Since I am loving currently all things Burberry Beauty, I thought that this would be the perfect time to review three of their top-selling Sheer Eye Shadows: Pale Barley (No. 22), Rosewood (No. 09), and Midnight Brown (No. 21). These three shades have become makeup wardrobe staples for me because the colors and the quality are simply extraordinary.
The packaging itself is luxe and hefty, but as noted in my Blueberry Lip Mist review, "Another thing that can be a bit of a challenge is the presence of the magnet closure mechanism that is definitely a nice feature when in use, but can become somewhat problematic when being stored. Those very magnets simultaneously attract and repel other makeup- making your makeup storage an active kinetic space! It makes stacking them problematic and at times somewhat frustrating, but it is an inconvenience that I will happily endure because the products themselves are amazing."
According to Burberry, "Burberry Eye Enhancer comes in twenty weather inspired shades from iconic trench to smoky metal. The shadows can be blended to create a range of eye enhancing colours
The innovative formula uses silicones for smooth and flawless application and contains micronised satin smooth pigments to ensure long-lasting colour."
Pale Barley is a golden beige at first blush, but the color is so complex that sometimes it reads as a neutral golden taupe. It has a gorgeous shimmer finish with absolutely no fallout. It is creamy and dreamy to apply, and I find it long-wearing with or without primer, but I do not have oily eyelids. You will definitely enliven the color over a primer.
Rosewood is a delightful and complex Taupe with a cool rose brown base. Like the other two shades it contains a refined shimmer with no fallout. It is gloriously creamy, and a joy to use.
Midnight Brown is a GORGEOUS and complex brown with a hint of taupe and plum, but the color modulates when entertained by the play of light. Like Pale Barley and Rosewood, it has a lovely shimmer that causes it to have an ethereal glow. There is absolutely positively no fallout, whatsoever. It's just pure unmitigated creamy gorgeousness.
Ingredients: Talc, dimethicone, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, zea mays (corn) starch, zinc stearate, silica, pentaerthrityl tetraisostearate, potassium sorbate, chlorphenesin, tetrasodium edta.
May contain: CI 77019 (mica), CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides), CI 77007 (ultramarines), CI 77742 (manganese violet), CI 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77288 (chromium oxide greens), CI 77289 (chromium hydroxide green), CI 19140 (yellow 5 lake), CI 42090 (blue 1 lake).
Overall assessment: A M A Z I N G! I'm stalking the website, and will soon stalk the counter again to add to my collection. Yes, they really are that good!
$29.00 each 2.5 g/.088 oz. I purchased mine at Nordstrom.