High end fashion brands and make up don’t always work. I mean what happened to Dolce & Gabbana after the initial excitement. What about Calvin Klein and the endless relaunches?
Burberry cosmetics, from the bits and pieces I have tried, is veryyyy nice. I recently tried one of their Complete Eye Palettes, which features four complementary shades:
Top, L-R: 01 Smokey Grey, 02 Mocha, 03 Pale Nude
Bottom, L-R: Dark Spice 05, Plum Pink 06, Pink Taupe 07
Where is 04? I don’t know, and no amount of Googling is making it clearer. Either something will be unveiled or someone at Burberry had a brain fart.
A quartet of densely pigmented, coordinating eye colours that enrich the skin and remain vibrant all day.
The formulation of each shadow has been customised to give a targeted texture for a specific use: luminising base highlighter, two medium colours to add shape, and an intense liner.
The skin protecting, glide-on formula is blended with satin smooth silicones and enriching conditioners.
The palette comes in a Burberry pattern pouch which opens up to reveal three applicators (brush, sponges) so is actually quite useful to keep.
I really like the gunmetal coloured packaging – it’s not too big and clunky, but it’s also very heavy and substantial, which I like with a premium branded product. It opens easily and has a mirror inside the lid. I am glad that the packaging leaves no room for the applicators, and that that is instead held in the case.
Looking at the images above, if I were buying blind I’d go for 01 Smokey Grey or 02 Mocha. I was sent 05 Dark Spice to try which looks lovely but I wondered if it would be too warm. In fact – its’ gorgeous and wearable!
There’s a pale ochre shade – it does work as a highlight/base, I was concerned it would be too yellow but it’s find. The mid brown is a warm chocolate and the darker brown has gold pearl shot through it. The black is a deep intense jet black which works well for lining.
The texture of this palette is really lovely, so creamy and soft, and pigmented too. I like it more than Chanel quads that’s for sure and more than many of the high end palettes I have tried recently.
I have used the colours on the eye look below- the lightest as a base, the next shade in the crease, the dark gold in the outer corner then black to line.
So lovely! I wouldn’t mind owning the plum palette or the smokey. I hope they bring out some brighter fun colours too although Burberry tends to stick to elegant neutral shades. We’ll see.
You can buy the palettes here for £40.
What do you think of Burberry?