The Palette System from Bobbi Brown.

No one does a palette quite like Bobbi Brown. Her Burnt Sugar Metallics palette is certainly getting a lot of use from me, and I am looking forward to playing with more of them by personalizing my own palette system.


Customizing is simple. You pick an eye, lip, and cheek palette, and add that to your little palette system holder, and you are finished.

Here at the palettes you can select for your own kit.
Eye Palettes
Neutral Eye Shadow Palette with Ivory Eye Shadow, Cement Eye Shadow, Slate Eye Shadow, and Mahogany Eye Shadow. $40
Dark Eye Shadow Palette with Cognac Metallic Shadow, Cashmere, Bone, and Rich Brown Eye Shadows. $40
Lip Palettes
Lipstick Palette
with Mauve and Kir Lip Shimmers, Slopes Lip Color, and Cranberry Lip Sheer. $40
Lipgloss Palette with Naked and Rum Lip Glosses and Penny and Posey Shimmer Lip Glosses. $40
Blush Palette
Blush Palette
with Bobbi's most popular blushes in Pale Pink and Tawny. $35
The Palette System Holder
This pretty pink case is perfect for holding you palettes plus comes complete with a mini Black Everything Mascara and three mini brushes: Blush, Eye Shadow, and Eye Liner. $55

I just wish they had one complete price for the whole palette system, but I am thinking that someone might choose both lip palettes or something, so they left the products priced individually for that reason.

The Palette System is exclusively available at


Must Have for Tired Eyes: Smashbox Photo Op.

Sometimes I need more than just concealer under my eyes, and sometimes for me means most of the time, unfortunately. I am fortunate, however, to have found my saving grace: Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener.


Photo Op is a creamy peach-tinted iridescent makeup that is applied with a brush. It really perks up the undereye area making it look lighter, brighter, and over-all fresh. Just a few dabs under the eye does the trick, and it even works well on the inside corners of the eyes.

Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener  sells for $18 at and Sephora. This is definitely a must-have for any of us early-risers.



A New Cream Blush to Lust Over - Lancome Color Design Blush.

To be quite honest, I have yet to jump on the cream blush bandwagon. I have always had a problem with both proper placement and blending. Well folks, things have changed and I think I am addicted. Why? Lancôme has designed a perfectly creamy, easily blendable cream blushes.

Lancôme's Color Design Blush is a new blush, that blends on smooth as silk - almost as if rubbing a silk cloth over your cheek. And I am being serious. I really love the way this blush feels and looks.


Color Design Blush comes in 3 finishes and 7 beautiful shades.

  • Creme Couture
  • Model Mocha
  • Petticoat Pink
  • Pret a Plum
  • Chic Cassis
  • Freeze Frame
  • Retro Rouge

I think I even found my perfect look. I use Creme Couture, which is a sheer, and layer Freeze Frame, which has a very sheer shimmer over it. The end result is beautiful I can't believe how much fun I am having with this.

Each Color Design Blush retails for $26 and is available at your Lancôme counter or Lancô