Friday, January 27, 2012
Beyond the Iconic Trench: Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation
Recently, I visited the Burberry counter in Nordstrom South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA). We don't have a counter in San Diego county, so this was the closest one to me. I was extremely curious about trying Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation as I've heard nothing but positive feedback.
A friendly sales associate from another line offered to match me since the Burberry counter manager was not available. She automatically reached for Trench No. 3 — a light beige shade with peach undertones. Its peach undertones reminded me of Trish McEvoy's Treatment Foundation in Cream.
For the past week or so, I've been testing a store sample of No. 3 and experienced favorable results. On the skin, it was a tad dark, but it was very sheer and blendable and seemed to melt into my skin. I feared that it would oxidize to a darker hue with time, but it remained true to its original shade throughout the day. (Note, next time I'll try No. 4 as it seems more yellow and less peach, which might be a better match for me.)
I immediately loved how it hydrated my skin, similar to a moisturizer. What surprised me most was that even though the product is sheer, it is extremely buildable if I want more coverage. It also wore extremely well throughout the day although my t-zone did get slightly oily in the late afternoon. I found that a light dusting of powder after application took care of this issue.
Overall, it was quite lovely and a viable alternative to Chanel VITALUMIÈRE AQUA.
Purchase info: Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation is available at Burberry Beauty counters in 9 shades. It retails for $55.00.