The Burberry Eye Quad Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Dusty Caramel Review + Swatches

Saturday 24 February 2024

 Burberry has been one of my favourite designer brands since I was about 18 years old. I remember my first purchase was a little Nova check purse and matching umbrella - I love the classic look and feel of their famous check, and I now have a full check Burberry raincoat 😂. When Burberry first released cosmetics many years ago, I used to collect their special edition cheek palettes - they had such beautiful products, the kind where you don't want to use them. Burberry cosmetics went away from the makeup scene for a while - they were still some items for sale on their website, but I don't believe they were releasing anything new. Fast forward to this year, and they seem to have had a bit of a re-haul, with some new products and new packaging, and to be fair, the prices are about the same as they were before. Pricey, but not quite Gucci cosmetics pricey.

I have been looking for an eyeshadow palette that I can use everyday and not have to open up lots of different palettes to see if they are neutral or not, so when I saw the Burberry Eye Quad Eyeshadow Palette, I knew I had to treat myself. They are currently out of stock on Burberry's website, but I did manage to get mine from Selfridges online. There are currently four options to choose from - Blush Beige, more pink-toned nudes, Iconic Honey, a mixture of peach, brown and pink nudes, Midnight, browns and a black, and the one I have here, Dusty Caramel, which I figured was the most truest neutrals palette. The palettes cost £48.00, so, yes they are in no way cheap, but you can spend that on a lipstick from some brands, and that's why I chose a colour option that I knew I would get a lot of use from.

The Burberry Eye Quads are made in Italy, so you know you are getting one of the most premium formulas, with excellent ingredients and you can tell that as soon as you touch the eyeshadows. The packaging, as you might expect, is classic and luxe, with the beige cover reminiscent of their traditional trench coats, and gold edging with a little TB logo on the opener. Inside the compact you have a mirror on the inside of the lid for on-the-go application, four good-sized pans of eyeshadows, embossed with the TB logo and I think the only thing that lets this palette down, which is the double-ended sponge applicator. I feel Burberry could have included a proper eyeshadow brush applicator with this, as no one likes the sponges.

The shades in Dusty Caramel include a creamy beige that matches that Burberry trench coat I mentioned the lid represents in my opinion, which didn't really show up on the swatches as it is very similar to my skin tone, but I like that because it makes the perfect shadow base for me. You then get a shimmery light brown shade, a good medium shade of brown and then a deep shimmery cool-toned brown. The formula is so buttery soft and you can apply the shadows easily and well with either your fingertips or an eyeshadow brush. Because the shadows are so rich and pigmented, you only need a small amount, and they blend out beautifully. The shimmers add dimension without looking sparkly, so you can achieve an editorial look with ease and no glitter. I love glitter, I am not shading it at all, but not everyone does, and I think it's nice to have something that enhances the eyes without the sparkle.

I'm not sure I would want any of the other shade options at the moment, because they are quite similar in a way, but if they release other options in the future, I would definitely take a look as I am super impressed with this palette and I am for sure glad that Burberry seems to be back with us again. I would love to try the Foundation as they have a glowy version, but I would struggle with shade matching. If you are looking for a staple, high quality neutral eyeshadow palette, I would definitely recommend checking out these Burberry ones.

You can find the Burberry Eye Quad Eyeshadow Palettes online at Selfridges here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn x

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