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Best Winter Palette for blue & brown eyes

Best Winter Palette for blue & brown eyes (win it) When it comes to finding a great neutral eyeshadow palette, the best shades can come in the most unexpected designs. Take Burberry’s Winter 2016 Runway Palette for example. It was directly inspired by Christopher Bailey’s “Patchwork, Pattern and Prints” Autumn/Winter runway show. He actually created this palette with UK makeup artist Wendy Rowe when designing the fashion collection. He calls it “effortless elegance” and the goal was to offer a palette that was both beautiful to look at and very easy to use.

burberry autumn winter 2015 runway palette

Burberry Winter 2015 Runway Palette

“The camo pattern is a nod to the classic Burberry trench coat as that was influenced by the military too. (Thomas Burberry began by creating trench coats for the British military.) But this is a classic palette of amazing neutral shades,” says celebrity makeup artist Nina Westbury. “The palette is matte so women of any age can feel comfortable wearing it. I actually wore it with some MAC shimmer on top.” She says it would also look amazing over a Dior Mono Fusion eyeshadow which would boost the pigments in the palette.

fall 2015 burberry

Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Collection

Nina has designed a special face chart for those with brown eyes. Here is how to use the Burberry Winter 2016 palette to create a simple smoky eye. You’ll notice she’s used the buttercream shade as a base then added the Forest Green and finished with the Black.

burberry runway palette face chart for brown eyes

Burberry Winter 2016 Palette Face Chart for Brown Eyes


On this second face chart for those with blue eyes, you’ll see that Nina has once again used the Buttercream shade as a base. She’s placed the Forest Green towards the outer edge of the eyelid and shaded in a little. She’s accented with the black in the outer corners. This opens the eyes beautifully.

Burberry runway palette face chart for blue eyes

Burberry Winter 2016 Palette Face Chart for Blue Eyes


5 Ways to use the Burberry Winter 2016 Palette


Use them individually as neutrals. The easiest way to use this eye palette is to use each of the three shades individually. The matte textures are flattering on all ages and each to apply.


Use the Butter Cream shade to tone down any bright eyeshadow. If your eyeshadow is looking too strong, a quick dusting of this shade will instantly bring the colour intensity down. It is a great way to solve any eyeshadow colour problem.


Use the black as a liner. A fine line of the black shadow will work perfectly as an eyeliner. Just remember to set with a tiny bit of powder.

burberry autumn/winter 2015 runway palette

Smoky khaki for evening. If you are a little bored with the traditional smoky grey or black eye, switch it up with khaki green. It is a very flattering colour and will give you a subtle look at is fresh and new.


A new neutral. Update your nude makeup look by using the Butter Cream shade as a base and adding a hint of the khaki green on the upper lid. Blend well to create a very natural look for day.


Of course, this palette is a collectible piece. There will be beauty collectors who will buy it and keep it in their collections for the design and the fact that it mirrored the Fall/Winter runway show.


The giveaway: I gave away SIX of these Burberry Autumn/Winter Runway Palettes to lucky readers on December 10th. We drew the names:







burberry autumn winter 2015 runway palette

If you want to purchase one, I know thebay.com in Canada has a couple left. Here is the direct link.


And be sure to check out Nina Westbury’s awesome website with more face charts at www.ninawestbury.com


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    Ann-Marie Cato
    December 10, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you Dave! This is fantastic. Can’t wait to start creating some looks with it!


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    December 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Smoky eye for night on the town!

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    December 10, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Would love to have these colors for my eyes.So cool and calm colors.

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    Rachael Scialabba
    December 10, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I’d try it for a sultry nighttime look.

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    Karen D
    December 10, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Smoky eyes as in Nina’s tutorials.@karen_dietrich

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    Anna Tetreault
    December 9, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I would like to try out a new look with my blue eyes. Probably a different smokey eye! @annacat728

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    Karen D
    December 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I’d like to try smoky eyes.@karen_dietrich

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    Alison K
    December 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I’d use this palette by giving it to my dear cousin who knows how to wear makeup 😉 Thanks @SoulSeeker0

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    Cynthia Richardson
    December 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I love these khaki neutrals and would wear them for everyday at the office

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    December 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Honestly, I’m not sure. I’ve only used shadow that is totally separate. It might take some practice to get both eyes the same. Would be fabulous to try! Thanks for all the giveaways. @TheNancy2880

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    Sara Cehennemden
    December 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I would do a smokey eyes for a special night out 😀

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    Luis A
    December 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I would give this palette to my best friend. @RealLuisito

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    December 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I’d gift the palette to my beautiful and talented wife. Thank you!

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    Ilaria carraro
    December 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I sue it for smoky eyes

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    December 9, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    what a lovely palette !! merciiii 😉 well i think my love would do smokey eyes ! she loves this and she is so pretty with smokey eyes !! 😉 ^^
    thanks a lot

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    Stacey fierro
    December 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    i’d do a killer smokey eye with it!

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    December 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    It is best for blue eyes during the winter months

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I love smokey eyes!!!

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