Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight Blue No.20 review and swatches

Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight Blue No. 20

When I saw my new Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight Blue No. 20 I gasped at how beautiful it was. Having had amazingly good experience with my two previous Burberry eyeshadows, I thought Midnight Blue would soon turn into my favourite blue of all times, but unfortunately this didn't happen.

Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight Blue No. 20, away from the sun (left), in the sunlight (right)

Midnight Blue is a blackened cool-toned blue with slightly purple undertones and shimmer. It reminds me of Urban Decay Sabbath eyeshadow from The Black Palette.  
Unfortunately this eyeshadow is not easy to work with. I always use a primer to apply my eyeshadows and even on the primer this applies in a kind of patchy way and when blended starts looking closer to charcoal gray than blue, and the fallout is immense. I use this eyeshadow over a cream eyeshadow of similar shade (Maybelline Color Tattoo in Electric Blue) to build up the colour. However, I've recently discovered that it performs way better when simply patted onto the eyelid with a sponge applicator, a tool I honestly hate and never use, that's why it hardly ever crosses my mind to try out.  

Burberry Sheer eyeshadow in Midnight Blue No. 20, in the sunlight (left and centre), away from the sun (right)
It's such a shame the eyeshadow doesn't perform well. It's a lovely shade, packed in a gorgeous metal case with Burberry check embossed on the lid, but the quality is much below my expectations.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.

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