Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette ($60.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes a dark brown, khaki gold, antique gold, and pewter beige. After a season of many disappointments, it is always refreshing to discover something as well-done as this palette. The quality is consistently high across all four eyeshadows: richly pigmented, soft and silky textures, and long-wear. I’m digging Burberry’s take on gold, as there is no true, yellow gold here, only variations on the theme, which is nice while still being more traditional yet not the same ol’, same ol’. It is a warmer-toned set of shades, all are shimmery, and more dupable, so it may not work for everyone. If you tend to like your warm, shimmery shades with a gold twist, you may fall in love. I personally hope they’ll consider adding it to their core range down the line. These were just the type of eyeshadows that felt like they applied and blended themselves–no fuss at all.

Gold #1 is a rich, medium-dark brown with a pearly sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was very easy to use. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. Tarte Bastille in the Night (LE) is darker, more matte. Guerlain Petrouchka #5 (LE) is similar. Gucci Beauty Fumé (Right) (P) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #4 (LE) is cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #4 (P) is cooler-toned. YSL Saharienne #4 (P) is slightly cooler-toned. YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is darker. theBalm #37 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery. theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is cooler-toned. theBalm B4 (LE, $16.00) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gold #2 is a golden khaki-brown with a frosted finish and warm undertones. It had a very soft, finely-milled consistency that was a tiny bit powdery if you weren’t careful. The pigmentation was excellent, though, and it lasted for nine hours on me. Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $5.99) is more golden. Anastasia Gilded (LE) is darker. Tarte Provence Upon a Time (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Mortal #4 (LE) is brighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (P) is darker. Anastasia Topaz (LE) is lighter, more shimmery. Makeup Geek Poker Face (P, $6.99) is more metallic, lighter. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is similar. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is similar. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Smog (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is more metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gold #3 is a warmer, light-medium antique gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to work with. This shade showed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is darker. LORAC Smokey Topaz (LE) is similar. NARS Dione (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler-toned. MAC Crushed Clove (P, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Gold #4 is a light, muted gold with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, buttery texture that was beautifully blended on the skin. Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Canter (LE, $15.00) is slightly warmer. Anastasia Legend (LE) is yellower. Tarte Golden Locket (LE) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is warmer. theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is similar. MAC In the Meadow #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Lily White (2014) (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (LE, $28.00) is darker, cream. Makeup Geek Bling (P, $5.99) is lighter. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE) is lighter.See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette

Burberry Gold #1 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #1 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #1 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #1 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #2 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #2 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #2 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #2 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #3 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #3 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #3 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #3 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #4 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #4 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold #4 Eyeshadow
Burberry Gold #4 Eyeshadow

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette (Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out) Eyeliner)

Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette
Burberry Gold No. 25 Complete Eye Palette (Marc Jacobs Beauty Brown(out) Eyeliner)

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I bought Burberry’s Compete Eye Palette in Mocha but I ended up returning in because the fallout was the WORST! Did you experience anything like that with this palette? Thanks! 🙂

Nope, I didn’t have any fall out 🙂 Just for reference, if f I did, it wouldn’t have rated as well and have been called out in the review as a problem!

Thanks! Yeah , sorry, thought that after I had submitted my question! :/ i think a better question I meant to ask was how do they compare?… I searched the site and didn’t see a review for Mocha (I did see Dark Spice) so maybe you haven’t tried that particular one… Thanks for the review! Definitely thinking of getting this one! 🙂

I finally used it yesterday (Tisse Mademoiselle and Rivoli were my go-to neutrals), and it’s a great palette. Really wonderful! Top dog now lol

Very beautiful and wearable colors, but I have dupes for every shade, so I can’t justify buying this 🙁 But I’m eagerly hoping you have the red and gold Burberry lipsticks & lipglosses to swatch !

These shades look lovely, but this doesn’t seem to work as a standalone palette, and I’d prefer if it did. The darkest shade just isn’t that dark, and the lightest shade isn’t very light — not light enough for someone who’s fair to use it as a highlight. There’s just not much contrast here.

Purchased this a few days ago online…before I saw any swatches or had a chance to see it in person. After seeing your review I’m so happy I got it!!

I’m glad the biggest shade is the taupish one.
I saw this reviewed by Sara Beau from Colormeloud, and the shades looked much cooler, so made me think of Satin Moon. But here, look warmer, or neutral, I would say. Now I can justify the purchase. Lol!

Crap. I feel like Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolia’s. Her colors were blush and bashful. Pink was her signature color. Well THESE ARE MINE!!! I’m such a neutral’s ho. I can’t get enough, and at $60, that is very inconvenient! I will have it, though. Curse you, Christine!! I kid. Mostly. 😉

I just received this yesterday so I haven’t had the time to photograph it yet. Now I’m really getting my hopes up! I remember that in general, you are less impressed with their quads than their singles. This one does seem to perform just as nicely as their singles! Love the shades on you! Must take mine out for some play time soon!

I knew this was going to tempt you! Well, good news for your wallet at least. I feel like you probably have this covered with your bareMinerals Ready stash, though!

I’m going to be in Toronto in a few weeks and Tom Ford is available there. If I make it to Holt’s there is every possibility that I will snag this, common sense, logic and other shadows in my stash notwithstanding! I am so weak for stuff like this.

I thought I was going to pick up Dior’s Cuir Cannage, but know I think I’d rather have this one. You had me at ” blended themselves”. On a side note, I picked up Chanel’s new blush in Jersey yesterday, based on your recommendation, Christine, and I couldn’t be happier!

Just earned a Nordstrom Note and used it towards purchasing this! I was sad when I missed out on TF Nude Dip and Dior Bonne Etoile – not this time! Thank you so much Christine for your excellent swatches and review!

I splurged and purchased this without seeing it in person first. So I am happy to see it got such a high review from you. Hopefully it works on my dark skin tone.

I like how neutral this palette reads, even though the shades are technically warm! I’ve been seeing a lot of things that are either *very* warm or decidedly cool, and while of course I’m all about the cool tones, sometimes it’s nice just to sit in the middle! Put another way – this looks ‘accessibly’ warm for someone like me, LOL!

I see exactly what you mean! I think it’s because there’s almost… a dirty vibe – which gives it more neutral-warm tones than orange/red/copper.

I love many things from Burberry (not all but many!). Their packaging is some of my favorite for high-end – I feel like there is something extra there, as compared to say Chanel or Dior.

This and the luminizing powder are gorgeous! Never tried the brand…maybe I should. The powder seems less dupe-able…am I right about that (and if I need to pick between them?).
Gorgeous! Just what I (don’t) need…

This is a very elegant and sophisticated palette. And whilst I am “over” neutrals, I can appreciate the beauty of this palette. The golds are gorgeous and, of course, I would add dark green/teal instead of the brown… However at long last there is a makeup brand that is living up to its reputation and putting out excellent products. The colours look good on you Christine too.

I’m caught between wanting this and feeling I have too many similar shades to justify an expensive palette like this. What formulas would you say this Burberry one is similar too? Because I find I really prefer some types of ‘good’ eyeshadow to others.

Hmm, which formulas do you find good? I usually refer to formulas “more like MAC” or “more like Urban Decay,” as most people have experience with both (if they are going higher end like Burberry), and I would say more like UD, but they aren’t as… soft? UD’s formula is very soft at times, but this is soft without being excessively powdery or almost crumbly.

That’s the perfect neutral but high quality palette I have been looking for!! Matte neutrals don’t read well on me, so I am always counting on shimmer/metallic neutrals. And this one seems to be just perfect!

The look you created with this palette is lovely! The only Burberry shadow I have is Pale Barley. Are the shades in Gold No. 25 lots more warm in comparison? Thinking about trying it.

I was thinking of getting the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette because I want a matte eyeshadow palette, but you don’t seem to like it that much… Could you recommend another matte eyeshadow palette for me please? I’m also interested in this one because it doesn’t look that shimmery on your eyes… Or does it actually look shimmery in person? Thanks!!

Naked2 Basics is definitely matte! I think they’re decent palettes if you like mattes, and I’d just make sure to wear primer 🙂

I just had to leave a comment after purchasing this palette due to this review. These colors are outrageously beautiful and unique. I have so many palettes and I do love my warm browns, but as soon as applied all four colors I was wowed by how different they are from the usual crowd. I am so impressed by Burberry eye shadows in general, but I am so glad I splurged on this one! One thing about Burberry makeup is that I always feel like it is understated and chic yet super modern…I love that quality. Thanks for the review!

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