holiday compacts are starting to appear on counters -- and these two are irresistible. bobbi brown's party shimmer brick and lancome's poudre lumiere in golden hat have me gazing lovingly all day.
both compacts are the piece de resistance of exquisite holiday collections. bobbi's party collection is a celebration of old time glitz and glam, sprinkled with a healthy dose of metallics (expect to see more reviews of some of my favorite pieces in this collection in the coming weeks). lancome's golden hat foundation holiday collection is a collaboration with kate winslet to raise awareness and funds for the golden hat foundation, a charity for children with autism. the color collection focuses on kate's signature shades, including several bright lip and nail shades.
even though i love these compacts -- and especially love how they look together -- these are exactly the kind of compacts i have trouble using. i always want them to stay beautiful and untouched, but if you are the sort of person who can bring yourself to let them get disheveled - they both make a perfect highlighting powder or you can use any one of the colors from either compact as a shimmery eyeshadow.
- bobbi brown party shimmer brick - $40 at bobbibrown.com
- lancome poudre lumiere in gold hat - $40 at lancome.com
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