These Burberry eyeshadows are HG material for me, I am just literally obsessed with Burberry anyway, their Beauty range totally reflects the elegance of the Brand and I think it also added a sexy accent to their image.
Their makeup products are not just luxurious little compacts but the quality of the product itself couldn’t be better.
I am in love with their Sheer Foundation, their blushes and their lipsticks are amongst my favorites. Today I will talk about the eyeshadows, I don’t own all of them but I am afraid I am not that far from that, I don’t usually buy so many eyeshadows from one brand just because I like them, when this happens, it’s because I really deeply love them. I really do.
I have been watching some interviews with their Chief Creative Director, I like to hear him talking about the brand, he defines the beauty collection to be effortless, elegant, to be meant to enhance rather than cover the face, to be appropriate for all different occasions and decades, I absolutely agree.
Burberry makes Youtube videos, they show some tutorials and give some advice, like wearing their lipstick as a blush under the foundation… these videos are useful. I wish all the brands did that !
I have been collecting mine little by little, they are on the expensive side so you better aim for the ones you really want. I got some in swaps and some as presents.
The full range has 25 shades available today :
NO. 01 PEARL WHITE
NO. 02 TRENCH
NO. 03 PORCELAIN
NO. 04 GOLD TRENCH
NO. 05 CHESTNUT
NO. 06 ALMOND
NO. 07 TAUPE BROWN
NO. 08 KHAKI
NO. 09 ROSEWOOD
NO. 10 ANTIQUE ROSE
NO. 11 TEA ROSE
NO. 12 PALE ROSE
NO. 13 LAVENDER BLUE
NO. 14 LAVENDER
NO. 15 SLATE BLUE
NO. 16 PEARL BLUE
NO. 17 PEARL GREY
NO. 18 MIDNIGHT BLACK
NO. 19 MIDNIGHT PLUM
NO. 20 MIDNIGHT BLUE
NO. 21 MIDNIGHT BROWN
NO. 22 PALE BARLEY
NO. 23 DARK SABLE
NO. 24 MULBERRY
NO. 25 PORCELAIN WHITE
Considering that you get 2.5g of product for 29$, this makes them nearly the same price as a Mac (1.5g=15$). If you buy the same quantity of product, you will only be paying 4$ more and you would be getting a beautiful packaging instead. They are worth it.
Please have a look at KarlaSugar swatches and shades descriptions since she is just the best for that. I will only show you some comparisons with other similar shades.
Burberry Midnight Plum
LMdB plum shade in Le Cirque kaleidoscope is much less pigmented, you have to pack on the swatch to show as heavy as the others. The Burberry Dark Plum is the darkest, Chantecaille and Burberry are both very flattering, a satin finish with shine. This Black Plum is a nice alternative to black, it can be really build up for a more dramatic effect.
Burberry Pale Rose
It’s the same idea as the Mac Seedy Pearl, a duochrome white-pink shade, the irisdescent effect is more subtle, less metallic on the Burberry, looks more natural, I mean it covers but doesn’t look opaque.
Burberry Pearl White
I love the three shimmery white shades below, no preference.
Burberry Taupe Brown
Taupe Brown might look like a dupeable shade but it’s a must-have from the Burberry range, more pigmented, more silky and more long lasting than any other similar in my collection.
Burberry Dark Sable
I had no similar shades, so I thought I would add a swatch to the others above, you can see that it looks quite similar than Taupe Brown…
I love the Chanel Sable Emouvant duo, I thought this Mulberry would look similar but it actually isn’t similar at all.
Mulberry is a must-have, there are two shades, one in LMdB Silk Road and one in Modernist Merlot that are really very similar and that also have a nice formula, I find that Mulberry blends more easily and feels more silky and creamy, it also lasts longer.
The one I use the most is Trench, as an all-over base or sometimes as a cheek highlighter when I don’t have anything else with me. You will see it disappear into the skin, micro particles are deposited and reflect the light beautifully but in a very subtle way, you barely see it at all.
Burberry Pale Barley
If you had to pick only one, pick Pale Barley. I have similar shades in my collection but Burberry is the one that has the best finish. I wear UD Underground very often, I love this shade as well, I didn’t realize it was so close !
I love the fact that even if it looks matte, it has tiny micro shimmer particles that you can barely see, it’s such a beautiful finish. So creamy and blends like a dream !
Burberry Gold Trench
Funny because I thought I didn’t have close shades to this one, but actually Mac Era and Arena are a little bit similar to Gold Trench and I use these two Mac very often.
Gold Trench is the only Burberry shadow I own that I don’t actually like, it feels a bit powdery, I’d rather use Mac Era and Arena, both Mac are nice shadows and more luminous.
Burberry Midnight Brown
A gorgeous and outstanding quality eyeshadow… Love it to pieces.
The Mac Buckwheat looks similar but not pigmented enough, I think it is LE by the way. Nars India Song is to die for, but I even find Burberry a little bit more heavily pigmented and with more long lasting power.
One of my favorites, such a flattering highlighter or base shade ! Buttery and not overly shimmery… perfection.
I started the collection with Rosewood, at first I thought it wasn’t pigmented enough, I used to wear Satin Taupe nearly every day and I thought the Burberry wasn’t as good for a taupe. It’s different, today I highly prefer Rosewood, it’s definitely more flattering on my eyelids.
I also love the RBR at lot, you can see I love this kind of taupes !
I have just received the Sisley to try from my dear friend Buggsiebee, I have many ideas for this Sisley ! I have already tried it and I actually like it very much, love the silky finish, Rosewood is much more sheer and has more shimmer.
Packaging and organization
The packaging is heavy, magnetized, not easy to store because of the magnets inside, they tend to repel each other. I found that storing them in La Duree boxes was actually quite handy 🙂
My mum just told me that one lipstick I gave her had lost the exterior coating, I think it could have touched some other cream or cleanser in her makeup bag, to be on the safe side, I would travel with the eyeshadows inside the little pouch that is sent with it.
I also put labels on them just to make it easier in the morning, it doesn’t look so luxurious with the labels but I don’t mind that.
My favorites are Midnight Brown, Porcelain, Pale Barley, Almond, Taupe Brown, Mulberry and Trench.
They apply evenly, they blend well and the lasting power is really good, well done Burberry !