go ahead and forward this post to the man in your life. i promise he’s not done shopping for you yet.
guys: while i know the prospect of approaching the cosmetics counter a week before christmas is frightening, bobbi brown is as foolproof as it gets. they do the most amazing job of packaging wearable, neutral shades that really will work on most every person i know. (translation: i’m eliminating the part of the shopping process in which you stand around trying to figure out whether that particular shade of pink will make your significant other look like a supermodel or a hospital patient in liver failure.)
yes, it’s hard to go wrong with these little sets from bobbi brown. i’m a sucker for packaging, and these chrome compacts are as chic as can be. while i’m not a lip gloss person, i know i’m in the minority on that count…many a lid flipped when i showed this glitter lip balm set around among my friends. personally, i’ve been wedded to the velvet plum eye palette since it arrived. i’m pretty low-maintenance on the cosmetic front (the facial care is another matter), and this set just sort of handles all of my eye needs. base color, highlighter, accent shadow and even a liner shade – done! i don’t even have to think about the eye stuff any more, which is sort of a relief.
either of these sets will make the girl in your life exceedingly happy on christmas morning. you should be able to track these down at just about any bobbi brown counter, which you’ll find at most department stores (ie, nordstrom, barneys, bloomingdales…you get the idea). at $40 each, they’re great stocking stuffer material…and i know you haven’t even started buying her stocking stuffers yet.
(girls, if these don’t show up under your tree, go out the day after and buy them anyway. they’re that good.)