It’s hard to believe there was a time in my life when the only wardrobe I needed was the fictional one I found nestled between the pages of a C.S. Lewis book.
But then I found makeup.
I soon discovered that lip products, perfumes, powders and palettes opened similar doorways to distant worlds, and it was quite a rush.
In The Chronicles of Narnia books (some of my faves!), that doorway is an old wooden wardrobe. With Bobbi Brown’s new Eye Wardrobe palette, it’s a small rectangular box.
When I pop open this palette, I think, “Ah, the looks I’ll do… The places I’ll go!”
The new limited edition travel exclusive (price TBA, but based on Bobbi’s other eye palettes, expect around $45) contains six mostly cool-toned powder shadows in White (a sheer white matte), Star (sheer glittery beige), Iced Blue (a metallic pale blue), Opal (a pearly off white), Lavender (a metallic pale purple) and Black Cocoa (a shimmery blackish brown with golden glitter), as well as four tiny tools — miniature versions of Bobbi’s eyeshadow, angle, smudge and liner brushes.
I’m not often impressed by travel brushes, but the four here have been surprisingly useful, even with their itty-bitty brush heads. The soft bristles deposit a considerable amount of color and make quick work of blending.
The whole kit should be great for jet-setters looking to lighten their makeup load, or for anyone just trying to streamline.
Swatches from the left: White, Star, Iced Blue, Opal, Lavender and Black Cocoa
Wearing Lavender, Opal and Black Cocoa
Because it’s limited edition, and also a travel exclusive, the palette can be a little tough to track down, but that might appeal to hard-core Bobbi fans thrilled by the idea of hunting for a hard-to-find palette.
PRICE: Price TBA, but based on Bobbi’s other eye palettes, expect around $45
AVAILABILITY: Available now at select airports and duty-free stores worldwide
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
And speaking of books…
I just finished another book on my (err, El Hub’s!) Kindle, The Long Way Home, by Karen McQuestion, which I picked because it got pretty good reviews and was free for Amazon Prime members.
In it, four women take a spur-of-the-moment road trip across the U.S. They start out as strangers brought together by an unusual circumstance but become friends along the way.
The story has it all! — action (NOTE: some senior citizens pack guns in their purses), mystical moments (one of the gals has psychic abilities and can commune with the dead) and humor.
Sure, I think it’s a little predictable at times (Lifetime movies come to mind), but it’s an easy, quick chick-lit read, if you’re into that kind of thing (I am!). Perfect for when you don’t want to think/work too hard, like maybe on a long plane ride or to spend a day at the beach.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,