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annie's beauty... BURBERRY makeup

Starting today, I decided to share with you my favourite eyeshadows in my makeup collection – the Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows.

*A little spoiler!* There are a few eyeshadows that I’ve recently got and haven’t had the chance to use because I still need to photograph them… But I will tell you this: they look amazing and they’re everybody’s favourites!

As you can see, these are the mono eyeshadows and I managed to build a “small” collection before Burberry launched them in a new formula as well. I only have 2 new Wet & Dry Burberry Silk Eyeshadows but I will definitely get more. You can read about those, here.

On Burberry website the formula of the Sheer Eyeshadows is describes as “a powder colour in a range of weather-inspired shades”, made with an “innovative formula uses silicones for smooth and flawless application and contains micronised satin smooth pigments to ensure long-lasting colour”. Very technical, right!

What I think about them is that they are made with such a soft, finely mild powder that literally adhere on the lid with just one touch of the brush! Even though they are buttery-soft you won’t experience too much fall-out, thanks to those silicones they mentioned they’ve incorporated in the formula!

With darker colours I would advise you to tap off any excess from your brush though, not only because there might be a bit of fall-out but mainly because these eyeshadows are extremely pigmented, and this little action will make the application easier for you.

Also, they come in a wide range of shades which can be blended to create a range of eye enhancing colours, all muted down – a characteristic you can easily recognize them from and which is supposed to mimic the well-known English weather.

The packaging is another distinctive mark of Burberry Eyeshadows, and it is the gunmetal coloured magnetic case, with the iconic check print on it. The same print you will find when you will open the case on the actual product! Simple and elegant!… And a very pain to use for the first time!

Other details: 2.5g of product; comes with a soft brush; they are made in Italy!




Now onto the main reason of this post, my pretty Burberry Nudes! I have two to show you: #02 Trench and #22 Pale Barley.


The Burberry Sheer Eyesahdow in #02 Trench is as you can see from the swatches below, the perfect match for my skin tone and it is my favourite when it comes to using a base to start my eye makeup from. It’s a butter-coloured soft powder, a very light shade of beige with the most discreet sheen to it, which doesn’t transfer at all on the skin.


Here you have Trench compared to some similar shades in my collection. MAC Blanc Type is more white and sheer, and it has more visible specks of glitter; it was my go to base and inner corner highlight a while back. MAC Brulé which comes out more pale than Trench and with a bit more sheen to it. #1 PRIME from Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Eyeshadow Palette ( see full review here ) is the most similar to Trench in both texture and formula, and in finish as well, only that I find #1 PRIME to be a bit warmer on me. Sephora‘s Lazy Afternoon is again, a more pale beige still opaque but with a straight out matte finish.


Next is #22 Pale Barley, probably the most known and loved and hyped Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow from all the 20+ shades in the range. It is is a pale, light to medium nude brown shade, with the most beautiful warm, golden and summery gold shimmer and sheen finish. You might see it light a light,warmer taupe but it looks darker in the pan than it applies on the lid or it comes out in swatches and it definitely works so well on all skin tones because it’s such a wearable colour!

I have it swatched next to MAC Patina which is less golden and shimmery and a deeper brown colour. This Dior shade from #609 Earth Reflection Eyeshadow Palette ( read review here ) is even a darker brown than even Patina and also more cool-toned. Chanel # 45 Safari, even if it looks pretty similar in its pan, when swatched comes out the closest to my definition of taupe, of all of these eyeshadows. When Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Mirage ( read review here ) is the most bronze-toned one and warmer than Pale Barley as well.


Here you have them my lovelies, all analised and swatched for your reading pleasure!

But if you want to see more Burberry eyeshadows I have another review on a beautiful Burberry Complete Eye Palette, in #12 Nude Blush.

See you soon beautiful!

xx, Annie