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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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    tuğçe caner
    December 9, 2015 at 9:52 am

    especially I would use it for nights
    twitter @tugceapla

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Smokey eyes! @shadowboxxing

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    Crystal Santos
    December 9, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I would use them individually as neutrals for my brown/hazel but I know my 16 year old daughter who has blue eyes would love to use for smokey eyes. She loves to experiment with makeup and try new things. This is great and would love to try it out! @Crystal23237908

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    December 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

    omg I love this pallete! camo is one of my fav colors! (lol yes camo is a color to me!) I would have a hard time using it cause it’s so beautiful but I would use it the way nina drew the chart for blue eyes and use the green and black for a liner @bmfb636

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    Peggy Flegka
    December 9, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Use the black as a liner! @peggyflegka

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    amy stonger
    December 9, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I would love to give it to my daughter. She is big on contouring and shading and I think she would love to give it a try.

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    Andrea Atkinson
    December 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Would love to play with this!

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    Terri Michaud
    December 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    With the holiday parties upon us, I would definitely have it as my “go to” eye palette. The colors look so smooth and silky! I love the different neutral shades. Smoky eyes are about to become fun!

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    December 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    the winter pallet is for brown eyes only

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    December 7, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I’d use them individually and sometimes play around and create different looks. Nothing better than experimenting.

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    Karen D
    December 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Would like to try a smoky eye look like Nina shows.@karen_dietrich

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    Luo Fei L.
    December 7, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I would use it for nights out!

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    December 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I would use the palette as a new and exciting colours of the season! Any new colour changes are good for the soul!

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    Peggy Flegka
    December 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Use them individually as neutrals. @peggyflegka

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    Wendy W
    December 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I would use it for the many holiday parties and family gatherings coming up for sure! @weeendiful

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    Pamela Gard
    December 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    i would use it during the day in a natural and calm environment, but also in the evening. Dark by your lashes, lighter shade in the crease of eye, and then medium on top by eyebrows of used on top of dark.

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    Stella K
    December 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I would use it all the day!

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    Margery Lumsdaine
    December 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I would use it to make my daughter happy, she is always looking for new looks that accent her blue eyes.

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    Santa Nibedita
    December 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    The fact that the palette contains a dark green shadow is exciting.A local drugstore black eyeshadow & Maybelline Nudes Palette are the only set of eyeshadow palettes I have ever owned.What I generally do is give a smoky look to my dark brown eyes using black and copper colors and use a jade coloured eyeliner or kohl to accentuate it. Oriental look is my type. The Forest Green will do the job. 🙂

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    Maria Krenikova
    December 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    as neutrals

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    Stacey fierro
    December 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Love it!!!

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    Mary A
    December 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Not sure how to use it but would apply for a party or special event

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    Joyce Willis
    December 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Wonderful products – I’m not very accomplished with makeup but would have lots of fun experimenting with these

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    Alex H
    December 7, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Thanks for the chance! I’d use this to dress up my holiday party outfit.

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    December 7, 2015 at 8:16 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. This Palette Has Every Color Needed For Beautiful Peepers!

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