Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow

Burberry eyeshadowI hate to admit this, but it’s probably a good thing that Burberry took so long to make its way to Dallas. The waiting period allowed me to get past the first heady flush of “new makeup!”, so I could calmly and rationally evaluate their products. I have to say, everything I’ve played with so far seems very, very nice.

In price and texture, Burberry’s eyeshadow formula reminds me a lot of Chanel’s. The powders are similarly soft, low-contrast, and blend easily into skin (the swatches don’t really have hard edges). They also occupy a fairly narrow range of satin-matte to soft-satin finishes — subtle.

Burberry eyeshadows are $29 each, available exclusively at Nordstromicon.
Burberry, sheer eyeshadow, swatches, Pearl White, Trench, Porcelain, Gold Trench, Chestnut, Almond, Taupe Brown, Khaki, Rosewood, Antique Rose, Tea Rose, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
Pearl White is a satin bright-white. Trench is a cool, greyed, dusty, satin-matte “skintone” beige. Porcelain is softly shimmery peach. Gold Trench is a warm, golden, terracotta peach-brown sand. Chestnut is a soft, deer-colored red-brown. Almond is a soft fawn-brown. Taupe Brown is really similar, but it’s just slightly deeper and warmer. Khaki is a cool green-grey-brown. Rosewood is a softly shimmery silvery rose-purple. Antique Rose is a deeper (but still very gentle) red-purple. Tea Rose is a very muted candy pink.
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Pale Rose is a very pale, cool white-pink with a subtle pink duochrome. If I were in charge, I’d switch the names of Lavender Blue and Lavender. Lavender Blue (13) is lavender, a dusty blue-purple. Lavender (14) is faded denim-purple (more blue).

Slate Blue is dusty denim, faded cornflower blue (more blue than Lavender). Pearl Blue is a sheer, greyed ice-blue. Pearl Grey is a shimmery steel grey. Midnight Black is a rich, pigmented blue-black satin. Midnight Plum is a blackened purple. Midnight Blue is a blackened sapphire. Midnight Brown is a shimmery warm (golden) brown. Pale Barley… wow. It’s a frosty/shimmery gold-brown duochrome.

Do you have any Burberry shadows? Do you love them?

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16 Responses to “Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow”

  • little.one says:

    I have a couple of Burberry eyeshadows. So gorgeous that I cannot bring myself to use them too much so that I don’t lose the beautiful pattern.

    Will you be swatching the blushes? Please do!

  • Rikki says:

    I don’t have any and I don’t know if I’d ever pay 29$ for a single eyeshadow.

  • maya says:

    Thanks for the swatches. I love pale barley!

  • Naomi says:

    These eyeshadows are quite pricey, but I think they are totally worth it for me at least. I love the formula so much that I gave away whatever eyeshadows I had before Burberry. I have 5 that I have purchased in the last year & half and have already hit the pan on 3 of them. I’ve never done that with any other eyeshadows I previously owned! Lol :) …I know they will be releasing some new shades for the Fall, but I’m going to try to hold off on purchasing any till I see the new eyeshadow quads. Karla any chance you can get some stock pics from your store so we can have a sneak peek?

  • Lindsay says:

    It is a good thing a counter isn’t near me! These look beautiful. Thanks for the great swatches :)

  • Chris El says:

    I’m obsessed with taupe brown because it’s multi-purpose for me. I use it to fill in my brows and line my lower lashes. I also love midnight-brown. Burberry shadows are the best, easy to use, easy to blend, and super creamy.

  • Pam says:

    Thanks for the great swatches!
    Do you know which shadow is in the compact, pictured at the top of the post? It looks really pretty in the full size shot!

  • KarlaSugar says:

    That’s supposedly Midnight Brown. Which just goes to show you can’t trust product photos.

  • Pam says:

    Thanks Karla,
    I’m always baffled at how these giant cosmetic companies fail to provide true-to-color photos of their products…
    Another example of why we all love your excellent swatches, and descriptions so much!

  • Matildaben says:

    I have Pale Barley, Trench, Midnight Brown, Rosewood, Antique Rose, and Pearl Gray. I think I would like to investigate Gold Trench, Almond, and Taupe Brown next.

  • Zazie says:

    I like the color selection very much: soft and neutral is how I like my eye make up!
    Quality-wise, I think these are nice products but I don’t get the wow factor one would expect from most beauty blogs reviews!
    The texture is fine, but not outstanding, after all.

    I own pale barely (which is much darker than the online swatches I saw – maybe a I got a different batch?), almond and trench.
    Trench is a perfect “eraser”: it matches my skin tone exactly!
    Can’t wait to see your burberry lip product swatches!!

  • Lesley says:

    I am so glad that Dallas got a Burberry Beauty counter!! Never thought I would spend that much on e/s but they are awesome!!!! I have pale barley and midnight brown for now. Lol. Thinking of getting taupe brown b/c I need a more matte shade. Ahhh. I love these so!!!

  • Alison says:

    Karla, does Pearl Grey compare at all to Chanel Gris Exquis if you have it? I’m looking for a high quality permanent dupe, as this is my favourite eyeshadow and its not coming back unfortunately.

  • Kate says:

    I have Rosewood and Pale Barley and I just love them. I really need to get my hands on some more but the price in Australia ($45) is a bit prohibitive.

  • thejulybloom says:

    I got Midnight Brown and i love it, i love the texture and the color payoff. It blends really well. I will definitely buy more from those eyeshadows.

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