Is this new? I think it’s new. I’m honestly too lazy to find out, because it’s totally new to ME. The last Burberry product I got was the Cashmere, and since abandoning full coverage and matte finish foundations, it barely gets any love.
But I hauled my tail all the way out to Topanga Mall to see about the Fresh Glow Foundation because I didn’t want to buy it sight unseen. Y’all remember what happened with me and the Cashmere blend in Almond, which had me running around looking like a damn pumpkin. The next shade up, Camel really looked too light. But it applies and merges beautifully.
Not one to assume that Burberry is going to keep the same undertones in this foundation, I decided to put my hands on it in person. Sure enough, the Almond looked perfect initially and Camel looked WAY too light. I swatched them both… waited for someone to help me… waited some more… and finally started making eye contact. Every damn salesperson around me seemed to be occupied with the most high maintenance people… OMG. Just asking asinine questions and sucking all the air out of the entire department. I honestly felt bad for the sales people. Tough job. I could never do it.
So I got tired of waiting and went into the stock drawers to fetch the foundation myself and BAM! Like magic, this tiny person with every single Burberry product on her face at the same time appeared before me.
Mofos love to show up like magic when they think you’re gonna steal something.
Anyway, she’s super helpful and trying to sell me on the A/W collection (which I’m not interested in), and then informs me that she’s just an MUA for the brand and can’t actually ring me up. Fine. I head over to Armani, pick up the primer (which I’m still on the fence about) and have THAT PERSON ring me up. Now to be fair, Burberry at Nordstrom in Topanga is ALWAYS raggedy. Always. Ever since my girl Alise left, these fools have never had a steady person in that area who specializes in the brand. There’s always some poor soul from Dior or Chanel fumbling their way through explanations, and they never know where to find stuff. That’s how I knew where to find the foundation… because I’ve starred in this D-list movie before.
To the foundation itself… it’s good. It’s sheer to slightly medium coverage, and it’s demi-glow. Not full on at all, but I’m okay with that because I don’t want to look like an oil slick. It binds to the skin and sets beautifully. It’s what I wanted the MUFE water foundation to be before it curdled on my skin and literally slid off. I hate that stuff.
Camel starts out too light, but adjusts in about five minutes and merges in with my skin tone. I like it a lot. I do NOT recommend this for anyone who’s looking for coverage. This acts as a CC cream that I can tell and does more to blur the skin than actually cover it up. It’s honestly what I’m looking for in a foundation so it works gorgeously for me. I kept the rest of the face simple with Charlotte Tilbury Pressed Powder in #2 (bane of my damn existence. I can’t believe I caved and bought another one), Victoria Beckham Bronzer and Modern Mercury Highlighter (as blush and highlighter) and then the same two items on my eyes. I know! My GOD I love that collection. I’m considering a backup of Bitter Clove (don’t judge!), which is under my lash line. I smudged a teeny bit of kohl into my lash line and finished with, you guessed it, Armani Black Ecstasy mascara.
Lips are Chantecaille Mirage.
So I’m loving this foundation for regular use. It sets beautifully, feels comfortable, and doesn’t fade like Tilbury’s Magic Foundation did. Keeper.