12.12.2012

My Favorite Kind of Tangerine.

Burberry has to be one of my favorite high-end makeup brands ever, although, as many of you may already know, I also quite like Dior. I've only tried Burberry's eyeshadows and blushes, but my god, they are phenomenal.

My first and only Burberry blush is the much hyped about Tangerine, and seeing as how I bought it several months ago and it made the cut as being one out of only three blushes I brought with me to California for the holidays, it's about time it received some spotlight here on the good ol' bloggy blog.

Tangerine is a matte, warm, mid-toned peachy pink. I hate describing blushes as "peachy pink" because those two words together make up what I believe may be the most overused blush describing phrase in the history of blush.........describing (???). However, in this case, "peachy pink" seems to be the most fitting description that comes to mind. 

It has a gorgeous, silky smooth texture that is soft without being powdery. It has excellent pigmentation while still maintaining blendability. When I wear it, I just feel as though it melts into my skin and enhances my complexion without looking like an intentional blush shade, if you know what I mean. It's a fantastic everyday blush for light to medium skin tones.

Though a shade like Tangerine doesn't seem the most unique, upon closer inspection, I realized that I don't actually own any dupes for it. 
Clockwise from left:
Tarte Exposed
NARS Luster
Burberry Tangerine
Korres #15 Natural

L to R: Exposed, Luster, Tangerine, Natural

In comparison to a few of my other natural, everyday type of blushes:
Exposed is a matte, mauvey brown/nude (a bit darker and quite a bit pinker than Tangerine)
Luster is a golden peach with gold shimmer (lacks pink tones and has shimmer)
Tangerine is a matte, warm, mid-toned peachy pink
Natural is a pinky/peachy beige with a soft sheen (less pink and more brown, and has a sheen)

Though a $42 blush may not be the most affordable option for many people, if you are looking for a worthy splurge item, or perhaps looking to add an item onto your Christmas wishlist, I would highly recommend checking out the Burberry blush line. Like Tangerine, most of their shades are not the most unique shades on the market, but they are the types of shades you'll find yourself using again and again and again, and to me, that makes the $42 price tag much more justifiable :)

Have you tried any Burberry blushes? If so, which shade is your favorite?


28 comments:

  1. I love all things Burberry - i have mine in Peony and blossum, but will be keen to try tangerine the next time I'm at their counter.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This colour seems right up my street! But I don't think I could justify that kinda money for one :( one day...! xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh wow, I want exposed from Tarte...so badly! Burberry seems to have such wonderful wearable shades, I need some of their eyeshadows!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is gorgeous! I'm a blush addict and definitely want to try the Burberry ones.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love that Tarte blush! And this one looks so pretty and wearable (:

    ReplyDelete
  6. i desperately want this shade. next burberry purchase i make this is definitely going to make the cut!

    ReplyDelete
  7. It's a beautiful color. My fav of all the swatches.

    Xo

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous shade, and I agree- peachy pink is so over-used but most blushes fit into that description so well!

    I haven't yet tried Burberry blushes, only their lip products so far. Might drop a hint to santa for one of these babies :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. had this tried on me.. love it .. so expensive though! *cries*

    ReplyDelete
  10. I know :( It's definitely an investment.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks, Nicole!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've been dying to try their lip products!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, yay! Glad to hear :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! Enabling at its finest :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks, Aly :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I want to try a few more shades too, now that I love Tangerine so much!

    ReplyDelete
  17. You should definitely try their eyeshadows! They're amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I totally understand! It's not the most affordable :-/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Someone recommended I try Blossom....I still want to! You should definitely swatch Tangerine next time you're at the counter :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love this shade! This is the one that I would love to try next. I have Peony, and I love it. I'm just not too happy about the scent, but everything else about these blushes are perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I guess I lucked out because the scent doesn't actually bother me :) Peony looks lovely though!

    ReplyDelete
  22. i STILL have not gotten tangerine (saks ran out when i wanted to use my gc)...and it's so ironic that i was just looking for comparisons between tarte exposed and this tangerine, but could not find any! you must've totally read my mind. thanks for the post. i thought i'd wait out until after x'mas now in case i get more gc (: happy holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Aww, bummer! It's definitely worth hunting down though! And glad you found the post helpful :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Aww no pic of it on your pretty face? I personally don't own very many orange-toned blushes - my problem is that I'm always so fixated on the way that it looks in the pan that I don't even stop to think if it would look good on my skin tone! Must stop doing that

    ReplyDelete
  25. i really like Burberry Tangerine! as i tried before some of their shadows...i think it will be my next blush..

    ReplyDelete
  26. Ahh, sorry, Emily, no face pictures but I've worn it in FOTD pictures in the past :) And you should give this one a try! It's much more pink-toned actually....not really orange-toned at all.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love their shadows too! Can't wait to see what you think of their blushes :)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...