Review: Burberry Complete Eye Palette Pink Taupe

I’ve been wanting a Burberry quad forever, and I couldn’t decide which one to get. There are a few I liked, but out of all of them, Pink Taupe is the one that is most unique to my collection. I don’t have any dupes of the shades in the palette. So when I put in my order from Harrods earlier in the year, I added this one as well. After the VAT discount, this works out to be much cheaper than getting it locally, so it made sense.


Burberry Eye Palette


The eye palette comes with 3 brushes which are surprisingly quite handy. One is a sponge tip for you to pat on the colour on your lids, another is a blending brush which is quite soft and fluffy, and another an angled brush for you to line your eyes. I usually throw out applicators included in a palette, but these 3, I’m going to keep. I’m sure we’re no stranger to the awesome Burberry aesthetics, so I’m not going goo goo ga ga here anymore. It’s just all love. Sure, the velveteen pouch could be much softer like the Tom Ford one, but details, girls… just a minor detail 😛


Burberry Pink Taupe Pink Taupe Quad


See how beautiful the colours are coordinated? I’m not a big fan of pink, but this is not exactly a pink palette. It is a unique combination of dusty golden shades. On my skin, they have a matte satin finish that is just gorgeous! We have a golden beige with the most sheen of the 4 shades, a light olive khaki, a muted dusty pink and lastly, a dark neutral brown with just the tiniest hint of red. These shades apply smoothly, using fingers or brushes, and they adhere to the skin like cream! Here’s a closer look of the palette.


Burberry Pink Taupe quad


For a palette that I purchased sight unseen, I am extremely satisfied with the colours AND the quality. Here are the colours swatched on my arm. It doesn’t show the full complexity of the shades which is a shame, but I hope you get a rough idea.


Pink Taupe swatch


This is a palette that can take you from office to party, and all you have to do is just to switch up your lip colour or intensify the black liner. The shadows last on me for 5 hours without primer, but with a primer on, I don’t see any fading of colours by the end of the night. For the picture below, I mixed the pink and beige to use on my lids, and subtly added definition by combining the khaki and brown. Using just the brown, I darkened my top and bottom lash lines before lining my upper lash line with a grey liner pulling it out just a little for the tiniest flick. I skipped the liner on my bottom lash line.


pink khaki


And for another simple look, I only used 2 shades – the beige on the lids and the brown to darken the outer corner and lower lash line. Instead of using a black liner, I used Urban Decay Underground, a lighter taupe to brighten the eye a little.


beige brown


Do you own any Burberry Complete Eye Palette? Any favourites? I have my eye on a couple more, but no matter how I think about it, they are purchases unjustified. I’ve been really good at suppressing my impulse purchases, so I’ll just sit on it 🙂


xoxo Lily