Review – Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04


Hi everyone, today’s review is a foundation from Burberry – the Sheer Foundation Trench No.04. I purchased this from Tangs recently, it retails for S$75 (30ml) if i remember correctly. This is one product i’ve been thinking about for some time now, but i just couldn’t find an excuse to get yet another foundation. ;p

Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

The packaging looks and feels very luxurious. The metal cap is embossed with the signature Burberry trench, and it feels heavy. The range of cosmetic products from Burberry all bear this signature design in some form or another. The overall style is very chic and understated – definitely looks beautiful on any dressing table. If you are someone who appreciates beautifully designed products, you will love their cosmetics range. :)

Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

Beneath that beautiful metal cap, you will find a pump dispenser. Great for controlling the amount of product you need. Burberry has also thoughtfully gone one step further with a twist lock on the pump.

Swatch - Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

Swatch - Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

Swatch - Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

As can you see from the swatch above, this foundation has a very creamy texture, it’s not exactly thick though. When you think sheer, one might expect a watery consistency for such a foundation. A little goes a long way, but it is indeed sheer. It’s extremely easy to apply and blend, and you will find that it helps to give your face an even uniform color – erases blotchiness and redness on the skin. The coverage is buildable, if you need some extra coverage on areas of your face that are dull due to pigmentation etc. However, if you have acne scars or other stubborn blemishes, you will probably need a tiny bit of concealer on top of the foundation.

I like the feel and finish of this foundation. It is so light and comfortable as well as hydrating, you feel like you’re hardly wearing any foundation. You get a nice healthy glow, with a somewhat smooth, dewy finish. I set my foundation with some Burberry Sheer Powder (not photographed here, but believe me the packaging is equally beautiful if not more), and my base is all set to go. My foundation lasts for a good 8 hours and i don’t turn into an oil tank. ( i blot with a tissue twice maybe through the 8-9 hours).

Here i have a FOTD where i’ve used the Burberry Sheer Foundation and Powder. It is a simple look that i did for a lunch appointment over the weekend. Very natural day look, perfect for work days too. For the eyes, i used ‘Sidecar’ from the Urban Decay Naked Palette all over the lid and did a simple smokey eye. And I followed that with ‘Virgin’ from the same palette on the the browbone and finished with some black eyeliner (applied very thinly) for some subtle definition.

FOTD - Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

FOTD - Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

FOTD - Burberry Sheer Foundation Trench No.04

In this FOTD, i’ve also used a new lipstick which i got during a recent Shiseido haul from the Maquillage range. I love love love the color and texture. In the bullet, it’s a very natural rosy pink with some shimmer in it. It compliments many natural makeup looks, and helps to keep my lips moisturized and looking good.

Shiseido Maquillage Lipstick BE315

Shiseido Maquillage Lipstick BE315

Here’s a swatch of the lip color on the back of my hand.

Swatch - Shiseido Maquillage Lipstick BE315

And here’s a close-up look at my lips. It looks kinda different on my lips because my lips are pigmented. I like that it is ‘my lips but better’!

Shiseido Maquillage Lipstick BE315

Thanks for looking!

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and have not been influenced by PR companies or advertisers. Products featured/reviewed are purchased with my own money, unless otherwise stated.

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