A Bobbi Brown Party to Go Palette Face of the Day

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD)

bobbi brown party to go palette

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. πŸ™‚

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.

bobbi brown party to go palette swatches
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

bobbi brown party to go palette
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

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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. πŸ™‚


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,



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  1. Joyce says:

    Bobbi Brown’s Eggplant eyeshadow is definitely my shade of purple. <3
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  2. AK says:

    oh my gawd that look is hysterical. What. a. killer.

    I really like this palette on you! You are very right about the no two purples are the same. They can look great in the pan and do nada for your lids, or visa versa. I have yet to find the most awesome purple there is for me. I’ll have to put on my Sherlock Holmes cap and do some investigating “errands” on this new BB collection πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      LOL… I like to call it “research.” πŸ™‚

      Definitely give this one a try! I think they also sell it as a single (if you don’t want the entire palette).

      How has your week been? Good, I hope!

  3. jo says:

    Omg omg, WANT!
    You always look great <3

  4. Ava says:

    I love the look you’ve done! The Party to Go palette is my favorite. The purple looks perfect – it’s my favorite color and I don’t have many purple shadows because they have too much red in them most of the time. By the way, try the YSL Faux Cils purple mascara. It’s more wearable for us non-blondes!
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  5. Jen says:

    This palette was one of the products that got my attention in the collection photos. How would the cool and purple tones of the palette fare on a warm light skintone? (I can’t wear mauve or plum lipcolours.)

    To Tabs: Aww. Cheer up moody baby!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen,

      I’m guessing that the purple’s going to look very dramatic on you (it’s pretty dramatic on me). Let me see if I can track down my fair skinned swatch model. Will get back to you on this one.

  6. Did Mr. Tabs gain a butt over the winter? πŸ™‚ He’s looking more adorable than ever when not stretching or taking over the world.

    The purple is fantastic!

    • Karen says:

      Tabby got a big ol’ butt (oh yeah!). I think he’s been working out… πŸ˜‰

      Hope you give this purple a try because it’s awesome! Are you a Bobbi fan?

  7. Jessi says:

    You look so pretty Karen! I love that hat on you. I had an okay Wednesday until I had a fight with my neighbor over her dogs barking continuously at 3 in the morning. I hate confrontation and now I feel… defeated and sad. Plus, the dogs will continue to bark.
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Jessi,

      I am really sorry about the fight with your neighbor. I’m not big on confrontation as well, so I know how you feel. Maybe after a few days have passed and you have some distance maybe you guys can look at the issue with fresh eyes and find a resolution to the issue.

  8. Naj says:

    Tabs looks really pissed! Maybe he just needs his sunglasses?

  9. I like the that hat on you! I have trouble wearing purples, but I’ll be on the lookout for eggplant now xx

    Kisses, Melanie
    Beauty and Bows

  10. gio says:

    You look gorgeous! Love that purple!
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  11. AnieJ says:

    I’m really looking forward to trying the Classic To Go palette, which will suit all of my needs better, even my budget! Great to see the swatches and quality.
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  12. Jen w says:

    That smokey eye is perfection, but the lip colour is my favorite part of the look
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Jen,

      The lip color was a really nice surprise. I think it’s my fave lip product out of the palette.

      Have you started doing any holiday shopping yet?

  13. lexi says:

    that looks great on you mama!

  14. Kim says:

    I like your hat! And the shadows, too. πŸ™‚ I got excited about the Midnight Violet. Very “Ruby Slippers”. hee hee!

    Poor Tabs! At least he’s keeping his handsome face in the shade. Wrinkle prevention is an important thing and we know that large brimmed hats can wreak havoc on his fur. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Girl, you crack me up! I think Tabs may have asked for his wide-brimmed hat and oversized sunglasses (to protect his precious visage), but I couldn’t find them. Haha!

  15. Ruchita says:

    Gorgeous! This is a really pretty purple.

    Tab is adorable as usual. Mingus hates the rain to b/c it limits his outdoor time. He’ll just lay on the floor and pout and then I feel bad and give him some treats to try and cheer him up. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Ruchita. I think I’m gonna have to bump this purple up to all time greats status!

      What treats does Mingus like? Tabs is a Turkey Temptations kind of cat. The second he hears the crinkling of the package he goes NUTS.

      • Ruchita says:

        I keep a large bag of Chicken Temptations for both Mingus and Ella. They usually get a treat before bedtime. If Ella’s not fast enough, he’ll eat her serving too. πŸ™‚

  16. Nina says:

    what a pretty, pretty look! you look awesome, Karen! hats suit you very well! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Nina! I still can’t help but think of the ones we wore for band. They were black and had sequins, LOL! We all looked like extras from an MJ video.

      How’s your Thursday going? It’s raining like cats and dogs here today!

      • Nina says:

        lol @ sequins. we do need some in our lives, no? πŸ˜€

        its sunny today, as it has been for forever LOL. the weather has cooled down a bit but other than that rainy day a few wks ago, we havent had any significant rainfall this year. πŸ˜€

  17. Carmela says:

    Love the look on you! I had my eye on this palette when you posted about the collection earlier. In action, it’s even better than I expected. Definitely putting this on the Christmas Wish List for the hubby! πŸ˜‰

    Tabs does look quite unhappy with the weather. Maybe he thinks you’re like Storm from Xmen and can (magically) change the weather as you please. Or he thinks you powerful enough to control the weather like those Greek/Roman gods did. Either way, I’d take it as a compliment. πŸ™‚
    Carmela recently posted … Indulge without the Splurge: 5 October 2011

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carmela,

      Awesome! Tell your hubs that this palette is the perfect stocking stuffer.

      And haha, re: Storm from X-Men! I should put on a costume and a white wig just to mess with Tabs’ mind. πŸ˜‰

      Hope you’re having a great Thursday so far!

  18. Susan says:

    Those colors look so pretty on you! I just found (and purchased) a Clinique duo this weekend called Plum Potion that has a similar purple and grayish taupe. I love that combination for fall…now if I could just find some really great gray boots/booties to wear to work…

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Susan!

      Plum Potion sounds really pretty. Clinique makes some really pretty eyeshadows for everyday wear. They were my gateway eyeshadows! πŸ™‚

      BTW, I’m on the hunt for some gray boots, too. If you find any let me know!

  19. KristyQ says:

    I like the hat, and this combo looks awesome on you πŸ™‚ I’m kinda geeking out on the palette’s design as well…clean, compact, functional and pretty!

  20. Christine says:

    Karen, you look gorgeous (well, more so than usual :P) in that third photo! And Tabs is stunning as usual…

  21. Mariam says:

    That looks amazing on you! And Im loving your hat! Very chic and edgy πŸ˜‰

  22. Very pretty and easy palette! And I think you’re being too hard on TAbs, he looks very content to me πŸ™‚
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  23. Sarah S. says:

    Karen, you look wicked-hawt! My sister has similar coloring to you so she might just get lucky and get this for X-mas!

  24. Millie says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Great hat too.

  25. Lori says:

    1) You look AMAZING in hats!!!!!

    2) I LOVE Tabs’ boots!!!!!

    3 )Your boots are pretty cute, too! πŸ˜‰

  26. Pam says:

    Love the hat on you, and the bottom picture – Wow! you look Fierce & Fabulous!

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