Product Review | Burberry Beauty Essentials Glow Palette

Product Review | Burberry Beauty Essentials Glow Palette in 02 Medium to Dark ($90, Us.Burberry.Com)

Product Details (from Burberry's website):  Introducing Essentials Glow Palette, our new three-in-one face palette in radiant tones, to instantly sculpt, colour and highlight.  With comfortable cream and delicate powder formulas, the lightweight textures blend onto the skin to effortlessly create endless glowy looks with customisable intensity.

Available in two harmonies to suit all skin tones.
– Contouring cream and powder textures
– Luminous blush tones
– Buildable highlight powders

Review:  This palette was released sometime in 2020, possible during spring or summer season.  It was out of stock for the longest time, at least the shade I wanted to get was.   It came back in stock a few times but I was not fast enough to grab it so I had to wait for a few cycles of restocking before finally having it in my hands.  If you have ever tried the Burberry highlighter formula (single compact), the powders on this palette are very similar which was why I wanted to get it in the first place.  

The packaging is a nude beige box with black typography.  The compact is a beautiful gold palette with a subtle Burberry plaid design, typical of most of their compacts.  It also has a full sized mirror.  This palette has a mix of formulas, a cream contour and powder bronzers, blushes and highlighters.  However, these aren't your typical powders as they are in a gelee formulation which in my experience and opinion, applies beautifully on the skin than a regular powder.  Gelee formulas seem to melt into the skin better than regular powder without having the need to set it with a spray to make it look seamless.  This palette comes in Fair/Light and Medium/Dark tones.  It could benefit with a couple of more in betweens and a deeper one; but the shades within each palette appears to be accommodating (see swatches below).  While the palette is not that large, the pans are larger than most luxury brands offer especially with six pans.  The pigment in this palette is exquisite.  The cream bronzer is creamy and it is easy to apply and blend.  The gelee powders are also very pigmented and long-wearing.  The highlighters are pigmented; not too intense but they are far from sheer.  Honestly, this palette gives the Hourglass Unlocked Limited Edition Palette a run for its money.  I'm beyond impressed with this palette and I really think for Burberry's standards (I love their Glow Matte Foundation and the discontinued Luminous Glow Foundation), it is worth the price (packaging included).  Is it a must have palette?  Let me answer this way:  If you are thinking about getting the Charlotte Tilbury Lightgasm/Lovegasm Palette ($75), I say get this.  I have the Lovegasm palette and I love it but I prefer this over it.  I also prefer this palette over my beloved Nars Overlust Cheek Palette.  Although, keep in mind the Overlust Cheek Palette does not have any bronzing product so it might not be a fair comparison.  The bottom line will really depend on how much you want to spend and if you believe that this is a product that you will get a lot of use out of along with how much you love certain formulas and the Burberry brand.