Excellent foundation with great staying power!
After my experience with Chanel Perfection Lumiere (PL), in which I learned that my complexion can fall between shades, I decided to test a couple of samples of Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation, (1 oz., $52) before buying. Because the weather is much cooler than when I tested PL, and because this formula is supposed to hydrate, I prepped my skin with a light-weight moisturizer with SPF, but no primer, before applying Trench No.9, then Trench No.8, the two darkest colors. I wore each for two days.
I applied the foundation with a kabuki brush, switching to a foundation brush for under eye application. It has a moderately strong, but pleasant scent that dissipates quickly. Though it is sheer, the foundation is buildable, and nicely covered slightly dark areas, including under my eyes, in lieu of a concealer. It dried down quickly into a natural skin-like finish neither dewy, nor matte. It lasted the eight hours that I wore it, without any signs of fading.
Trench No. 9, the darkest shade, seemed to be the best color match when applied to my jaw, so I tested it first. For reference, I match MAC NC45, Chanel PL Beige Amber 44 and Beige 60, and Le Métier Flawless Finish Foundation #10. It darkened a half-shade after drying down (if that's possible) than my neck, but was the same shade as my hands. I only needed light blotting in the T zone by noon, which, for me, is par for the course. Thumbs up!
Trench No.8 was a tad too light on application, but darkened to my natural shade and blended nicely from the jaw line into my neck. Perfect!