Black Velvet is "the new black" - shimmering and infused with color. Despite their runway trendiness, the shades have been designed to be wearable. The shadows are easy to blend because they diffuse on the skin. Black Charcoal and Black Chocolate will be perfect for making a smokey eye.
The dark lipsticks and glosses are similarly "decadent." Think luscious dark chocolate-covered pomegranates (which you can buy at Costco, as I do)! Women with chocolate skin have been looking for colors that would be perfect for them. On us pale faces, they will add a dramatic dimension to our look.
I haven't seen the collection yet; these are scanned photos. I am looking forward to its arrival at Nordstrom and on Bobbi Brown's Web site. I plan to attend a very special Bobbi Brown master class at Nordstrom Tysons Corner, and I'm hoping the collection arrives by then. You can attend too! Read on for more details.
The Black Velvet Collection is a set of unique pieces from Bobbi Brown that will help us conjure black and chocolate gems, ready to be adored.
Black Mahogany and Black Cherry Creamy Lip Colors will work as a stain for me when applied lightly and blotted. My friends with dark skin will find them the "it" colors for fall and may want to use them for an everyday look. Add the Sheer Lip Gloss in Black Chocolate, and you will have a deep lip that's wearable no matter what your coloring.
The eye shadows will give us a choice of regular, metallic, and sparkle finishes - shown below. Bobbi Brown's eye shadows are super-wearable. I recently bought the New Denim shade from Bobbi's Denim & Rose Collection. When I first saw it, I was sure it would be too dramatic for me. Not! It's gorgeous.
I am really looking forward to playing with the Black Velvet Collection. I'm hoping that it arrives at Nordstrom at Tysons Corner in time for the master class the Bobbi Brown pros have planned. No matter, the master class will be fun - with or without the latest collection.
Live near Washington, DC?
Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center is accepting appointments for a fabulous Bobbi Brown master class with Tia Hebron, Global Makeup Team Makeup Artist and Education Executive for Bobbi Brown - assisted by the talented Diron Carr and the rest of the Tysons team. The dates are August 20 and 21. There will be three sessions on Friday (11:00 to 1:00, 2:00 to 4:00, and 6:00 to 8:00) and two on Saturday (11:00 to 1:00 and 3:00 to 5:00). I'm going on Saturday. Even this jaded blogger is looking forward to learning something new!
To make a reservation, call (703) 761-1121 extension 1086. There is a charge, but it's fully redeemable in products. You couldn't make a better investment for fall.
Scanned photos scanned courtesy of Bobbi Brown