I first saw the Burberry Eye Colour Wet & Dry Glow Shadow in 002 Nude (allow me to catch my breath, please) on Allana Davison in her 2015 Favorites video and instantly fell in love – with the eyeshadow, that is (but Allana’s pretty cool too, so check out her channel if you don’t know her already). Coincidentally, I had a SEPHORA 20% off coupon lying around just waiting to be used and… Well, we all know how this story’s going to end. The deed was done and a few days later this BEAUT landed on my doorstep.
It’s my first Burberry product, so let me just take a few moments to admire the packaging. Can you believe I even like its fabric-looking outer box? It’s one of those boxes I don’t really want to throw out. I mean, living in the tiniest apartment ever, I do through them out eventually, but sometimes it’s harder than I’d like to admit. Does it happen to anybody else out there?
Anyways, let’s focus on the product in question, rather than my insanity… The square gunmetal case, engraved with Burberry’s tartan pattern, feels heavy and luxe and, after opening its magnetic closure, you’ll find a gorgeous rectangular pan embossed with the classic pattern.
Now on to the shadow itself… It’s a complex greyish golden taupy brown that will lean cool-toned or warm-toned depending on your undertone and the shades you pair it with. It can be used both dry and wet, but to be honest I always use it wet to showcase its true beauty. The frosted/metallic finish is not too in your face and would totally be appropriate in an office environment.
It works amazingly well as a one wash wonder: whenever I’m in a hurry or just want to keep it simple, I pat it all over the mobile lid with a wet firm synthetic brush and blend out the edges with a tiny bit of dry product on a fluffy brush. The texture is incredibly smooth and easy to blend and it adheres really well to the lids.
If I feel like dolling it up a bit, I’ll pair it with a couple of matte shadows in the crease and along the lashline. In the picture below, I’m wearing Wanderer (a light brown) and Power Player (a taupe brown) in the socket and Bombshell (a very deep purple) as a liner (all three eyeshadows are from the Tartelette palette, which is one of the products I’m showing some lovin’ to this month, remember?).
Longevity is impressive, too: the other day I wore it for about 9 hours (on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer) and it didn’t show any signs of creasing. I have ‘normal’ lids that aren’t too dry nor oily, but after about an hour a tiny bit of oil will come through, not so much that it’ll disrupt the eyeshadow, but just enough to bring it to life and give it a lovely wet look.
I’d say the Wet & Dry Glow Shadow in Nude is effortlessly elegant and always appropriate just like a Burberry trench coat, but it’ll ‘only’ set you back 28.50 euro instead of several hundred… It almost sounds affordable put that way, huh?
Have you ever tried any products from the Burberry Beauty range? What did you think of them? I have my eyes on the Earthy blush… Does anyone happen to have that one?