Do you remember the last time you wore glitter? Hey now, your answer better not be, “I don’t do glitter.” And did I just see you roll your eyes?
Even if you’ve never been a glitter girl before, or if you have but just haven’t had the time lately to rock it often and well, Bobbi Brown’s new Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette ($45) contends that it doesn’t have to take a lot of time (or shimmer) to sparkle.
The limited edition eyeshadow palette hails from Bobbi’s new holiday collection and comes with glittery powder eyeshadows in shades of pink, silver, ruby and onyx.
Don’t worry too much about going overboard with this particular breed of glitter. Bobbi generally takes a restrained approach to makeup, one that won’t leave you looking like a dancer in a Vegas revue (although, I must say, despite wearing pounds of makeup, those ladies usually look smokin’ hot). You get just enough color and sparkle for brighter eyes with a subtle glow.
You can totally handle it (I will not let you neglect your glam!). This palette embraces the notion that eye makeup doesn’t have to be hard.
To that end, I suggest starting with a primer, and then using the little brush that comes with the kit to buff one of the palette’s shadows onto your lids. Then, mellow out the edges with a finger, curl your lashes, and finish with two coats of mascara. Tada! Easy, breezy glam. And if you have a bit time to spare after that, line with your favorite brown or black liner.
BONUS: These exhibit hardly any glittery fallout, which means not having to spend time cleaning up stray bits o’ sparkle.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bobbi Brown counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (it would be even better for $35 instead)
So, I know that I’m totally late to the party, but I finally got around to listening to Lady Gaga’s latest album, Born This Way, and HELLO! — I love it. I dig the upbeat dance tracks, empowering lyrics and the little nods she makes to different genres (like country and ’80s pop).
Highly recommended for a workout playlist, too (I swear it makes me run faster).
Here’s a version of my favorite song from the CD, You and I, that she performed live on The View… Damn, right?
LOL! I wore that same black and white houndstooth jacket in high school…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,