Holiday makeup lesson with Bobbi Brown Holiday and Chrome Collections

by Sonja on November 17, 2009

Bobbi Brown Education Executive Katrina Rau and SonjaI got a really cool holiday look courtesy of the lovely Bobbi Brown Education Executive Katrina Rau at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. Katrina is so much fun and so talented. I love our makeup dates.

Katrina kept the focus on my eyes with metallic and deep smoky colors from the Holiday and Chrome Collections and the new Extreme Party Mascara, which Bobbi created to mimic the look of false lashes (love!).

She kept the cheeks toned down and gave a subtle pop of color on the lips, using the new Rich Color Gloss, a non-sticky gloss that’s richly pigmented and has the moisturizing, minty feel of a balm (sort of a liquid lipstick). As always, she also shared great expert tips.

A full list of everything Katrina used and more details about the new beauty treats follow the video, which for some reason refuses to show up here the usual way after a gajillion attempts, but it appears to pop up when you roll over or click this link. I have absolutely no idea why it’s working this way. Egads.

Bobbi Brown Holiday Makeup Face Chart

click to see products used

The Holiday Collection

The Holiday Collection is chock full of deals – one of my favorite things about the holidays is all the sweet beauty deals this time of year. The palettes and value sets cost so much less than if you were to buy everything individually. For example, the Earth Metal Palette ($60, with ten shadows and lip colors, and two pro-quality brushes) would cost more than $200 if purchased separately.

My favorite of the bunch is the Goldstone Palette ($40, below), which includes metallic and shimmery cream shadows (see my video post about the new Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow here), a black-brown gel eyeliner, and a dual-ended pro brush. I got a sample of this and find it to be the perfect palette to create a dramatic, golden eye for a festive evening out.

Bobbi Brown Goldstone Palette

I also love the liquid metal look of the three Chrome Eye Shadows ($22 each, Katrina used the silver shade on me). They make serious impact. I hope Bobbi brings out more colors of these. I could totally go for a rich green and a deep blue.

The Chrome Collection

The Chrome Collection breaks out the silvers and grays with some hints of plum. Check out my earlier post to see my review and another look I created with the Chrome Palette shadows and and a sultry new wine shade of lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Chrome PaletteNew Mascara and Gloss

I adore the new Extreme Party Mascara ($22) Katrina used. I can get such impressive length and volume by building up the layers. I think it does a great job mimicking the look of false lashes.

Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara

Anyone who steers clear of Bobbi’s glosses due to their stickiness need steer clear no more. The new Rich Color Gloss ($20) has no sticky feel, provides lots of color, moisture, and has a refreshing, minty feel. It really is pretty much everything you could ask for in a gloss.

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss

By the way, Bobbi has some great online, holiday promos with free shipping, free samples, and free full-size products. Check out our Beauty Resources page for more details and promo codes.

Do Tell

So what do you think of the new holiday offerings? What do you think of the metallics and sparkle? See yourself in these colors for the holidays? Have you already gotten of the holiday treats? Do tell.

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1 CHICSETERA PARIS November 17, 2009 at 9:10 am

Hi, you have no idea! I want to try everything now!!! :-)


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2 DWJ November 17, 2009 at 9:50 am

Am I wrong because I want it all? Sigh…
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3 Tami November 17, 2009 at 10:38 am

lots of fun lip glosses. need to try them again. ;)
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4 kirafashion November 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

cool tips!


5 Melissa November 17, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Did I miss the video somehow? I can’t find it!


6 Sweety P November 17, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Your make-up always looks so flawless! Lovely post!
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7 Sonja November 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm

❤ CHICSETERA PARIS, I totally know what you mean. I freak out a little when the holiday collections arrives, especially the value sets. I figure I’ve gotta buy everything so I can save money. hahaha!
❤ DWJ, I’m right there with ya!
❤ Tami, definitely. I love the new formula!
❤ Melissa, OMG. That’s the second time the video went missing. I just added it again. I hope it doesn’t go missing again!
❤ kira, so glad you found them helpful!
❤ Sweety P, thank you! I’m such a makeup junkie. I’d spend two hours on my makeup every day if I had the time. :)


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