I don’t think there’s anything in the world that conjures up the images of Hollywood in its heyday more than strong red lipstick and a neutral, defined eye. There was a reason why this was so. Old movies and photographs were taken in black and white, and colour photography wasn’t as high definition then as it is now, so and strong, bold colours show off contrasts better. Then again, maybe people valued elegance and glamour more back in the day.
There was a charm about old Hollywood that I think has been much eroded in modern times. Movie stars seemed more like stars – glittery, golden, glamorous, elegant, untouchable. I think this is what Bobbi Brown envisaged in the Old Hollywood collection released for Christmas 2013.
These are some of the items in the collection and I think you can already see how it all ties in with the festive season. The touches of elegant red on lips, the golden glitter infusing the eyes, nails and lips and an easy elegance in the sleek lines of the packaging.
Performance of products aside, this is quite a visual feast for the eyes and fitting to its theme. You may already have seen this around or even picked up an item or two from the collection so let me know what you think of it while I run it down quickly for you. Get a coffee, we have lots to get through 🙂