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If there’s one thing Burberry does heavenly, these are the eyeshadows, especially for a neutrals lover like myself! There are lots of neutral colours in the Sheer range where Burberry took an otherwise boring neutral, added a little something into it and made it extraordinary!


This is Part III of My Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Collection – Taupes, featuring my absolute favourite taupe shade of all times, #09 Rosewood.

[ See Part I: Pretty Nudes, here and Part II: Earthy Browns, here ]

I know that Pale Barley seems to be the popular one amongst the Burberry shadows but for me Rosewood was the stand out. In fact it was one of the first Sheer Eyeshadows form Burberry I’ve purchased and my most used one.

Rosewood is the epitome of the taupe eyeshadows

image –  here is a swatch comparison of Rosewood with a couple of similar colors in my collection, with various finishes, textures and undertones

… A very lovely complex taupe though, neutral in tone, leaning more brown than grey and ashy, a shade of brown that works well for my skin tone due to the plum undertones in it and never makes me look tired. I dislike the ruddiness in a lot of browns eyeshadows but this is a perfectly balanced mix of browns and greys adorned with a slightly metallic, burnished sheen that I noticed in other Burberry colours as well ( see again Pale Barley! ), which definitely makes it an excellent shade for fairer, cooler toned complexions as well!

The pigmentation and the richness of the texture are as beautiful expected! Rosewood is incredibly silky, soft, buttery smooth and dense and a little goes a long way, as it also is easily blendable.

My go-to look using this eyeshadow is still a natural one ( this and some eyeliner and I’m good to go! ), but a more polished version of that!

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The packaging is the classic, iconic, gunmetal, check-printed little box that comes with a mirror and a sponge applicator, everything wrapped up in a black velvet pouch! Sassy, right?!

Do you have a favourite taupe? Please share it in the comment section below!

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful June!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie