Burberry Complete Eye Palette Swatch & Review: Dark Spice 05

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:

Burberry complete eye palette

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. 

They say:

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 packaging:

Burberry Complete Eye Palette Swatch Review Dark Spice 05

The palette comes in a Burberry pattern pouch which opens up to reveal three applicators (brush, sponges) so is actually quite useful to keep.

Burberry Complete Eye Palette Swatch Review Dark Spice 05 1

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!

Burberry Complete Eye Palette Swatch Review Dark Spice 05 2

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.

Burberry Complete eye palette

Verdict:

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?

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Comments

  1. Very pretty eye look you did with this palette :)

  2. I’d love to try them but I don’t know where to buy them in Italy…

  3. Stunning palettes, for sure!!! Love the one you went for, that would have been my first choice as well!!! Then, 06, 01, etc…etc…! :p

    xx

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