Pale Barley. So many blogposts. So many YouTube mentions. And so little stock.
This was sold out everywhere for quite some time but Burberry got the memo and brought it back due to popular demand. I found it lurking on netaporter.com and added it to basket without a second thought. Surely a shadow so raved about would not be a disappointment?
Within the gunmetal reflective casing sits a shadow soft, buttery and long lasting. It's everything everyone said it was and does make me want to buy more from the line.
Now the colour. How would I describe this? Well officially it's a cool golden brown shade, with just a hint of lustre to it. In reality? My first thought, after packaging admiration, was "well, that's not groundbreaking is it?". It's as neutral as neutral can be and doesn't contain enough shimmer to get me giddy with excitement - I am a magpie after all.
But, and here's the but, it's a staple. It's absolutely one of those shades that lacks excitement but offers utility. I can see myself wearing this pretty much every single day. It defines the eye in one sweep and has a grown up sheen that catches the light and makes eyes shine in a very subtle way. I have been wearing it paired with NARS Bali in the crease and Mekong smudged along my lash-line.
One purchase of course leads to another and now I feel compelled to buy more Burberry shadows. I am thinking Rosewood would be a good start but any of your personal favourites would be welcomed!
FYI: On the rest of my face we have....a lot!
Foundation: Clarins Extra Comfort - so much love for this and so much hatred towards the pot packaging!
Concealer: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection. Officially addicted. I only tried this recently and it is, without question, the best undereye concealer I have ever used. Like ever.
Powder: Guerlain Meteorites (1) - Simone gave me these little powder balls as a gift.
Blush: NARS Final Cut - this is now available on the NARS site and I highly recommend it. After buying all four from this collection, I think this one is the most lifting and beautiful.
Eyes: We have talked about this but I did use L'oreal Miss Manga mascara. Tacky name but superior to Benefit They're Real in the fact that it gives great lashes and doesn't refuse to come off at the end of the day.
Lips: Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Smitten - I wouldn't recommend this. Alot of money for something that can be so easily duped.
I put this OOTD on Instagram and a few of you wanted to know more about the skirt and shirt so I am sneakily adding it here:
Shirt: Zara - I got this in September last year so it's no longer in store.
Skirt: Forever 21 - I couldn't find the exact skirt on the site but I found one that's perhaps even prettier - Link! These skirts are exactly the reason why I still go in that store - occasionally there is a wearable gem. Of course as a pastel nutter, I love the peach.
Okay that was a long post. I'll shut up now.