Dance Break! And Bobbi Brown Holiday 2011 Pics and Swatches

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bobbi brown holiday 2011

I hate that it’s socially unacceptable for adults in polite company to spontaneously sing and dance. I mean, it was acceptable in high school, right? — when we’d all go buck wild at the drive-thru to Madonna’s Holiday in Jen’s old Datsun (WHITE LIGHTNIN’ FOR EVA!!) — so why can’t people who are old enough to vote also sing their favorite Top 40 hits in line at the DMV? πŸ™‚


I miss being able to get away with things like that (not that one exactly, though). At some point on the road from adolescence to adulthood, spontaneous singing and dancing goes from being an acceptable way to blow off steam, to being something only tolerated from adults who are inebriated, filming a video, or busting moves in a flash mob at the mall.

Well ptooey! on that. We can dance if we want to (we can leave our cares behind), and what better time to dance than while looking at pics and swatches of the new Bobbi Brown Holiday Collection, available now at BB counters and also online.

I can still do the choreo to this dance; my 8-year-old self would be proud

Can you spare a few minutes to add a little sparkle to your eyes and cheeks?

Even if you aren’t obsessed with makeup, I think you might really like this launch (it’s mostly eye palettes, with a lip gloss trio thrown in for variety) because the colors aren’t scary. The neutrals, plums and single blip of blue lend a polished look to professionals who aren’t interested in overly bright, blingy holiday looks.

Take a peek at four of the seven pieces here, and let me know if you see anything you like.

bobbi brown holiday 2011

bobbi brown holiday 2011 cool party eye palette
Cool Party Eye Palette, $45

bobbi brown holiday 2011 cool party eye palette

bobbi brown holiday 2011 party eye palette open
Party Eye Palette, $45

bobbi brown holiday 2011 party eye palette open

bobbi brown holiday 2011 black ruby sparkle eye shadow palette
Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette, $45

bobbi brown holiday 2011 black ruby sparkle eye shadow palette

bobbi brown holiday 2011 party to go palette
Party to Go Palette, $25

bobbi brown holiday 2011 party to go palette

bobbi brown holiday 2011 cool party eye palette

bobbi brown party to go palette swatches
Party to Go Palette swatches

bobbi brown black ruby sparkle eye palette swatches
Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette swatches

bobbi brown cool eye palette swatches
Cool Party Eye Palette swatches


bobbi brown party eye palette swatches
Party Eye Palette swatches

The Bobbi Brown Holiday 2011 Collection includes…

  • Ultimate Party Collection — A double-decker compact with eight eyeshadows, four lip shades, a mini lip brush and a mini eyeshadow brush (limited edition, $65)
  • Cool Party Eye Palette — Eight cool-toned powder eyeshadows in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes (limited edition, $45)
  • Party Eye Palette — Eight warm-toned powder eyeshadows in in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes (limited edition, $45)
  • Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Shadow Palette — Four glittery eyeshadows in shades of pink, silver, ruby and onyx (limited edition, $45)
  • Party To Go Palette — A mini palette with three eyeshadows, two lip colors and a mini lip gloss in plum (limited edition, $25)
  • Classic To Go Palette — A mini palette with three eyeshadows, two lip colors and a mini lip gloss in a neutral shade (limited edition, $25)
  • Lip Gloss Trio — A trio of BobbiÒ€ℒs favorite glosses in pink, nude and plum shades designed to work with all complexions (limited edition, $38)

Today’s been flying by, hasn’t it? I feel like I just rolled out of bed, but it’s already the afternoon!

How are tricks in your neck of the wood? Anything new to report? πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. JoJo says:

    Don’t think I liking this collection that much

  2. Joyce says:

    The taupey shade in the Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette looks gorgeous!
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  3. Brandy says:

    The colors are pretty, but the collection doesn’t really seem all that special. I think I have most of these shades in my collections already. No real need for any of these palettes, but I still enjoyed seeing the pictures! Thank you!

  4. Marina says:

    I really want the lip gloss set, love the colours.
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  5. Jessi says:

    I don’t know why, but I just don’t care for Bobbi Brown makeup that much. I like neutrals, but I’ve never really been impressed with her products. Maybe I haven’t tried the right things yet! The Black Ruby Sparkle palette DOES look pretty, though.
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  6. Mandy says:

    Ohhh I’ve been wanting to try out Bobbi Brown makeup but it wasn’t available where I live but now that there’s a store that sells it, I’m pretty excited to try some products out! πŸ™‚

    The one I’m eyeing for now is Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette, looks gorgeous especially the taupe color! I’ve been obsessed with anything to do with taupe! Haha

  7. Shana says:

    Oooh, the BLack Ruby palette and the Party to Go palettes look amazeballs

  8. Laura says:

    Love the Black Ruby set!! Getting that one for sure

  9. Lindsey says:

    I don’t care for this! Too many light shades for my liking!

  10. Heidi says:

    Love the look of that Party to Go palette!

    • Karen says:

      Yes, girl! That’s my fave out of the bunch. The purple in that palette = delicious.

      Did you have a nice day today? I hope the employment agency folks called.

      • Heidi says:

        Didn’t hear back yet. I’ll be giving them a call tomorrow. If I’m going to go to an interview on Friday, I’d kind of like to know!

  11. Chris25 says:

    I really like Party Eye (neutrals freak!) and Black Ruby Sparkle. It’s so darn pretty!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chris,

      I’m sure both palettes would be kitteh approved.

      You know, for some reason I always imagine you wearing lots of bright colors!

      • Chris25 says:

        Well, I have large eyes that protrude out, so sometimes bright colors look too…crazy. Like I just busted out of an asylum. LOL.

        I love bright colors, but I use them at photo shoots. Whenever possible. πŸ˜€

  12. Gabi says:

    It’s love at first sight with me and the Neutral Party Palette! I’ve never loved a set of neutrals so much! <– I haven't even tried them yet, but I already love Bobbi Brown's shadows. I can't wait to pick this one up! I wish they had the Party To Go in a more neutral option. Don't get me wrong, I love the colors, but Deep Red Lips + Dark Shadow + 8th Grade = Ehhh..

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gabi,

      Try the Classic to Go Palette — it’s the more neutral version of Party to Go.

      Ahh, eighth grade. I remember it like it was yesterday…

  13. Hboo says:

    Well I’m definitely picking up the Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette!

  14. Debra says:

    Ultimate Party for me! I will have to swatch in person, but it’s got a lot of new stuff, and I really like the lip products in her palettes.

  15. AK says:

    OMG I Freaking LOVE that song!!! I’ve been blasting it the last week, reminds me of early summer when it’s not too hot outside and things are really blossoming. I just love that dance, I wish I could do it! Maybe one day I’ll break it down into little pieces so this body can get a hold of it πŸ™‚ Thanks for posting such an awesome vid. My favorite piece from this collection is the Party On The Go. I think it’s the most fun.

    • Karen says:

      Hi AK,

      I remember it taking forever to learn that dance! I taped the video off of MTV and hit play/rewind so much that I nearly wore it out. πŸ™‚ Are you a Madge fan, too?

      And yes, Party On the Go is a lot of fun. I wore it around the house today… loved it! The purple is awesome.

  16. Liza Marie says:

    Well, that’s it. I won’t mind being broke this month, ’cause I must have all these palettes! πŸ˜‰

  17. cloudburst says:

    Ooohhh I like the Ruby Sparkle Palette! May have to pick that one up…

  18. Kim says:

    Oh, Black Ruby, of course! But I will resist. Droopy eyelid. Droopy eyelid. πŸ™‚

    Yeah, um, I still rock out in the car. And sometimes sing (badly) in stores and such. I usually have the kids for cover, though. Then it just looks like “hey, that’s sweet. That mom is singing/dancing with her kids”. Hopefully. HAHA! Lately, one of them has been obsessed with Adele’s Someone Like You and will belt it out, whenever. I know we’re in trouble when he says “Mommy, this time I’m going to sing it with FEELING”. πŸ™‚

  19. Nina says:

    oh wow. just wow — this collection is so wearable! even the cool eyes palette will def work for warmer toned gals like me! i love this!

  20. Anitacska says:

    I’ve swatched the Black Ruby Sparkle Palette today and liked it, going to order it from Debenhams (UK) to get my beauty bonus points. πŸ™‚ The rest I will pass on. I have too many BB palettes already as it is. πŸ˜‰
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  21. SarahBear414 says:

    I’m in love with the Black Ruby palette!!! I’ve never tried Bobbi Brown makeup. How are these sparkle shadows with fallout and longevity? πŸ™‚

  22. Abby says:

    Trying to decide between the two party eye palettes– they’re both so gorgeous!

  23. kalcedon says:

    Black Ruby palette for me!!!!!!! <3

  24. Neeraj says:

    I loved the palettes and Bobbi Brown is a brand that can really put on glam quotient to the neutrals. I just felt that the plummy lipgloss looked a bit out of place otherwise the collection is fabulous.

    I believe holidays are about sparkles and fun and not necessarily bold colors and dramatic makeup. Its fun to have bold colors in our stash but those are the colors that can be easily forgotten.

  25. Poinky says:

    Karen, where can I find them online? I live overseas and really really want to get party on the go, but I’ve checked nordstrom and sephora website and couldn’t find any.

  26. Mariana says:

    Black Ruby Sparkle and Cool Party palettes look gorgeous. Bobbi Brown has such great quality products.

  27. Samira says:

    Hi! I’m from Brazil, and I love Bobbi Brown’s, it’s such a shame that it doesn’t sell here… I was checking out the site and I loved the Ultimate Party collection Pallette, what do you think of it??? love your blog BTW… bye

  28. Andreea says:

    I would love the Party Palette – too bad they are so expensive in Europe, at least compared to the US:
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  29. Sofie says:

    I’m especially excited about the eye paint palettes (but I don’t see them here). Have you tested those? If you’re able to post your opinion or even swatches that would be amazing because I live in Belgium and Bobbi Brown is not available over here. So if I want sth, I have to order it online..

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