Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

This week’s look was fast and easy using minimal products (for me at least).  The theme for the week was rediscovery; to use forgotten products within my collection.  Usually I’m pretty good at deciphering what will work for me in the long run and what will end-up in my “donation basket.”  However, it is wise to try to use these products again before discarding them or giving them away. Absence does make the heart grow fonder, thus making the reunion that much sweeter 🙂  Enjoy!

Eye Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

Eye Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

Eye Makeup of the Week:

  1. Laura Mercier Eye Canvas in EC-3 used as a base (reviewed here).
  2. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural used as a base color (purchase here).
  3. Shu Uemura Tokyo Lights Palette (reviewed here) W2 on a dampened brush for the upper and lower lash line (discontinued) Ebay purchase (here).
  4. Clinique True Black Cream Liner on the upper lash line (seen here).
  5. Inglot #90 AMC Gel Liner on the upper and lower waterline (purchased here).
  6. MAC Pressed Amber Mineralized Blush for a crease color (discontinued). Ebay purchase (here).
  7. Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara (reviewed here).

Face Makeup of the Week:

  1. Estee lauder Double Wear Foundation (seen here).
  2. Estee Lauder Maximun Coverage Foundation (purchase here) used as a concealer only on the inner most under eye area (not across the entire under eye area…too drying).
  3. Burberry Sheer Summer Glow Palette (Bronzer sides only) used as a bronzer. Really dislike the lighter shades and fragrance, but the bronzer colors and packaging are beautiful (discontinued). Just for fun, check out how much this palette costs on Ebay (here).
  4. Chanel Destiny (61) and Inspiration (64) mixed together for blush (reviewed here and here).
  5. MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder (purchase here) used as a Highlighter (discontinued).
  6. Skindinavia Finishing Spray (purchase here).
Lip Combination of the Week Ninth Edition.

Lip Combination of the Week Ninth Edition.

Lip Combination of the Week:

  1. MAC Red Enriched Lipliner (purchase here).
  2. Tom Ford Pink Adobe Lipstick (reviewed here).
  3. Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer in Liquid Petal (reviewed here).
Brushes of the Week Ninth Edition.

Brushes of the Week Ninth Edition.

Brushes of the Week:

  1. Tom Ford Cheek Brush used for bronzer application (reviewed here).
  2. Tom Ford Cream Foundation Brush (reviewed here).
  3. Philosophy Supernatural Airbrush Brush (purchase here).
  4. Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush (purchase here). The lettering rubbed off. Not the softest brush, but will blend out the cheapest eyeshadow to perfection.
  5. Billy B Beauty Brushes #8, 11, 12 (reviewed here).
  6. Estee Lauder #20 Eyeliner/Brow Brush for liner application (purchase here).
Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

Makeup of the Week Ninth Edition.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you as time passes your perceptions and taste will change.  Products that may not have worked for you in the past should be given another chance.  You never know, you may find a new use for them in your present routine.  I rediscovered Burberry Summer Glow Palette’s bronzer half worked perfectly with my current coloring.  Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush head is a bit too big to use as a sole eyeshadow brush, but I rediscovered its magical ability to blend out any color to perfection.  MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder imparts a flattering subtle golden highlight color, appropriate for a daytime chic makeup look.  What have you rediscovered in your stash lately?  Be well and stay safe.


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Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Pale Barley #22,
Khaki #08


Burberry Pale Barley #22 (well loved), Khaki #08


L-R: Burberry Pale Barley and Khaki

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow Pale Barley #22, Khaki #08:

Have you ever perused the makeup counters and been struck by the beautiful products only to be approached by a sale associate who resembled a character from Cirque Du Soleil?  They try to ask if you need assistance, but your attention is transfixed by the collage of colors and textures plastered on their faces.  Some wear false eyelashes so absurdly long, they could be used to fan a pharaoh to sleep.

When you reach a certain age, you want to appear refined and polished.  Burberry cosmetics’ motto is just that; sophisticated cosmetics for the woman who wants to enhance not hide her beauty.  Bloody brilliant description M!  Thanks mate…


Burberry Pale Barley over YSL cream liner in     Gold Star.

Burberry Pale Barley #22 is a warm light golden shade, Burberry Khaki #08 is a very brown tone mossy green shade.  A perfect green color without being too outrageously green.  The texture of both are buttery soft and the lasting power is sensational.  Pale Barley has a frosty finish, it is a great shade to wear as an all over lid color;  it is simple yet has that certain something that will make all the difference.  Sometimes, I even use this as a cheek highlighter.  MAC Patina eyeshadow is similar in color (not texture), a bit grayer to my eye with a hint of a pink undertone.


Burberry Pale Barley on the lid and Khaki smudged on upper lash line.

Burberry Khaki is a matte formula which is not overly pigmented but can be built up..only to a certain point. This British power house is all about an understated look, they appropriately describe their eyeshadows as sheer.  However,  the consistency of the eyeshadows are very dense.   The packaging of these treasures are pure luxury.  Burberry sheer eyeshadows are contained in a heavy metal case and embroidered with the classic Burberry pattern across the outside of the case and on the eyeshadow itself. The attention to detail is unsurpassed!


Ingredient list and beautiful packaging


Left: Burberry Pale Barley
Right: MAC Patina

Burberry sheer eyeshadows retail for $29 US. /2.5g .  There are 24 single eyeshadows in their lineup; with the introduction of four quads this past winter.  You can only purchase Burberry cosmetics in person at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.  The sale associates are unbelievably friendly and helpful.   They are very knowledgable about their merchandise and are made-up in the quintessential Burberry fashion.  If a trip to the city is not your thing, you can always purchase Burberry products online at Nordstrom, Saks, or  Where there is a will, there is a way!!

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

It would tell you,  if you seek sophistication and refinement…go to a finishing school.  Eyeshadows will not get you there.  Burberry sheer eyeshadows will, however give you that certain je ne sais quoi quality to your look.  Will you start wearing pearls and refer going to the movies as going to the cinema?   No…..FYI, pretentiousness is never pretty!!  Be yourself and relish the thought that your eye makeup looks beautiful and elegant!!  If you are partial to looking like Magda from Something About Mary….this post will self-destruct in five seconds….There is no hope for you!!  Be well and stay safe.



Magda..The quintessential beauty of our time!!