Saturday, 5 May 2012

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow: Pale Barley Review & Swatches

 Pale Barley is sort of a cool toned gold shade with taupey undertones and a very sophisticated, intricate style of shimmer. It is a very easy colour to wear and can be paired with a multitude of other colours. This eyeshadow has an extremely smooth and buttery formula, it's one of the best if not the best eyeshadow formula I've tried. The shadow can be overlooked as it looks quite plain and mundane in the pan but when swatched and applied it transforms and looks beautiful. 

I tend to use the colour on its own paired with brown or black eyeliner as it looks amazing when showcased. Nonetheless, if used with other colours it adds something special, in my opinion, it's a colour I haven't seen before and even though I tend to wear  darker shades I've been using this shade nonstop! On my lids (dry) it lasts up to 10 hours without a base and blends effortlessly. The pigmentation is high but also has a sheer quality to it where it is buildable giving the shadow more versatility. At the moment, in the UK as far as I know Burberry is carried at Harrods (£23) & Harvey Nichols (£22.50), it is expensive but when looking at the amount you receive, 2.5g (MAC 1.5g for £10 in pan form & £12 in pot form) it seems fair. Furthermore, the packaging has a magnetic closure, a nice weight to it and the Burberry print is on every part of the product down to the powder itself - having said that the whole of the Burberry beauty range has lovely luxurious packaging and great attention to detail. The packaging does attract finger prints but when that's the only con of a product - you know it's worth it, I highly recommend it!

Burberry Pale Barley

So far, super impressed with Burberry Beauty, would love to hear your favourites or if you know of an eyeshadow that performs similar!



  1. looks like a great colour :)

    1. yup! loving it at the moment xx :)

  2. You are the second person within the last two weeks that have sung the praises of this eye shadow. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

    1. It's weird, it doesn't look like much in the pan but it so different once you wear it! You definitely should :)


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