I would never have thought it, but Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette (£49.50) has turned out to be one of my favourite beauty buys of the year.
Part of the Camo Luxe Collection, which comprises products inspired by the camouflage colours and pattern, the Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette houses six shadows in matte, metallic and sparkle finishes, plus a light-reflective highlighting powder to illuminate the skin. The palette itself is a chunky one, with the iconic camouflage pattern wrapped round it.
I don’t particularly like the packaging – pretty it ain’t – but the choices of eye shadow colours are inspired, and the results that can be produced are beautiful. Not only are the colours lovely and mutually complementary, but they can be used in innumerable combinations for all sorts of different looks and effects. They blend very well, and last all day; much better than most other eyeshadows on the market.
The eyeshadows included in the Bobbi Brown Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette are Matte Eye Shadow in Bone, Matte Eye Shadow in Wheat, Matte Eye Shadow in Cool Grey, Metal Eye Shadow in Smokey Brown, Sparkle Eye Shadow in Camo and Matte Eye Shadow in Cool Brown. And there is also the gorgeous Highlighting Powder in Warm Glow.
This palette is limited edition and has been on sale for a few weeks now so if you’re tempted, I’d get on the case pronto. It would be the ideal birthday or Christmas present, and suitable for any eye colour or skin tone – I am pale with blue eyes and the sludgey, murky green shades are fantastic with my eye colour. (I’ve seen it used on more sallow and dark skins, and with green and brown eyes, and it looks fab in all cases.) It’s still pretty good value even if, like me, you are a bit of a highlighter-phobe!