When people talk about eyeshadows they can just slap on with minimal effort/blending, these are them! I don't think it's possible to look overdone with these shadows. Even the darkest color blends out in two seconds into a beautiful smokey haze. Some people have said that the purpose of these eyeshadows (and other Burberry makeup, for that matter) is to make it look like it's blending in with your skin, like you are that gorgeous, versus "Wow, look at that chalky, unnatural color on her eyelid!" I don't know anyone with natural sparkly brown eyelids, but I get their point. Compared to say... Urban Decay... the Burberry eyeshadows do seem to melt (for lack of a better word) in with your skin a little easier. You don't have to build and blend and build and blend and build and blend, etc. You just swipe or pat them on (depending on how intense you want it), blend a little, and away you go. They're great no-fuss eyeshadows. Oh, and I didn't have any issue with fall out on my face or the brush kicking up extra powder in the pan.
Are they for everyone? Probably not. If you're into color, you'll probably be disappointed. If you like glittery shades, again, look elsewhere. Also, they're not the cheapest ($29 for 2.5 grams, compared to MAC's 1.5 g at $16 or Urban Decay's 1.5 g for $18). You know you're paying for the name and the gorgeous packaging, but also, I think, a really good product that's going to last you twice as long as the others. Burberry definitely seems like it's catering to the neutral-loving, classically-styled makeup wearer, so if you're that type of person, then give 'em a swatch! I would say I can't wait to try more colors, but I'm actually really happy with the four I have and don't feel a compelling need to get any more in the near future. Maybe once I start using up my other shadows...
Anyway... here they are!!
|Burberry Trench, Almond, Midnight Brown, and Pale Barley (plus a Real Technique's Base Shadow Brush)|
|Burberry Trench, Almond, Midnight Brown, Pale Barley + Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush at an angle. Does this do anything for you guys? I tried to be more artsy, but I don't know if it's working.|
|Burberry Trench 02 Eyeshadow - I swear it's there!|
|Burberry Almond 06 Eyeshadow|
|Burberry Midnight Brown 21 Eyeshadow|
|Burberry Pale Barley 22 Eyeshadow|
And since I had to get a new passport picture taken, I figured I'd show my Burberry babies in action!
I included both pictures to show how subtle the shimmer is in Pale Barley until suddenly WHAM! Golden glow. It's not an obnoxious glitter at all, just a really, really pretty sheen. I can totally see why people went gaga over Pale Barley when it first launched a couple years ago.
I am going to swatch these next to some other colors from my collection, so stay tuned for a comparison post!