A Mulberry Popped My Burberry Beauty Cherry

I was a Burberry Beauty virgin. Pure as snow, despite temptations everywhere. For a long time, I held my ground. For the longest time, I was also curious, just like any child. I wanted my first experience to be memorable, a good one. I did painstaking research, trying to decide my first. You have no idea how difficult it is for this fickle mind of mine. In the end, I chose a sheer eye shadow number 24 called Mulberry.


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The metallic Burberry check casing is heavy. It is sleek. It is clean. It is, well, Burberry after all. It is a little masculine, a little strong, a little hard, a little cold. City chic? Classy and posh? Yup, it is sophisticated and arrogant at the same time. I love it. It holds a hefty 2.5g of product and opens up to the print we are all familiar with. So, because I don’t want to mess up the print, I have been using the top left corner of the eye shadow only. My eye shadow brush fits perfectly, and the rest of the print stays intact πŸ˜‰




On me, this shade is warmer and less red. I have seen some swatches online, and Mulberry seems more burgundy on them. On me, it looks more brown with a tinge of burgundy. Not noticeable. I wish it was a little more red like what I saw hereΒ and but the colours are supposed to work differently on different skin tones. Also, I realised the colour changes with different lighting. When I use flash photography, the shimmers show up more, but the photo below is taken without flash, in natural daylight. That’s the colour you’ll see on my lids anyway. I still think it is beautiful, with texture to die for. It is smooth and so easy to blend, and the intensity is also buildable. On my oily lids, and WITHOUT primer, it stays on for 6 hours without creasing. That’s a WOW for me πŸ™‚




Burberry Sheer Eye Shadows sell for RM105 in Malaysia, and there is only one teeny weeny counter at Isetan KLCC. Just one. In the whole country. Dear Burberry, if you’re reading, and I hope you are, could you please open up more stores? Why are you being so elusive? A little anti social here, perhaps? Hahaha! We’d love to see more of you around because your stuff is absolutely awesome!

So guys, what is your first Burberry Beauty item? If you haven’t popped yours, what do you want your first to be?


xoxo Lily



  • WOW–6 hours on oily lids WITHOUT primer?! Ok why the heck have I NOT indulged my Burberry eyeshadow lemmings yet?! I must be CRAZY! πŸ˜›

    • You haven’t? You gotta try it! I was super impressed!! I applied it before work at 7am, happily went to work, la di dah, and when I checked my eyes at lunch time at 1, my eye shadow was still intact! How awesome is that??

  • It’s hard to say no to Burberry make-up! I love that shade that you chose, I’m kinda obsessed with warmer, red toned eye shadows. You took some really amazing pictures, is that water that I’m seeing? So cool!

    • I took it during Chinese New Year, when we had lots of these flowers at home. Yeah, you saw water. Took it by the pond at home πŸ™‚
      Yeah, I’m a little obsessed with these warmer red toned eye shadows lately too! What’s with that?? LOL!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I have this one and it’s really dark and puprlish on me! I wish it was more like it is on you! I can only use it as a liner or an outer v colour. I do love it though! Now you need a blush! I love Burberry makeup-my fave line for sure!

    • It’s interesting how different this colour turns out on different people. I tried it on my daughter and it turns out purple on her! I’ve read so much about their blushes. I’m waiting for the Spring blushes to be out. I’m looking at Coral Pink. That one looks good πŸ™‚

  • Charlotte

    HAHAHA Love the title! My first Burberry Beauty product is the Lip Mist, love everything bout it – from the packaging to the quality of the product.

    Btw, 6 hours without primer? Now u make me want their eye quads even more! But Malaysia does not have any Burberry Beauty counter, dang! πŸ™

    • Hey Charlotte, there is only ONE counter in Malaysia, at Isetan KLCC. ONLY ONE. I got some stuff there. The quads are selling for RM205 if I’m not mistaken. When I was there, a lot of things were sold out though – under stocked.

  • hahahah love this. I was about to say I’m still a Burberry Virgin, and then I realized I have a bottle of Burberry Summer sitting right in front of my nose LOL (does that mean I forgot my first time?? Oh dear! I’d argue it doesn’t count though, perfume and makeup are entirely different things right?). This is a gorgeous first choice, I love how nuanced yet wearable the color is. What else do you have on your list? πŸ™‚

    • You’re still a virgin alright. Burberry Beauty doesn’t include Burberry Fragrances in my books. hahaha!
      I still have a few other things to show you. You just have to wait for it πŸ˜›

  • Honey

    Oh my! You cracked me up….Burberry Beauty virgin indeed!!!

    Nice colour but due to the exorbitant price, I shall remain my ‘virgin’ self – wink wink!

    • The splurge was well worth it, so worth it that I’ve put myself on a 6-month ban starting 1st March. Hahahaha!!!

  • Lovely eyeshadow. I am a Burberry cosmetics virgin as well but if I were to pick up any eyeshadow, it is Mulberry as well. Beautiful shade! It’s not quite brown, but not too red either.

    • This is such a complex shade that it looks different on everyone! I’ve seen how red it turns up on others though, so if you were to pop your cherry with Mulberry as well, I suggest trying it out first πŸ˜‰

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Ohh what a lovely color – and photos! 6 hours sounds really, really impressive… without at least a dusting of powder beforehand, my eyeshadow would be gone in just a few hours

    • That’s why I was really impressed! I thought it was just a really lucky day, so I tried it for a few more days. True enough, the eyeshadow stayed in place. I was totally floored, in a good way πŸ™‚

  • Petrina

    I haven’t purchased my first Burberry item yet! I am eyeing the hydrangea blush though. I love cool blue toned blushers

    • Oh, I don’t have their blushes yet, and if I’m lucky, I’d get my hands on Coral Pink. If it is released here during my ban, I’ll just see what they have later in the year πŸ™‚ The Hydrangea Pink blush looks very lovely too. Both of the spring blushes got me drooling, for sure. So bright!

  • This is definitely my type of color. It should look beautiful on the crease.

    • It’s beautiful on the lids, the crease, on the lower lashline, it’s just beautiful πŸ˜€

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I don’t have any Burberry make-up yet. Yes, yes, shame on me πŸ™‚ I guess my first item should be a blush!

    • No shame in that, darling! Which blush are you looking at? Any shade in particular?

  • Yessss glad to hear you’re becoming a fan, though I’m really not surprised! I think EVERYBODY starts from the upper left corner to preserve as much of the print as possible! My first Burberry item is Pale Barley which remains one of my favorite eyeshadows of all time. When nothing else cuts it I reach for that one πŸ˜‰

    • I’m wearing Pale Barley today. It doesn’t pop on my lids, but it does give me that lovely subtle sheen… very nice πŸ™‚

  • Claire

    I really like Mulberry, it looks different on me (more plummy blurple than brownish), this is a chameleon colour, I agree with you, looks different on everyone :)Burberry needs to get more love in real life, I don’t seem to see a lot of people talking about this brand irl. You need one blush at least πŸ˜‰ The new ones are gorge, I think you may like them, they are so smooth and pigmented πŸ™‚

    • I think I’ll like the blush too. I know… I’m looking at a few, and I know I’ll grab one sooner or later… I already have a lot of pinks, so I’ll go for something like Blossom or Coral Pink πŸ™‚

  • Oh dear oh my … I think I’m more in love with Burberry’s packaging than the actual product and now I wanna add this to my “Burberry Beauty Want List”, next to their Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base. Thanks for review!

    • You’re welcome Jamie and thanks for dropping by! I know, I love the packaging too. It’s so sleek and chic. I have a couple of samples of the Fresh Glow base, but I haven’t tried them yet. I have some annoying breakouts, and of all places, on my friggin’ nose!!! Ugh :-/ I’ve read good stuff about this base, so I can’t wait to try it out.

  • LOL, Lily. You crack me up. This is a pretty shade! I find these colors hard to wear on myself, but I need to challenge myself a little more, I think. I have a Burberry quad that I love – the texture of the eyeshadows is marvelous!

    • I swatched Plum Taupe quad and I nearly bought it!! I reminded myself not to go crazy, and that they’ll still be around, so I could get them later. And if they’re gone by the time I went back, then I’m sure something else will pop up. The texture and colours are really amazing!

  • Rose Kuhr

    Hi Lily, my first comment here, but have been reading your blog for quite a while now. (I am really shy, even on the web. But once I get going, watch out! My closest friends have figured this out…)

    The only color I have is Rosewood and I hope to get more. (Too, too many eyeshadows…) Love the texture and frankly, sometimes the heavy pigmented colors from other lines are just too much for my aging eyes!! I’m thinking Pale Barley may be my next choice.

    • Hi Rose, thank you for starting, and I hope I can’t shut you up now. Hahahaha! I love comments πŸ™‚
      Oh, I’ve swatched Rosewood and it’s a lovely colour. Pale Barley is a great one too! The great thing about these eye shadows is that you can use a fluffy brush and sweep it on your lids for a sheer wash of colour. They go on so smoothly that you don’t have to worry about them being patchy!

  • Oh Lily! Congrats my dear. mulberry is gorgeous! I love Bergundy shades though they don’t look the best on me. I think the lasting ability of these shadows is the best I’ve tried! My first Burberry purchase was Light Glow Blush in Peony. The brands quality is very impressive πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Taylor. This is surprisingly not as red as I thought it would be. I tested Peony and it is lovely! Quite a few blushes were out of stock, so I didn’t manage to get any. They only had the brown shades left, and I didn’t want any browns. I have to agree with you – quality is impressive!

  • Liz

    Lol! I’m still a proud Burberry virgin. Thought of remedying that this month but now I can’t afford to. But it will be so good when it finally happens! Hahahahahaha! Great pick – I’m glad it was worth your virgin price, LOL.

    • Oh, definitely worth it… and I’m glad this is my first πŸ™‚ It did hurt a little, and my wallet bled a bit, but you know, applying it was nothing short of orgasmic. Bahahahahaha!

  • I love Burberry beauty do had my cherry popped a long time ago πŸ™‚ my first items were the blush Tangerine and lip cover in Dusty Rose.

    • Oh, I saw that blush Tangerine and it’s lovely. I have my eyes on Blossom and Coral Pink from their Spring collection. The lipstick is really cool too, but I’m not a fan of the fragrance >.<

  • I finally did it. I caved. I couldn’t resist … My Burberry cherry popped and I totally lost it to No. 3 Rose, I meant the Light Glow No. 3 Rose. I’m in lurve. LOL!

    • Haha congratulations! Now you’ll need to try their eye shadows and blush. Heard and read so many great things about their eye quad and blushes πŸ™‚ Wait, this light glow is the blush, right? Then you’ll have to try their e/s now πŸ™‚

  • AAAAAAAAA!!! I was looking at swatches of Burberry’s Lip Mists THIS MORNING! I can’t get Pink Heather out of my dreams. It will be my *first* Burberry Beauty purchase! I love that this lasted 6 hours on your oily lids sans primer. Couldn’t be more impressed with that! I want one of EACH!! Santa if you’re reading…I’ve been REALLY good this year! πŸ˜‰

    • Oh, you found this post! I want to try the blushes next… and Lip Cover in Bright Plum is on my wishlist