I was so excited when Burberry launched their eyeshadow palettes at the end of 2012. I'm a huge fan of Burberry eyeshadow, and really the entire Burberry lineup. I just can't get enough of how natural everything looks when applied... Now that I'm thinking about it, I really don't think I have talked about Burberry enough! ;) But honestly, if I had to live with one makeup line forever, Burberry would be it!
Anyway, I know you are all excited to see the Complete Eye Palette in Pink Taupe!
The palette itself is the classic Burberry check, and it is the same size as the blush compacts, which could either make things easy to organize or confusing. LOL. The velvet pouch comes with 3 small eye brushes - a liner, sponge applicator, and standard shadow brush.
All of the brushes perform decently in a pinch, which is great. There's nothing really to say about a sponge applicator, but the liner brush does create an even fine line, though I'd prefer something a little denser. The shadow brush is ok for a wash of color.
I do like that the compact has a very large mirror inside too - handy for traveling with, that's for sure! Now look at all those pretty colors!
I have read on some blogs that the lightest shade is somewhat similar to the now discontinued Pale Barley, and I agree. However, the shade in the palette is slightly darker, and has a less "luminous" effect when applied to the eyes. The almost greenish tinged taupe is quite nice, and even the pink shade wears well on my skintone. I imagine that many will love the darkest shade, which is a nice medium brown with a tinge of the pink tones. To me, it feels a bit like Taupe Brown mixed with Antique Rose, or something of that nature. Check out the swatches below.
Applied with the included applicators and without primer, I can get all day wear on the darker shades. The lighter ones seem to fade by the 6-8 hour. With my own brushes, the shadows last a few hours longer. I can only imagine how they'd last with primer!
Here's a quick phone shot from last week, where I applied this palette very quickly with the included applicators. I think it gives a really nice, natural definition to my eyes. What do you guys think of Burberry Pink Taupe? Have you, or will you be grabbing any of these palettes? I'd love to know! :)