Saturday, November 10, 2012

Burberry Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

I have guerrilla swatches of the new Burberry quads that are newly available at Saks Fifth Avenue New York (the quads were unsullied even!). Be forewarned that the lighting at this Burberry counter is, if you can believe it, worse than usual department store fare. I almost didn't want to post these, but many on Twitter have requested a look-see, so here we go.

The numbering of the quads threw me off a little. It appears that No. 04 is missing (or judging by the counter display, doesn't exist).


Smokey Grey No. 01

Mocha No. 02

Pale Nude No. 03

Dark Spice No. 05

Plum Pink No. 06

Pink Taupe No. 07

Smokey Grey consists of four cool greys, Mocha pulls very warm, Pale Nude barely showed up on my skin, Dark Spice was only slightly darker and was the patchiest of all the palettes, and Plum Pink reminded me of Turandot from Guerlain Holiday. Pink Taupe was my favorite because it was a less expected combination - neutral taupe, taupe green, rose pink, and plum brown.

As far as quality goes, the shadows in the quads are similar to the singles. It's soft, super pigmented (if you discount Pale Nude and Mocha) and buttery. From swatching, I feel like these will need a primer to stay on the eyelid.

These palettes are now available at Saks Fifth Avenue New York. To order your own, you can reach the Burberry counter at 212.940.2836.

23 comments:

  1. Dark Spice was the most interesting one to me in the pan but the most disappointing in the swatch. Mocha looks great though! Thanks for the swatches!

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    1. Sorry! It seems I got Dark Spice and Mocha switched, so your original sentiments were accurate :)

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  2. I believe you have mocha and dark spiced switched. Thanks for the heads up!

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  3. wow, so after all the negative reviews I read (and powdery or unpigmented swatches), I am more tha curious about those quads. I really like 7,6,2,1, lol. Off to swatch them on monday. / Claire

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    1. Have fun, Claire! Let me know what you think! (2 is one of the powdery/unpigmented ones though)

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  4. I am definitely going for Plum Pink and Pink Taupe--LOVE the look of these! SOOOO excited--I've been waiting FOREVER for these to come out!! :D

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  5. *flails* so happy! I'm going for Plum Pink and Pink Taupe, I think, but these look SO gorgeous. My glee cannot be textually rendered!

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    1. Hahaha! Those seem to be popular shades

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  6. I got Pink Taupe this week and I LOVE it. So gorgeous! I agree with Chris El...I think you switched the swatches for Mocha and Dark Spice. I also agree that the lighting at the counter is awful, so these pics are really good, all things considered!!

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    1. Fixed! Thanks for the heads up. I'm tempted by Pink Taupe but may wait to see if it fades.

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  7. yippy skippy, gonna wait for those to land here

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    1. I giggled when I say "yippy skippy"!

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  8. Pink Taupe will be mine!!!!

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  9. Did you think they were worth it? I have a couple of Burberry singles, and wanted to pick up a quad for traveling and for my girlfriends for Xmas (I wanted to give them "my favorites")..but after reading all the reviews, I'm hesitant now. Did you try the Armani ETK quads? If you did, what did you think of Burberry vs. Armani?

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    1. I haven't tried the ETK quads so I can't say. As far as the Burberry, I only played with them while swatching at the counter. I personally don't think the color selection is very inspiring, they're all basics (of course this can be a good thing, depending on the situation). The only one I was tempted with was Pink Taupe because of the taupe green :/

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  10. Thanks Xiao foe the swatches! I am so happy that finally I can see how the color and pigmentation looks like. All of them looks great except no 2 and 3 as they are very pale. I think I would get either no 1 or 7 :)

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  11. Hi Xiao ! I love Burberry products, especially lipsticks. I also loved the no7 palette, but apparently it is made up of regular line shadows. Check this blog post out by The Front Row Beauty:

    http://www.frontrowbeauty.com/burberry-complete-eye-palettes-no2-mocha-no6-plum-pink-review-swatches/

    I still will buy it.

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    1. Really?! That's disappointing to know. I wonder which of the permanent shade is the green taupe color though...

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  12. My Burberry Guy at Nordstoms said they are All new colors even the Pink Taupe quad. I wonder where Front row Beauty got her info?

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    1. I believe she got her info from her SA as well, but her SA was probably just mistaken.

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  13. Pink Taupe and Plum Pink are my favourites! thanks for swatching!

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