I haven’t purchased a Burberry Complete Eye Palette in over a year! Insanity, because I loved Dark Spice so much and I totally had more on my wishlist. I guess none really and truly hooked me until now, when Burberry Beauty launched their Spring 2014 line and Sage Green entered into my life.
What Nordstrom says about the Burberry Complete Eye Palette:
Designed for effortless application, each Burberry Beauty Complete Eye Palette contains an illuminating base, two blendable shades to add structure and a liner to define and enrich.
The lightweight, natural formula allows you to create a customizable smoky finish, while the spectrum of textures blended with silicones provide smooth glide and easy application. Micronized pigments impart long-lasting, vibrant color in a color-true finish.
Comes in a convenient velvet pouch with three applicators to help you create a multitude of looks.
As you open the pouch you’re greeted with a small peek of the silver palette inside (which also carries the classic Burberry pattern embossed on it) and three small applicators are tucked into a pocket. As with almost all palettes I’m not super crazy about the applicators for use, but in a pinch they’ll work and I do like the presentation of them.
Sage Green is a quartet of shades that include a shimmering ivory, a shimmering taupe, a satin sage green and a shimmering kelly green. Can a green palette be neutral? If so this is right on the mark.
The shades aren’t incredibly intense but do provide enough color for an understated but fun look. While applying I found that using a firm brush and patting the color on provided more color and a better finish than just sweeping the shades on. They look more shimmery in the swatches than they do on the eye, which I think most Burberry fans will like.
The formula and quality are top notch as these shades are soft and smooth as well as very easy to apply and blend. I was pleased to see that these shades stayed true to color and lasted all day on the eye.
For the EOTD look below I began with a thin layer of UDPP (mostly because now I use the Anti-Aging one) and then applied MAC Utterly Becoming Pro Longwear Paint Pot to the lids and through the crease. Using Sage Green I put the ivory shade at the inner corners of the eye and also under the brow for highlighting. The sage green shade is all over the lid and the taupe shade is blended just above the crease. I placed the kelly green shade at the outer corners of the eye and lightly under the lower lash line. Taking a fresh and soft eyeshadow brush I blended the edges of the taupe shade up and to the ivory shade to make the look more seamless. The eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Hustle and the mascara is Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara (to be reviewed).
The Burberry Complete Eye Palette retails for $59.00 and is available at Nordstrom.