Monday, February 11, 2013

Burberry Pink Taupe & a Valentine's Look

For Christmas, a very awesome person bought me a very awesome present (thank you!).

It's my first Burberry item, as the eye shadows are the only paraben-free offerings in the line, and I haven't been able to spring for a single eye shadow thus far.

The shadow quality is as excellent as everyone says; they are soft and easy to blend, as well as pigmented. The colors in this particular quad aren't terribly distinct, but it makes for a great neutral palette. I often layer the pink and green (as Wandz did), and use the darker brown in the crease. The top right corner's golden beige is also an exquisite all-over-lid shade. I wish the pink, green, and beige were perhaps a little stronger and not as similar to each other, but all in all, this is a solid, reliable palette for work-safe looks. If you use the pink, green, or beige shades separately, you can tell the difference between them. If you want to use more than one shade on the lid, you probably won't be able to pick out the differences. In that case, I just layer them for a more nuanced combination.

Here, I combined the corner shades with a red lip - something a bit more classic for Valentine's day, perhaps?
Brows: MUFE Aqua Brow #25
Eyes: Becca Vicuna, Burberry Pink Taupe, Clinique Brush-on Cream Liner 02 Black
Cheeks: Shiseido Camellia
Lips: MAC Cherry lipliner, Bite Pomegranate

Bangs and hair were not cooperating so I cropped them out of the photo. *shakes fist* Also...squinty eye. >_o
(Also. This lip combo isn't kiss-proof by any means, but it is sexy. And sometimes that's all that matters.)

Have any of the Burberry palettes caught your eye?