Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Swatches & Review: Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow #12 Pale Rose

What was on my mind when I held this shadow on my hand? "oh my this feels so heavy and weighty!" This sheer single eyeshadow by Burberry is housed in a metal compact and feels extremely solid on hands. Let's look inside :D!

There's a little sponge-tip applicator housed in the compact. The eyeshadow carries the signature Burberry imprint. Pale Rose is a pastel pink, but MORE THAN THAT. I can also see a iridescent pink sheen over it. It doesn't look as powdery as it seems (more on that later).

The cardboard packaging has words engraved on it (not printed), and it feels very sturdy. The compact also carries the signature Burberry imprint, which is a very nice touch and feels luxurious too! There's also this velvet black pouch (also with a subtle Burberry imprint on it).

The shadow contains 2.5 g product and is made in Italy.

The word 'Burberry' was also printed on the closing of the compact. It's a magnetic snap-shut compact :)
I swatched it in my inner arm (palest part of my hands, lol). I apologize for the quality of the photos...I can't get the camera to focus on the swatch.
As you can see, Pale Rose comes out as a pastel pale pink color.
The sponge-tip applicator is not very helpful but nonetheless workable still. Pigmentation is quite sheer. There's also an iridescent pink sheen over the powdery color actually, yet the finish is matte but not shimmery. If you're looking for pigmentation in this pastel color, this is not for you :) I have yet to try the deeper shades of their eyeshadow collection though, don't know whether the others are more pigmented than this.

My verdict is that I would use this as a highlighter shade on brow bone and inner corner of eyes, as well as on my nose bridge too!

What eyeshadow colors would you pair with this shade? Please share! :P

23 comments:

  1. such a nice colour! I agree, it would be so pretty as a highlighter. I ordered my JS blushes from cosme de. Hope they arrive soon! Will do a post of colour swatches when they do

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  2. I'd try it with plum or brown :) It's lovely, I love the packaging of Burberry products. Aww, just so luxurious <3 I love my Cameo lipstick so much!

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  3. It's such a pretty pink! At least I thought it was a blush lol :P


    I haven't tried that facial cleanser yet, but I've read reviews that said it's very good! I'm thinking I'll try it after I finish one of my current cleanser :]

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  4. Well this product sounds great! But my skin isnt as light as yours I think, so I would definitely need one in a darker color. Can you recommend any?
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  5. Ooh, I still need to go check this line out! Just haven't had the time. =( Pretty pink! =D If you decide to try the deeper shades, please let us know your thoughts.

    The soup was indeed small! It was served in a plate.

    And LOL...yes, I did add a few more items to my basket. ;)

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  6. ooh this looks so luxurious! i'm really looking forward to checking out the Burberry counter when I'm in HK!!

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  7. It's a nice color! :) i have not tried anything from burberry makeup line yet :) i shall buy some when i head to HK :)

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  8. yes! I love how JP palettes are so easy and idiot-proof to work with! I've been making Xmas wishlists even though its still Oct.. terrible.. lol..
    I saw the EP Xmas coffret at this blog and decided I must have it.. hahaha.. And I just saw the Jill Stuart one which I'm also dying to get.. Hope I can get it either in TW or HK next week =)

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  9. The packaging is so pretty, even the velvet pouch too!
    The subtle pink looks really gorgeous :)

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  10. Oh I've got 2 of the Visee Blackish Form eyes too.. the neutral one and the teal one.. I actually like Visee quite a bit.. but I admit i tend to stick to their neutrals.. which is why my favorite Visee collection is the glam nude eyes.. neutrals galore.. lol..

    I don't have access to JS so I'm hoping to stock up when I'm in TW and HK.. their xmas sets always look so gorgeous!

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  11. How much does this baby cost?

    I love the plaid imprint and the elegant packaging but sheer pigmentation puts me off =[

    Check out this link on where to obtain Suqqu. It's very comprehensive. HTH =D

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  12. never knew burberry had a makeup line!

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  13. sheer pigmentation eh... hmmm I don't think I would like that, though the packaging looks so elegant!

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  14. lol.. I have way too many blushers.. I did an Operation Blush project where I use a different blush each day, and I made it to Day 36 without repeating and there were loads more for me to rotate! I gave up after that.. lol..

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  15. Right now I'm using the St.Ives Green Tea Cleanser in the mornings and the Laneige Pore Deep Clearing Foam at night.

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  16. Such a pretty shade! I'm not good with make up so have no idea what to pair with it..

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  17. Such a pretty shade! I'm not good with make up so have no idea what to pair with it..

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  18. I got a T3 dryer, Laura Mercier TM, Anastasia brow stuff, Too Faced palette, YSL powder, and Clinique moisturizer.

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  19. You definitely should get the Orly nail polish in Lunar Eclipse. It's such a pretty, glittery, metallic nail polish! :0

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  20. hahahaha.. I usually just pick according to my feelings and whatever is nearby. After 30+ days, I was having trouble remember which one's I haven't rotated yet.. so I gave up eventually.. lol..

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  21. Thanks for the detailed review and swatches! I loooove your new blog layout, super cute. :)

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  22. going through your older posts here:P
    its heavy huh~ cant take it out so frequent~ how nice if burberry comes out with quad/quint hehe

    PINK + grey + black
    PINK + brown +olive green
    PINK + is always my fav to blend both colors to create smokey eyes!!

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