We all know that I didn't need another highlighter. Looking at my collection, I know I can pave my way to the moon with fairy dust. But the perfection of the pale golden skin color and the stunning (and not so typical Burberry) embossed design won me over. Also, the old Burberry Sheer Summer Glow from summer 2012 had served me well, both as an all-over finishing touch and as a subtle highlighting cheek color.
There are actually two shades of the limited edition Burberry Highlighter Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette. One is a snow white (No.01), and I felt safe to skip it because in this category I have Shiseido High Beam, which is perfection (and in the cream department Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Clouds). But 02 Nude Gold in its flesh-toned golden hue is special and stand out even in my collection. Regular readers know that I'm not exactly the strobing queen. I prefer a light hand whether I'm going for an all-over sheer glowing veil or when highlighting what stands for cheekbones on my face. I use large fluffy brushes or a fan brush if I'm using a very high shine product and want to keep it sane and precise. I made my best friend laugh when I talked about "responsible highlighting". Yup. I'm probably doing it wrong, but it works for my face and middle-aged sensibilities.
But back to Burberry and their Spring/Summer 2016 Runway highlighter. It's a gorgeous product, as you can see. The powder is as finely-milled as you'd expect from a top brand, and the effect can be built to your desired intensity without patches or caking. The texture is smooth to the point of near creaminess, and the glow is smooth and soft. Since the compact is nice and wide, even my biggest fluffiest face brushes can be swirled over the pattern, and of course, you can go for a smaller dense brush to achieve some serious megawatts.
Bottom Line: Why not?
The limited edition Burberry Nude Gold Highlighter Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette ($68, made in Italy) is available at Nordstrom.
For those interested, I placed the compact on a vintage lazy Susan that's made of bits and pieces of antique and vintage jewelry suspended in a clear resin. It was an eBay find.