Thursday, November 23, 2006

I love fun Holiday makeup!

I am a total girlie girl and I love love love makeup,(and shoes, and clothes and perfume, etc) and I love that during the holiday season the cosmetic companies break out the big guns in the way of gorgeous, eyecatching holiday makeup. This season there seems to be a bumper crop of beautiful things. Here are some favorites I have picked up recently.
Bourjois Paris always delivers fun and whimsical themes to their seasonal makeup lines. This season they have a Parisian Circus kind of theme going. This palette is called Astonishing Acrobat . The Big Top Beauty With the Breathtaking Eyes! The 3 eye colors are perfect for holiday parties. There is a silver shadow, a light shimmery pink shadow and a dark blue shadow with just a hint of sparkle. The dark blue would make a beautiful smokey look. I purchased this beauty at Sephora ( . I took a closer picture of the tin the shadows come in just because I think it is so cute!
When I first saw this gorgeous Chanel eye shadow palette (50 Marbres Tendres) I had to have it. It took a little searching, but I was finally able to make it mine. They look like watercolor to me. The shadow on the bottom right looks like the earth from space. I am not sure if I can ever bring myself to use it or not because it is just so pretty. I found this at Bergdorf Goodman. (
This is the beautiful Cle de Peau Eye Color Quad in #9. Gorgeous colors for a redhead. I love the bronze and purple colors, with the shimmery color in the upper corner. I purchased this at Saks. (

Last, but not least is the gorgeous City Chick Smokey Eye Kit by the beautiful and talented Mally Roncal. The one pictured is called Central Park. Mally made 6 different collections so that everyone could find colors for them and so women would not be afraid of the smokey eye. Each palette comes with a complimenting eye liner.

The other kit choices are:

Brownstone- with taupes, browns and a lovely mauve.

Midtown Merlot- with beiges, and plummy wine colors.

Nolita Navy- with 2 shimmery beige colors, a bright blue and a navy blue.

Plum Chelsea- golden browns and gorgeous plum/purple colors.

Skyscraper- comes with a brown and 3 shades of gray--light shimmery/silvery gray, medium tone gray and an almost black shade of gray.

I got my palette at Henri Bendel, but you can also find the whole Mally line at .

Have a beautiful day!

(Photos property of MonkeyPosh)


Blogger Swirl Girl said...

Me Me Me!! I want new makeup (hand waving in air). Love those pictures and I am all of a sudden very motivated to get out of my jammies & fix my face. I wish I had cute goodies like the ones in your pictures. I need Application 101 so I can learn some new techniques & color skills. ha ha. So, when you are in the neighborhood, drop on by with your goods and help a sister out.

10:28 AM  
Blogger TessaJ said...

Oh, they're all so adorable. I love the pictures, especially the first one!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

I love the Cle de Peau...beautiful! I'll be in Chicago in 2 weeks and will put that on my (long) shopping list!

I am a total girly girl as well and can't wait to do some serious shopping in your windy city! I just hope it's not too cold! I am giddy with excitement!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Nicky said...

looking at those makes me want to buy myself some Christmas presents! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

1:48 PM  

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