Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Collection Plus Nordstrom Tysons Master Class

Very soon, Bobbi Brown's new Black Velvet Collection for Fall and Winter 2010 will make its appearance in a department store near you. Bobbi "goes noir" with this bold new collection. Bobbi's customers have been requesting the smokey eye look they have seen on runways and red carpets. Bobbi created the Black Velvet colors to provide a strong look, but one that's pretty too. Not only will Black Velvet be perfect for women who want a little drama, it will be fabulous for women with dark skin who need a break from pastel pinks and peaches.

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


Eileen said...

The model looks stunning! I wonder which Pot Rouge or blush she is wearing? Her cheeks have just enough warmth to balance the cool tones of the shadows and serve as a beautiful bridge between the eye and lip colors.

I regarded BB's denim collection as a young girl's dream of pink and blue whereas this collection speaks of a woman's sophistication and elegance. Although the eye shadows look like they can be easily duped, the cheek and lip shades set this apart and bring an understated, smoldering warmth to the overall look. Bravo, Bobbi.

Unknown said...

Booo, I'll be out of town!!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Eileen,

Doesn't she? According to the look book, the model is wearing Sand Pink Blush. Very pretty, huh? It also says that for a softer look, one could substitute Desert Rose Blush.

Love your comment!

Charlestongirl said...

Janine, boo is right! It is going to be fun!

Mamavalveeta03 said...

These are beautiful colors and if you play around with them,(and come on!,we're all makeup girls so who wouldn't?)they are wearable on every skin tone. I love the "Black Cherry Creamy Lipcolor" with a bit of BB's "White" lipgloss on top. Gorge!!!

Gail Cooke said...

Summer has been lovely with flowered cottons and calico, but now that chilly weather is almost here it's time for velvet – BLACK VELVET. Remember when velvet was only chic for after five? Now velvet is a trendsetter for morning, noon, and night as long as it's Bobbi Brown's BLACK VELVET COLLECTION.

Ingenious Bobbi has infused black with plum, cherry and maple tones to create shades that have a translucent texture, while still being strong, powerful yet also ultimately wearable from dawn to dusk and beyond.

Two of my favorites are the eye shadows – Black Velvet is a sophisticated glitter. It's light in weight and makes eyes shine due to its infusion of shimmering pearls and fine glitter. For day I prefer Black Chocolate, a silky matte formula made perfect by lining with Kohl Eyeliner in Black.

Lip colors in the BLACK VELVET COLLECTION are rich with vitamins E and C as well as Beeswax. From my lips to yours Black Maple is one of the prettiest shades ever – bold and beautiful.

Find these at www.bobbibrown.com

Semona said...

wow, Black Maple and Black Raspberry
lip colors look amazing.