml – MYR108.00
  • Eye Definer (Eye Shaping Pencil) 1.36g – MYR78.00
  • Beauty Kabuki Brush (Face Brush) – MYR215.00

Availability: Burberry counter at Isetan KLCC

Burberry booth is open at Skylight, Ground Floor KLCC until 1 November 2012 and if you happen to be there, don’t be afraid to seek from the promoters for a quick touch-up. You might have the chance to test out this collection too!

Stay tune for the next few post because I will be having a giveaway!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh