Last evening, high above the hustle and bustle of Times Square, Rachel Roy hosted an intimate launch event to celebrate her first Rachel Roy Beauty Palette. In addition to hand-picking the shades and designing the water-colored evil eye that graces the packaging, last night she also took on the role of makeup artist.
As she sipped champagne and applied shadow, I realized that this breathtaking beauty not only has business savvy and serious design skills, she's that phenomenal woman and elusive role model that so many of us need right now. So, instead of telling you about her fabulous Day & Night Eye Shadow Palette, which I talked about in my post last week, I'm going to share the 10ish reasons I adore Rachel Roy.
For the past several weeks you could say I've been slightly obsessed with makeup palettes. I've tested nearly 15 palettes, toted them back and forth to work each day, carried them out on the town, tucked them inside my computer bag, and even let them fall to the very bottom of my very large handbag. Why? Because several of you (you know who you are) challenged me to offer up easy makeup options that would work for busy women and busy moms alike.
As I listened to your beauty challenges, my thoughts went straight to the amazing holiday palettes that are out right now. After weeks of personal research, I think I've found some options that alleviate all of your concerns. You asked for wearable colors and ease - easy application, easy to carry if needed, and even easy to hide from your kids. Without further ado, here are my top palette picks for all of you busy on-the-go beauties.
This morning I joined the talented Bobbi Brown team backstage as they prepped models for the Rachel Roy Spring 2012 Runway Show. Because the collection was based on looks of 'Colonial Vietnam' with a diverse color range, Bobbi opted for gorgeous, natural-looking makeup in shades of rose gold. "Rose gold creates the perfect neutral for any skin tone. It also happens to be both my and Rachel's favorite shade of gold."
Fashion's Night Out at Macy's Herald Square was amazing! I had so much fun meeting Bobbi Brown, seeing Joss Stone perform, and hanging with the crowd of more than 300 people that gathered to watch DJ Samantha Ronson do her thing.