Sonia Kashuk’s Keeping It Cool for the Holidays with the Prepping for the Party Lip & Eye Palette

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sonia kashuk prepping for the party holiday

Lovers of taupe, mauve and gray, let it be a Sonia holiday. The makeup maven’s keeping it cool this year with her new Prepping for the Party Lip & Eye Palette ($19.99), with its six powder shadows and six lip products in cool-toned shades.


I’m really digging the shadows, which pack enough shimmer and pigment to spare — in particular the shimmery grayish pan at the far right of the first row, because it reminds me of Pistol from Urban Decay Naked2, and the shimmery purplish mauve at the far left of the second row, which looks to me like a slightly lighter version of MAC’s Satin Taupe.

sonia kashuk prepping for the party lip eye palette holiday 2011

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Prepping for the Party Lip & Eye Palette, $19.99

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sonia kashuk prepping for the party lip eye palette swatches

sonia kashuk prepping for the party lip eye palette holiday 2011

I like the colors Sonia selected here and appreciate having them all in one place, but I’d be even happier if the cream products lived on a different tier/level. After using the palette a few times, the lippies already have a light dusting of eyeshadow.

PRICE: $19.99
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Target stores and also online

The Kingdom of Palladia

I lucked out while channel surfing a couple of weeks ago and discovered a music network called Palladia. They play recordings of live performances, ala MTV Unplugged, and occasional music videos.

I don’t know if it’s new, but it’s new to me, and I’m officially obsessed with it!

First Pop-up Video returns and now this?? SCORE! 🙂 I’ve been “watching” so much music on TV lately that my butt is starting to wear out the couch.

I’ve caught live performances by Kelly Clarkson (girlfriend’s pipes are no joke!), Carrie Underwood (I love her “I’m an angry woman, and I seek revenge!” songs), Train (amazing!) and Phoneix (good, but not as fluid as I expected).


If you like pop music, I think it’s worth checking out.

My favorite part of the Train performance…

And with that, I say farewell, Friday. Bring on the weekend!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Eesha says:

    You look pretty Karen, as always. 🙂
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  2. Joyce says:

    Maybe you could cover the lipstick/lip gloss part with a piece of paper towel, while you’re using the eyeshadows so that the fallouts don’t get onto the lipstick/lip gloss? =)

    However, I do understand that it can be a hassle.
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  3. Chris25 says:

    Yep, palettes usually include lipsticks I don’t want and will never use anyway. Sigh.

    In other news, guess who has started doing research on African feminism? 🙂 Paper writing time!

  4. Sonya says:

    I’m with you on the layout – I hate getting powders into my lipstick. Your look is gorgeous!
    Sonya recently posted … Nail Polish Hodgepodge – LA Splash, Essence, China Glaze, OCC, Misa, Revlon

  5. Vonvon says:

    Yes, time and again…. Why brands don’t learn not to put lipsticks with powder products? To cut cost? But 20 bucks is not little!
    Vonvon recently posted … Hello Kitty Liberty Collection Haul From Boots – Shopping Day With Princess

  6. Heidi says:

    Love Palladia! Look out for a repeat of one of their 80s Rewind concerts. Great memories!

  7. i love this palette too. That taupe color is my face as well. You look gorge as always!

  8. Nina says:

    well hello thereee cutie! 🙂 you look adorable, as always!

    ps — i am a super secret Train fan. 😀

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