Glowing Golds: Burberry Beauty Complete Eye Palette in Gold Shimmer No. 28

I ordered one of Burberry’s eyeshadow quads off the Burberry website a few days ago, in the shade Gold Shimmer No. 28. This is part of the Christmas collection, and comes in limited-edition gold packaging (as opposed to the usual gunmetal grey). The palette was £40 and came with complimentary next-day shipping.

I was really impressed with the way my order was packaged. The box was lined with tissue, my bill folded into a gold envelope — everything was very luxe and so much attention was paid to detail. While you do pay a premium for luxury brands like Burberry, in my experience with other beauty brands of similar price points, none of them come close in terms of presentation.

The palette comes in a black dust pouch housing three small applicators — a sponge tip applicator, a small blending brush and a small eyeliner brush. img_0019img_0017L–R: A neutral yellowy gold, a warm champagne gold, a soft light bronze with gold shimmer, and a cool medium bronze with gold shimmer. The shimmer in these colours is very refined and comes across as a glow rather than a sparkle.

I’m very happy with this purchase. On most days, my eye look consists of just swiping one or two neutral shimmers across my lids and lining with a soft brown pencil. This palette is ideal for that — all the shades are extremely, extremely wearable and don’t have any visible sparkle or glitter. They impart a soft glow and some warmth, which is exactly what I love. The pigmentation is medium, comparable to The Legendary Muse by Charlotte Tilbury. A single swipe definitely gives you visible colour and glow, but they aren’t the kind of shadows that go on full-on opaque in one pass. I found the colours to be buildable and they lasted all day on my monolids without transferring around or smudging on my lower eyelid.

I do think that this is a palette better suited to light skin tones, as the shades are all fairly light and might all look similar on a darker skin tone. This is perfect for people who like an all-over wash of colour, but might not be for people who use matte transition shades or need a black liner shade in their palettes. If shades in this are up your alley, I highly recommend it — these apply like a dream and the finish is just gorgeous.

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