Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow Pale Barley
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow #22 Pale Barley is one of those unique neutrals, in different lighting it will look either more golden or even olive toned. It has complex and very fine shimmer. Burberry is calling their eyeshadows Eye Enhancer and I agree! The uber soft and creamy texture melts into your skin and is leaving a visible sheen of colour. It is sheer indeed but not in a way you may think. Burberry eyeshadows are pigmented enough to leave a noticeable hue on your skin, without looking powdery. They still let your skin shine through.
The typical Burberry imprint (on the velvet pouch, packaging and eyeshadow itself) is a plus for all Burberry fans. Pale Barley already has a minimal dip, I use it mainly in my crease, all over my eyelid or inner corner. I use my Hakuhodo squirrel brush with it and Pale Barley still delivers enough pigment on my skintone.
Burberry Pale Barley seems to be their best-selling shade, if you just look at online swatches (which won’t do this beauty any justice), you probably may think what’s the hype about. Let me assure you, Pale Barley is unique, silky soft and drool worthy! For my swatches I used two layers with the spongetip applicator (I couldn’t capture the shimmers, sadly) but in my first swatch picture you will notice the beautiful sheen.
Pale Barley is a multi purpose colour, it looks great with other neutrals, teal and I could go on and on. My favourite blush to pair it with (worn on its own, with liner only) is Burberry Blossom by the way (which is such a gorgeous colour for fall actually, looks amazing with berry lips as well). All Burberry eyeshadows (singles) blend like a dream and feel feathery light once applied.
I have Pale Barley since March I believe and since then, my Burberry love (and collection) has grown. My initial doubts about yet another brand that is making beauty products soon have faded. Burberry has convinced me with their unique eyeshadow shades, silky textures, natural looking foundations, moisturizing lipsticks, … and a pale enough, not drying under eye highlighting concealer pen! Now you may think I am going crazy after Burberry, well, there is at least one product you don’t like from a brand (I think) … the rather new released eyeshadow palettes are nothing like the mono eyeshadows, sadly. The texture is dry and they are not pigmented (but the colours are nice though).
Burberry’s philisophy is right up my alley and so are the beauty products. I think the colours are very wearable and suit a lot of skintones. I also wish those eyeshadows, blushers would come as refills, I depotted some and it was a disaster. Please make refills and allow your customer to make a custom palette. Pale Barley contains 2,5g/.088 oz. of product and is made in Italy.