Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Functionregalia Runway palette in Optic White No. 1

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Functionregalia Runway palette in Optic White No. 1

As part of Burberry’s Runway makeup look for S/S 2016, Velvet and Lace, the Runway Palette in Optic White gives a subtle veil of illumination and helps you create those runway supermodel cheekbones.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter sq

Featuring intricate and illuminating lace-inspired detail, dark and impactful red hues, and metallic accents—influenced by the ‘Functionregalia’ womenswear show and hand-embroidered gold work shown on the Burberry runway.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter box

The lace detail starts outside the box with a plastic overlay with a similar design to the powder.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter packaging

The gunmetal compact has the same Burberry plaid design as the other blushes and highlights I’ve tried from the brand. Sleek, modern and high-quality.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter

… I hope you’re sitting down because this is breathtaking…

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter close

The powder is a snow white with an almost silvery finish. It’s translucent and soft but not extremely buttery and hyperpigmented like other highlight powders.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter compared to Becca Pearl

Now I already have a white shimmer highlight, Becca Pearl. And although the shades look similar, there are subtle differences. Burberry Optic White has a bit more dimension and offers a soft sheen whereas the Becca Pearl gives you more pigmentation and shimmer in one swipe. Both are amazing and both have their place in my highlighter wardrobe.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter swatch dupe comparison

You can see that Burberry’s white highlight has sheer sparkle to it and Becca’s version is just pure shimmer through and through, like a punch of glow to the face.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter on pale skin

I brushed Burberry Optic White to the top of my cheeks to really lift and define my look. This gives the illusion of slightly higher and chiseled cheekbones.

Also wearing NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown, Tom Ford lipstick in Drake, Make Up Geek Blush in Secret Admirer, Too Faced Bon Bons shadow palette, MUFE Smoky Stretch mascara

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter on fair skin

This illuminates without being overdone and does not accentuate pores. There is no discernable scent and no powder kick up, just smooth and silky.

Burberry Spring Summer 2016 Runway palette Optic White highlighter 3

Now as far as limited edition palettes go, this one is a real stunner. As a collector, this is well worth the price for me AND as a highlight junkie, the finish of this powder is really to die for.

The Burberry S/S 2016 Runway Palette in Optic White is available for $68 USD at Sephora and $72 CAD at The Bay or Sephora.

 

*Press samples

 

  • I so desperately wanted you to say it’s awful and not worth the price!! Instead now I have to own it… It’s so freaking gorgeous both in the pan and on your skin!

  • Omg i’s so beautiful. I feel likelike these S/S collections are gonna make my wallet cry!

  • Gah, talk about a time to go on a no-buy!