January 30th, 2011
Yesterday I stopped into the Sephora in Soho and picked up something that made me excited about makeup again – Toki Doki’s Robbery Palette! Let me back up for a sec. It’s been a minute since I did any makeup posts. The reason is twofold – one, I work at a pretty conservative office so my daily makeup has to be tame, and two, I got a little bored with the products I had. However I’m a sucker for the clever adorableness that is Toki Doki, and this palette just happened to be on sale for the very sweet price of $39 (marked down from $49). If you’re looking to snap one up, do it quickly because a MUA artist there gave me the inside scoop that they’re almost gone. Just wanted to show you all this cool set and a look I did using the products!
The Robbery palette comes in a keepsake tin, with a big magnet to cuten up your fridge or file cabinet. Aw!
Inside there are 3 separate palettes. “Royal Pride” has shades of gold and brown. “Arlecchio” has cool shades of blue and green, and “Rapina” has some dark, smokey shades. Each palette has 4 eyeshadows and a blush.
Here’s the FOTD I created with all the Arlecchino colors, with bold bright eyes and nude cheeks and lips.
I find Soya and Meteo to be the best eyeshadows in this palette. They are pigment-rich with great, vibrant color payoff. (Always use an eyeshadow base for long wear and maximum color payoff.) Ninja Dog is more sheer. Although I don’t think it would be too impactful on its own, here I used it to blend between the Soya and Meteo. Candy Cane is a very shimmery platinum. It’s pretty hard to work with as it has a flaky texture. Even though I only used a dab to highlight my browbones, I ended up with shimmers all over my face. And Momobella, the blush, is lovely and tawny with subtle gold shimmer, and should work on all skin tones.
Non-TKDK products I used: Almay concealer, Physicians Formula color correction pressed face powder, MAC Chartru paint, Rimmel jungle pencil (on waterline), Mary Kay nude lipliner, and a peachy Sephora lip gloss.
Watch this space for more looks using this palette, coming soon!
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Jewelry, art, music… and makeup! For me, these are all natural ways of expressing myself. The face is a canvas waiting to be enhanced, just like a blank sheet of sterling silver or clay. Here you’ll find an archive of my makeup looks and tutorials. For about 2 years I did my best to never repeat the same makeup (!!), so as you can imagine there are quite a few! I’m happy to answer any questions about how I created a look, product recommendations, etc.
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