Burberry Beauty: An Interview with Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Director

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Burberry Beauty officially launched last Tuesday at the San Francisco Nordie’s store, and I popped by to check out the new makeup line and to chat with Christopher Bailey, Burberry’s chief creative director (and quite possibly one of the most polite and well-dressed dudes I’ve ever met).


Here are some images of the new line and product swatches to go with the video above.

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows, $29 each

Burberry Beauty Sheer Eyeshadow swatches on NC35 skin: 1. Pure White, 2. Chestnut, 3. Trench, 4. Almond, 5. Porcelain, 6. Taupe Brown, 7. Gold Trench, 8. Khaki

Burberry Beauty Sheer Eyeshadow swatches on NC35 skin: 1. Rosewood, 2. Lavender Blue, 3. Pearl Grey, 4. Antique Rose, 5. Lavender, 6. Midnight Black

Burberry Beauty Sheer Eyeshadow swatches on NC35 skin: 1. Tea Rose, 2. Slate Blue, 3. Midnight Plum, 4. Pale Rose, 5. Pearl Blue, 6. Midnight Blue

Burberry Natural Blushes, $42 each

Burberry Natural Bronzer, $48 each

Burberry Lip Glow Natural Lip Glosses, $27 each

Burberry Soft Satin Lipsticks, $30 each


Pretty expensive line, but I do like what I’ve seen so far…

So did you go out tonight? Are you reading this on your phone from the dance floor at the clooob? πŸ™‚

I’m doing what has become a Friday ritual for me lately — nada! The highlight of my evening was playing with Tabs and his toy mouse tied to a string. Look out, world!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Alex says:

    The designs of the lipsticks are beautiful! I was at a Burberry Outlet today and I was hoping that they would have the make up in there, but sadly, there was none.
    .-= Alex’s last blog post… I Was Never One To Rave About The Lion KingUntil Now =-.

  2. Yao says:

    Wow, I’m so jealous you got to meet Bailey himself! I adore his designs and him!

  3. Gisele says:

    I’m so excited about these shadows! I ordrered Antique Rose for dear daughter and Gold Trench for me. I’m hoping to get more; they look lovely, classy, and luxurious.

    Watched the last 2 episodes of Season 3 of “Mission-Impossible” on DVD. Seasons 1 and 2 were better.

  4. beth says:


    thank you for doing this

    you are amazing; and christopher bailey is a great designer and seems so polite.
    .-= beth’s last blog post… poizenisxkandee- Heard in las vegas mccarran intl airport-alright boys one rule this weekend-you cant tell anyone we meet its my bachelor party right on =-.

  5. I do not see three different skin tones in the picture!!They look the same to me.
    .-= House of Accessories’s last blog post… Super Soft and Squishy Long Fringed Fashion Scarf =-.

  6. Karen B says:

    I love Christopher Bailey, he always seems so well-spoken and all around nice.
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… I Heart Blogs! =-.

  7. Tiffany says:

    Great interview! But wow, these products are so spendy πŸ™

  8. Marina says:

    OMG, thank you for the interview, Karen. I love Christopher Bailey and everything that he creates!
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Beauty Blog Link Love-17-07-2010 =-.

  9. omg, amazing!!! and the lipsticks! I.WANT.
    .-= dani@callitbeauty’s last blog post… Boots Original Beauty Formula Cleansing Milk – Review =-.

  10. Iram says:

    Oh my god the stuff looks gorgeous but too expensive for me unfortunately πŸ™

  11. Nina says:

    The more I look at those products, the more I fall in love with them! πŸ™‚ Great interview and cute outfit, Karen! πŸ™‚

  12. Products look like a great start from the swatches- I hope they really do include all skin tones, unlike other high end department brands, and I look forward to seeing the line grow and develop. I think as a new line there should be some palettes to get people into it – or maybe have a WOW product to draw you in.
    Great start – wasnt all that impressed

  13. yvette says:

    he really does seem down to earth and normal; unusual for the fashion industry. great interview, karen. and i agree with everyone else, when he says there is a diversity of skin tones, you really don’t see it in the ad campaign. why didn’t they have darker skinned gal?

  14. Snoopysteph says:

    Expensive collection but it’s to be expected from a high end brand like Burberry. Would love to own one of their trench coats one day…and if had to pick 1 thing from the makeup line I’d splurge on a lipstick!

  15. Amber says:

    ‘The philosophy of a trenchcoat’? I get what he’s saying, but it still struck me as a little silly. The three ‘totally different’ models thing made my jaw drop. Also enjoyed the non-answer about using ‘feel’ instead of technology.

    Your questions were great but his answers were ridic and did nothing to convince me to think about spending $30 on an eyeshadow. I realize he has to promote the PR points when he talks to media, but geez.

    I must have woken up on the cynical side of the bed today. πŸ˜‰
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Dragon boats =-.

  16. bisbee says:

    I ordered an eyeshadow (Almond) and a lipstick (Rosewood) from Nordstrom that came yesterday. The packaging is gorgeous and I love the products. The shadow is SO smooth and I might even get another of the lipsticks…after I can see more swatches!

  17. Citrine says:

    Great questions, nice guy …I am not sure if I get his points though…
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… Sally Hansen Lipnotic Gem Gloss in Embellished =-.

  18. Marina says:

    He-he, he’s very good at answering without actually answering, i wonder if he took a training course at MI5 or something πŸ˜€
    Thanks for the interview, Karen! I can’t wait when Burberry Beauty hits our stores, all the reviews have been raving so far!
    We here have a heat wave like i don’t remember so i’m staying home watching some great TV shows, The Big Bang Theory (again!) and 30 Rock πŸ˜€

  19. Elle says:

    Awesome job on the interview, Karen! πŸ™‚ Burberry is the shizz…

  20. RonyaLii says:

    hey, youre good in this ! πŸ™‚

  21. Cheng says:

    I’m not sure if I’ll actually buy these, but nonetheless, I still love him and his creative genius, more for the clothes though!!! I was sad when the interview cut short πŸ™‚

  22. Sherri says:

    Gorgeous shadows and he’s cute too πŸ™‚
    .-= Sherri’s last blog post… I got NAKED!!! =-.

  23. lexi says:

    Christopher Bailey is a cutey-patootey! I bet he smelled good too!

    Okay, sold I’ll have to check out the colors in person. So far, I spy two shadows that look like great everyday shadows. Also, the blush looks worth checking out.

  24. Jessica W says:

    I love the lipsticks! And the guy’s totally suave and I love the accent!

  25. D says:

    I love the interview, and you look great in the pearls, Karen. About the product line … hmmm, I’m not sure what to make of it. There’s very little for women of color (despite Bailey’s insistence that there is). I would definitely wait to see more reviews of their lipsticks and lip glosses before I make the jump from my Chanel Rouge Allures to this. But your interview was great and you asked some pretty important questions.

  26. stalkthepostman says:

    I love your dress Karen! You look great πŸ™‚ Thanks for giving us the inside scoop…can’t wait to try some of this stuff out for myself…

  27. Giu says:

    Congratz on your interview! This is so amazing, to get to know him! ^^ soo exiciting!

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