When Burberry first launched, I had zero interest. I've seen various blog posts and YT vids that showcased some pretty things, but I never felt dazzled or as though I needed to try anything. It wasn't until I saw swatches of one of the newest shadows (22 Pale Barley), that I knew a visit to a Burberry counter was necessary/imminent. 22 Pale Barley wasn't stocked at the counter yet, so naturally, I had to leave with something. That "something" turned into Sheer Eye Shadow 21 Midnight Brown.
21 Midnight Brown reminds me of MAC Mulch, but not as dark, "true" brown, or rough in texture. This color is somewhere between a sable brown and a beige-toned, warm taupe. This shadow literally glides on the skin, leaving a beautiful glow and sheen. There is *zero* fallout, and the color could blend out for days. It's rare to find a brown-based eye shadow that can work as an all-over wash. I applied this shadow all over the lower lid, up into and past the crease, blending out the top line with a tapered blending brush. I didn't use a base or eye primer, which made the result all the more impressive (to me, at least).
A glowing, smoldering, smokey eye with only one shadow? Don't mind if I do. #smoldering