Beautful Holiday Palettes...and the Chocolate one that got away.
I know that some of you remember the ever elusive and uber gorgeous Bobbi Brown Chocolate Eyes Palette from last year. It was the buzz of magazines and the beauty blogging world. I became obsessed with this palette. Buck wild shamedly obsessed. It is gorgeous, no? The colors are neutral and lovely and perfection for a redhead. I searched every mall from Illinois to Texas for this palette to no avail. I am not a competitive person at all, but tell me a beauty or fashion item I want is unavailable and I become a crazed Olympian. The challenge is on. I tried. Lord how I tried for this Chocolate Palette.....but no dice. It was a very limited edition and even now I cannot find any hanging out on E-bay or sitting around on Craigslist. Gone...poof...no more.
I eventually gave up my quest, but the Chocolate Palette was never far from my mind.
Fast forward a year later....
So a couple of weeks ago I was perusing the cosmetic aisles at Target (love Target) and I spied something beautiful, something neutral and soft and very reminiscent of my lovely Bobbi Brown Chocolate Palette--it was the gorgeous Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Perfectly Neutral. Granted, it is not exactly like the Bobbi one, but hey that one is no more.....I need to get over it.
I happen to love this palette. The colors are lovely and perfect for anyone. As I said I picked it up at Target. This one fills the Chocolate Palette void at least a little bit. Be sure to check the Target website out this holiday season. TARGET.COM has tons of stuff that even some of the stores do not carry.
Avon also has a very nice browny/bronzey/neutral palette this holiday season. Avon's is called the Eight in One Eye Palette in Neutral Tones--it is the one on the bottom.
The other Avon eye palettes are nice too. Avon has had a revolution in recent years. Before you go and write Avon off, please note-- It is not your Mother's Avon anymore. Avon has updated and expanded and actually become rather cool. I love the Paradise Greens Palette. It reminds me of summer at the beach. The Water Colors Palette also looks like it could provide a gorgeous smokey eye.
Avon now has the MARK line which is hip and young and fun. All their stuff is great and cool and you should totally check them out here: AVON.COM .
Also for my fragrance loving friends-- Avon collaborated with Christian LaCroix on a lovely new Eau de Parfum called Rouge.
It is a very unique and complex fragrance--nice for Winter. Avon is for sure worth checking out this holiday season.
Have a lovely day!
(photos from bobbibrown.com, MonkeyPosh LLC, and Avon.com)