I do like the Burberry eyeshadows. They are very, very smooth and apply beautifully. The color range is nice. The packaging is totally luxe (and I'm a sucker for nice packaging). And they're pretty big for high end eyeshadow singles. I saw somewhere a breakdown of the cost per whatever-unit-of-measurement compared to other dept store eyeshadows, and Burberry ended up being around the same as MAC. So not a bad value, when you think of it that way. I still can't afford to have more than a couple of them. And for some reason, I don't reach for them very often, but I think that's because I tend to use my cream shadows more than my powder ones.
I got the newish Armani foundation, the Maestro fusion something-or-other. It's the one I wrote about in one of the foundation threads. Love it, but price-wise a little out of my comfort zone so I'm not sure whether I will repurchase. Justified it this time because I was working a lot more than usual for the last five months (which is how I justified most of these things I've recently splurged on.
Re: brushes, nothing really special. Got a bunch of trial-and-error inexpensive eyeshadow and eyeliner brushes, mostly, trying to find ones that worked well for my evolving makeup stash. Sigma, Coastal Scents (really like these a lot and they're CHEAP!), random ones at TJ Max. Still trying to decide on a nice lip brush.
Nice! Very nice, Stacey! So, tell me about Burberry eye shadows. You like?
Which Armani foundation did you get? I've gone thru one bottle and I'm on my 2nd one - Luminous Silk. There is a company discount outlet near me, I mean really near me. The Lancôme. They have some Armani things but I haven't bought anything yet.
Which brushes did you? I love makeup brushes. I would spend money on makeup brushes if I didn't put blinders on. *sigh*