I really can't help it. Achieving a flawless base is always top on my list and other make-up items follow. Just like many others out there, I still haven't found my HG and am surviving on mere favourites so here's another one, namely the underrated Burberry Foundation.
Underrated because brands like Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana just never stir up enough hype although their products are much superior in quality compared to Chanel, Guerlain and the rest.
The Foundation, without doubt, looks classy and elegant regarding packaging, just like Burberry's clothing range. It flaunts the the famous checked print and covers almost the entire bottle which I quite like. The bottle feels sturdy but not heavy or fragile at all.
We'll start with the shade first. I believe they have 9 shades in the range in total and No 05 is a perfect colour match to MAC NC30. It has clear yellow undertones but not so sallow to make skin tone appear dull. It's a beigey-yellow if that makes sense.
Surprisingly a perfect shade match in a high-end Foundation when recently I haven't been able to find a spot-on one for myself in both Chanel and Lancome. *sigh*
Regarding the texture and finish, it feels like a hybrid of gel and cream when pumped out on the hand and a little goes a long way, which you can probably tell by how pigmented and opaque it appears on my hand.
It sets to a lovely satiny-dewy finish and lasts for around 6 hours after which it will need some touching up. I don't really need to use a lot of powder to set this one and it looks quite pretty on its own. If you are someone who hates the feeling of wet foundation, you'll love this one as it sets immediately and does not transfer.
Otherwise, perfect as a light-medium coverage foundation for combination-oily skin types and you won't even feel like you're wearing anything on your face, it's that light and non-cloggy. It evens out skin tones and brightens it quite well but if you have acne, blemishes and pigmentation, a concealer is a must.
Oh and it's mildly scented as well which I love compared to paint-like foundations but not in an offensive manner that it might irritate skin.
It's considerably better than Chanel Perfection Lumiere is what I personally discovered, in both finish and coverage. Not quite as brilliant as Lancome Tient Idole however - just to give you a window between which it fits easily.
Available to purchase for £35, if it's good enough for Olivia Palermo, it's good enough to try ;-)