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 gave away a Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette at Hudson’s Bay to one lucky newsletter subscriber. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment below what their favourite brand is for eyeshadow. Lyndsey from the U.K. told us and we drew her name from all entries.
Bobbi Brown Beauty is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com