Bobbi Brown Smoldering Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Smoldering Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Smoldering Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes three eyeshadows and one long-wear eye paint. It features: Ivory (creamy white), Heather Lilac (pink heather), Charcoal (dark grey), and Port (deep plum).

The Long-Wear Eye Paints are new and featured in the three palettes from Bobbi Brown’s Smoky, Sultry, Smoldering Collection. According to Bobbi Brown, they are “high-pigment metallic eyeshadow that can be worn wet or dry.” She recommends “[applying] them with a damp Cream Shadow Brush for a strong, luminous and long-lasting pop of shimmering color that won’t crease.”

Each of the eyeshadows is 0.04 oz. (full-sized are 0.08 oz. for $20.00; 0.10 oz. for $20.00 for metallic eyeshadow), while the Long-Wear Eye Paint is 0.03 oz. (not currently available on its lonesome; but for valuation purposes, we’ll assume 0.08 oz. for $20.00). In this palette, you receive $20.00 worth of regular Eyeshadow, $8 worth of Metallic Eyeshadow, and $7.50 worth of Long-Wear Eye Paint. This totals to $35.50 worth of product. You do also receive a double-ended brush in the palette, which is usable (and one of the better brushes included in palettes)– we’ll say it’s $7 worth–bringing us to $42.50. It’s not a value-packed palette, but I don’t think you’re losing out.

I see a lot of these shades working together, though I really wish Bobbi Brown would vary the lightest shade–Ivory is permanent and too often included in her limited edition palettes. The packaging is sleek and compact, and I love that they have an actual brush applicator included, rather than sponge-tipped ones!  It is a bit basic, with both a matte white and black eyeshadow, so it might not be the best holiday palette to pick up if you have a sizable stash.

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Even More Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Coupons & Sales

It is like Black Friday/Cyber Monday overload in my inbox! Here are several more deals that came through in the past few days! 🙂  You can check out the original Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales post for more deals.

Black Friday Free Haul-iday Tote with any $25 order. Enter Code MYHAUL at checkout.
(Only valid on 11/26!)

  • Bare Escentuals: Spend $50, get $20 off your next purchase of $40 or more (redeemable 12/13 through 12/31) with code MERRY, valid 11/26 through 12/5. Free shipping on any order on 11/29 only with code SHIPFREE. 20% off all purchases with code GETLUV, 12/9 through 12/12.
  • BeautyTicket.com: 30% off everything with code CYBER30, valid 11/29 only.
  • Benefit: Free U.S. shipping with code GLAMSHIP, 11/24 through 11/29. Free international shipping on $85+ orders with code DEALDAY1, 11/25 through 11/29. Get 20% off top rated pics from Annie & Maggie with code FORDPICS, only valid 11/29.
  • Elizabeth Arden: 25% off + free shipping on any order (applies to makeup, skincare, fragrance) from 11/26 through 11/30. With any $65+ purchase, receive a 31-piece black tote ($300 value) with code CYBER65, only valid on 11/29.
  • Eve Pearl: Up to 55% off with code BPCM2010, 11/25 through 11/29. While supplies last.
  • Lancome: 20% off + free shipping with code HOLIDAY20, expires 11/29.
  • Lierac: 30% off all products with code FF2010, 11/29 through 12/3.
  • Macy’s: Friends & Family begins 11/30, through 12/06. 25% off (10% electrics) with code MACYSFF. Cyber Monday specials and free shipping on $75+purchases on 11/28 through 11/29 with code CYBER.
  • Petsmart: (I couldn’t resist–I know we have a ton of pet lovers here!) 50% off all holiday Kong toys, 50% off all Top Paw & Great Choice Dog Sweaters/Coats, 50% off all PetHoliday products, 50% on all dog collars, save $10 + $5.99 shipping on all orders of $60+.
  • Sephora: Free Haul-iday tote with $25+ orders only on 11/26 with code MYHAUL (while supplies last). Free shipping on $25+ orders with code SHIPNOW, 11/27 through 11/29.
  • The Body Shop: 3 for $30 site-wide, 11/25 through 11/26. 2 for $25 Body Butters and Scrubs and 3 for $25 Shower Gels and Lotions, 11/27 through 11/28. 3 for $30 site-wide + free shipping 6PM EST 11/30 through 12/2.
  • YSL: 20% off all orders with code FRIENDS, expires 11/30. Free shipping on $50+ orders.

Free Shipping on all orders over $25 November 27-29. Use code SHIPNOW at checkout.

Urban Decay Scratch Deluxe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Scratch Eyeshadow

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RECOMMENDATION: Excellent quality–ultra smooth texture with rich color pay off–make this something worth putting on the list, if you’re in need of a pink champagne kind of shade.

AVAILABILITY: Sephora

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Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme

Le Metier de Beaute Framboise Creme Lip Creme ($36.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a brilliant shade of radiant ruby red with glimmering white, ruby, and pale gold shimmer. I love this Lip Creme not only for its scarlet hue but for the intense pigmentation in just one swipe. This gloss is absolutely pigmented–even pigmented lips would see much truer-to-color results than the norm.

This is the third time I’ve put the spotlight on Framboise Creme–it continues to be one of my favorite reds and go-to shades for the holidays. The rich formula, high gloss shine, and moisturizing feel always make it a pleasure to wear.

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RECOMMENDATION: Yes and yes! If you love reds, Framboise Creme is definitely worth the indulgence.

AVAILABILITY: Nordstrom

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