Give me a palette and I’m happy. Honest, it’s just that simple. I’m currently completely besotted with Bobbi Brown’s Raspberry Palette that gives muted smokey eyes without even trying. Bobbi is famous for her ‘pop’ of blush – ultra bright shades that translate to skin as a healthy, understated flush. The collection of colours in this limited edition of colours is wearable on any skin tones – especially the deep grey, nearly-black-but-not-quite ‘Fog’ shade – a sweep under the eyes and a line across the upper lid close to the lash line just gives lusciously sexy peepers for virtually nil effort. Since every shade matches it’s house mates, there is no danger of going horribly wrong. Bliss.
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I bought a Bobbi Brown colour block palette and was very pleased with the way it went on until someone pointed out that it looked like I had tiny bits of glitter all over my face. When I looked in the mirror I did in fact have a disco ball face. Is this the intended effect or am I just incredibly inept at applying make up?
Hi there – thanks for your comment. No that’s not the desired effect! Personally I stay away from anything with too much shimmer (technical term!!). There isn’t much you can do about that because its down to the fineness of the product – if the shimmer particles aren’t fine enough then unfortunately the sparkly face effect is the result. Look for liquid shimmers instead as they tend to be much more refined in texture. You could make it a multi-tasker though and use it just on your eyelids as a glamorous evening shadow – just add lashings of black mascara and it will look fab. You are allowed to have glittery eyes!