I owe Burberry Eye Colour Cream an apology: not only did it take me quite a while to finally write this review, I initially thought the formula doesn’t work for me at all. As it turned out, a little primer and gel liner are enough to make the formula stay put. Without further ado, here is the final verdict on *Gold Copper, *Pink Heather, and *Dusky Mauve!
A quick recap of the packaging: if you enjoy the aesthetics of Burberry, I don’t think you can be disappointed by the glass pot of Eye Colour Cream. Moreover, each shade comes with a little eyeliner brush.
Burberry Gold Copper (No. 100) Eye Colour Cream is a warm coppery gold with a satin finish. In the case of Gold Copper and Pink Heather, it is the finish that sets them apart. Most cream shadows I’ve seen are either rather sparkling or matte. Gold Copper and Pink Heather glow more than anything else, so they are great for those who favor a more toned-down finish while still enjoying a little brightening effect.
In general, while Burberry Eye Colour Cream is not a solid cream eyeshadow (think MAC Paint Pots), the texture is less bouncy than the spongy ones. Gold Copper is the shade out of the three here that has the hardest consistency. It applies evenly, but I do have to dip my pinky in a couple more times to get enough product to cover my lids, as the formula isn’t quite as spreadable. Like every other shade however, if I primer my lids and use a gel liner, it does hold up!
Burberry Gold Copper Eye Colour Cream swatch layered/blended out:
Here you see Burberry Gold Copper on me:
Isn’t the finish special? I can’t quite think of another cream shadow that has a similar finish.
Burberry Pink Heather (No. 106) Eye Colour Cream is a plummy burgundy with a satin finish. The consistency is softer than Gold Copper, so it is slightly easier to apply. Again, it wears well in combination with primer and gel liner.
Burberry Pink Heather (No. 106) Eye Colour Cream swatch layered/blended out:
Here you see Burberry Pink Heather on my eye:
I have a hunch Pink Heather would make green eyes pop!
Burberry Dusky Mauve (No. 108) Eye Colour Cream is a slightly mauve-y taupe. It is different from the other two because it has a bouncier texture as well as a more shimmery finish. However, this doesn’t seem to make it perform differently.
Burberry Dusky Mauve (No. 108) Eye Colour Cream swatch layered/blended out:
Here you see Dusky Mauve on:
All in all, while Burberry Eye Colour Cream might not be the best I have tried (I am forever ruined by Tom Ford), it is good. I do expect it to fare better on those with normal to dry lids, but a good primer helps lock it down on mine. For me, the biggest selling point is the glowy, toned-down finish (Gold Copper and Pink Heather). That’s something I haven’t seen before! Some people have told me they dislike certain cream shadows that I love because of the high shimmer content. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue here.
Where do you stand on shimmer? I used to be able to wear highly shimmery eyeshadows all over my lids, but I favor more subtle, or at least multi-dimensional shimmer nowadays. I still can’t pull off an all-matte look tho!