This week’s exclusive newsletter subscriber giveaway: Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette
In the late 1980s, neon makeup shades were all the rage thanks to the New Romantic music movement led by Cyndi Lauper, Missing Persons and Culture Club. This was makeup inspired by club music and discos. And while it may have been fun for a night out, it wasn’t so easy to pull off during the day. New York makeup artist Bobbi Brown followed this trend carefully and decided to go in the opposite direction creating a handful of brown lipsticks that she started selling out of her home to clients. They became such a hit, she ended up selling them to upscale department stores in New York City. Her neutral palette became hugely popular because it flattered every skin tone. Over the next quarter century she didn’t veer too far from this colour story. She really did perfect browns and beiges in all their variations. The only exception was during her holiday collections when she injected a little shimmer and glam. I think this is one of her best eye palettes: Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette. You’ll find her signature nudes with a pop of indigo and burgundy with a little metallic shimmer. It’s beautiful.
The Giveaway: I’m giving away a Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette at Hudson’s Bay to one lucky newsletter subscriber. To enter, tell me in a blog post comment below what your favourite brand is for eyeshadow. I’ll draw one name at random on January 17th from all those who comment below. (one entry per person) If you have a Twitter name, please include it in your post as it is the fastest way for me to contact winners.
Bobbi Brown Beauty is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com