Burberry Complete Eye Palettes in No.2 Mocha and No.6 Plum Pink Review and Swatches

November 13, 2012

Burberry has finally released their first eyeshadow palettes! I picked up two – the Complete Eye Palette in No.2 Mocha and No.06 Plum Pink, and there is a total of six palettes in the release. All the shades from this collection are new, except the No.7 Pink Taupe Palette which is made of existing colors from the single eye shadow including Pale Barley, Rosewood, Midnight Brown, etc (if you don’t have them yet you need to get No.7 as it’s made of their best selling colors!!)


I took a lot of pictures just in case you are curious to see what the packaging is like for the new palette. The size of compact is similar to the Chanel Quad, as with most high end eye shadows, the palette comes with a velvet pouch. The most interesting feature of the packaging would be the placement of the applicators – they are stored inside the pocket of the velvet pouch rather than inside the compact. I am not really sure how practical this feature is as I never carry these makeup pouches with me… The applicators include one sponge, one brush, and one eyeliner brush.


The actual mirrored case feels sturdy and weighty, and has a magnetic closure. As you can see, the eye shadows are embossed with their signature check patterns. If there is one thing I don’t like about the design is the sizing differences in the eye shadows in the palette.The lightest and the darkest shade appears to be half the size of the two mid-tone shades. But for most of my palettes, it is always the highlighting shade that gets the most use!


The quality of the eye shadows in the palettes feel the same as their single eye shadows – ultra smooth, buttery and nicely pigmented. I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet, but they swatched like a dream and just felt so luxurious.

No. 6 Plum Pink is the first one that caught my attention when the Burberry SA showcased the entire collection to me. The palette has a mixture of undertones of plummy, mauvey and taupey, and they are just right up my alley! These shades are classic yet trendy with an edge, and they are very easy to wear and versatile enough to create different looks from day to night.

burberry-complete-eye-palette-no-06-plum-pink-1No. 6 Plum Pink swatched from top to bottom. The top three shades are shimmery with a satin finish, and the bottom shade is semi-matte.

burberry-complete-eye-palette-no-06-plum-pink-swatchesPlum Pink compared with Burberry Single Eye Shadows in Pale Barley (third right), Midnight Brown (2nd to the right), Mulberry (far right)

burberry-complete-eye-palette-no-06-plum-pink-pale-barley-mulberry-midnight-brown-swatchesNo.2 Mocha is another signature and classic palette that Burberry is known for. It contains four beautiful fool-proof earthy neutral shades with a beige to brown undertone which would look flattering on most people. They might not be the most unique shades but I am obsessed with neutral eye shadow palettes – particularly by the luxurious brands!burberry-complete-eye-palette-no-02-mocha
No. 2 Mocha swatched from top to bottom. The top shade is matte and it is almost the same color as my skin. The other three shades are shimmery with a satin finish.

burberry-complete-eye-palette-no-02-mocha-swatchesThe bottom brown shade looks very similar to Midnight brown in the pan, so I have done another comparison swatch.

Left (Mocha), Right (Midnight Brown)


The Burberry Complete Eye Palette retails for $85 in Australia. I bought mine at David Jones. They are on sale at Saks now, and they are available online here with international shipping available and VAT deduction!

Have you seen them in person yet? Are you planning to get any of these beautiful palettes?

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Emi at Project Swatch November 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Thank you for the swatches and review! I’m tempted – so lovely!


Reika November 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

It’s hard to resist Burberry makeup 😉


Becca @ The Beauty Sample November 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Ahhh these are SO pretty! I cannot WAIT to get my hands on them! I’m going for Plum Pink and Pink Taupe 🙂


Reika November 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

Pink Taupe is gorgeous. If I didn’t have the sinlge e/s I would definitely get it!


Violetnat November 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

OMG – you shouldn’t have shown this to me. Have just checked Harrods website and the colours look so amazing, I want them all! Can I just say that you have a lovely blog. I have discovered it recently and I think it’s really great.


Reika November 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

YES!! All the colors are amazing but wearable! Thank you for the comment – really appreciate it 🙂


Cindy November 14, 2012 at 1:49 am

I can’t believe that these are out already!!! Our burberry store does not carry the makeup line, I dont think so I can’t get my hands on these until I travel to the US!!

Btw, let me know if you wanted me to get you any makeup in the US – i’ll be more than happy to be your courier 😀

xx Cindy


Reika November 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

aww..omg..thank you so much for offering this! You are incredibly kind 🙂
Sure I will let you know if I need anything from the US!

BTW the new palettes are not on display yet at the Burberry counter in Sydney. The SA will show you the collection if you ask them about it.


Cindy November 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Not a problem 🙂 I also have layover in hong kong, so will prob buy a bunch of duty free makeup there, so excited!

Ah, I see. You to the advanced stock, then? Lucky!!


Cheng November 14, 2012 at 8:38 am

Just wanted to say I stumbled across your blog while researching SK II and I’m so happy I found it! 🙂

You’re posts are amazing and you’re so pretty!

Much love,


Reika November 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

Thank you Cheng! Good to know you are from Australia too 🙂


Lakshmi November 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Hey Reika! I have the Pink Taupe palette and I’m pretty sure that the colors are not exactly the same as Pale Barley, Rosewood etc, there is an additional color there that has a pale greenish tinge that is not in any of the singles. I got Dark Spice, Plum Pink and Pink Taupe unseen from my favorite Burberry MA and have fallen in LOVE with Plum Pink! I’ve yet to try them on the eyes but like you I think they are pretty consistent with the single shadow formula.


Reika November 15, 2012 at 12:37 am

Oh..thank you for the info Lakshmi! That’s interesting…the Burberry SA told me that I could skip Pink Taupe as it’s made of Pale Barley, Rosewood etc…
I need to go back to the counter and check it out again, so I can update my post accordingly 🙂
Yep agree – Plum Pink is my favoirte!!


xiao November 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Yes, I was surprised when I read that too because the green taupe shade is definitely not available in the permanent line, but I haven’t bought it myself so I couldn’t be 100% sure ><


Memoiselle November 15, 2012 at 7:54 am

Plum Pink would be my choice among all the palette. No 7 is also a very tempting palette as I don’t have all the 4 single eyeshadow colors. I hope you’ll have an FOTD with this eyeshadow. I am sure it would look gorgeous 🙂


Aida November 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I ended up ordering Smokey Grey and Plum Pink from Nordstrom and I can’t wait to get them. Pink Taupe was my next choice, but I already have three of the four shades in full size, so I’ll skip that one. I’m torn between Mocha and Dark Spice, even though I lean more towards Mocha. Thanks for the swatches!


Em November 18, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Thanks for reviewing these palettes! Went to the store to take a look and ended up going home with the Plum Pink palette! Can’t wait to try it on! 🙂


Carmen November 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

What are the textures of the eyeshadows like, compared to the single Burberry eyeshadows? Some bloggers are saying that they are much worse, and dry, while others are saying that they are amazing and as good as the singles, so I’m quite confused!



Reika November 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

Hi Carmen, I find that the textures of these eye shadows are consistent with the single e/s. The finish varies depending on which quad you get. The mocha is more matte than plum pink, so they feel slighter drier than the regular burberry e/s (by all means they are still much better than the matte e/s I had from MAC or NARS).


Tina November 19, 2012 at 5:39 am

I must have been living under a rock or sth, cos this is the first time I’ve heard about Burberry quads!!! And, my, they look so beautiful!!! That mauvey one is really lovely, but I also think that the “best seller” one might be a safer bet for a newbie!
Damn, I was resisting Burberry makeup for so long – I doubt I’ll be able to keep that up for much longer!!! 🙂



Christine@BrazenBeauty November 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

Simply gorgeous. Really, Burberry does such a fabulous job. Quick question– is the way that the pans are laid out in the compact mean that each shade is of a different quantity?


Clarence June 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

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