I feel so “all dressed up with nowhere to go” right now! And yes, I know you’re probably laughing at my hat. It looks exactly like the one I wore with my band uniform freshman (or was it sophomore?) year. To complete the illusion, I should have been holding my mellophone and standing at attention in these pics of me wearing Bobbi Brown’s new holiday palette, Party to Go ($25).
Try as I might, I’ll never be able to escape my band geek past.
Do you remember a while back when we talked how no two purple eyeshadows are created equal? And how some of them, depending on the specific color and the wearer’s skin tone, can make our eyes look bruised, tired (like I need any extra help with that, hello!) or like we’ve been crying?
That’s what I was thinking about the first time I swept Party to Go’s Eggplant in my crease.
As it turns out, Eggplant is one of those really GOOD purples — GREAT even — that should work well on a wide range of skin tones.
It doesn’t contain much red, which for me with purples can sometimes lead to those looks I don’t like, and it’s just so elegant that it gets along really well with the rest of the shadows and lip products in the kit.
From the left: Metallic Eye Shadow in Rockstar, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Eggplant, Eye Shadow in Charcoal, Metallic Lip Color in Pretty Pink, Metallic Lip Color in Plum and High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Midnight Violet
Wearing Metallic Eye Shadow in Rockstar, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Eggplant and Eye Shadow in Charcoal on my eyes; and Metallic Lip Color in Pretty Pink on my lips
Call me crazy pants, but I think that even with beginner’s blending skills, most gals could pull off all of these products well. I’d love to see you try a look with Rockstar (the taupish gray) applied all over your lids, followed by Eggplant smudged along your lash line (if you try it, send me a pic!). Super simple and easy, yet très elegant.
How was the rest of your hump day? Your nephew Tabs says hi, by the way. I let him hang out on the deck when the sun broke through the clouds, and he spent the entire time basking in a small patch of sunlight while giving me “the stink eye.”
I’m pretty sure he blames me for the crap weather.
“This is your fault.”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,