Way to Wear It: Bobbi Brown BlackBerry

Bobbi Brown’s new Black Velvet collection is a mostly uninspiring selection of browns, blacks and a little shimmer. One product really stands out. That’s the BlackBerry eyeshadow:

It’s just beautiful in the pot. Just stunning. Here, take another look:
Now, here’s the rub: NONE of that gorgeous shading ends up on the skin. It’s a black-based burgundy purple. On the skin, it’s really just BLACK:
The shimmer you’re picking up comes courtesy of a flash and other artificial light. 
In natural light, it’s just black.
In order to get the ‘berry’ part of this BlackBerry eyeshadow, you’ll need this:
Makeup For Ever Aqua Cream in #17 (I think. The label is worn off of mine. It’s the berry colored one)
Look at the difference:

You can really see the ‘berry’ in the BlackBerry with a little bit of cream base. It also helps if you ‘pat’ on the color, rather than brush it on. I did an ‘eye’ with it, and failed to see that the other thing you’ll want to be aware of is the fallout:

I neglected to clean up with concealer after application… for the purposes of this demonstration, you’ll just have to forgive me. 
Other colors:
The lightest pink color from the Chanel ENIGMA quad
Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner (lashline)
NYX Purple Eyeliner Pencil (waterline)
YSL Faux Cils Mascara
With the cream, I really like this shadow. It (along with the Black Garnet lipstick) are my favorites from the Bobbi Brown Black Velvet collection. For the record, I am a HUGE fan of Bobbi Brown foundations and bases. In that department, the brand really can’t be touched. But these latest color schemes tend to be a bit pedestrian. This latest collection is a foray into more drama… but the formulation is a bit chalky and requires a lot of patience for application. 
I’m going to keep at it with this BlackBerry. I imagine that with a little imagination and a lot of patience, I can do beautiful things with it. 



  1. Nepenthe says:

    Even though they look very different, that reminds me of Beauty Marked from MAC. Looks stunning in the pan, but without the appropriate bases.. it's just black with a touch of burgundy.Glad you found a way to make it pop though, it looks gorgeous. :]

  2. ShahadaKarim says:

    You're right… it DOES favor Beauty Marked by MAC. Yeah, a little bit of cream really makes a difference.

  3. Amina says:

    oh wow!! Thank you for the suggestions! I love your blog!

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