Burberry Summer Showers Lip Glow Balm and Nail Polishes | Orange Poppy, Pink Peony and Pink Azalea

June 23, 2014

The summer beauty release from Burberry Summer Showers features three coordinating colors for for lips, nails and cheeks in Orange Poppy, Pink Peony and Pink Azalea. Check the Behind the Scenes Burberry Summer Showers footage from Wendy Rowe. The items in the collection for summer include:
  • Lip Glow Balms ($28 each for 4 g/0.14 oz) are sheer tinted lip balms with SPF 18
  • Nail Polishes ($21 each for 8 ml/0.27 fl oz) come in three highly pigmented colors
  • Fresh Glow Blush ($38 each for 5 g/0.18 oz) are sheer dewy cheek sticks with a slight tint of color
I ordered the Lip Glow Balms and Nail Polishes from Nordstrom San Francisco. I decided to pass on the Fresh Glow Blushes since my skin reacts to their Liquid Foundation and Fresh Glow Liquids. I played with the items I ordered over the weekend. The colors are beautiful classics but the only items I feel are must-haves are the Orange Poppy No. 221 Nail Polish and Pink Peony No. 02 Lip Glow Balm. Since the colors are classics there are quite a few dupes. You can check out the full collection swatches on Gummy Vision and Natural N Chic Makeup.

My Burberry Summer Showers picks:

First up are the Lip Glow Balms. These are a sheer tinted lip balm. The color on these is very sheer if you swipe directly from the tube. To get more color use a lip brush (which is how I’ve been using them). Orange Poppy No. 01 goes on quite bright if you layer it swiping back and forth. If you swipe once or blot it goes on more natural and brightens the face. I found it photographed well. Pink Peony No. 02 is the perfect natural pink glow. It’s on the sheer side but it gives your lips a healthy pink glow. Pink Azalea No. 03 is lovely plum pink but the sheer texture makes it apply slightly unevenly on my lips (this can be fixed with a plum lip liner underneath). These are semi-hydrating. They have a glossy sheen in the finish but they aren’t super moist feeling like YSL Volupte Sheer Candy. I would say the pigment level falls somewhere in between YSL Rouge Volupte Shines and Tom Ford Lip Shines. 

The Nail Polishes are all summer-perfect colors however Orange Poppy No. 221 is the only one I find unique. It’s a bright orange but not floruescent or super bright. There’s a muted quality to it which makes it a good summer to fall transition color. There is a slight pearly quality to the polish but o the nails it looks more like a cream. Pink Peony No. 222 is a gorgeous deep pink cream but similar to other pinks from Chanel, Dior and YSL. Pink Azalea No. 223 is a mauve plum with a slight dusty quality. I found it similar to Chanel April/Coup de Couer. The formula of these is really good and you can get full coverage with two coats. The brush is on the wider side which makes these a bit harder to apply if you have super small fingers like me (my ring finger is a Size 4). It’s still small enough to apply easily, for me it just took a bit more care to not get polish all over my cuticles.

Overall a lovely palette of sheer summer brights that aren’t too bright. The colors are naturally flattering and beautiful for everyday wear. I’m in love with Orange Poppy Nail Polish. I’ve swatched and photographed comparisons but haven’t had time to label the items. I’ll update this post later this evening with those for reference.

The Burberry Beauty Summer Showers collection can be found at Nordstrom and Burberry. I’m not sure whether or not these are limited-edition but will update if I receive more information.

Have you checked out Burberry Beauty’s summer items? Now that fall collections are starting to hit counters what was your favorite summer beauty collection this year?

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  • Gail June 23, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Love the Orange Poppy Lip Glow Balm and nail polish! Do the Lip Glow Balms have the usual Burberry lipstick scent?

    • Sabrina June 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Gail, I knew I forgot something in my review! The Lip Glow Balms do not have the same floral perfume scent of the regular Burberry Lipsticks or Glosses. There is a slight plastic scent when I smell the tube, but I think it's the packaging and not the actual lip balm. No detectable scent on my lips. Hope this helps!

    • Gail June 24, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks Sabrina. Actually you just made my day. Thanks! Off to order Orange Poppy…..

  • Teri June 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Lovely picks Sabrina! I really love Orange Poppy on you, the pigmentation really satisfies me ^^. The nail polish is so lovely too, the shimmers are so beautiful with the orange shade!

    • Sabrina June 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks Teri! Orange Poppy really stands out if you layer it 🙂

  • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup June 23, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I picked up the Lip Glow Balms in Orange Poppy and Pink Peony and am really enjoying them so far! I wasn't expecting much pigment since they're marketed as lip balms and have been pleasantly surprised so far. I love the Orange Poppy nail polish on you as well!

    • Sabrina June 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Ooh, great picks 🙂

  • Irina Bond June 24, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Love all the polishes, Sabrina!

    • Sabrina June 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks Irina! I think they would look really good on you 🙂

  • Scoo June 24, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Burberry hardly ever disappoint with their products! I love the look of the lip glows! The pigmentation is actually pretty impressive! They look gorgeous on you Sabrina! 🙂


  • darlingdee June 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Orange Poppy looks amazing. Burberry always releases killer collections and the pigmentation is amazing.

    Another wonderful review Sabrina!


  • bisbee June 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks so much – I was waiting for your review! Off to order from Nordstrom!

  • ZeebLikesIt June 24, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I love Burberry's packaging so much and these colours look gorgeous!


  • Rei June 24, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I am completely smitten by this collection – everything looks so fresh and pretty 🙂 And you look gorgeous in everything, particularly the orange poppy lippie. I would also like to thank you for the Friday link, always appreciate your recommendations and I just followed eggcanvas 🙂

  • Jess June 24, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Sabrina! Just wanted to say I love your blog and have recently become a regular reader! Orange Poppy nail polish is really gorgeous; I've been dying to try some Burberry cosmetics but they aren't very accessible here in Canada, unfortunately. Hopefully that will change when Nordstrom arrives next year!

    I'm assuming that's a typo on the nail polish price? Although $2 seems a reasonable price for 8 ml of nail polish, I can't really see it happening. 😀

    • Sabrina June 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Jess! I updated the typo 🙂 Sorry about that!

  • Miarara V June 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Lovely photography and picks, the Orange Poppy lipstick looks absolutely gorgeous!
    Mia xx

  • Anonymous June 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    All three lip balms look gorgeous on you. I have the Azalea and I love it.

  • Kay Cake June 26, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Pink Peony is gorgeous!

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