I 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 Nordstrom.
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.
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?