Saturday, August 22, 2015

Review: Burberry Eye Colour Cream + an End of Summer Look

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Above: Buberry Eye Colour Cream is here!
When I noticed that Buberry released a brand new eyeshadow formula--the Eye Colour Cream--I couldn't help but indulge in a few key shades.  I love the Buberry Wet/Dry Silk Shadows (reviewed HERE) and the Burberry Glow Shadow in Nude (reviewed HERE) is always on heavy rotation so my expectations for this cream version were high.  I am happy to report that this release is everything I hoped it would be: silky, pigmented, silky with crease-resistant wear, meet the latest additions to my eyeshadow routine!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Burberry Eye Colour Cream in action as well as the Bottom Line...

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Above (clockwise from top left): Mink, Damson, Gold Copper and Pink Heather.
Available in eight shades, the Burberry Eye Colour Cream is an eyeshadow of epic proportions.  Equal parts pigmented and velvety, the formula glides across the eyes with smooth precision.  In my experience, it:
  • Is less creamy in texture and feel than the Tom Ford Cream Eyeshadow.
  • Feels more plush and looks more pigmented when swatched than the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre formula.
  • Works well as a single wash of color but also blends easily with additional shades for a multi-dimensional effect.
  • Has a decidedly satin finish that doesn't look overtly shimmery or glittery; the radiance is finely-milled and very "grown up"
  • Does not have issues with "fall out."  Once the shadow melds to the skin, it stays in place and doesn't migrate below or to the sides.
  • Possesses remarkable staying power; I get consistently crease-free, color-fast wear for 8+ hours.
  • All in all, is a divine eyeshadow for those seeking a cream texture with extreme longevity and classic, timeless shade offerings. 

I chose:
  • 100 Gold Copper: Warm gold with a satin finish.
  • 102 Mink: Neutral medium taupe with a satin finish.
  • 106 Pink Heather: Rosy bronze taupe with a satin finish. **My favorite shade of the four due to its ease of wear...a single wash of color for a complete eye in seconds.
  • 110 Damson: Rich violet purple with a satin finish.

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Official details, courtesy of Burberry:

A creamy, blendable eye shadow that delivers an effortless wash of luminising colour. The cushion-soft, lightweight cream eye shadow glides across the skin to deliver illuminating colour that can be easily blended to create a bespoke finish. The long-lasting, crease-free formula can be worn alone to add tone, depth and shadow or combined for a more dramatic result. Using the unique, flat-angled brush, it can also be applied as an eyeliner along the upper or lower lash line.

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Above: Swatches of my selections in direct sunlight.

For the Burberry Eye Colour Cream-centric beauty look that follows, I embraced the following products:

FACE
EYES
LIPS
HAIR
Above: Surratt Beauty Grisaille is a gorgeous neutral tan for effortless contouring.
Above: A swatch of Grisaille in direct sunlight.
Above: Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation features a dreamy gel texture, medium coverage and an utterly natural, long-lasting finish.  
Above: Swatches of Chantecaille Future Skin in Cream (@NC 25) and Sand (@NC 30-35) in direct sunlight. 
Above: Lipmix closeup. 
Above: Lipmix result.
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Above: All about eyes. 
Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.

Above: Hair essentials.
The following images reflect all products in action in various lighting situations...









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Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: The Burberry Eye Color Cream is beyond marvelous; smooth, silky and saturated with color, the neutral shades subtly enhance the eyes with a wash of satin pigment and the lasting power is stupendous!

Good things ahead, including more foundation swatches, a drugstore beauty look and a host of new releases...stay tuned.  Also, I am working my way through responding to your lovely comments and emails; thanks for your patience.

Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

8 comments:

  1. I love this look on you! I think my favorite is Gold Copper.
    Already waiting for your foundation swatches fest to come. I just adore foundations.
    happy weekend my dearest BP

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    1. Thank you so much!! Gold Copper is a delicate beauty, indeed.

      Starting the foundation swatching today ; )

      Have a beautiful Monday, my friend...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Pink Heather is beautiful and reminds me of Chanel New Moon

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    1. I would agree, Rachel...tonally, it is similar, but I think Pink Heather has more color payoff overal!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Hi BP! I bought Shell and Nude on your recommendation and love them both...the creams look every bit as lovely.

    If it wouldn't be too much trouble, I'd love to know your thoughts on how Future Skin compares to KGD Aqua. I'm always looking to benefit from your encyclopedic knowledge of foundation!

    Hope you and your family are enjoying a beautiful So. Cal Saturday! xo Suzy

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    1. That is fantastic news, Suzy! Thanks for letting me know!

      With regards to your foundation question, I find that Future Skin has more coverage and is slightly more matte than the KGD Aqua but looks extremely natural (like nothing!) on the skin, much like the KGD. If you are looking for medium coverage and great lasting power, than Future Skin is the way to go!

      Hope that helps...have a beautiful rest of the summer...XO,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Thank you BP. I already bought Gold Copper and Mink direct from Burberry UK early this month. Was interested in the Pink Heather but waiting for reviews, yours decided me, just bought it.

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    1. My pleasure, Anon! Glad to hear that you are loving this formula and I suspect you will not regret your Pink Heather purchase...it's a great wash of color!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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