Photographed by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Last week I was at the opening of the new Nordstrom flagship store, in Downtown Vancouver, to meet with Patricia Bensimo; the National Trainer for Burberry Cosmetics.  Patricia walked us through the new Burberry installation to show us all the wonderful beauty product Burberry has to offer!  The store looked incredible and the counter was buzzing with customers getting their makeup done.

Bensimo explained that Burberry beauty is effortless, timeless and runway-inspired.  The products are easy to apply and are often multi-use.  It evokes the quintessential “British” look of a natural glowing skin, which stands at the heart of Burberry philosophy.  It’s inspired by the brand’s “British” heritage and outdoor roots and that the line was developed by Wendy Rowe (Burberry’s Makeup Artistic Consultant) and Christopher Bailey (Burberry’s Cheif Creative and Executive Officer).

Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Nadia Albano, Patricia Bensimo, Ellie Fife, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Nadia Albano, Patricia Bensimo, Ellie Fife, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nadia Albano, Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nadia Albano, Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Burberry Cosmetics, Military Red, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Burberry Cosmetics, Military Red, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Lip Velvet

I’m a sucker for bold colored, matte lipstick and the Burberry Lip Velvet series has no shortage of fabulous shade!  The best thing about this formula is that it’s highly pigmented, non-drying and leaves a creamy and soft-matte finish.  My favorite shades are “Military Red” and “Ox Blood” – LOVE!

Nadia Albano, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nadia Albano, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Burberry Cashmere Foundation

New to the Burberry range is the Cashmere – Flawless Soft-Matte Foundation which offers a soft-matte finish and cashmere-like comfort.  It provides a light-weight texture and breathable, long-wear durability.  It also contains SPF 20 in the lighter shades and SPF 15 in the darker shades, to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays.  I tested out the new Cashmere Concealer, which has a fabric tip applicator and allows for easy application and long-wear finish.

Tip:  Patricia suggested using Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base, prior to applying foundation, to create a light fluid illuminating complexion.

Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Nordstrom, Vancouver, Burberry Cosmetics, Daniela Ciuffa Photography

My Burberry

I’m a fragrance junkie and I absolutely fell in love with the My Burberry fragrance, which encapsulates the essence of a spring garden.  The design details of this glass bottle reflects iconic details of the Burberry trench coat.  The ribbon is made in a stone-colored gabardine fabric, while the lid resembles the button on the Burberry trench.  Very clever, Burberry!

Patricia, THANK YOU for taking the time to see me on such a busy opening week!  Congratulations to you and your incredibly hard working team on the re-launch of Burberry Cosmetics.  It’s always a pleasure to connect with you and catch up and I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Vancouver!  – Bisous xo