Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Look

Here’s a quick look I did using some of the new shades from Bobbi Brown’s Black Velvet Collection! :) I wish the photos turned out better, because I actually liked how this look worked out in the end! It was this peek of smoky eyes that wasn’t overwhelming but not quite subtle either!

I’m so mad — my favorite foundation, Guerlain Parure Gold, is now too dark for me!  Here’s hoping that #02 matches… love that foundation so much!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base (neutral eyeshadow base), Bobbi Brown Black Berry Eyeshadow (blackened burgundy), Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Eyeshadow (glittery blackened purple), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (highlighter), Bobbi Brown Black Plum Eye Kohl (dark plum), Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara (black)
  • Face: Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation (03), Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (translucent)
  • Cheeks: Rock & Republic Tease Blush (cool pink)
  • Lips: Bobbi Brown Black Chocolate Lip Gloss (sheer burgundy)
  • Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 116 (dense blush brush)

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Black Berry eyeshadow on the lower third of the lid patted horizontally above the upper lash line. Lightly blend Black Velvet eyeshadow across the lid and slightly above the crease with the 239. Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Black Plum on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Tease blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Black Chocolate lipgloss for a complementing lip.

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242 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Look

  1. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    this is so pretty! love the sparkle!

  2. Regina

    This looks is GORGEOUS on you!

  3. Avatar of Stefanie The Beauty Queen from Mars

    Ooh, I LOVE this look! It looks so amazing on you, especially with your dark hair! I got a question: I would like to do this look, too (that is, very intense color up to the crease), but I am NC15 and afraid to look goth when I use black. Do you have a recommendation as to which color I could use instead of black so it looks kind of softer? Thank you!

  4. I love love love this! The colour is so unique (to me anyway!) Beautiful look (obvioooously ;) )

  5. hus

    you look so gorgeous christine! i’m loving it and saving this look to wear during eid. :)

  6. suheda

    ahhwww!! you look so gorgeousss….
    may i have your eyes (A) ??? hihi

  7. Avatar of LU LU

    Christine, I don’t see why you can’t mix the darker and lighter foundations to make your right shade? Don’t give up! :)

  8. dbb

    wow that’s beautiful

  9. Megan

    That look is gorgeous on you!

  10. Lowie

    absolutely stunning. this look is incredible on you!

  11. Hiromi

    so gorgeous! one of the prettiest looks <3

  12. Avatar of katt Kat

    Your eyeshadow + eyes look stunning, this whole look is so pretty.

  13. Maya

    Absolutly stunning!

  14. anon

    Awe, I ADORE this look. I can’t afford the Bobby Brown collection, is there someway to get this with any cheaper (drugstore) eyeshadows?

  15. Rae

    Christine, this look is unbelievably striking and undeniably one of your best! This should be your signature wearable smoky eye for day. I’m going to run out and pick up the Black Velvet, Black Berry, and Black Plum Kohl tomorrow so I can replicate the make-up! ^_~

  16. Jennifer

    Are these still available.

  17. Heather

    Wow this is a really flattering look on you. I especially like the lip gloss

  18. juliana

    i was looking at those precious eyes of yours and just realised that you have leopard eyes…have a closer look :) awesome Christine!!!! kisses from barcelona