Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection - The Look, Review & Swatches
It's that time of year again for blings and brights. The combination of sparkly classic eyes and red lips is the essence of Bobbi Brown's Old Hollywood Collection. To show you how it all works together well there's Katie Holmes looking all so glam and amazing!
Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection consists of the Old Hollywood Eye Palette, Old Hollywood lip colour, lip glosses, ink liner, nail polishes and some new shades of the long wear cream shadow stick.
The Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Eye Palette (RM290) is a nine-shade compact ranging from cool and warm shades -glitzy golds, metallic bronze, rich fudges and deep espresso. The classic black mirrored compact with the Bobbi Brown crest of the cover gives it that luxe chic feel. It also comes with a double ended shadow and liner brush. This is a very versatile palette. You can either use it to dress up your look for those coming party days or wear it on your regular days, just mix it up. The golds and metallics are high shimmer, buildable in the sense if you want a more sparkly effect and looks great in the evenings. The mattes are light, but you can create more intensity by layering, even then it gives this beautiful smoky effect.
Top L-R: Ivory, Golden Pink, Guild; Middle L-R: Opal, Fog, Beige; Bottom L-R: Chocolate Bronze, Candlelight Gold, Eclipse
L-R: Ivory, Golden Pink, Guild, Opal, Fog, Beige, Chocolate Bronze, Candlelight Gold, Eclipse
For a more intense look you can use one of the darker matte colours like Fog as a base and apply a layer of a shimmer shade on top. Or use the lighter matte base like Ivory or Beige, line your eyes and smudge the pale gold into the inner corner of your eyes. This gives you that very young wide eyed look. I played around with Fog as my base with Eclipse at the outer corner for slight depth and Gold on the brow bones. If you think that sounds safe well add liner and mascara with a red lippie. It gives you that classic look.
The Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Old Hollywood comes under the rich lip colour range which means it's full on colour, very little room for error, lip brush a must. Old Hollywood is a blue-tone, bright rich cherry red. The formula is light, moisturising and comfortable to wear. I got full coverage with just one swipe. This lasted for about 4-5 hours on me. I have to say though, it really does complete and compliments any look. This retails at RM98.
There are four limited edition nail colours for this collection. They can be worn alone or layered. The Bobbi Brown Nail Polish in Siren Red is a mid-tone cherry red, is perfect the classic Hollywood look. The consistency is smooth making it easy to apply without any streakiness. I achieved an opaque finish in two coats. Despite my fondness of dark nail colours, I have a soft spot for reds and this one compliments my medium skin tone like a dream. This retails at RM65.
Oh and then there's that Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in 24 Karat. I will be reviewing this one in a separate post, coming up next. All I can say is it's gorgeous!
Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection is a Limited Edition collection for Christmas 2013. It is available at all Bobbi Brown outlets nationwide.
*Note: Products courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia.