Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No. 22 Pale Barley
Does this ever happen to you? You go out shopping, peruse the new Spring collections, swatching to your heart's content and despite how beautiful decide to pass because well do you really need another eye shadow? In fact, I feel slightly victorious when I am able to walk away past the hype. That is largely how I spent most of December and most of January, but over the past week I caved. What is it about the fifth or sixth time you swatch a product that makes it suddenly a must have? I was at the Burberry counter at Saks this past weekend and no matter how many times I had already swatched the new sheer eyeshadow in Pale Barley, for some reason the fifth time I felt like a part of me would die if I did not take home this lovely shade. I waited with baited breath as I asked the sales associate for my selection, fearing that it was too late. Dramatic? Yes, but you get my point.
Pale Barley is a sheer, light brown with a satin finish. It is the perfect neutral for everyday and all over the lid. I have been obsessed with the shade Suspect in the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette (more on that in my January favorites) and this is Suspect's chic and sophisticated older sister. The color is very similar, but if you have ever tried Burberry's shadows then you know that is where the similarities end. The texture is very fine, smooth, silky, soft...need I go on? The color applies beautiful, with no fall out and wears well. Love.
Normally I prefer palettes to single shadows for the convenience factor, but this is a color I will wear to death. I have no doubt that I will finish up every last bit of this little gem. The Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Pale Barley is available at counters now, or at Nordstrom online, and retails for $29.00.