Burberry Coral Pink Blush
Burberry Coral Pink Light Glow Natural Blush is a medium, rather warm toned pink with a soft coral undertone. The texture is pretty much dense (pressed) but feels soft in touch. It doesn’t look powdery on my dry skin (the only slightly powdery looking Burberry blush was Cameo on me). The finish is demi matte on me and it won’t fade during the day. I would say, that the pigmentation is more than medium, not opaque though, there is still some sheerness to it (but not as melt-into-the-skin like Shiseido blushes). The name is pretty accurate – Coral Pink, although, on me it pulls way more pink than coral (I am light olive, rather cool toned, leaning towards neutral, most products with a pink undertone pull more pink on me). It comes with a velvet pouch which feels a bit tacky but I like the cardboard packaging a lot (not a criterium for quality on the product itself though but pretty packaging is a plus, no?). It also has a brush, made of natural hair, slightly angled, which I don’t have anymore (I just prefer my Hakuhodo, Suqqu and Chikuhodo brushes). This brush is quite well made, especially for western brands, still, I find it a bit scratchy and it applies the colour a bit patchy (um, should I write a poem?). The plastic case is quite lightweight but as I said in lots of my previous posts, I prefer refills (my z palettes are always hungry, so they need new blush refills). The typical Burberry imprint is everywhere – I like.
First I thought that Burberry Coral Pink and Guerlain Pink Punk will look very similar, well, they are not, Pink Punk seems almost like a true vibrant coral pink next to Burberry Coral Pink. I also had Burberry Hydrangea Pink (purged; darker and has an almost soft fuchsia undertone), which looked like a shade in between Coral pink and Pink Punk on me (swatched), once applied, there wasn’t a noticeable difference between Coral Pink and Hydrangea Pink on my cheeks, still, Coral Pink adjusts to my skintone a bit better and almost brightens my complexion. Suqqu Botaniro, looking more muted compared to coral pinks/true pinks, applies lighter, seems almost like a pastel (which this blush isn’t) next to Burberry Coral Pink. IPSA #101 (more muted in the pan than Botaniro; applies lighter).
My love for Burberry is unlimited, I really wish they would sell refills though. No matter how loud a colour may seem, it always looks natural once applied, never over the top. The translucency in the textures allow your natural skintone shine through. I don’t think that Burberry Coral Pink Blush is unique or special but if you like pink blushes in general, I think you would be happy to own this shade. Despite my love for vibrant blushes, I would have expected a major love for Hydrangea Pink. I was wrong though, Coral Pink seems more interesting and looks better on my N10 (slightly lighter now) skintone. I was surprised that I picked a coral pink over a brighter shade. Due to my undertone, I pull everything more pink, so I wasn’t expecting a true coral pink anyway, the result is way more satisfying than I thought.