I present to you, my newest addition to my Burberry eye shadow family, the complete eye shadow palette in Plum Pink. I had a hard time choosing which palette to bring home with me. If you read my blog, you will probably know I have many of their eye shadow singles so I didn't want a palette that has colours close to what I own already. I decided that Plum Pink had enough colours that I didn't own so it went home with me.
All the palettes come in the standard issue black pouch. This is the first time I see the brushes being put this way. I understand that this is done so that it doesn't take up space in the palette but I'm not really sure how I feel about it. I hope I don't lose them.
The quality of the applicators are so so. I'm not in love with the angled brush, it is too hard. The other two are okay.
|Left to right: Eye shadow palette and blush|
The palette is the same size as the blush.
On to the colours! I had to flip the palette upside down to take a good picture of it in the sunlight.
Matte plummy grey
I have heard that some bloggers have mentioned that the quality of these eye shadows are not as good as the singles. I beg to differ, I find the quality of these shadows similar to the singles. Most of the shades have a satiny sheen except for the darkest shade.
I have here Midnight Plum on the left and the plum shade in the palette. Midnight Plum has a bluish purple hint whereas the other is a straight up plum to me.
I did two different looks with this palette. For the above look I did a natural look with rose pink shade as an all over lid colour and the plum shade for the outer corner up to the crease. I lined my eyes with the grey plum shade followed by Burberry Eye definer in Midnight Plum.
For this look, I did a somewhat smokier look with the plum all over the lids up to the crease with the rose pink above it. Then used the grey shade for the outer corner of the eyes. For both looks I used the lightest shade as a brow highlight.
There was a gust of wind when I took this shot. I couldn't resist putting this in. This is wind swept hair for you. It is never as glamorous in real life as compared to all those model shots eh?
The palette goes for SGD $85 at the Tangs counter. It sells for USD $59. It is more worth it to buy online if you intend to buy many items at once.
I think the eye shadow palettes are wonderful introductions to Burberry eye shadows. The singles cost a pretty penny so with the palettes you get 4 lovely shades that pair well together. The formula is pigmented and soft as butter. They glide onto lids and blend well together. If you don't own any of Burberry's shadows yet and love a good workhorse palette, may I suggest Mocha. It has very nice neutral colours.
You can check out my swatches I did at the store here.
I am contemplating getting Dark Spice and strangely Pale Nude (somehow all the colours look like they would be awesome all over lid colours except for the white).
Do you have any particular palette you like?
Ratings: 5 lipsticks