What happens when anime and beauty collide? We get a gorgeously girlie makeup palette, and that's exactly what the collaboration between Shu Uemura and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has delivered. The Heart-Full Pink Parallel Eyes and Cheek Palette ($69) contains a smattering of pretty pink makeup hues. Seven iridescent and satin eye shadows dance around a cheek color, which are perfect for creating a delicate, feminine look. The kit also contains two dual-sided shadow brushes for ultimate flexibility in your makeup application. But what we love most about this palette is the adorable illustrations that decorate the front of the case, bringing us back to our Sunday mornings watching Sailor Moon with a bowl of Cheerios. Who doesn't love some nostalgia with their makeup?
And soon, Bobbi will launch her limited-edition Dress For Success Makeup Collection ($60), for which 100 percent of the proceeds will go straight to the organization. Look for the kit, which will include a variety of flattering eye shadows, a brownish-pink lip color, pink and clear lip glosses, and mascara, exclusively at Macy's.
Here's the thing about makeup palettes: unless all of their colors are neutral and easy to wear, I will probably use them like crazy for a week, then shift back to my normal "no makeup" colors while the palette languishes in the bottom of a drawer. That's why I think Bobbi Brown's pink and gold palette ($45) and I might have a long-term relationship. The six lipstick shades are nothing bold, nothing outrageous — just rosy, flattering hues for everyday. Plus, the brush is full-size, which makes application easier for Miss Clumsypaws here. Win!
For a beauty junkie, there are few things prettier than a palette, and the holiday season always brings some of the most charming examples. This year's crop are as lovely as can be, with ornamentation and colors to match every taste. Ready to see what's palettable for you?
Over the past few weeks, I've been exploring color correction shades of just about every hue you can imagine, from green to yellow to orange to blue and purple to pink. Whew! But what's a girl to do with all this newfound knowledge? Arm yourself with a palette of multitoned corrector shades, of course. Here are a few to get you started so that you can do a little experimenting of your own. Which shades and brands have you found to be the best for your complexion?