Ah Christmas – the season of socialising. It’s no lie that this time of year can be exhausting. Between work and social engagements, it can feel a little like a wheel which you can’t jump off, and although it’s always fun to catch up with friends and celebrate the season it’s always a bit stressful making sure that you look polished, all day and well into the evening.
And that’s exactly where Bobbi Brown’s In a Flash Eyeshadow Palette comes in. A beautiful blast of holographic packaging, the palette is an absolute masterclass in neutral shadows. Inspired by New York City, this is one of those rare palettes which suits everyone and feels pretty special to boot!
With twelve shadows ranging from snowy ivories to glitzy metallics, I’m pretty sure I could wear this palette exclusively in 2020 and not feel like I’m missing a shadow. Most of the shadows are cool toned (my favourite) and there’s a great mix of casual satin and matte shadows as well as those more glamorous shades.
Since the palette arrived a few weeks back, it’s been my go-to option. For day I blend Candied Lilac (bottom row second from fight) across the lid, and smudge a little of Speakeasy Sparkle (bottom row far left) into my lash line. The result is an easy look which looks like I’ve plough far more effort into it than I actually have. I’m dying to try a midnight blue look featuring Electric Blue (top right) and I’m not sure I can resist smothering myself in the gold glitter of Gilded Honey come New Year’s Eve.
As you would expect from a palette from Bobbi Brown, the texture of these shadows is the definition of dreamy. They’re perfectly creamy, and apply evening with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. I’ve been really impressed with how easily the shades blend together, without becoming muddy – and depending on how you blend, you can pat the shadows on to achieve a bold, opaque look, or buff them out for a sheer wash of colour. The wear-time of the shadows has also really impressed me – even when applied early on in the morning, they last without creasing throughout the day, even without messing about with eyeshadow primers!