One of the things I really adore about Burberry is that, unlike Chanel or Dior (and many others), they do not release gads and gads of new colors/products each season. They pick a select few things to add and to me, it makes the releases feel more special and unique. Plus, it’s easy to get many items in a line if you aren’t constantly trying to keep up with the 6 latest colors they released. Just my opinion of course.
I had not really heard about Burberry’s spring 2012 releases until I saw Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book swatch the new eyeshadow they released (yes, just one shade!) and it looked too beautiful to pass up.
Pale Barley was just as gorgeous in person as it was in the pictures I saw online. I wondered as I first opened it what I might have that would be similar. Although I didn’t find a dupe, I decided to show you what it looks like to two other popular shades.
L-R: Chanel Safari, MAC Patina, Burberry Pale Burberry
Swatches L-R: MAC Patina, Burberry Pale Barley, Chanel Safari
Initially I thought that Patina looked pretty close in the pan, but when swatched it’s significantly more green and gold than the more light brown/gold Pale Barley. Safari is cooler and is more grey than Burberry. All three give off a similar sheen, though.
Wearing Pale Barley, blended over the entire lid (Burberry Porcelain as highlight), without flash.
Close up of Burberry Pale Barley. I love the sheen it gives my eyes, and it has such dimension too!
If you’ve not yet tried Burberry eyeshadows you should know that the texture is divine, so soft and velvety. I haven’t experienced fall out or creasing with any of the shades I have tried. You can see my review of 4 other shades here.
Have you tried anything from the Burberry line? I know it’s steep in price, but I highly recommend checking them out if you get the chance.