Katie Holmes Designs a Palette With Bobbi Brown: 'It's All About the Effortless Chic'

08/02/2013 at 10:48 AM ET

Katie Holmes Bobbi BrownJeff Vespa/Getty

Katie Holmes‘s résumé just keeps getting longer. From TV star to Broadway actress, mom to model to haircare guru, there isn’t much she hasn’t tried.

And now she can add “makeup maven” to that ever-expanding list. For fall, the actress expanded her role as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics to become a collaborator on a compact and a brush set, called The Bobbi & Katie Collection.

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“Our objective was to do something that is very helpful to all women,” Holmes told WWD. “You can put it on in the back of a cab, you can put it on in your bathroom at home, you can put it on in the parking lot at your child’s soccer game. It’s simple, but we like to have special things that make us feel good, and I think that’s what this palette achieves.”

Comprised of eight eyeshadows, two Pot Rouges and a mini eye pencil (the latter of which Brown credited to Holmes and called “genius”), the palette is inspired by an old journal of Holmes’s and by her conversations with Brown. “These are things that will perk you up. And I look to Bobbi for that, because she’s an incredible makeup artist,” she said. “I’m always asking her, ‘What do I do when I’ve slept four hours and I’m going to a meeting? What do I do so I don’t look like I’m exhausted?’”

She might need even more of those tips in the upcoming months. She’s got another Holmes & Yang show coming up at New York Fashion Week and is filming two movies at the moment — not to mention toying with the idea of launching a fragrance. “I’m interested [in perfume],” Holmes said. “We all need a little help in smelling good, especially in the summer in New York City!”

Tell us: Are you excited to check out Holmes’s first foray into makeup? Would you try her perfume?

–Alex Apatoff

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isabelle on

LOL!!! Bobby Brown. At first glance, I’m all “What?? Why does she want to be associated with Whitney Houston’s ex????” Turns out SHE’S a makeup artist!! Shows what I know, LOL!!!

Grammar Police on

“If you want people to buy what you are saleling, it helps to show them or model the products for them.”

Hey “LMAO”….if you want people to take you seriously, it helps to learn how to spell.

Barbara on

I’ve liked Katie ever since Dawson’s Creek. I never understood what she ever saw in Tom Cruise, but to each her own. She got an adorable daughter out of that mess, so it wasn’t a total waste of her time. I would be willing to try these new products because her makeup always looks so good, so she must know a little something about it. And I don’t believe Bobbi Brown would risk her reputation on something or someONE she didn’t believe in.

Kat on

Can she wipe that smirk off her face? Doesn’t look good!

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