Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue from Bloomsbury Girls Collection for Fall 2014, Swatch, Review & FOTD

There was some confusion whether or not Burberry Quads #12 Nude Blush and #20 Slate Blue would be available in US and when if at all. I am happy to inform you that as of today it is available on Burberry online store. These are also still available since some week  in Europe too.  I have previously wrote three posts, and today I would like to conclude my Burberry Bloomsbury Girls Fall 2014 make-up collection reviews. If you haven't made up your mind yet, previous posts you would like to check out are:

I will also write a wrap up of the collection at the end of this post together with my favorite items.

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue

Burberry Complete Eye Palette line didn't have a blue quad, so it must have been time for one. 

#20 Slate Blue is composed of different blue tones and it looks like there are not lots of variations, not in finish nor in tones. I was a little disappointed with one of the blue quads I have purchased recently (I believe readers know which one I am talking about) so first I was reluctant to get another blue quad. I have to admit, blues don't look so good on me either. 

Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue

I have already written a shade description of #20 Slate Blue, so here is a reminder:

Top right: Very light grey blue with matte to satin finish

Middle right: Mid-toned blue with matte to satin finish

Middle left: A very deep black with blue shimmers, I would call it a satin finish. It is very deep thus looks blackened.

Bottom left: A deep indigo blue with satin finish.

Close-up: Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue

As you see two of the four shades are almost matte. They are all very pigmented and their formula is au par with brand's famous singles, so they are very creamy and smooth to touch. I haven't felt that way for any of Burberry's quads until now (other than Dark Spices and now Nude Blush). With Slate Blue and Nude Blush, I can definitely say that you are getting four eye shadows singles and it is a good deal for the price. 

Swatch: Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue

Below I applied the lightest shade all over, then padded the matte blue (middle right) on the lid starting from half way, blending with the lightest. I then defined the crease very softly with the darkest shade. I really loved how this one looked. It stayed put all day exactly in the same way after application. Since I applied the lightest shade underneath, the overall look was looking lighter and more of a teal than a slate blue.  

In-action: Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue

Below I combined Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue on eyes with Burberry Earthy Blush. Isn't it amazing how it brings out the cheek bones? On my lips I am wearing Armani Sheer Lipstick in #114 Incense (swatched here).

FOTD with Burberry Complete Eye Palette in #20 Slate Blue

Wrap-up for Bloomsbury Girls Collection: My favorite eye shadow quad here is still Nude Blush, which I think is a must. If you can get Slate Blue too, I would recommend it. My favorites from nail polishes are #407 Elderberry and #445 Antique Gold. 

Final thoughts: I was not expecting to love a palette with only tones of blue but ended up really liking Slate Blue because of the finish and how it looks on the eye. I am all for color if the textures are right, this is why I like Armani Solos so much too. I can recommend Slate Blue to blue fans and all smokey eye fans alike. Thumbs up for texture and strongly pigmented creamy formula.

Do you also think a bright color should have a less shimmery finish not to look cheap or do you believe it is complexity of shimmer which is important. Blue eye shadows yay or nay? 



  1. I love blue eyeshadow on your eye color, it makes them pop. I never realized blue did that with green eyes until lately. Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

    1. Hi, do you like that on your eyes too? I am a little undecided about blue on me, some tones (which are closer to purple) tend to work, some don't. It is rather hit or miss but this quad works since the textures are so flattering.
      Thanks, I enjoy the holidays :-*

  2. Beautiful FOTD! Love the contrast of the blue with your eyes, really brightens them! I prefer dark blues over light. For bright colours, as long as it's not frosty, and the glitters are huge, then I am fine with a shimmery bright, but with all the options available now, I do look for complex/unique shimmers.
    BTW, love your necklace!

    1. Oh thanks, I got that necklace from Murano, Italy during out holiday to Venice this year, but then I was not sure if I love it all that much since all the beads are fixed to a certain place, it moves all together, which is a bit strange. Anyhow, I am glad that you liked it ;-)

  3. Beautiful :-) This palette reminds me a little of Dior's Bleu de Paris eye palette which I own. Beautiful blues!

    1. Hi Lily,
      you wouldn't believe, I had that quint from Dior but now it is missing in action. I would love to compare it to the new Blue Quint of Dior (Carre Bleu) and this one, only if I could find it, lol.

  4. Lovely colours! So tempted to buy after reading your blog.

    1. Oh I hope you like it too if you end up purchasing it.


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