I absolutely love the Burberry single shadows and have showcased them on the blog before. If one shadow is good, then four in one palette would be at least four times as awesome. Carrying over from last Autumn, I'm still loving burgundies and oranges so the Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Dark Spice* ($64CDN) is the perfect palette for me right now.
As with all Burberry product, the palette is luxuriously designed and packaged. The velvet pouch is spacious and has sewn pockets for three eye brushes. The inside where the brushes are held are made with wipeable material which was a thoughtful design choice considering the powder contents. There is one angled liner, shadow and sponge tip brush. Overall these were quite servicable but not amazing. The liner brush performs quite well and the shadow brush can be scratchy if angled in a certain way. Overall application with proper brushes would give better results or even fingers, but it won't ruin your look if you used these.
Dark Spice has a deep dark grey (not quite black but very close), a wonderfully rich chocolate brown, a rusty mahogany and a light orange tinged camel shade.
This product promises to have a milky smooth, ultra-blendable, and layerable texture which enhances, highlights, and defines the eyes. The highly-pigmented eye colors are supposed to leave a lasting vibrant finish—all packaged in a travel-friendly pouch with brushes.
I love using the yellow shade on the lid, the mahogany shade in the crease and the dark grey in the outer corner. However, I was saddened that the texture of this palette did not have the same ultra buttery feel of the single shadows. The colors are pigmented though, just not the same feeling and yes definitely buildable and blendable. If I hadn't experienced a Burberry shadow before I wouldn't have noticed the difference but since I know, I can't help be compare.
I am very interested to see if their other palettes have the same formula this one or if they are more like that of the single shadows. I'm hoping this one was an exception rather than the rule because otherwise, it would be such a missed opportunity to provide their wonderful formula to fans.