I found the second part of Bobbi’s holiday collection: a freestanding display (three eyeshadow palettes and a bunch of red lip stuff) called “Choose Your Glam” — plus the “extra” items (brush sets, train cases). Go back to see the palettes and sets in part 1.
Let’s start with the swatchable goods. Choose Your Glam includes three eyeshadow quads, each containing two “regular” eyeshadows, a metallic eyeshadow, and a baked mineral shadow called a “Long Wear Eye Paint.” Â The LWEPs can be used wet or dry, so I swatched them both ways. Each of these palettes is $45.
First up: the warm and cool palettes (officially named “Sultry” and “Smokey”). Sultry’s Long Wear Eye Paint, Brandy, performed almost the same dry and wet. It’s quite pigmented. Onyx, by contrast, is much inkier and more sparkly when wet.
The third palette is Smoldering (a.k.a. purple). Port was quite satisfactory dry, but I think it’s just a little more purple when wet (wasn’t that a Bon Jovi song?).
There are also two Glitter Liquid Eyeliners ($20). Packaging-wise, these are identical to the Superslick Liquid Liners of MAC’s Feline collection: the top unscrews to let you pull out a wand with a super-fine conical sponge applicator. The formula is more sparkly than MAC’s gold Pure Show (click for swatches) or silver Nocturnal (click for swatches). These are really glitter liners. They’re festive, and they don’t wash off that easily.
Then the lips! I felt funny with seven nearly identical red stripes on my arm. Apparently red lips are THE holiday look! In the “lip colors” (lipsticks), Hollywood Red is cool; Vintage Red (my favorite) is warm. Vixen Red is also cool, but it’s deeper. Â Jewel Red is a Metallic Lip Color, meaning it contains red sparkles.
In the glosses, Hollywood Red is the brighter shade. Â It’s also a warmer red than its lipstick counterpart. Scarlet is a deeper cherry.
The lip liner and glosses are $20; the lipsticks are $22.
As for the brush sets, the Deluxe Mini Brush Set ($125) includes the Face Blender, Eye Sweep, Angled Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, dual-ended Concealer/Blender, and Lip brush — all minis/short-handled. (unrelated: I am wearing Zoya Burke on my nails.)
There’s a second brush set, the Essential Brush Collection. This one costs $250, and the brushes have full-size handles. It may not be available at all retailers though; I spotted it at Neiman Marcus. The Essential Brush Collection includes: the Eye Blender, Blush brush, Bronzer brush, Eye Definer, Angled Eyeshadow, Ultra Fine eyeliner, Eye Sweep brush, and Cream Shadow brush.
There are also two traincases. The first is a soft case, and it’s $115. The top unzips to reveal a pocket for brushes and a detachable bag.
Under that bag is a zippered mesh compartment.
There’s a second traincase, available only at Neiman Marcus. This one is a hard case, and it’s $350.