Friday, February 13, 2015

First Impression & Swatches: Burberry Burberry Eye Colour Wet & Dry Glow Eyeshadows in Nude 002 and Shell 003

My name is Ashley and I have an eyeshadow addiction. Actually, a Burberry eyeshadow addiction. I decided to return Stone and in the process two more beauties came home with me...

 Remember when I said I was underwhelmed with Stone and Porcelain? Well, let me introduce you to Nude and Shell! They're from the "Glow" formula (as opposed to the "Eye Silk" side of things) and I'd say that's an accurate description. When I saw them in the store, I was like, "Oh. Yeah. Pretty, shimmery neutrals. Ho hum. I have a million." Then I stupidly swatched them and literally said "Oh, wow!" out loud and promptly bought them both.

Nude is a super shimmery mid-tone brown. It looks like it has a silver flash to it, which is interesting and keeps it from being flat or muddy.

Shell is a super shimmery golden peach color that I think will look beautiful with blue eyes.

When I say "super shimmery," keep in mind this is still Burberry, so they're not glitter bombs like some Urban Decay shadows (ahem, Sidecar and Chopper!). You will obviously have shimmer/sheen on your lids, even in low lighting, but it won't be obnoxious. Just pretty!

Nude, Shell. Flash.
Nude, Shell. No flash.
Nude on bottom, dry and wet, Shell on top, dry and wet. Flash.
Nude on bottom, Shell on top. Indirect light, no flash.
Nude on bottom, Shell on top. No flash.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

First Impression & Swatches: Burberry Eye Colour Wet & Dry Silk Eyeshadows in Stone 101 and Porcelain 100

So... when I saw Burberry reformulated their eyeshadows, I got impulsive and ordered two, the Eye Colour Wet & Dry Silk Eyeshadows in Stone 101 and Porcelain 100. They literally came a half hour ago and I tore open the box, expecting all sorts of pretties. I must say I'm kind of underwhelmed for the time being. I knew I was ordering two light colors from the little icons on the website, and I kind of had an idea of what to expect from Porcelain, but I had *no* clue on Stone. Since I have yet to actually wear them on my eyeball, I'm reserving judgement, but I knew I wanted to get these pictures posted so other people have a better idea of what they're dealing with.

So, basically, in the pan, Stone looks like the matte version of Porcelain.

On the skin, I'd say Stone is a matte, SUPER light brown/putty color that is a teeeeensy bit darker than the original (and discontinued?) Trench. Porcelain is a shimmery flesh-toned color that's not quite peach, but not quite pink, but not quite champagne.

When they're wet, Stone looks almost identical to the original Almond, which I hear has been redone and is now an even more neutral brown than the warm-tinged original. Porcelain definitely amps up the champagne factor. I'm sure a lot of people have dupes or something similar in their collections already, but if you don't, or you're in the market for a high-end version, Porcelain will probably fit the bill.

Stone; Porcelain. With flash, in indirect lighting.

Stone; Porcelain. Indirect lighting, no flash.
Stone on bottom; Porcelain on top. I just used the sponge-applicator, swiped four times. No flash.
Stone on bottom; Porcelain on top. With flash.
Stone; Porcelain. Applied wet.
Trench; Stone. Applied with sponge-tipped applicator and swiped four times.
Once I actually get to play around with them on my eyes, I'll hopefully have something more insightful to say that vague color descriptions. :)