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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


  • Reply
    December 7, 2015 at 7:56 am

    What A Gorgeous Palette From Burberry!! I’m Super Excited That It Was Designed With Hazel & Blue Eyes In Mind. I Would Definitely Do A Subtle Smokey Eye For Day And A Dramatic Smokey Eye For Night Time. This Palette Has Every Color Needed For Beautiful Peepers!!

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    Vicky Souchleri
    December 7, 2015 at 4:01 am

    This is great for my hazel eyes ! I would use it everyday!
    twitter: @bijouxx03

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    Paol Trenny
    December 7, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I would add this to my work makeup to accentuate my eyes.

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      Paol Trenny
      December 7, 2015 at 12:31 am


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    Amber Hamilton
    December 6, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I have blue eyes, so this palette would be the perfect and absolute beautiful addition to my everyday routine! Not to mention the AMAZING smoky eye I could create with those fabulous colors! <3

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      Amber Hamilton
      December 6, 2015 at 11:54 pm

      I got so excited thinking about this gorgeous palette i forgot to give you my twitter name! 🙁 LOL

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    Karen D
    December 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Like to try a smoky eye with these.@karem_dietrich

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    December 6, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I would use it to emphasize the green in my hazel eyes! @audreykaylan

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    December 6, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    I have dark dark brown eyes (basically black) but I trust that this pallet would compliment my skin tone and eyes. It would probably go into my every day essentials make up bag.

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    Stacey fierro
    December 6, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I’d use this palette for a nice smokey eye for going out!

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    Vicki Lenz
    December 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I would use this for my next Christmas party.

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    Karin Hoffman
    December 6, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    @lil_miss_wolfy. My eye color is hazel. I think the green close to my.lashes and Use the tan above green with black as a liner. I’d probably try green or black under my lower lashes.

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    stephen jones
    December 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm


    well, between my mom-sister-best friend of 20+ yrs and some others, i’d give these away for the holidays to those who would love this! thank u

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    Neils Thor
    December 6, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Give to my daughter-@velociraptorcan

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    December 6, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I woukld mostly use them as a neutral.

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    Taylor Richey
    December 6, 2015 at 1:35 am

    It would go great with my blue eyes! Could go with a natural look or a really pretty smokey eye.

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    Katy Komping
    December 5, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    I’d go for a medium smokey eye

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    Crystal Santos
    December 5, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I would use them as neutrals for my brown eyes!

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      Yasmine choudhry
      December 6, 2015 at 7:51 am

      I would use this everyday as i wear neutrals & then for evening intensify effect for a smoky eye use a wet brush.

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    Denisa Ivascu
    December 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Smoky khaki for evening @Denisa4d

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    Lâm G.
    December 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Dave, this palette is absolutely awsome ! I would use it for a smoky eye. Twitter : @labeautedelam
    Thank you !!!

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    December 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    This is great for my nrown eyes! I’d use it every single day!

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      December 5, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      @Harimaguada on twitter

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    Leanne Taylor
    December 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I would give this to my daughter to enhance her beautiful brown eyes!

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    Kate Webster
    December 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I’d use it for both nights out and a more neutral day look to set off my blue eyes!

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    December 5, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I use it during the winter months to suite my brown eyes

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    ioanna kots
    December 5, 2015 at 7:52 am

    <3 <3 <3

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    Kimberly Kelly
    December 5, 2015 at 4:34 am

    I’d use it for my own brown eyes or give it to my daughter. @phantom000

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    Carole Sauve
    December 5, 2015 at 4:12 am

    I think I’d go to Nina’s YouTube vids & apply her tips & techniques for my specific color of eyes. Her face charts are extremely helpful as well. I really like the usefulness of the buttercream shade. @CJ_in_Canada

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