Monday, 24 September 2012

Burberry Autumn/Winter 2012 - Mulberry and Dark Sable - pictures and swatches

The Burberry Beauty Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign introduced several beautiful new items to the Burberry Beauty range:

-Three new Sheer eyeshadow shades: Dark Sable #23, Mulberry #24, and Porcelain White #25;
-Two new Lip Cover shades: Sepia Pink #32 and Mocha Glow #37;
-The new Velvet foundation: available in eight shades, #201 through #208.

Image source: us.burberry.com via pinterest.com/burberry


I purchased two of the new Sheer eyeshadow shades - Mulberry and Dark Sable, as well as the new Velvet foundation (foundation to be reviewed at a later date).

The new Burberry Sheer eyeshadow shades come presented in the luxe Burberry packaging that Burberry Beauty fans have come to know...






Mulberry and Dark Sable

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Mulberry 
The aptly named Mulberry is a medium to deep, nuanced plum/red - it has a beautiful iridescence that stands out the most in direct sunlight.  It has enough brown in it to make it easily wearable, and hints of purple if you catch it in the right light.

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Dark Sable
Dark Sable is a medium to deep matte brown that is overall neutral in tone.  It is very similar to Burberry Taupe Brown #7, and side by side, most people wouldn't be able to pick them apart.  However, Dark Sable has more warmth to it than Taupe Brown.

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Swatches

Direct sunlight (click to enlarge)

Flash (click to enlarge)

Flash (click to enlarge)

Indirect natural light (click to enlarge)

Indirect natural light (click to enlarge)

The quality of Mulberry and Dark Sable is in line with the existing Burberry eyeshadow shades - exceptional textures, highly wearable shades that are easy to apply, blend and work with, and look amazing without being excessive.  They both fit the Burberry 'Trench' aesthetic well.

Whilst Dark Sable isn't necessarily a stand out shade with regards to its colour, it is definitely an alternative to Taupe Brown if one finds that shade to be a little too grey.  In contrast, I consider Mulberry a must have shade for any Burberry Beauty fan - if like me you don't typically wear shades in this colour family, you may find Mulberry is extremely wearable.

Another impressive release from the Burberry Beauty line!!

Bern x

8 comments:

  1. Ooooo lovely review, dark sable is a gorgeous shade.
    You're tempting me more and more all the time to give in and indluge in something Burberry.
    xxx

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    1. Burberry is a bit of an indulgence lovely... but you need to do it at least once!! You won't be disappointed!
      xo

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  2. Ooooh, pretty! Especially Mulberry.

    Lou x

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    1. Lou, Mulberry is totally your kind of colour :D
      Maybe some Burberry will make its way into your stash one day ;)
      xo

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  3. I love Mulberry!
    The pot is soooo pretty, I can't believe you depot your Burberry eyeshadow!

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    1. Hehe Mulberry is AMAZING!!!
      Yes, I know what you mean - Burberry packaging is beautiful, but it is as annoying as it is pretty. The eyeshadow pots just aren't functional or practical. Plus I want all my Burberry shades in one palette now I have about 13 of them lol!

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  4. I got Mulberry and I've been eyeing Dark Sable, but I feel it's very similar to Nars Bali... do you think they are alike???

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    1. Ohh Anne, no I don't have NARS Bali (it is on my 'to buy' list currently)... but I can say that Dark Sable and Burberry Taupe Brown are VERY VERY close, so if you have seen Taupe Brown, you will have a very good idea about Dark Sable - Dark Sable is a hint warmer, but is very comparable in depth and tone.

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