out. A word of caution: if you watch that video, you will just want it more. I didn't end up getting anything from the video, but I'm extremely happy to have the Sheer Eye Shadow in No. 09 Rosewood.
The packaging is beyond gorgeous. The box is made of thick cotton card, and it opens to reveal a velvet pouch embossed with the signature Burberry check. A granite-coloured compact slides out -- more Burberry check -- which closes with the most satisfying snap. It comes with a standard sponge-tip applicator that no one will ever use (except to swatch), and the mirror inside is full-size.
The actual texture of the product is fantastic. Thing is, I don't know if the Burberry texture was overhyped or what, but I was initially a little underwhelmed with the texture. Don't get me wrong, it's smooth and evenly pigmented and soft (yet not too powdery), but I think I was expecting that smush that I usually acquaint with Urban Decay's shimmery shadows. In fact, it's probably better that there's no smush, because I do find I tend to pick up too much product if that's the case. To reiterate, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the beautiful texture of this product, I just had a weird moment of
Which brings me to colour -- I didn't buy this myself so I didn't really get a chance to test it in person, but I am not regretting this colour in the least. In the pan it's a cool, light taupe with the tiniest hint of shimmer running through it but on the eye it shows up as a smokey lavender-mauve, almost gray! The shimmer is barely there on the lid, it just adds a bit of luminosity.
Lately I've been wearing this all over the lid, just blended out with a MAC 217 or my trusty Hakuhodo Kokutan T. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll use my pinky finger to dab on a bit of Urban Decay Toasted on the centre of the lid, with a quick flick of Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner. I like to pair this with a light, sheer wash of blush, usually MAC LoveCloud. And on the lips...maybe another Burberry product I came across? I'll show you later this week!
These are available at Holt Renfrew in Canada, I believe they're $33/2.5g . What are your favourite Burberry products? I'm desperate to try the Light Glow blush in Tangerine!