Burberry • Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought Pale Barley and Midnight Brown. The colors are nice, but they are not unique, and creased within three hours on my eyes. The pigment is medium in intensity, which I expected. Unfortunately, the only luxurious quality about Burberry shadows is their softness, which isn't something I can't find in other lines, and isn't all that important to me. Don't waste your money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have tried almost every brand out there-- including all of the high end brands. Over the last few years Chanel, YSL, and Dior don't seem as good as they used to be. So I moved on to other high end brands that were so hard to find, like Le Metier, Cle de Peau, or Rouge Bunny Rouge. Every brand seems to have something that defines it, and with Burberry it seems to be the eye shadows, blush, and lipsticks. I don't hear as much buzz for their foundation, powder, or eyeliner/mascara, but the glow highlighter is also good. The Burberry woman is classic, but also wants a sensual edge. This is what natural makeup should be, and it's effortless beauty. The products do more than half the work to complete your makeup looks. They are soft, sheer enough to not deposit too much color, long lasting, and compliment all skin tones. The packaging it comes in (even the boxes) are unique and heavy, very luxurious. Don't trust the computer generated shades online. Bloggers and Google show the true shades, and call Nordstrom or visit a store that carries the line if you need more help. The only thing I hate is the shipping is so slow. It's like they put it on a covered wagon to get it from coast to coast! I started off with Midnight Brown and suggest you start out with this one, Rosewood, or Pale Barley. I went for Midnight Brown because it's beautiful on it's own with nothing else, but the others need to be paired to create a look. I know these are raved about online and especially on Youtube, but you don't have to have them. Buy one or two and see if they're for you. Too often something is raved about for weeks and then they move on to the next big thing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I pined over these eyeshadows for quite a while before finally making the purchase. I have to purchase the majority of HE brands online, so that means fervent research about swatches, payoff, wear-time, blah blah blah.
So I did all that, made the purchase and as soon as these came in the mail they were swatched on my hand. Immediate let down.
Chalk Fest. Compared to other less expensive brands like Inglot, UD and even MAC, the fall-out/powdery-ness of the Burberry eyeshadows was far worse.
I also was thrown off by the colors since they appeared so different IRL than online:
Pale Barley - I anticipated this to be a lighter version of MAC Patina; however, on my skin it was very pink-toned. Quite sheer (as the name implies), but I packed it on pretty heavily in the morning. By midday, I literally looked as if I hadn't worn any eyeshadow at all. All you could see was my eyeliner and mascara.
Gold Trench - The name obviously leads you to believe this shade would be somewhat gold. Nope. This was a basic tan color on my lids. So sheer I used it to blend out Pale Barley, without noticeable effects.
Midnight Brown - Ok, so this was going to be the star of the show, or so I thought. It is a mid-toned brown with what appears to be large flecks of glitter whilst in the pan. Swatched and on the lid, this looks so close to Satin Taupe. So, with a darker shade, I didn't think the wear would be bad, but it was. Creased on me within hours, almost fading away to nothing like pale barley.
needless to say, I was not a fan of these at all. I swapped one and returned the other two.
As always, YMMV, but I just wasn't pleased at all with these shadows and will not repurchase any Burberry m/u in the future.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
I have these shadows in a few shades. I'm NC20-25 with hooded oily lids that must have primer or everything will crease.
Almond: a darker than expected neutral brown. Leans a bit cool but the darkness evens that out. I use it exclusively as my contour colour for almost all eye looks. very versitile as it is matte and creates a nice subtle depth effect.
Taupe Brown: way darker than expected. dark cool brown. i use this for defining my outer V only on all eyeshadow looks. yup, very versitile and matte.
Khaki: I've been searching everywhere for this paricular shade of medium to dark green. I use this with all green eyeshadow looks in my contour as it tones down the overall crazy green lid colours i tend to use. the green isn't ever powering and blends well. also a matte finish. seriously, this could be worked just like almond for a lot of different looks.
Pale Barley: this is a shimmer unlike the others. it will accentuate lid wrinkles and crepiness but it is a beautiful light gold that isn't super warm toned and has just a touch of lit brown to it. next to almond, this is my most used color.
Rosewood: waaaay darker than i thought. this is a Taupe shimmer with just a HINT of rose. on my lids it looks a little muddy.
Porceline: matte finish, more like chalky skin tone colour on my lids. can barely tell i have anything on. not light enough to be a highlighter, not dark enough to show as lid colour. i will probably just use it as a base.
These shadows have excellent wear time on me with UDPP. the mattes blend with shimmers well so nothing ever looks totally matte once my makeup is done. no fall out on any of these but porceline is a bit chalky. its not super easy/smooth blending for the mattes on UDPP but workable. for less fallout of dark contour colours on my cheeks, i'll happily work a bit longer to blend!
So far this is the best eyeshadow I've used, and I have a huge amount of eyeshadow. My HG shadow! especially for neutral but sultry looks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought Antique Rose and Almond, and I wear one of them every day. They go on and blend SO smoothly, and stay on. I couldn't believe how smooth and buttery they were! They are quite sheer, but can be built up easily for more colour. The packaging is very very nice (easy to open and use, and looks wonderful), and you get a lot of eye shadow in one package so it will last a long time.
HOWEVER, they are EXPENSIVE! I would have bought many more colours, but the price tag made me limit myself to just two. I will definitely buy more in the future, but I just wish it were a little bit cheaper. But these are definitely my favourite eye shadows and I wouldn't go anywhere without them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have Midnight Brown and Rosewood, and I think they are the best eyeshadows I've ever owned. I can already see that I'm going to end up ordering a few more shades because these are just too good.
Midnight Brown is a very flattering soft brown with a hint of taupe and just the slightest glow (I wouldn't go so far as to call it shimmer), I can imagine it working on just about anyone. Rosewood is a matte, neutral, dusty rose that makes the perfect every day single eyeshadow, and also pairs perfectly with Midnight Brown.
Yes, the packaging is very chic, but the real reason these puppies are worth splurging on is their performance. They are buildable, so you can easily go from very subtle to very dramatic by adding layers. They blend perfectly,melt into the skin, and last all day without creasing. They don't leave a powdery, flaky mess under my eyes when I'm applying, and the shades (both the ones I have and the ones I saw at the counter) are beautiful and timeless.
That said, this is absolutely a luxury item and no woman NEEDS to shell out $29 for an eyeshadow—I'm sure one could easily find a drugstore dupe and if I come across it I will update here for sure! ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Finally! Burberry cosmetics are available in NYC at Saks Fifth Ave... I had seen the swatches online last year, and was waiting and waiting to be able to see everything in person before purchasing.
I must say that I was not disappointed. I limited myself to 3 eyeshadows: Porcelain, Almond, and Midnight Brown. Porcelain is sort of a pinkish-champagne skintone shade that has a bit of delicate sheen to it. Almond is a mid-tone brown that reminds me a bit of one of the Edward Bess shadows that I own, but a tad warmer. It looks really pretty on the lid and along the bottom lashline. Midnight Brown is, I think, a new color that was released for the Fall 2011 collection (at least it was put in the display), and is a darker brown-taupe with shimmer and some warmth.
As others have mentioned, these shadows retail for $29/each, but the pan size are larger than the Chanel singles, which makes it sort of a better deal. (Not that I have ever hit pan, but I have to justify it somehow!) They come in a dark silver metal square compact with the traditional Burberry plaid embossment pattern, and they snap shut magnetically, which is nice. They also have a little velvet pouch with the plaid pattern as well, which is an elegant touch.
Anyway, the Burberry eyeshadows, though named "sheer," are in no way sheer (unlike, say, the Bobbi Brown shimmer wash line). They are actually quite pigmented, but the color range is mostly neutral (although, I did spot a few purples and blues), and the effect on the eyelid is phenomenal. The shadows are soft and buttery without having fallout, and the texture just sort of blends into your skin rather than sit on top of it. It gives a really beautiful and polished effect - perfect for the workplace, or for that, "Hi, I'm just naturally pretty" effect.
I'm not sure why the rating of these shadows is high, whilst the "would purchase again" percentage is low, but I would certainly purchase again if I ran out, and would certainly try new colors! I'm very happy with the ones that I bought, and have to say that I actually like them better than my Edward Bess shadows, which were my previous eyeshadow HG.
For reference, I am LLL, about NC20-25, with dark hair and eyes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Blue
I am so impressed with this shadow collection -- the colors are all solid, wearable shades; the texture is incredibly silky, smooth and blendable, and they have excellent color payoff. I used Pearl White as a highlighter, Rosewood, Taupe Brown and Midnight Brown. I have also used Slate Blue with Rosewood. I find the quality to be consistent across all the shades I have tried, and I have never been disappointed.
While these are expensive, the price per ounce / gram should be taken into account; the product size is generous, and compared to similarly priced single shadows from other high end brands, like Chanel and Dior, the Burberry singles are a much better value.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I went a bit crazy and purchased several items from Burberry. I bought the colors touted as being used in "the ad" (trench, porcelain, almond, golden trench). These shadows are deceptive in that, while beautiful, they look somewhat common - as if you could easily find a dupe at the drugstore. Even while you apply them you may find yourself wondering if you have been suckered by marketing. But I find the end result to be genius. Suddenly I look polished instead of just neutral/natural/boring. The shadows last all day and stay put (I do use a primer). Some have the slightest hint of sparkle w/o being too shiny (or even obviously shiny). You get a lot of product so I'm not sure when in the world I would need to repurchase, but I would.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Apparently I am in the minority here but I adore Burberry's eyeshadows. To be fair, I prefer a neutral eye and I have yet to find a better set of neutrals than the Burberry collection. I currently have four shadows: Trench, Almond, Pearl Grey and Rosewood. I find them very easy to apply as their texture is almost creamy with a very light sheen (not glittery, not matte). I also find them incredibly easy to blend. I am able to wear them for over 12 hours without needing to touch up and I haven't found one that creases yet. I have used almost every high end eye shadow and Burberry is my favorite by far.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
Like everyone else, I was obsessed with owning some Burberry shadows after seeing their ads, but sadly I was disappointed. I did my research by looking at reviews, board postings, and swatches on other websites. The colors I chose were Trench, Almond, and Taupe Brown, because I was looking for a good, neutral look for everyday that could be jazzed up on occasion, and I didn't mind the price for such a look. When the shadows arrived, I was disappointed to find them average at best. I found them not near as soft as I was hoping. They didn't blend very well either. I gave them a 3 because they weren't the worst I'd ever seen, but definitely not worth the price! I scored an Urban Decay Naked Palette, and the matte shadows there were a lot softer and more blendable for a lot less $. The Burberry packaging, however, was divine!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The best part of these shadows is that they are incredibly smooth and creamy. The "sheer" colors are somewhat buildable and they blend well. The packaging is extremely well constructed and you get a lot of product that should last a long time. The only drawback is the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I am a sucker for anything Burberry and now Burberry has makeup, both my loves together----Christopher Bailey I bow down to you. The eyeshadows are on the sheer side and payoff is average, but they do go on very smooth and creamy. The color selection are on the lighter side and neutral--named after Burberry trench colors. But you can easily find dupes at your drugstore, like Revlon. The makeup line is on the spendy side but the pretty packaging and imprint make up for it all. I hope to see more colors come out so i can play more.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought Antique Rose. While it is nice, it is not as velvety as my preferred Chanel Single shadows. Packaging is pretty, has a hefty weight to it. I don't see me purchasing another though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought 4 shadows- Almond (reviewed separately), Taupe Brown, Lavender, and Rosewood. I'm only keeping Rosewood- a complex taupe. While all colors were lovely on me (except for Almond), I found them difficult to work with. The Taupe Brown and Lavender were particularly hard to blend. If you are looking for soft neutrals at this price point, I would suggest Chantecaille.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am very happy with everything I have purchased from this new line. I am not normally a big Burberry fan, in fact, I had started to get really creeped out by the line after seeing one too many photos of "chavs" decked out in the signature check. But, oh my, the cosmetics line is gorgeous. This is a line of soft, sophisticated neutrals. If you love Edward Bess aesthetic of chic neutrals, but want a full line of colors and products, this is for you. If you want densely pigmented, intensely colored bright, trendy products, this is decidedly not for you.
These e/s are satiny in texture, feel, and finish. Very longlasting on me, even without a primer. The color range is, IMO, gorgeous. All soft washes of wonderful colors that can be built up and layered for a variety of effects.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Lovely, long-lasting shades that range from sheer nudes to deep browns and blues. These shadows can be blended for a minimalistic effect or layered for a deeper, smoky look. They are "scentless" and last long on my oily eyelids with help from a primer. I have Trench, a nude ivory, and Slate Blue, a medium gray blue.