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Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Look

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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Gorgeous look! I wasn’t impressed by this collection when I saw the promo photos, but now I like it! The lipgloss isn’t nearly as dark as I thought it would be.

I loooove sparkly shadows like this! I just have such fallout problems with them. Still working on perfect the Stila jewel palette for me. This look is so pretty – smokey, but not overly sultry because the crease doesn’t go too high. Looking forward to your Rock & Republic reviews (I got a blush and a gloss and LOVE them, just wish I’d gotten a couple more now!).

Gorgeous! How do you feel about the Black Berry eyeshadow please? Various swatches make it look really, really dark and tremendously un-berry-like. Ty for any information!

I wonder how the Black Velvet e/s would look layered on top of the Black greasestick from last fall’s Style Black collection. I haven’t used mine since then. I’m willing to experiment again! Very pretty and inspiring eye look. That gloss looks really sheer on you. My lips are naturally dark so I wonder what this would look like on me.

O.M.G STUNNING!!!!!!  Out of all the gorgeous looks you’ve ever done…this might
be my absolute favorite.  ESP ThE EYES!!!!  I MUST get that Black Velvet Shadow!!!

This is such a gorgeous look on you! I absolutely love it, and now I desperately want to get my hands on these colors! So shimmery and pretty! Can you think of any good dupes?

This is gorgeous! I mean, it’s BEYOND!! I love it! Would you say this sparkle shadow is like those Stila ones from a ways back that had that “almost wet shimmer” to them? Because it is out of this world! I love it!

Also, it looks like you have a serious crush on Burberry Trench! No longer BFFs with Femme-Fi?

This is one of my favorite looks on you. Your skin looks flawless and the eye makeup is amazing. Now on to my search for some lower-cost alternatives…

Have you posted your hair routine yet? I want to know the secrets of its shininess.

Stunning! I am amazed at how glittery Black Velvet is! Much fallout?

That gloss is REALLY sheer though – I don’t see any burgundy (or chocolate) at all 🙁 However, it does look wonderful with that deep smoky eye, so it’s all good!

There are so many times that i’ve said that before but this one…is THE BEST look i’ve seen!!!Plum liner and this purple-silver e/s are such a great combination! and the shade on ur lips…it’s soooo good!so good!!

I really love the way you did this look, the eye makeup in particular. I can see myself wearing this! I also notice you’ve been using Burberry Trench a lot as a highlight. I’ve been doing the same thing! This might actually be the first ever eyeshadow that I’ll hit pan on. And yours is officially my favorite Beauty Blog now. Keep up the brilliant work!

Very pretty. I just wanted to also let you now that your website SERIOUSLY helped me tonight. I bought the NARS 3 piece Iconic Orgasm set and the NARS Deluxe 6 piece Fall Color Collection from QVC and your reviews and swatches helped me in making my choices. Now I can’t wait to get it all and play:)

Oh no 🙁 Well, I don’t know anything that’s really like Black Velvet. The closest in texture would be Stila’s glitter shadows that came out a few months ago. The Black Berry color is kind of like MAC Cranberry + Sketch.

I’m so excited to see how the Black Velvet collection turned out on you–and you look FABULOUS!! I love the way you did your eyes and then the paler lips. It’s funny, because when we played around with these in class, the gloss seemed stronger. LOVE it!!! You should be the Black Velvet model!!

I almost bought the two Black Velvet shadows shown here, but ultimately Black Velvet was too black for me. I see from your photos that these are super-sparkly, which wouldn’t have suited me.

Interesting that the gloss is so pale, given the name, but it works well with this sparkly-sooty eye.

I really love this look on you… Kill me, there is no Bobbi Brown in my city or the next, or the next after that, only in the States T-T. Christine, are there any dupes for Black Berry and/or Black Velvet?

Thank you, Ashley! 🙂

Hmm. Black Velvet I can’t think of a dupe for, particularly because the texture is so different. It’s similar to Stila’s Jewel Palette and Urban Decay’s Stardust eyeshadow – but neither has a similar color (and UD’s are all very, very sheer). Black Berry could be duped with maybe MAC Sketch + Cranberry!

I love it!

The first thing that caught me was the lips. I didn’t expect it to be the result of the Black Chocolate lip gloss. It’s such beautiful YLBB (your lips but better :P) Can’t say how it’ll go on my lips.

Gorgeous, Christine! I recently did a similar look, although with the Denim Sparkle (BB) eyeshadow and Guilt by Association from the Style Black collection. Obviously the colours were different, but overall it matches. 🙂
Your hair looks extra shiny and pretty in these pics. 🙂

I love this look! I totally want to buy these shadows now 🙂 One question tho, does Macy’s sell the Sparkle Eyeshadow you used? I look online and didn’t see them.

Your eyeshadow looks are always super pretty in close-ups, but then the looks change completely, when I see the whole face pictures and the eyes sort of disappear. My eyes are just as small as yours, so could you sometimes maybe do looks that make the eyes look bigger and more in proportion to the rest of the face? I’d find them really useful – usually the only tips I read involve lining the inside of the lids with white and I find that that does nothing to my eyes. Thanks! And thanks for a great blog! 🙂

Hey Allegra,

Most of it is lining, which I can’t do on the upper lash line – you can also use brown instead of black, which can sometimes close-up the eye. You could also try using a flesh-colored eyeliner on the waterline, which gives the eyes a brighter, wide appearance.

Don’t line the whole way around your eye if they are small, maybe just don’t on the outer corners if you need some definition. I really don’t think Christine’s eyes are small at all though!

This is a beautiful look! I love the subtle glitter of the new BB eyeshadow. I’m really intrigued by this new collection of hers, not what I’d expect from BB. I do wear a lot of her makeup – foundation, blush, lipstick – but I’ve never loved the eyeshadows compared w/ Stila. I’ll have to try these.

wow! that looks super pretty on you! i love the way bobbi’s new line looks, but id be afraid i couldnt pull it off with out looking garish…especially during the day!

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!

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! ^_~

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

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