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Bobbi Brown sure knows how to throw a holiday party. Her latest soirÃ©e features four entertaining colors and two of my favorite things: chocolate and gold.
Today the limited edition $45 Chocolate & Gold Eye Paint Palette, one of two quads in Bobbi’s new Party Collection, took me on a stroll down memory lane that started with this classic house hit…
WARNING: It’s always a good idea to stretch before dancing to this song
Chocolate & Gold happens to be a great dance partner! The shadows, while fabulous on their own, get along great with others and flat-out love to be layered.
Which reminds me — do you remember the moment you realized that you could wear more than one eyeshadow on your lids at a time? Better yet, when you figured out that you could even layer those shades together?
GASP! That’s a moment that changed my makeup world forever.
Flash forward to today. I was just fooling around this morning when I applied the bronzy gold from the Chocolate & Gold Palette (at the top in the pic below) on top of the darker black and gold shadow on the right.
I like how it turned out.
Layering colors is a great way to create some cool effects, like smokey transitions and gradients, and an easy way to upgrade your makeup game. Plus, it’s just good old fashioned fun to smudge colors together, if for no better reason than to see what happens.
Today I ended up with a soft and shimmery brown, black and gold gradient.
Despite the big honkin’ glitter grains in these shadows, the powders remain surprisingly fluffy and, consequently, a bit difficult (for me) to control, so I used a flat, firm eyeshadow brush today to press the powders into my skin.
To mellow out each of the colors, blur them together and smoothly transition from one shade to the next, I blended out the edges between the shades with a fluffy, domed eyeshadow brush.
What a fun quad! — and it would be even more fun at $35. Just make sure you have a couple of brush options on hand to avoid getting glitter all over your cheeks.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bobbi Brown counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
I’m calling the following picture, “Cranky Tabby and Girl with Linebacker Shoulders.”
It’s not exactly my favorite picture of myself (not my best angle, LOL!), but I couldn’t resist posting it because of Tabs’ cranky expression.
At the time I thought he was napping in his cat tower; I had no idea he was right behind me!
Apparently, he just couldn’t accept being out of the shot…
Yup, such is life when you live/work with a cat diva.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you’re having a good Tuesday so far. Did you do anything fun with your makeup today? What are you wearing on your eyes?