Burberry is finally launching the much-anticipated brush collection. Three eye brushes were released last month and I've been using them as much as possible to see how they perform.
I love angled contour brushes and use them for various tasks, depending on their size and density. A good angled brush can do precise work and contouring but also an all-over color using windshield wiper strokes. You can use the angle, the edges or the sides for various effects, as long as the brush is not too large for your eye shape.
Burberry No. 11 Eye Shaper Brush is on the larger side, almost as big as NARS #16, but it's better shaped- the angle is more comfortable and creates a slightly narrower surface so it contours more precisely. The goat hair is soft (not Hakuhodo sable-soft, but still really nice) but firm enough to pick enough product and spread it evenly. Burberry No. 11 Eye Shaper Brush is very nice, but I do prefer the ones from By Terry and Paula Dorf. By Terry Eye Sculpting brush is packed more tightly and requires less product for good results. It's also better at creating depth. Paula Dorf Contour Brush is significantly smaller and more precise. It's a true contour brush and I've come to realize that the only reason I don't worship it is the overall length. I can't help it: I prefer longer and heavier brushes.
Bottom Line: nice, well-made but not best in show.
Burberry No. 11 Eye Shaper Brush ($38) is exclusive to Nordstrom, online and in store.
All photos are mine.