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 πŸ˜›


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 mutedΒ 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 πŸ™‚


xoxo Lily



  • I remember when this palette came out I thought, what a weird combination for a quad! But the swatches speak for themselves, this is SO beautiful on you!

    • Lily

      Thank you! The colours in the palette work so well with each other.

  • Lily, you do the most beautiful blended eye looks, I have this palette and almost never use it but after reading this, it have to be revisited!

    • Lily

      Thank you Sara! This palette will be gorgeous with all those bolder lippies you’ve been getting lately

  • Hey Lily, Taupe Pink is very special indeed! I briefly owned Plum Pink before I decided it’s a little muddy on me, so I swapped it out. I like the Gold quad from the holiday collection so much that I ended up buying Nude Blush from the autumn collection though! I know what you mean. It is not as if I needed it, but it looks really pretty so I caved :p

    • Lily

      I nearly bought Plum Pink instead! Ah, yes, the Holiday gold palette is all drools. I’m still holding strong, not getting anything from the Holiday collection. So proud. LOL!

  • Wow! I’d never have thought how versatile this palette is! You work it so gorgeously! Burberry palettes excel at the subtle, but I prefer the singles over the palettes I think, as the palettes are pretty dupable overall.

    • Lily

      It is versatile indeed. The colours can be layered over each other without looking muddy, and this colour combo is surprisingly easy to work with.

  • Ooooh what a gorgeous look! Soft yet mysterious, I love it. Burberry really did a great job with these quads.

    • Lily

      Thanks Melissa. And it’s so easy to get sucked in to buy more of these palettes, especially when the quality is pretty much as good as the singles.

  • I have this one! I don’t use it that often, but I do agree that it’s really easy to pull a look together with it. And it makes me happy, the design, haha.

    • Lily

      I remember you have this one. The embossing on the eye shadows are gone after a few uses, but the quad is still pretty to look at πŸ™‚

  • Jaa

    Dusty pink and olive khaki? Can’t say I have seen that combo in a quad before. Very nice! I only have Burberry singles. Need to invest in a quad soon! ^_^

    • Lily

      You should have a look at this one. A unique combination in a quad πŸ™‚

  • dowantmakeup

    Uhhh I LOVE this. Holy what a stunning palette. I’m not a pink person either, but this one is so wearable.

    • Lily

      This pink is so NOT pink. LOL!

  • I haven’t worn pink eyeshadow in a LOOOONG time! These colours look so beautiful on you Lily! πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Thank you Sofia πŸ™‚ This isn’t exactly pink in my books though!

      • Haha Lily, no wonder I like this (not) pink then!

  • Liz

    I just found out that our Burberry flagship store carries makeup. Bad things will happen. πŸ˜‰

    Dusty rose can look lovely on the eyes so I’m not adverse to “pink” shadows at all. This looks like a great, wearable palette for any time really. I have my eye on the dark spice one or whatever it’s called, or maybe the grey if it’s not too clashy with the skin tone. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh, I like the look of Dark Spice πŸ™‚ I was debating whether to get that one or this, and I already have many dark shadows, so this went into the cart!

  • If I ever get a Burberry quad, I think this would be my first one! πŸ™‚ I love the color story!

    • Lily

      It’s an interesting one indeed πŸ™‚

  • I echo Shari! This is gorgeous and versatile! Burberry is winning at life.

    • Lily

      LOL right? Not just at makeup. Love their jackets too, but it’s too warm to wear them here.

  • love love burberry shadow! it just looks so natural and blended and perfect without that much effort, right?

    • Lily

      I only have this quad and some singles, but you’re right. Not much effort needed for them to look good πŸ™‚