Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Collection - My Selections Swatched

Only 10 days ago, I gave you a preview of Bobbi Brown's new Black Velvet Collection for Fall and Winter 2010. Ladies, it's in the stores, and it's fabulous!

Today, I shopped at lunch with the beautiful Rachel Lagman, Bobbi Brown Product Specialist, at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie. She helped me select the best shades for my pale skin and blonde hair. When I got home, I learned that Nordstrom Tysons Corner also has the collection. That means it's at a store near you. Bobbi has covered all the angles with this collection - there are shades (and looks) for every skin tone and every preference, from everyday color to nighttime drama.

There were two Metallic Lip Colors ($22) on display: Black Garnet and Black Maple. I selected Black Garnet, which is shown at the top of my arm photo to the right. Black Maple is very brown and better suited, I think, to someone with darker skin. There were also two Creamy Lip Colors ($22). My choice between Black Mahogany and Black Cherry was Black Cherry. Black Cherry is shown in the middle of my photo. Then there is a drop-dead gorgeous Sheer Color Gloss ($20) in Black Chocolate that is surprisingly sheer and light on my skin. It looks darker in the tube. I love it! Just "take in" this photo. All three lip colors are gorgeous!

Neiman Marcus did not have all of the new eye shadows in stock yet, but they did have one that caught my eye instantly: Black Cocoa Metallic Eye Shadow ($20). Don't let the name fool you. It's brown - a beautiful brown (and shown at left under clouds and below in sun). To go with it, I selected the brown-toned new Kohl Eye Liner ($20) in Black Chocolate. The Kohl Eye Liner is also available in Black Plum (a dark plum, so trendy for fall and modeled by Rachel today) and Black.

There were three shadows I didn't see today. I'm hoping they will be available at Nordstrom this weekend. I'm going to a Bobbi Brown Master Class at Tysons Corner Center (you can too!), led by Tia Hebron, Bobbi's Global Makeup Team Artist and Education Executive. I suspect I'll purchase more from this extraordinary collection - and possibly hoard Black Garnet Metallic Lip Color.

What do you think?

P.S. I bought one of the new Hydrating Skincare items too. I'll tell you about it later.

Update 8/21: Tea Hebron from Bobbi Brown did my eyes today with the new Black Velvet colors. I'll show you tomorrow. She made me "dramatic"! Very cool.

Update 8/28: You can see and purchase the whole collection now at Bobbi Brown's Web site.

Top photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown


Eileen said...

Wow! What a deep, dark, sophisticated collection! Colors like those were made to smolder. I keep thinking that I've got everything I could possibly want for autumn and then I see a collection like this and I find there are a few more things I'd like to get :-) Looks like I'll be headed to Nordstrom tomorrow.

Charlestongirl said...

Eileen, call and make sure it has arrived at your Nordstrom. It just arrived at the DC stores in the last two days.

The fall collections this year may bankrupt me. :) I'm going to be wearing them for years!