I do love a Burberry collection, especially when it comes with a very festive twist! Their Christmas collection focuses around all things red and gold - very traditional for this time of year.
It's a small capsule collection that features a very pretty gold-toned luminising powder, eye creams and nail shades, alongside a mix of limited edition lip glosses and and Burberry Kisses lipsticks. Everything comes in a choice of bold reds or shimmering golds, even the lip colours!
At first glance, I was a little worried that the gold-toned gloss and lipstick were going to make me look like a character from the new Star Wars film (the love child of C3P0 maybe?) but in reality they give a very sheer wash of shimmery colour to the lips and actually look really lovely when they're on. I'm a huge fan of the Burberry Kisses formula - they're hydrating, creamy and very easy to wear and the gold shade is great for a very subtle shimmer worn alone, or for a slighlty bolder look when layered up over a red lipstick. It's probably not going to become a handbag staple (I love shade 33 Rose Pink for everyday use) but for Christmas and New Year parties, it adds a very Christmasy touch without any need for dodgy Christmas jumpers or flashing Santa badges.
The gloss is slightly more gold in tone than the lipstick, and I think it's probably best suited to a little dab over the top of another shade for the full effect. It's very glossy but doesn't have that nasty sticky feel to it that some glosses do, making it a winner in my books.
You can find the Festive Gold collection online from Burberry and at Burberry counters now. Prices start at £15 for the nail polishes and go up to £45 for the Illuminating Powder.
What do you think of this collection? Can you see yourself getting to grips with gold lips?