If Everything Else Is Too Shimmery and Mattes Are Too Matte, Try Burberry Plum Pink Complete Eye Palette!

Burberry Plum Pink Complete Eye Palette

A while ago Burberry launched 6 Complete Eye Palettes (only four are available in Belgium). Since Pale Barley has such a special place in my heart (and my routine), I decided to give the quads a try. After some debate, No. 06 Plum Pink came home with me (I paid 50 euros if I recall correctly)!

Burberry Complete Eye Palette applicators

Burberry Plum Pink Complete Eye Palette comes with a pouch and three applicators, including a miniature eyeliner brush, a miniature eyeshadow brush, and a sponge applicator.

Burberry quad hand scale

Like everything else Burberry, the checkered pattern can be found everywhere. The quad contains 5,4 grams (0.19 oz) of product.

Burberry Plum Pink

Plum Pink contains a light pinky beige with a very subdue shimmery satin finish, a medium brown with a bit of copper sheen, a medium-to-dark purple with the faintest sheen, and a medium-to-dark matte taupe.

Burberry Plum Pink close-up

The four shades are of different sizes, though even the smallest (the taupe) has enough space for easy brush navigation.

Here is how the quad swatches on me:

Burberry Plum Pink swatch

All the shades are pigmented, smooth, and easy to blend. Quality-wise there’s nothing I can be remotely picky about! On the lids however, the “colors” don’t really show. Even the purple that is supposed to stand out a little doesn’t look too purple at all once it is blended out. It might or might not be a problem depending on what you want. If you embrace natural-looking eyeshadows, Plum Pink would be a pretty good choice. None of the shades is too shimmery at all, and I think it’ll work well for even the most conservative work place. If you’re looking for a purple that will look like a purple however, you might be disappointed with Plum Pink. After everything has been blended out, the shades are not going to look the same with how they appear in the swatch!

I have worn Plum Pink in two looks:

For the first look, I have the pinky beige on the inner half, the brown on the outer half, and the purple in my outer v. I used the taupe on my lower lash line.

LMdB Coral Rose Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss FOTD

Burberry Plum Pink FOTD

For the second look, I used Burberry Rosewood for the inner half. the purple on the outer half, the taupe in my outer v and on my lower lash line, as well as the pinky beige to highlight:

Burberry Rosewood eyeshadow FOTD

 

Burberry Rosewood, Plum Pink FOTD

Bottom line: If you are averse to shimmer but find mattes too matte, Burberry Plum Pink Complete Eye Palette is something you should look at. There is absolutely nothing I can nitpick about the quality, so it all comes down to personal preferences. I personally need something a bit more shimmery for the inner half of my lids, but this quad does contain some beautiful and natural-looking contour shades. I think I will enjoy the quad the most by throwing a more shimmery lid shade into the mix!

Have you seen the Burberry Complete Eye Palettes? Did anything catch your eye? I know that Pink Taupe is wildly popular because it contains best-selling single eyeshadows such as Pale Barley and Taupe Brown. Unfortunately it’s one of the two that are unavailable in Belgium for the moment!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    *sigh* too gorgeous. DEFINITELY going to grab this one up! This one and Mocha, I think (I was going to go for Pink Taupe but after seeing several reviews/swatches online, I’ve decided to just get a few singles–Pale Barley and Rosewood–instead of that particular palette).

    • Sunny

      I’m allll for Pale Barley and Rosewood! Would love to hear what you think about Burberry eyeshadows!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    Such a pretty palette ! It’s a shame dat the purple doesn’t really show because it looks really pretty swatched.

    • Sunny

      Yeah I know! It doesn’t blend out to be muddy per se, but it does lose the color a bit!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    Oh my!! I love these colours!!! Sooo pretty!

    • Sunny

      This quad does totally look like your thing, Peggy!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    nice pigmentation :D

    • Sunny

      Yup all four of them are nicely pigmented!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com Kiss & Make-up

    Very pretty! I only wish there would have been at least one dark shade in there, to use as an accent color.

    • Sunny

      I think some of their other quads do contain pretty dark shades, so maybe you can look there!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    This is a pretty palette but strangely, none of these palettes call out to me. Must be some eyeshadow block happening to me!

    • Sunny

      Hey Ruby, I know what you mean! I’m hoping they’ll add more to the line-up!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    OK you had me from the title… it’s like you were reading my mind ;) I LOVE this sort of eyeshadow finish. I’ve seen so many positive posts about these shadows and I’m drooling over them every time.

    • Sunny

      If this type of finish is your thing you should check out Plum Pink! Quality-wise there’s nothing I can nitpick about this quad!

  • http://drebru.com/?lang=en ChicScience

    I have this one and it is so durable . No creasing no change of the color. Just beautiful. Yes I agree with you It would be great if it has some shimmer. :)

    • Sunny

      Good to know you like it so much! I think it’s probably my eye shape, but I could use some shimmer and extra light for the inner half of my lids!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I agree – they’re not quite shimmers, but not flat like other mattes, so they are kind of the perfect finish. I do agree that some of the colors blend out to be the same (more so in the quad I have than in yours, I think, but I can see that here, too) but they are really easy for something simple and classic. And who can resist that Burberry print? :P

    • Sunny

      Haha I still wish there were more shimmer in mine, but I do hear people complain about everything being too shimmery so I think this has a market!

  • http://xLoveHappyx.com xLoveHappyx

    I haven’t seen these palettes but I like the color combo in this one and it’s cute that it comes with a pouch and applicators!

    • Sunny

      Yup the applicators are actually not bad! I like that little brush, and it’s great that they included an eyeliner brush as well.

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Too bad about the plum shade not really showing up but besides that I really love this on you. You wear the more subtle shades really well!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! I can see a clever flash of plum at certain angles, but it doesn’t scream plum. It could be good or bad depending on personal tastes I guess!

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com Isabelle

    Great looks, Sunny! I should really get around to buying a Burberry palette – but I’ll wait until I can a) do it without a guilty i-shop-too-much conscience and b) something exciting and limited comes up.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Isabelle! I picked Plum Pink because it seems like the most “exciting” out of the four that are available here. Now come to think of it I should have picked something a lil more shimmery ;)

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien (Inmyprettyshoes)

    I have the same palette! I really love that you can use it everyday.
    The lightest colour is such a pretty shade, I use it all the time!

    • Sunny

      Oh great, glad to hear you’re a fan! I thought the plum would be my favorite shade, but it turned out to be the dark taupe :)

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    The palette is Gorgous! Too bad the plum shade dosnt show too plum on. It’s lovely nonetheless, I’ve heard people say that the quads don’t stand up to the singles and havnt purchased a palette myself until I can see them in person.

    • Sunny

      Hey Taylor, I think quality-wise the quads aren’t different from the singles, and since I haven’t tried that many of either I can’t really say how they compare in general. You should definitely check the quads out when you can though!

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    SO GORGEOUS on you Sunny! Gawd, I LOVE Burberry. I really want one of these palettes! I do wish there was a counter near me-but that’s probably a good thing LOL.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks, Tracy! Yeah trust me, it’s definitely a good thing. There is ONE Burberry counter in Belgium, and it’s not in my city. Even then I’ve been able to collect some pieces LOL

  • http://www.weare-practically-frugal.blogspot.com Melody

    OMG that’s beautiful. I’m going to need to stop by the Burberry counter soon.

    • Sunny

      Let me know what you end up picking up, Melody!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Darn you, Sunny. I was only going to get two of these and now I want this one. I kind of like purples that aren’t purple — when I put MAC Trax on my regular blog model, her eyes look much greener than if I use something like Kiko’s Liquid Colour Eye Shadow in #6 (which I luuuurve).

    • Sunny

      OOO yeah that’s a good point! I don’t have the impression of this giving me brighter eyes though, but maybe it’s because I’m so blinded by my craving for shimmer!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    OK, I want these palettes… I’ve been itching to get them, hoping that I might not want them as much later, but I still want them. Let’s see how it goes after my no buy :-)

    • Sunny

      Haha well maybe they’ll launch new ones by the time your no-buy is over. A girl can dream!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    Stoping showing us these pretty things, I always want everything I see on your blog :d !

    • Sunny

      LOL sorry Eva!

  • http://midwestglam.com Lisa @ MidwestGlam

    So pretty! Makes for a nice soft look. I was curious about the Burberry palettes. I might have to pick one up next time I’m out shopping.

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Lisa! You should check them out! I probably won’t buy another one for now. Their single eyeshadows are a different story ;)

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Hi Sunny,
    I love the title of this post! I think Burberry never fails to bring nice eyeshadow color! I don’t have this color yet and now you’re making me thinking whether I should get this one.. LOL!! Oh Sunny please stop doing that :p

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Meryl! I personally don’t mind a bit of shimmer, but if you’re fine with satin finish you’ll probably like this!