Okay, so, most of us probably need another eyeshadow palette about as much as RuPaul needs another blonde wig. Perhaps that’s why the marketing mavens at Tokidoki decided to up the ante by adding an alluring treat to each of their three impossibly cute Chromatico Eyeshadow Palettes ($25 each).
Bastardino, Adios and Diamante come with a tiny charm tucked away in the bottom compartment. Aww! They’re like Happy Meals without the calories, but instead of a burger, fries and soda, you get four coordinating shades with vibrant pigmentation.
Clockwise from lower left: Adios, Bastardino, Diamante
When the Tokidoki makeup line launched in Sephora earlier this year, I went a little crazy and picked up a few things, including the Chromatico palette in Bastardino. I’ve been using some of the other products, but the cute palette remained untouched on my dresser for all this time (I couldn’t bring myself to disrupt the pans!).
Lately, however, Sephora’s been heavily pushing the products online (have you seen the Tokidoki Me portal page?), so I pulled my palette down from its perch to finally give it a try.
Bastardino comes with four warm shades in a sassy see-through case with a cutesy cactus/dog hybrid charm. The shades themselves — a matte brown, a frosty pinkish beige, a shimmery taupe with silver glitter and a shimmery kelly green with golden glitter — actually work surprisingly well, blending easily and lasting through the day without creasing, and with minimal fallout from just the two glittery shades. I said “surprising” because I’d begun to assume the Tokidoki makeup line was more about packaging than the makeup itself (luckily, it’s soooooo cute!), but Bastardino’s making me rethink that.
You know how I’m a brush fiend, right? Most of the time I discard the little brushes that come with eyeshadow palettes, but the one that comes with these is great! It’s a tiny little liner brush with a small head, perfect for doing effortless soft, diffused looks (try it with the green shadow = awesome!).
If you, too, have been interested in the Tokidoki makeup line but figured it was little more than cute packaging, schedule some unstructured play time with the Chromatico Palettes if you can. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
The Cat Lady Chronicles: Episode 2,356
At Border’s the other day, I came across this $4 cat book on the clearance table:
I had to get it, of course, and when I showed to El Hub at home, all he could do was roll his eyes.
I don’t know why, but I’ve got major kitten fever right now. I desperately want to get Tabs a little sister, but I’m not sure he’s keen on the idea.
Anywho, how was your day? Didn’t it kinda feel like a Monday?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. New York MBB readers, if you can swing it, this looks pretty cool: Bergdorf Goodman’s hosting a beauty event tomorrow (there was also one today) with a Sex and the City makeup artist at the Le Metier de Beaute counter. It’s a brand exclusive to the store. I’ve been dying to try it ever since Lina from The Beauty Look Book guest blogged about it last year. If you can make it, please let me know how it goes.