Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Burberry Smokey Grey Complete Eye Palette Swatches and Review

Burberry Smokey Grey Complete Eye Palette is my favorite of the Burberry quads that I've used so far. I find that it is very easy to use and it can go from the office to an evening out with the ease of a brush. The colors are universal and will work for everyone. The micronized pigments are the smoothest of the quads that I've reviewed to this point. (Dark Spice and Pale Nude have been reviewed so far.)  I believe this one truly is for everyone.

Burberry Smokey Grey, Complete Eyeshadow, Palette, swatches, review


Burberry Smokey Grey Complete Eye Palette swatches, eyeshadow,

The Burberry Smokey Grey Complete Eye Palette contains a cool toned shimmering white, a shimmering gunmetal grey, a matte mid-toned grey, and a soft black with a satin finish.  The shadows are long-wearing and last all day without creasing.  The black shade makes an awesome liner when applied with the accompanying angled brush that comes with each palette. I've stated in my other reviews that this mini angled brush is the best shadow lining brush I've ever used.

Burberry_Complete_Eye_Palette, makeup brushes

The palette and brushes come in a nice velveteen pouch with the traditional Burberry plaid embossed on the outside, which also matches the outside of the metal palette.


The palette is strong and sturdy and feels good to hold in your hand. It has a good weight to it while looking upscale and protecting your precious shadows.


You can literally wear this eye palette with anything. It has warm and cool tones in it which will work with whatever blush and lip scheme you choose for the day or evening. I can't recommend this one enough. When I was debating whether to get this one or the similar Maestro quad by Georgio Armani, I chose this one, even though I was able to swatch the Armani in person. I just felt the colors of this quad were more universal and able to be used in such a variety of ways and depths that this is an excellent value for the money. And, again, I think that the colors in the Smokey Grey Complete Eye Palette will work for every skintone.

You can find this palette, with four shadows, a fully mirrored top and three mini brushes, for $59 wherever Burberry Beauty is sold. I purchased mine at Nordstrom.  I really don't know if any other major department stores sell them.  This one is definitely an eye quad to have!
Have you tried any of the Burberry Complete Eye Palettes?  What do you think?  What's your favorite smokey palette?


  1. How I haven't tried anything from Burberry yet is still beyond me. I've never had a chance to look at any of the products in person and I really need to do that. Well, maybe I shouldn't because I know I will spend a lot more than I should ;)

    1. If I ever get to a Burberry counter, I know, for sure, there will be trouble. Fortunately, I've managed to make choices I've liked by studying online.

  2. Very pretty! I love that it includes the brushes, makes the price more justifiable! :)

    1. And these brushes are useable!!! Pretty good for mini brushes; I usually toss them aside but these ones are good quality. I did mine and two other people's eyes with them.

  3. I haven't used mine but it's a beautiful palette. I like your descriptions.


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