Metapost: The holidays aren't quite over yet: Shopbop and Sephora team up to launch one sweet palette -- PLUS A CONTEST!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

It took me a long time to accrue a makeup collection I like wearing. There was lots of experimentation and lots of misses before I found eyes, lip and skin items that work for me. (OK, there are still misses sometimes.) When the lovely ladies at Shopbop let me know that they were teaming up with Sephora to create a lip, blush and eye collection built around 5 classic styles I was intrigued. I've long adored Shopbop's lookbooks and Sephora is my beauty supply dealer of choice. I couldn't wait to see what they'd come up with and now the day is here. Shopbop has launched its SEPHORA COLLECTION Palette Color Play 5 in 1 limited-edition palette inspired by Shopbop’s “Faces of Fashion” editorial look book.

Classic prep, updated. London Mod. Jet-Set Bohemian chic.

Shopbop's lookbook takes on classic prep, femme fatale, jet set bohemian, London mod and the lady. I always like how Shopbop shows not only the outfit items but also some other suggestions in the same style. The palette takes its color cues from this lookbook -- so instantly you have some ideas about what clothing colors to pair with the palette or vice versa. It's too bad this is making its debut after Christmas!

The palette has 5 palettes in total. Each sub palette has 10 eye shadows, 2 lip colors and 1 blush to choose from. If you know someone who's just getting into makeup, or someone who asks for makeup advice, this palette is a great solution. At $30, this set is a fraction of what an editor palette would normally cost. (I was quite surprised at the price! When I think Shopbop, I think $$$). Glancing at the palettes I can see combinations that would flatter any skin tone, and ages ranging from 18 to 118.

Not eager to trudge out to Sephora in the snow? I've got you covered. The team over at Shopbop has invited EA readers to enter to win its Faces of Fashion sweepstakes. At stake is a year's supply of Sephora Collection Cosmetics and a $2,500 shopping spree at Shopbop, which is exactly what I need right now!I'm crossing my fingers for someone from the EA community to win!