T he one thing one must know about the Bobbi Brown Fall/Holiday collection is, it is NOT for the faint hearted. And especially one who does not like to use eye make up remover.
The whole collection’s packaging is striking. From the metallic casing for the Shimmer Brick Range and the holiday collection right down to the frosted plastic cubes for the metallic long wearing Cream Eye shadow. The casings are as much a delight to behold as to apply on the eye. I would buy them just for the casings. And if anyway I sound confused and bug eyed, I was and still am. I am in awe with all the ranges and colours. But I will endeavour to give you the gist of it. What Bobbi Brown will be doing is over the next couple of months starting from September is launching the full limited edition Fall /Holiday 2009 collection. Sebastian Tardief, Bobbi Brown ‘s international make up artsist who also did the Halston show to name a few was at hand to demonstrate the launch
But packaging aside, what is this collection like? I find the colours practical even as they dare me to venture into the dark side of smoky smouldering looks. Smouldering has taken on new dimensions with the new palettes. Colours are richer, even as they take on the dark tones of winter.
The first launch will be the Rich Color Gloss for Fall 2009 starting in September 2009.
Yes, they mean it, the gloss have more richer hues like deep red or brown hues with names like merlot, ruby red, pink raspberry, dusty rose, melon, tutu, pink buff and nude of course. This new range, also nourishes and moisturises lip with the newly incorporated technology.
The colours richer and warmer but with chrome finishing will be started off with the Metallic Long Wear Cream Shadow. It is sheer lightweight and just glides on. The finish feel is velvety soft as proclaimed. The colours are chrome patina, brown metal , starry night, black pearl, starry purple, antique gold, goldstone and mercury. These eyecatching eye colours are to be worn on its own or as highlighters you decide. The shine will stay on long after the night or day is over…
Along with this range came Velvet Plum Eye Palette which is meant for day to night and now comes, what did I say about prectical, with a eyeshadow and eyeliner brush. Glitter Balm Lip Palette has a balm infused with pearls and glitters as well as moisturises with the shades like crystal rose, crystal diamond, pink crystal and crystal gold, a practical palette with its own lip brush. But don’t miss the Lip Gloss Trio which is hand picked by Bobbi Brown herself to suit all skin complexions with names like marina pink, pink blossom and cocoa sugar and I am thinking Sayuri…in many disguises if you happen to prefer quicky methods.
Next, their Tube Tint Trio which is meant as a handy but thoughful gift for someone, full size lip tint with SPF 15 again in shades for every skin tone…twilight summer, blossom tint and cherry tint. But check out their luxurius Black Plum Deluxe Brush Collection in a cool patent case, with 8 different types of brushes to turn you into a semi pro make up artist, although to die for would be the Black Plum Deluxe Beauty Trunk. Only for devotees of Bobbi Brown, ultra luxe in three tiers of patent faux leather, it has layers to house all your beauty and make up collection and some favorite accessories at only RM1800!
And for those of us who like individual shades but don’t like cream shadow-the Chrome Eye Shadow is a must have! Liquid metal packed in metal (their signature metal compact), these shades are dress up any outfit for any occasion in silver , gold and pewter , rescue me palettes.
The Goldstone Long Wear palette, features a complete and lasting look in one palette for a dawn to dusk effect! The look is sleek all the way, reminds me of cigarette ads with works like “Keunggulan” with their chrome finish palette. Two long wearing cream shadow in goldstone metallic and mineral dust and a Caviar Ink eye gel, yummy is the word I say.
The Chrome Collection for Holiday 2009 (all in some outstanding chrome finish packaging), extends the Fall range by introducing more essentials like their Extreme Party Mascara. The newly invented formula is- a layer all you want all day- mascara. Lashes will remain separated and soft with no clumping or flaking. And you can keep on adding length and volume. On top of that the tapered two fiber brush grabs even small hard to reach hair. It is enriched with lash conditioners and Vitamins A,C and E. Opthathalmologist and dermatologist tested .
But what is brilliant, despite everything , it is supposed to remove easily with soap and water ( but needs to be tested this part).
The Shimmer Brick this time, which is legendary for Bobbi Brown, now comes in a miniature metal compact. The mini Shimmer Bricks works as blusher or eye color shimmer, in case you are newly introduced. They come in plum, nectar and sandstone.
To add on to the chrome look , Chrome Palette, a fold out which has ten eye colors and 4 lip colors and individual mini lip and mini eye brush. It is something to tuck into your purse so that you look like the life of the party in easy travel size. And for those of you who just prefers a quick lip touch up with a lipstick, Chrome Lips are your answers. Choose any shade of port , chrome or pearl metallic for that look. I am imagining myself toying with all shades and gliding a Chrome lips over to have a different effect with my old lipsticks.
Next, for those with ultra small purse (in more ways than one) but still needs the touch up, just downsize with the Chrome Mini Brush Set for your favorite mini shimmer brick compact (RM180) and Chrome Lips (RM75) and you are all set to party.
This Fall/Holiday 2009 , just won’t be the same…