I love cream eyeshadows so when I spotted these Burberry Eye Colour Cream at Nordies, I immediately purchased two shades online for road-testing. But lo, my excitement was rather short-lived and my adrenalin rush was cut short by this horrific sighting!
Was this swatched by some dirty-handed humanoid? squished and played with then returned without remorse? utterly disgusted, I flipped the jar to check the name of this defective shade (Mink), only to stir the angst. Ha, the entire product fell from the jar, #productfail at its finest! So I called Nordstrom immediately and reported the issue. “Oh it’s a common occurrence for cream eyeshadows, I’ve seen that happened with Chanel and Dior, beauty advisor said”. You can return it and we’ll issue a refund or replace it if you want”. I made the decision: return and refund Mink.
While I absolutely love its signature chic plaid design, I am not convinced to repurchase anything from this new collection because the overall quality is sub par. I understand that they are supposed to give sheer wash of color, ‘kinda like your everyday neutral but really, Dusky Mauve is so sheer you need to patiently reapply it to build the intensity to your liking. Initially it was easy to swipe it straight out from the jar (either with ring finger or shader brush) but on the third or fourth day, I found myself really digging into the product for pigment. It didn’t matter whether it’s applied dry or wet, the level of intensity is not mind-blowing as my ultimate fave Tom Ford Cream Eye Colour. The wear time is about 5-6 hours with slight creasing, again whether used on its own, applied over eye primer, or as base for powder eye shadow.
|Heavily swatched without primer|
|Applied over primer|