Collection: Burberry 2016 Summer
I won’t be posting much next week, due to the holidays, so I would like to just wish everybody a wonderful and safe holiday season! Keep warm and be merry! Let’s hope that 2017 brings us all some much needed hope and joy.
Dark Forest Green (424) is a deep, vampy forest green shimmer that Burberry, somewhat oddly, released over the summer. The color has a very muted, greyed tone and subtle shimmer, so honestly, I think it’s a little boring. It makes a good winter shade, as it vaguely conjures images of fir trees lightly dusted with snow. It’s also a good choice for a more conservative look—if deep greens can now be considered conservative shades!
I’ve only tried one other Burberry polish before, Elderberry, and in that review, I complained that the brush was way, way, too wide. It seems that the brush has been changed, since the brush I got with Dark Forest Green is a much more reasonable width, and I didn’t have any issues applying with it.
The formula isn’t super, though, considering this is marketed as a luxury product. Like Elderberry, Dark Forest Green requires at least two coats, and I used three (thin) coats for my swatch. It could just be that both of the shades I chose are deep, vampy shades. I’m not too keen to try any more from Burberry, though. Even though the polish runs cheaper than options from Chanel and Dior, those products have far superior formulas. For the CA$23 that a Burberry polish costs, I’d rather have two from salon brands like Essie and Zoya, which perform better, albeit with less fancy packaging.
Looking back at my review of Elderberry, I noticed that I said I wish I’d tried a Burberry polish in a lighter color. Of course, I totally forgot my own advice!
Burberry Iconic Colour Nail Polish is US$22 / CA$23 and 0.27 fl oz / 8 mL. The formula is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in Luxembourg. (Guess what else is, too?! Their ingredient lists are similar, but not exactly the same.)
Burberry Group plc was founded in 1856 by 21-year old draper’s apprentice Thomas Burberry. The famous Burberry trench coat was designed in 1914 for the British War Office. Their cosmetic line was launched in 2010. The company is based in London, England.