Caviar and Oyster Palette ($75) for the holidays. Featuring eight eye shadows and a luminescent, glittering skin enhancer, this mirrored palette makes it easy to create plenty of party looks. Taking a cue from the look of something pretty against something edgy, the set includes rich caviar and pearlescent black shades. The standout star of the season, Ballet Sparkle, a shimmer highlighter, is so sheer it can be worn on both eyes and cheeks to shine your face with party lights.
Here is a description of the shades, straight from Bobbi Brown's Web site. Just click on the photo to enlarge it.
I swatched the left side of the palette first. I used a sponge-tipped applicator and applied the shades heavily. I took my photos in full mid-day sun. For each of the eye shadow "drawers," I swatched clockwise starting with the top left. However, I didn't bother with the White Eye Shadow. I couldn't see it on my arm, and I knew that if I couldn't see it, you wouldn't either.
Overall, I think Caviar and Oyster is a gorgeous palette for night life. It's too sparkly to use in the daytime, but I think it provides a stunning festive look for special events. Make sure to layer the sparkly shades over any other eye shadow if you need more color than the sheer shades provide.
I purchased my palette at Neiman Marcus. Nordstrom has it too. If you wish to order at Bobbi Brown's Web site, you'll have to wait until November. Figure that out.
Photo at top courtesy of Bobbi Brown; other photos by Best Things in Beauty