If you’d have told me that possibly my favourite palette of 2018 would have involved camouflage, I probably would have laughed in your face. The last time I was into the print was circa 2001 (god I’m old) when Destiny’s Child’s Survivor was the soundtrack to many a school dance. Bobbi Brown obviously feels differently – and right in time for autumn there’s a new collection full of chic and moody earth tones, and I’m in love.
I was very kindly sent the Camo Luxe Eye & Cheek Palette, which holds six neutral shadows and an oversized highlighter, which is prettily swirled to look like camo. To be honest, the mix of shades couldn’t be better suited to me. I adore a great neutral palette, and this one is one of the best everyday palettes I’ve seen for a while – the left side holds a trio of matte taupes, whilst the right hand side has deeper tones, with a mix of textures. The centre holds a huge highlighter which swirls together gold and copper tones.
The mix of colours and textures in the palette feels wonderfully balanced, and the slightly olive tones of the palette are a new take on my much-loved neutrals. Using the greener shades also make my eyes look more green/hazel, so it’s a fun change for daily use.
On a daily basis, I don’t like to wear makeup which feels too heavy, so the matte shades are absolute perfection. The central taupe (Wheat) blended over the lid, with the lighter Bone buffed into inner corners and my brow bone gives eyes a touch of subtle definition, and I love a little of the deepest matte (Cool Grey) smudged in the lash line.
The right hand side of the palette is where I go to amp up my makeup for evening. My favourite shadow is the centre glitter one – Camo. With a buttery texture, it’s a shadow which can be used either as a gorgeous liner, or even, if you’re after a bit of drama, it can be packed onto the lid for the dreamiest of smokey eyes.
As you would expect from the brand, the shadows are a dream to work with. The shadows blend perfectly, and they stay put all day long too. I’m also really enjoying the highlighter in Warm Glow. Although it pulls a bit warm for me to use as a highlighter, it works well as a subtle shadow. On warmer and deeper skin tones though, it will look incredible.