Two weeks ago I was in Ottawa, which just so happened to be the weekend that Nordstorm opened! My friend and I had a lovely tour of the shoe department, and then I made a bee-line for the make-up department. I had heard that Burberry would be there, and I had been looking to try out "Rosewood" for quite some time! My real life friend K from The Green Bows loves this product, and it looked so pretty in her Instagram...so yeah. And now I own one.
The eyeshadow comes in a luxe tan box.
The quilted case comes in a velvet pouch.
I love the quilted pattern in the pan.
Even the little sponge applicator is branded.
This shadow is super buttery, and very easy to blend. It did make me a tiny but sad to mess up the lovely quilted pattern, but it was worth it. The colour is hard to explain-- a warm pink-taupe with some warm toned shimmer (lilac? gold? bronze? not quite sure). On a casual day it makes for a subtle and classic crease. Layering more makes it perfect for a dinner date! Despite the fact that it is a "sheer" shadow, it can be built up to be quite pigmented. I would recommend using a softer brush, as I found my dense shadow brush shredded the top of the shadow and made the colour a bit over powering. A little goes a long way!
In terms of packaging? I am in love. It feels sturdy, and is clearly a high end product. My only complaint is how easily it picks up finger prints-- which is why I keep mine in the velvet pouch it came in!
Over all, I love how classic this shade is, and how easy it is to work with. It has finally dawned on me that I am an adult given that I gravitate towards taupe and not bright turquoise. Only a few more weeks until I turn twenty-two! Honestly, I should probably pass on my brighter cosmetics to my younger cousins so I can make room for every shade of taupe, mauve, and champagne on the market.
Needless to say, I am entirely in love with this, and now need "Pale Barley". However, it is super hard to find and always sold out. The hunt is on! Hopefully I can pick it up in Ottawa when I am there next month!
Until next time!