Almost a teaser since I purchased so many Bobbi Brown palettes and sets for Holiday 2010 at Nordstrom Tysons Corner this weekend, here's just one of the pretty eye shadow palettes. I'll be wearing, swatching, and sharing all week!
The Crystal Eye Palette ($45) contains four festive eye shadow shades: Amethyst Metallic, Diamond Shimmer Wash, Star Sparkle, and Peacock Metallic. All shimmer for the holidays. The black palette has that gorgeous Bobbi Brown medallion logo on it, and it comes with a handy brush. I love that about Bobbi Brown; there are usually useful little brushes in her compacts.
All four of these shades are in Bobbi Brown's Eye Couture Palette, exclusive to Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Was I crazy to buy them again? I don't think so (but then crazy can't judge crazy). I can't get enough of Diamond Shimmer Wash and Star Sparkle! You may remember that Sarah Lavache started my look with Star Sparkle when she did my Bobbi Brown makeover in September, and I fell in love with the shade then. I had been sure it was too light, too sparkly for me. Sarah shook me out of my comfort zone, with very pleasing results. This palette won't produce a day look for me, but why can't we shine judiciously at night?
The photo at right shows the shades in the palette left to right applied top to bottom on my arm. I applied each shade with a sponge-tipped applicator, and the photo was taken in full mid-day sun.
The amethyst isn't an obvious shade choice for me. I have tried it, though, and it looks great close to my lashes. There isn't enough red in it to make me look like an albino bunny. It's a brilliant selection when paired with the peacock shade. The combination of the plum and the intense turquoise is stunning. Artsy, but stunning!
Please come back every day. Rather than throw all of the Bobbi Brown Holiday 2010 goodies up on the blog at one time, I will be parceling them out all week - along with Sisley's new holiday colors, Chantecaille and Tarte, and skin care. I have a lot to tell you!
Nordstrom has the Bobbi Brown Holiday 2010 items (many of them, but not all - there are gift sets still to arrive) in stock. The other stores and the Bobbi Brown Web site should follow soon. At one tony store, they told me excitedly that they would have Bobbi's holiday items soon. The sales associates were crestfallen when I told them I had already purchased a bundle - not so much at losing one sale, but at the idea of losing a lot of sales to the "first kid on the block."
If you can't wait either, give my friends at Nordstrom Tysons Corner a call at (703) 761-1121. They would love to help you.
Photos by BTiB