I was looking to add a few colors to my small Burberry eye shadow collection. The SA at my local Nordstrom had the right idea- she first asked about the colors I already have and continued from there, showing me how the color she suggested work with them.
Rosewood 09 was one suggestion. I previously avoided it, thinking it would be too pink (hence rabbit eyes). Upon application, though, it was a perfect neutral and created one of my favorite almost naked looks together with Burberry Porcelain 03 and Antique Rose 10 (photos and review of the latter coming soon). She also showed me a lighter variation mixing in some Pearl White 01.
Burberry Rosewood 09 is a little hard to describe (isn't it always the case with the best shades?). It's a rosy mauve brownish sneaky thing, surprisingly close to the natural color of my lid and crease, only nicer. Like all Burberry eye shadows I've tested so far, the texture is sublime- smooth like the most delicate fabric, has a delicate sheen/glow with no shiny particles, easy to apply and blend- it's everything one could want.
After playing and testing most of the Burberry Sheer Eye collection, it's safe to say that the best ones for olive skin and darker skin tones are the neutrals. I love looking at the various blue and purple ones, but despite my love for blue eye shadow, these are not the right ones for me. I suspect they'd be stunning on paler complexions.
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadows ($29) and the rest of the line are a Nordstrom exclusive. Available online and from select locations.
All photos are mine.