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“You stack your jewellery, I stack my Burberry!”, remember this one?! Haha! It’s Burberry review time again and the absolute star of the post is the Complete Eye Palette in #12 Nude Blush.

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#12 Nude Blush is one of the two eye shadow palettes Burberry released with the A/W 2014 Collection, called The Bloomsbury Girls. It’s the one closer to the warm nudes I prefere, since the other palette #20 Slate Blue is a cooler-toned blue and grey combination, gorgeous but way out of my comfort zone.

It’s like no other eye shadow palette I have ever seen or owned in my collection. Is the perfect balance of warm and cool shades and finishes ( mattes and satins, with one soft shimmery shade ) which makes it very versatile.

The formulation of each shadow has been customised to give a targeted texture for a specific use: luminising base highlighter ( Shade #1 ), two medium colours to add shape ( Shades #2 and #3 ), and an intense liner ( Shade #4 ).

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Shade #1 is a light to mid toned beige, with natural pink-toned undertones with a light satin finish. In some lights it appears more matte than satin, which makes it an amazing highlighting colour.

Shade #2 is a light to medium, a warm bronze copper which does not look orange on the skin, with the ever so subtle shimmers. Amazing all over the lid light colour, with a rather warm, luminous finish than frosty. I often use just this one colour and a deeper one to define my crease and I’m good to go!

Shade #3 is a mid-toned, dusty mauve with a matte finish. It’s somewhere in between Burberry #10 Antique Rose and #11 Tea Rose. It also reminds me of MAC’s Haux eye shadow.

Shade #4 is a dark brownish, deep eggplant colour with a satin finish and gorgeous pink-purple-brown shimmer, not exaggerated at all.

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The formula of these eye shadows is made with skin protecting, glide-on ingredients, blended with satin smooth silicones and enriching conditioners. The result being a silky-soft formula easy to apply, which remain vibrant throughout the day.

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Since this is my first ever Burberry eye shadow review, let me tell you some things about the packaging too. The Burberry Complete Eye Palette compact gives away the feeling of a very sleek and high quality packaing in its gunmetal finish, with the Burberry iconic check print embossed on the lid, and the Burberry logo written on one side. The magnetic closure is very secure and the closing click is so satisfying! Underneath the lid there is a large, handy mirror. Also, the pouch folds open to reveal in a secret pocket three little applicators, which are actually pretty good ( especially the little blending brush and the angled brush ).

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Bottom line, I absolutely love Burberry eye shadows: quality, packaging… Everything as a whole!

Have you ever tried Burberry eye shadows? What do you think about them?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie 

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