Hello Lovelies! Today I want to talk to you about an eyeshadow that has been creating quite a stir in the beauty community, Burberry's Sheer Eyeshadow in Pale Barley. After seeing glowing reviews for this product on many beauty blogs, I decided to go to Nordstroms and see what all the hype was about for myself. After using it only a few times, I think I can safely say that Burberry's Pale Barley might be a contender for one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time.
Besides the high price, there really isn't a single negative thing I can say about this product. The formula of the Burberry Sheer Shadows is creamier than any other line I have ever tried. It feels buttery soft & smooth on the skin. The shadows are also very pigmented & long-wearing. Although Pale Barley is a shimmery color, I appreciate that the shimmers are so finely milled that it creates more of a sophisticated glow on the eyelid, as opposed to obvious flecks of shimmer.
Pale Barley is a pewter- beige color with a slight golden sheen. When I first swatched it on my hand, I was afraid it might look too warm on me (I really can't pull off gold eyeshadows). However, when applied on my eyelids, it appears as a gorgeous neutral pewter beige shade. I have been wearing this shadow over Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit, a similar pewter shimmery color. With just a thin line of MAC's Blacktrack Fluidline winged out on my top lashline, this makes for a perfectly effortless eye look. I love that this one shade creates enough subtle dimension to be worn on its own.
The packaging of the Burberry Sheer Shadows is beautiful as well. I adore the weighty feel of the compact & the gorgeous chrome Burberry pattern on the outside. I honestly get excited every time I pull this beauty out of my makeup bag.
Although there are no exact dupes in my collection, a few similar shades I own are NARS Cyprus and Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit. Cyprus is much warmer & more golden than Pale Barley, while Birthday suit is lighter & cooler.
|Swatches Left to Right: NARS Cyprus, Benefit Birthday Suit, Burberry Pale Barley|
* Also Wearing: Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup, Benefit Hoola, Benefit Coralista, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline, Revlon Photo Ready Mascara, tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain in Charmed*
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As far as I know, Burberry Cosmetics are exclusive to Nordstrom & Nordstrom.com. If you have a chance to visit a Burberry counter, I highly recommend you check this eyeshadow out for yourself! I for one, cannot wait to try out more products from this line of cosmetics!
Thanks for reading!
Lots of Love,