OMG! Have you heard about the party at Target?! Well, not at Target. It’s more inside Target, down by the cosmetics aisle, right in front of the Sonia Kashuk display.
Just look for the disco ball…packaging for Sonia’s limited edition What Glitters Glows Eye Palette ($15).
If it looks familiar… If it looks familiar (dÃ©jÃ vu!), you may be recalling last year’s Starry Eyes Palette, which also had big pans of shadow like these and came in similar packaging. Oh, and it had the same price ($15).
For this palette, Sonia swapped out the three cool-toned, smooth and pigmented mattes from Starry Eyes with three dynamic, neutral-toned shadows with a fascinating combination of matte/glitter finish.
I can’t believe the gray, black and brown shadows in the bottom row are available at Target, because they seem like higher end department store material to me. They come in a matte base that’s pigmented, yet still soft and easy to blend, and they’re infused with subtle flecks of sophisticated black-tie glitter (as opposed to 1996 rave glitter), which reminds me: did you ever dance with a glow stick at a rave? Yup, good times…
So I think it you like your glitter on the subtle side, like glitter good for understated holiday party looks, the shadows in the bottom row might appeal to you.
Swatches from left: glittery gray, glittery white, glitter gold, shimmery gray, shimmery black and shimmery brown
Now, the shadows in the top row turn the glitter up a notch, but in a weird way. The flecks are supersized, but they’re within sheer bases (which makes me wonder, “what’s the point?”).
They remind me of the Sonia’s Fall 2010’s Brown Eyed Girl Palette, with their oversized glitter flecks in sheer bases. The gray, white and gold here look almost alike on my tan skin, and I think these are shadows that ladies with lighter skin, upon which the subtle differences among the shades will stand out more, might adore.
Even though I’m not in love with the glitters in the top row, I think Sonia did well with this palette. I like having variety when it comes to glitter, and I think the colors in the bottom row could work on a wide range of skin tones.
Now I just need an invitation to a holiday party and enough time to get ready.
AVAILABILITY: At Target and target.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Do you hear that…?
I was driving to the grocery store the other day when I caught this great song (well, I like it) on the radio.
It’s called Dog Days Are Over, by a band named Florence and the Machine. I guess it’s not new, although it’s new to me, and was featured on Glee.
I love how it alternates between mellow and intense, and then just goes absolutely buck wild in the last minute!
What have you been listening to this week? Got any new tunes for me?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,