Eyeliner is definitely not up there in my top makeup products. Give me a foundation, lipstick or blush any day, but eyeliner? No ta. I have a tiny handful of liners in my makeup drawers and the only one I tend to reach for, albeit very infrequently, is the Urban Decay double ended 24/7 Glide On Liner in Zero and Whiskey. But even then I find that it closes up my rather small eyes and just looks all-round unflattering on me. That was until I tried Burberrys newest eye pencil from their latest beauty campaign – the Burberry Eye Definer in No6 Golden Brown* as worn by thier newest model Edie Campbell. I think I may have found a game changer here…
Now lets get one thing straight – this is an ‘Eye Definer’, not an eyeliner exactly. A pencil that gives more of a subtle hint of definition and colour around the eyes, think somewhere between an eyeliner and a shadow pencil; I think that’s why I like it so much as it gives a very natural ‘just slept in’ vibe to my makeup. The formula gets a thumbs up too – creamy enough to be blended softly around the eyes, but long-wearing and easy to throw on. But it’s the colour that makes me reapply every morning – a gorgeous golden brown – exactly what it says on the tin really! A tiny hint of shimmer stops it from being too harsh and mimicking my undereye circles, it’s not too warm or too cool just a flattering neutral brown that I like to wear blended quite low under the eyes and flicked up very subtly along the outer corners of the top lashline.
In the photo above I’m wearing it with a light covering of the Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation in 03 (full review of that here), and the Burberry Sheer Concealer in No3 Rosy Beige* which I’ve been finding great at correcting my undereye dark circles. For cheeks I have been dusting on the Burberry Sheer Summer Highlighter* (full review here), but applying more of the darker side for a bronzed look. On the eyes, aside from the Burberry Eye Definer in No6 Golden Brown*, I added a touch of the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Naked all over the lid with lashings of the L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. I’ve also been loving the lip combo of YSL’s Rouge Pur Lipstick in 148 Tea Rose with Laura Mercier’s Lip GlacÃ© in Nude Peach patted over the top – nude lip perfection!
The Burberry Eye Definer in Golden Brown should be making it’s way onto counters very soon and will be priced at Â£15.50. Do you like the look of it? What’s your favourite brown everyday liner? I think I may be a changed lady and start wearing it everyday. Madness, I know! I’m really having a Burberry moment recently, keep an eye out for a Burberry makeup tutorial soon!