burberry beauty autumn winter 2012 - the look (featuring cara delevingne) high res.jpgI really love Burberry Beauty's adverts. Not in the same way I love MAC adverts (just because they are just wondrous pieces of art), but Burberry's showcase such a beautiful, enhanced image of English beauty that I just want to get into them, do you know what I mean? You must do because it's hard to look at Cara Delevingne there and not want to be her.

Unlike a lot of campaigns too, they make you feel that they're achievable and you could possibly emote the same look if only you had the right make up - and a good eyebrow pencil - luckily Burberry Beauty's Autumn/Winter 2012 collection has just dropped so we can!

The new collection is inspired by English countryside hues and references 'the mood of the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2012 runway collection', with lots of smokey shades and velvety matte textures.

The collection introduces two new shades to Burberry Eyes and two new shades to Burberry Lips: we tried one from each.


First up: Sheer Eye Shadow in Dark Sable No. 23 (£23), a light, smokey pale brown. Beautifully creamy (especially for a powder), it's so blendable it almost melts into a haze of colour on skin. It's buildable too, which means you can create a great smokey eye with just this one item. You can see it below - the left side is the shadow built up and brushes out, and the right has been blended to show you just how sheer it can be.


We also got to play with Burberry Lip Cover in Sepia Pink No. 32 (£23) - a soft formula in a dusky pink colour.


The colour is quite close to my natural lip colour, but deeper and a touch darker. It has a satin finish, so it's slightly (but not very) glossy, which gives it a kind of moody 90s vibe.


I have to mention too how much I love the packaging of these products too: the chunky gunmetal casings subtly embossed with the classic Burberry check are just so substantial, they might be pricey but you really feel like you're buying a piece of the label, which you don't get with some designer brands.

Also the lipstick magnatically snaps shut and if you do it in the wrong place, it spins. It's pretty exciting.

Shop Burberry Beauty at Harrods here.