This post goes back a ways, as I purchased these back in October during my NYC trip. I've since acquired a few more during the Clarins warehouse sale, but these are indeed the ones That Started It All.
Behold, Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Trench and Midnight Brown:
|Sheer Eyeshadow in Midnight Brown.|
Despite the name, there is nothing sheer about this shadow. It is beautifully pigmented, soft and rich in texture. It does kick up when you dip your brush in, so be gentle, but this applies super-smoothly and blends like a dream. Wear time is good, some fading after 6 hours without a primer, a workday and beyond with a primer.
|Sheer Eyeshadow in Trench.|
It is a matte, but has the very slightest sheen to it to keep it from looking flat. It has a soft texture, not a hint of powderiness and goes on lighter and sheerer than Midnight Brown. It blends as well as Midnight Brown, though it can sheer out too easily. Again, not a unique shade, but one done right.
As you can see from the swatches, these guys make a good team, and indeed it's the combo I had on my eyes in the previous post.
Availability: At Nordstrom, Burberry.ca and Holt Renfrew locations in Toronto and Vancouver. Price is 29$ USD and 30$ CAD.
Pros: Gorgeous, hefty packaging, lovely pigmentation, very blendable texture.
Cons: Trench can blend away to nothing, requiring care in application.
(I purchased these from Nordstrom.)