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