Burberry Fall 2011: Nude Rose, Nude Cashmere & Midnight Brown

July 26, 2011

Burberry has some new items for fall currently available instore at select Nordstrom counters. The items I ordered from Nordstrom San Francisco: Nude Rose No. 25 and Nude Cashmere No. 26 Lipsticks along with Midnight Brown No. 21 Eyeshadow. These are beautiful neutrals that will definitely become weekday staples.

Left is Nude Cashmere, Right is Nude Rose
Nude Cashmere No. 26 (left above) is a cream neutral nude brown. To me this is in the same color family as Edward Bess Sundown. It’s very fleshy-nude-taupe kind of shade. For me this is not a flattering shade. It makes me look dead. However, if you’re one of those lucky girls who can pull off colors like MAC Spite Lipglass, then you will love this.

Nude Rose No. 25 (right below) is a neutral cream pink-rose-peach. The color changes depending on the angle you look at it. Sometimes it looks like a straight rose, other times it looks more peachy. On the lips, it goes on fairly nude (like the name suggests). I like the smooth creamy coverage.

Midnight Brown No. 21 is a beautiful complex shimmery taupe-brown. This is definitely a must-have in any taupe-lovers collection. Although it’s more brown (rather than taupe) there is a beautiful taupeish tone that comes from the shimmer. I believe this is the most complex shadow Burberry has released to date. I absolutely adore it. Even though the shimmer factor is higher than most other Burberry shadows (on par with Rosewood’s complexity), the texture is still very smooth and finely milled. The pigment is just amazing with this and you can blend and layer easily to achieve the intensity you want. LOVE.

Swatched 3 ways
Overall … if you’re not digging the metallics or greens and blues from other brands this season, Burberry has a few beautiful neutral options that will be suitable for year round. While Nude Rose isn’t the most unique, it is easy to wear – sometimes finding a good nude pink rose can be difficult. This one has just the right mixture of nude and pink. Midnight Brown is the must-have for me. There are so many different ways to wear this shade and it’s texture makes it easy to apply.
I haven’t pulled any other products to compare so I can’t really say how unique/similar these are to existing colors. I do believe regardless of existing dupes that Midnight Brown is a must-have. I recommend you also check out The Ultimate Makeup for her thoughts and swatches πŸ™‚ She’s done a few helpful comparisons.

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  • BlushingNoir July 26, 2011 at 1:36 am

    oh I LOVE Nude Rose!

  • RAE ONLINE July 26, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Oh my, Midnight Brown is calling my name! What is your favorite neutral nude/caramel cream lipstick?

  • DSK Steph July 26, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I adore the Nude Rose lipstick color on you! I need to get it now! lol

  • Makeup Magpie July 26, 2011 at 2:00 am

    I'm loving Nude Rose and Midnight Brown. I so wish my Nordstrom carried this line πŸ™‚ Thanks for these helpful swatches!

  • pinkribbons July 26, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Oh i love Midnight Brown, such a complex shade.

  • Michelle (LipstickRules) July 26, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Wow I need this shadow!!!!!

  • reene July 26, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I must have that eyeshadow.. The lipsticks are pretty, but I think I can do without them. But that taupe shall be mine! Thank you for alerting me to its existence. πŸ™‚

  • Lucy July 26, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I have a couple of Burberry items an eyeshadow and an eye liner and I love them… having seen your gorgeous pics I want to ad Midnight Brown and Nude Rose to my collection πŸ™‚

  • coffretgorge July 26, 2011 at 2:39 am

    midnight brown looks gorgeous applied with a wet brush! ooh lala! πŸ™‚

  • Jessica July 26, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Oh my goodness Midnight Brown is lovely! Though Burberry Makeup has always impressed me quality-wise, I haven't yet seen a color that has scintillated me as much as Midnight Brown: I must have it!

    β™₯ Jessica

  • Dovey July 26, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Beautiful pictures of midnight brown — I love how you've applied it wet and it has an even more intense sheen. Nude rose, is of course amazing as well. One can never have too many variations on nude. There's a Burberry counter quite near me, but I always look from afar. I'm afraid to get sucked in! =)

  • Delyteful Speaks July 26, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Oh that eye shadow looks GORG!!! I'm heading to a burberry counter today.. Hope this collection came out here..

    Thanks for the amazing swatches as usual πŸ˜‰

  • PopBlush July 26, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I really want to get my hands on the 'Midnight Brown'. Stunning shade.

  • Michelle July 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Sabrina, I had an artist apply Nude Cashmere with a pink gloss (Blush or Cameo will do) and it looked AMAZING!! Kind of reminded me of Stripdown liner with Gaga lipstick and gloss but Burberry style: softer and more natural. Don't know if you're into the pinky brown lip duo but from your shade and love of all things neutral, it would look awesome on you. I'm Trench 05-07 or NC25-30. Anyway… hope you find some love for Nude Cashmere!

  • PerilouslyPale July 26, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Wow Midnight Brown looks stunning. I must get my hands on that!!! Thank you for tempting me yet again πŸ˜‰

  • Jamilla Camel July 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Gorgeous colours! Must get to the Burberry counter soon!

  • Sabrina July 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Oh my! It looks like Midnight Brown was a much-needed shade in the Burberry line πŸ™‚

    RAE online, my favorite caramel nude is MAC Moderne which unfortunately is no longer made. D&G just released a new lipstick for fall called Almond which is gorgeous. I saw it at Saks Beverly Hills but I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail.

    Reene thanks for stopping by, yes I agree the lipsticks I could live without as well. They are pretty but not must-haves. Midnight Brown is the perfect must have to go with other taupes or neutrals. I have to say it does look gorgeous just by itself too!

    Michelle – thank you so much for those recommendations. I will definitely try those ideas to make Nude Cashmere work. I'm the same shade as you Trench 05 – so your recs are perfect! Will try this this morning.

    Thanks to the rest for stopping by!

  • lexi920 July 26, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Oh yay – it's at my Nordstrom at the Westfield, SF. I'll have to stop by on Friday after work.

    Stellar pick as usual. In your honest beauty opinion – you think Nude Cashmere can work on my NC42 skintone or would it give me corpse lips?

    Ha perfect for a "Walking Dead" party!

  • Elvira July 26, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Oh Cripes! Why do you tempt me so Sabrina? Why do you post such wonderful photographs of makeup I want? Oh I know why. Because YOU ARE AWESOME! I need this shadow. NEED!

  • baby in a corner July 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Midnight brown looks similar to urban decay stray dog but I haven't seen it in person to know for definite!

  • Replica July 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for showing us these, I'll be getting Nude Rose and Midnight Brown when they come out here. I'm sure I have read that they are coming out with eye palettes this year, have you heard anything out this?

  • Walls July 26, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for this report. I skipped these particular items when I got the rundown of the Burberry Fall 2011 product list. I did, however, snap up the primer, which I love and have been using daily since I received it in the mail last week. I have so many Burberry lip colours, not to mention three of the lip mists, that I decided to forgo these shades, which didn't jump out at me. While I am not particularly punchy when it comes to make-up colours, I don't do beige shades on the lips. There is such a thing as too neutral — even for us Burberry lovers! Enjoy the midnight brown eye shadow!

  • tiffyama July 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Loving the look of Nude Rose! So pretty!!!

  • Polarbelle July 28, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Uh oh, the shadow isn't listed on Nordstrom.com!!!! *panic*

  • amy miranda July 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    love the lipsticks

  • thebeautyowl August 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I'm slightly underwhelmed by the lipsticks but being a nude colour addict I'm drawn to Midnight Brown, it does look rather sparkly though, is the sparkle more of a micro-glitter or a shimmer?