The collection also includes three mini-sized makeup brushes: a dual-ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush, a mini Lip Brush, and mini Face Blender Brush (one of my faves - one can never have too many of these). These brushes come with short handles making them perfect for travel and on-the-go makeup application.
Everything comes perfectly packed in a pinstriped makeup case with a divider to keep them separate.
The pinstriped Tailored Face Palette includes the following colors.
- Navajo Eye Shadow (creamy pinkish white)
- Petal Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (light pink)
- Gray Pearl Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (medium gray)
- Caviar Eye Shadow (blackest brown)
- Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder (light pink bronze)
- Peony Blush (bright pink)
- Soiree Pink Glitter Lip Gloss (pale pink)
- Nude Pink Lip Gloss (neutral pink)
- Pink Bouquet Glitter Lip Gloss (rosy pink)
You won't be able to see Navajo eye shadow at the top of my arm. I could barely see it, no matter how much I applied. It matches my skin perfectly, masking imperfections and redness, but without adding color. It's a perfect base shade. The shimmering pink Petal Shimmer Wash is a baby pink shadow - very pretty, although it may not be my best shade. The two greys in the group, Gray Pearl Shimmer Wash and Caviar, will give you options for accenting or lining your eyes. My personal favorite is Gray Pearl.
The three lip glosses are very light. Soiree Pink Glitter is shown at the top of my arm, Nude Pink in the middle, and Pink Bouquet Glitter at the bottom. Pink Bouquet Glitter is the only one of the three I could wear without lipstick underneath. I really like that lip brush, though!
The cheek shades are both very nice. My favorite is Antigua, which is a gorgeous warm pink bronze shade. It's perfect as a blush on me. I bought it the second Bobbi Brown introduced it. Peony Blush is a bit bright. I have to apply it with a very light hand.
I purchased this collection when it was still in pre-sale at Neiman Marcus at Mazza Galleria. I'm glad to have it. It's one of those handy palettes with brushes that you might want to keep in your desk drawer at the office (you never know when you'll have to freshen your makeup). It will come in handy. It's one of those classics you can always use.
There are instructions for application, should you need them, at neimanmarcus.com. You can purchase the Tailored Collection there or at your favorite Neiman Marcus store.
Photo at top courtesy of Neiman Marcus; other photos by Best Things in Beauty