October 11, 2006

Beauty Trend FW06: Brown Shadows

I am sure most of you have figured this out by now if you've been haunting the make-up counters this season.
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Whether it is done so naturally that one can hardly see it (but of course, we still know that it is there), like here in the Chanel and Marc Jacobs runway. .
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. . .or not quite so subtly as on the Dolce & Gabanna and Luella runway, brown is THE eye shadow color of the season. As a result, all the make-up brands have been coming out with brown eye shadow palettes.

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Most noticeably must've been Bobbi Brown's limited edition Chocolate eye palette containing bone, caramel toffee shimmer wash, frappe, champagne truffle shimmer wash, cacao shimmer wash, stone and chocolate. It was positively delicious. I LOVE this palette, because with so many shades of brown from matte to shimmer, it contains all the shades I am going to need this season. You can also use it wet or dry, so imagine all the possibilties! So far, I've used the lighter shades for a casual look in the daytime and the darker shades to achieve the smokey eye for night. Its truly an awesome palette!
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Laura Mercier has also come out with a collection of brown eye shadows in various shades called the Evolution of Colors for the eyes (she has also made one for the lips!). I've tried this palette at the counter and while the texture IS really silky and smooth, I found that there really wasn't much color to be found. And I also dislike the idea of palettes like these where the colors might mix together. But maybe I just tried the wrong range of colors as she has three to choose from.
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For those in Asia, Chanel has also come out with a brilliant limited edition eye shadow palette called Gold Rush. I haven't tried it, but I'm positive the color will go on beautifully and look shiny as all Chanel eye shadows do. Unfortuantely, I believe it has already sold out.
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Another brand that has offered us a range of brown is Paul & Joe, with it's Chocaholic collection. In the collection, there is this very cool face color powder that can be used on the face for contours AND as eye shadows- great bargain! And don't you just LOVE the packaging of their products? Its soooo pretty!

12 Comments:

Anonymous Nadia said...

Out of curiosity,
how did harrods girl get to know barneys girl if two of you are based on different location?

10/12/2006 9:38 AM  
Blogger Shopaholic D said...

good thing i got that bobbi brown chocolate toned lip gloss last week!

:) D

10/12/2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger barb's beauty tips for babes over 60 said...

http://barbs-beauty-tip-for-babes-over-60.blogspot.com/

those bobbi brown chocolate shades are absolutely luscious but use with care if you have deep set eyes. some of the darker shades when used in the crease can make you look ready for Halloween.

10/12/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Nadia: We met in high school and we see each other when we go home for holidays.

Thanks for the tip on deep set eyes. I def need to look out for that!

10/13/2006 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the evolution shades by mercier work really well, but the one pictured isn't the best of the three. go with the darkest brown series. no need to worry about mixing the colors; it won't happen if you use normal e/s brushes. the 'evolution' works out pretty spectacular for a smoky but neutral eye, and the colors are dense enough. check out makeupalley for reviews.

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the chocolate palette looks G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!

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