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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.

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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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    Jennifer H.
    December 3, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I would use it to make a smokey eye.

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    December 3, 2015 at 4:37 am

    that’s nice

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    December 3, 2015 at 4:17 am

    I would use it for blue eyes. Love the Butter Cream shade. @Curzon_Street

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    Melissa Blevins
    December 3, 2015 at 4:01 am

    This is a very interesting and innovative idea. I would use this on my daughter in law. She’s a beautiful girl but doesn’t wear make up often. She says that she doesn’t know how to properly put it on and takes too much time. She’s pregnant and only works part time so she doesn’t have to use make up every day but I think with this she would wear it more often. The colors would look great on her and the multiple uses would be easier for her.

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    jessica Eapen
    December 3, 2015 at 2:47 am

    I’d use this to make a great holiday look! @jtranho

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    December 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I would achieve the perfect smoky khaki eye, once I mastered the look I would wear it as often as I can.

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    Linn B
    December 2, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I would use it as a new neutral to blend and create a very natural look for day. TH is @rainynitz.

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    Barbara Gentz
    December 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I have Hazel eyes, this would be perfect colors for my eyes to bring out the color. I would love using every color
    They are gorgeous colors for me.
    Thank you for a great giveaway.

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    Kristie Montani
    December 2, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I would def use this palette to make my blue eyes stand out! I think this is a wonderful palette I’d use it often!

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    belinda bell
    December 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I have blue eyes. I think this would set my color off and make my eyes bluer

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    December 2, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I’d use this beautiful palette to make a gorgeous smokey eye that matches the winter vibe in the evenings, and still be able to pull off a casual look with it during the day. My twitter name is @Ashley_Beckner

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    deborah santos
    December 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    This eye wear is a must have for me….


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    Judy Hewitt
    December 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I have hazel eyes with gold flecks and I think there’s colors would be perfect for me. I think I would use the golden green as a lower lid liner and the black to line my upper lidu and the cream as a full lid shadow.

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    Deborah Willette
    December 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Would love to win this palette. It would be a wonderful addition to my collection,

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    Inder Shergill
    December 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    I would use all three colors separately. And use the black for the wing liner tip.

    Twitter Handle @indershergill

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    Tammy Sigond
    December 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    I would use the med shade and the black as an eyeliner daily
    For the office. I would use all 3 when going out for date night . I have blue eyes this is perfect . However my brown eyed teen makeup artist wannabe will probably
    Try to smipe it!

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      Tammy Sigond
      December 2, 2015 at 9:16 pm

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    Amanda Fleming
    December 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I’d honestly wear this basically anytime I put on makeup. Love the colors!

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    December 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I love the colors of this palette. The neutrals can be used for day time and khaki can be used for smoky eyes at night! Love love love!

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    Irina G.
    December 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I would make the ultimate smoky eye look!
    Twitter: @IrinaZhoze

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    December 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    This briwn eyed gal loves to experiment! I’d make the ultimate smoky eye look! @tobyhir

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    Janet Bogman
    December 2, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    This would be an awesome gift for my daughter.

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    Jayne Johnson
    December 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I love the camouflage! The colors are perfect for the season! It’s a must have 🙂

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    Karen hunt
    December 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    My baby girl has just launched her first Beauty Vidoe Log (eyebrows on fleek) I have gotten braver with makeup choices now that Imhave been schooled on smokey eyes. I would use the neutrals for a fresh faced day look and rock the smokey eyes for date night. I may be a Grandma to some, but those who know me know I am a “Glam Ma!”

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    Lorina Padgett
    December 2, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I would definitely use the black as eye liner and the other colors on my lid to accentuate my clothes or to brighten my eyes.

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    Samantha Sliker
    December 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I would totally rock out these colors while skating my heart out. Roller derby intense eyes! McCauley’Clock’Em

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