Reviewed 18 April 2011
If you’re in the mood for softcore glamour photo shoots and videos, Black Label Skin
was designed with your tastes in mind. Launched in 2010 by photographer Michael Anthony,
the site features his glamour photography of some of the most beautiful models around.
This isn’t amateur stuff, it’s high-end stunning beauty photography at its finest.
Many of the shoots take place in gorgeous outdoor settings, poolside, and that means
plenty of sexy bikinis, oiled up boobs, see through tops and other assorted delights.
There are a few porn stars mixed into the batch too, such as Capri Cavalli and Jordan
Kingsley but most are glamour models that will be new to you.
This site describes itself as “your top resource for sophisticated, high-quality
erotic entertainment” Michael Anthony emphasizes that it’s NOT “lifestyles of the
rich and famous”, but more of an overall experience that includes links to fashion,
interviews modern art, wine and spirits, technology, automobiles and travel. So,
if you’re in the market for something more than the usual photo/video destination,
want to jumpstart your mind and not just… um… well, your nether regions lol… Black
Label Skin may well be what you’re looking for.
When you arrive at the home page, the layout and tone immediately communicates
the high-end feeling of artistic nude photography. The titles of the photo sets,
such as “Feathers and Silk”, “Sinfully Spectacular”, “Pretty Kitty Striptease” “Platinum
and Pink, and “Saturday Centerfold” give you an idea of what to expect here - lots
of leg, curves, stockings, tease, and perfection in the art of showing off the female
form. And wow, there’s some gorgeous babes here… pin-up eye candy abounds in all
directions (if you’re a boob man, you’ll luv this place!).
It’s fairly easy to find your way around here once you start clicking on links and
exploring the territory. The main top navigation bar includes Browse Models, Browse
Members, Photos, Videos and About. The “About” page introduces Michael Anthony,
and he shares his background and goals for Black Label Skin. One of the site elements
that is cool, is that it’s a community resource for members to get involved, put
up their own profiles, upload their photos, etc. Since launching in 2010, this portion
of Black Label hasn’t been utilized too much which is a shame because if nothing
else, it would be an awesome opportunity for members to network and develop personal
or professional ties, sharing interests and expanding their personal horizons. Hopefully
in the future that portion of the site will heat up.
I was happy to see that unlike some glamour photographic sites, Black Label Skin
also has videos. So, you get the best of both worlds. As you might expect from a
site of this sort, the photos are top quality and exclusive. I checked out “Platinum
and Pink” featuring a blond bombshell named Mariya. She poses by a luxurious pool
in a gossamer pink coverup which she removes down to her white thong panties and
then down to bare skin for lots of posing and romping in the pool. A nice feature
of the photos is that each one includes an original erotic story to amplify the sexy
impact of the pic in your imagination. The story accompanying Platinum and Pink is
quite well written and is just a bit hardcore… nothing super kinky but not too soft,
either. I always dig sites that combine written erotica along with the visuals. That’s
always a plus factor in my opinion and enhances an adult or porn site to give you
that added value for your time spent there.
The photo galleries contain an average of around 50-60 pics, available in slideshow
and zip file. You can download the photo, save it to favorites, or send a private
message to the model. Photo sizes range in size, the average being around 797x1200.
An “Activity Board” shows that model’s latest updates, when she’s added a new photo
album for your viewing pleasure.
The videos at Black Label, as with the photos, are beautiful professionally shot,
glamour style, each running about 7-10 minutes. Click on “Videos” and you’ll be into
the first page of vids. You can mouse over a scene that interests you and get a few
teaser shots to see if it’s something you want to check out more. I took a look at
“hot blonde cools off in the pool” with Jenny McClain. Jenny’s a gorgeous chick with
a beautiful face and of course a body to die for. Elegant, stylish, and just the
ticket for a hot summer evening if you want to escape and just WATCH a lovely babe
do a slow tease just for you. Running time: 5:45. Included are links to all her other
videos. Jenny‘s video also “cums“ with a hot erotic little story.
Videos can be viewed in streaming or downloaded in WMV, MP4 or MOV. Click on “photos”
to see Jenny’s galleries. For this video, “Wet and Wild” is where you’ll find the
still shots. Click on “profile” to see the model profile, stats and background info.
For a chance of pace, there’s a few videos at Black Label that turn the heat up
a notch. “Blonde masturbates with pool cue” featuring Nichole Heiress was damn fine.
Running time is 6:38 worth of somewhat fetishy high-end fashionista porn. So, I was
happy to see a glam site like this with a mix of elements. Her shoot also includes
a rather detailed foot fetish erotica story.
Other videos include such titles as “Sultry Backyard Striptease”, “Garter Belt Seductress”,
and “Blonde Gets Ready To Skinny Dip”. The art of the slow tease is what it’s all
about. Is it just my imagination or are there a lot of blondes at Black Label? Actually,
there’s a fairly good ratio of blondes to brunettes, but I think the blondes are
somewhat more numerous, so if you’re a lover of all things blonde (and boobylicious!)
keep that in mind!
The site updates frequently, generally every 3-4 days you’ll find fresh photo or
video content. Each model uploads or updates whenever she has new material, so there’s
a fairly continuous flow being added.
An excellent FAQ page and Support link insures that you’ll be well taken care of
at Black Label and find the user experience a good one.
For now, the “erotic social network” aspect of the site hasn‘t been very active.
Members have yet to get too involved with uploading their own pictures, videos, or
joining the various special interest groups related to art, wine, travel, etc. The
interviews at this site, particularly, are quite interesting and are a fabulous showcase
for artists, writers, and photographers to let supporters and fans know what they’re
doing. So, don’t pass up an opportunity to check this out. If you’re only here for
the great photos and videos of Michael Anthony, that’s all good, but also please
do be aware that there really is some excellent content here in addition which deserves
As glamour sites go, Black Label Skin is very good and I applaud their effort at
being interactive and encouraging a community of like-minded members who not only
appreciate gorgeous women but the finer things in life as well! Um… actually, gorgeous
women in skin tight bikinis, oiled up and stripping poolside, are a big big part
of the finer things in life… I’m sure you agree!
The most popular membership option is the 30 day recurring deal priced up at $29.94.
However the best value option is the 90 days non recurring join which works out at
$79.91 (the equivalent of £26.64 per month).