Burberry Newbies.

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I was in desperate need of a new eyebrow pencil and I knew exactly where to look: Burberry Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown was already on my radar. Eyebrow pencils with a slanted tip facilitate the job incredibly being an absolute no-brainer to use: swift and totally fuss-free. I wondered if this Burberry eyebrow option was able to replace my Hourglass Arch Brow in Dark Brunette? And it might just have dethroned Hourglass just for the mere reason that the shade is a better match. It’s ashier and more cool-toned which make my brows look even more natural. I’m not sure what’s going on with the packaging though: It makes a noise as if something is loose inside and I sometimes have difficulties to twist the pencil up and down. The packaging is by any means no improvement as opposed to Hourglass’ …

Next I wanted to pick up Burberry Earthy Blush and Pale Barley Eyeshadow but both were not in stock – sad times. So I picked up Burberry Effortless Kohl Eyeliner in Chestnut Brown instead. I haven’t used eye pencils in absolute ages because (1) I don’t like sharpening pencils: It wastes product and most of the time I fail finding a sharpener. It’s just too much of a faff and (2) most pencils tend to smudge on me. Conclusion: gel liners are my BFFs. The shade is a very deep brown with amazing pigmentation. It sets very quickly and it comes with a dinky sharpener at the bottom of the pencil which is just absolutely genius.

I’m very chuffed with my Burberry newbies and honestly can’t wait to try more from their make-up line. There’s just so much I want to try but there’s also so much my bank account can handle. Nevertheless, I need to get my little paws on that Earthy Blush asap …

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  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    I’m very happy with these purchases. More in depth reviews are coming up soon, as for now I really recommend them! ;)

    X

  • peggy timmermans

    Ohhh I love the Hourglass Arch Brow pencil, I use soft brunette and that won’t be replaced ever… unless they take it out of the range… please NO! The Burberry eye pencil is another fav, I use the colour Plum since years now.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Hi Peggy. Have you tried this one from Burberry? I do agree that Hourglass Arch Brow is awesome until Burberry seemed to be a better fit for me shade-wise. And plum sounds like a gorgeous colour – need to check that out!

      X

  • http://www.kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Strange about the packaging… That shouldn’t happen with a product this expensive.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I totally agree. I seem to be the only one so far though … X

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hmm interesting. I have the brown pencil but no problem with the packaging whatsoever! Maybe yours didn’t turn out the way it should? I still prefer the Hourglass one tho. I need to use the Burberry one with a light hand because it’s much darker. When used right it looks good tho!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I’m afraid so since nobody has the same problem as I do. No way, I just find Hourglass much darker than Burberry’s!? How is that possible. I swatched them next to each other and Hourglass was considerably darker and warmer in tone. Maybe you should try Ash Brown? :p Or maybe Hourglass just works out better for you …

      X

      • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

        Hey Alice, I just checked. The Burberry one I have is Ash Brown, but I use Hourglass Soft Brunette! I know we have pretty much the same skin tone/hair color, but my brows are naturally very sparse so I can’t go too dark in terms of brow pencil :)

        • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          Oh, I have Dark Brunette so that’s why! :D

  • http://www.hellojaa.com/ Jaa

    I might have just found something better than the Hourglass Arch Brow recently, too! It’s only $5. Ashier and looks more natural on me. And has a slanted, triangle shape similar to the Hourglass one. I wonder if the color is comparable to this Burberry one! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      WHICH ONE IS THAT??? I HAVE TO KNOW!

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      For 5 dollars? Same with Burberry, it also looks ashier and more natural than Arch Brow. I will include swatches when I’ll do a more in depth review. Burberry can’t beat something better than Hourglass Arch Brow retailing at 5 dollar though … Which one is it? Spill the beans Jaa! :p

  • http://www.beautyminded.be/ Katia | beautyminded

    I can’t live without the Effortless Eyebrow Definer anymore, it’s my every day must-have! Excellent choice for a treat my dear

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      A girl needs to treat herself, right? ;) Now I think of it, does yours also make noise when you shake it lightly? My packaging kind of sucks though :( X

      • http://www.beautyminded.be/ Katia | beautyminded

        Oh true, I read that in your article and I forgot to say mine doesn’t have that. But it sounds like the applicator broke inside the tube, no? Maybe you can ask to switch it?

        • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

          Yes, it’s probably due to shipping?! I emailed them but I already used it a lot so I don’t know if they will be willing to change it? And if so, I need to go to Brussels first to have it checked out. Not sure if I’m willing to do the effort, oops!

  • Lily

    Is Earthy blush that good? Seems to be the rave lately since their Spring promo… I might have to take a look again ;-)

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      I don’t know! I haven’t seen it in real life but what I’ve seen from it, it looks like something I would love! Yes I know, that blush Rain or Shine is SO beautiful! X

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    gel liners are TOTALLY my bff. esp the clio gelpresso one from korea. i haven’t tried Burberry’s and have only ever used the Make Up For Ever eyebrow pencil (2 years, everyday and that thing’s still going). what i’m most excited about from Burberry lately are the new shadow formulas!! i’m such an eyeshadow hoarder. but yea…the bank account LOL

  • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

    More in depth reviews are coming up soon – which includes me wearing them! Gotta love a good treat, right? ;) X

  • http://www.colormeloud.com/ Sara@ColorMeLoud

    I am using their eye brow pencil daily, it doesn’t swatch so good but on my eye brows they look so natural. I am sure you will like it. Can’t wait to see your review.

    • http://ALICEYEH.pro/wp Alice Yeh (叶翠云)

      Aahhh, I LOVE that eyebrow pencil. I’ve been using it every single darn day since I got it. The shade is spot on – I totally agree with you! X