In the world, perhaps, there is no person who is at least somewhat interested in cosmetics who has never heard of Bobbi Brown products. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the brand's founding, and this week Bobbie Brown announced that she is leaving the post of creative director. But we are not afraid! The brand itself will continue to successfully exist and delight its customers with new products. Bobby Brown is one of the 100 most famous makeup artists in the world (we talk about them here). Beautyhack recalls Bobby's story, best tips and favorite remedies.
The already legendary Bobby Brown founded the eponymous cosmetics brand in 1991. Prior to this event, she worked as an independent makeup artist for ten years, and the real success brought her makeup Naomi Campbell for the cover of Vogue magazine in 1987. The photographer, by the way, was Patrick Demarchelier on that important shoot for Bobby.
Bobbie had been hatching the idea of creating her own funds for a long time. “For a long time, it has been difficult to find cosmetics that are perfect for any skin. And I myself mixed the products that I had to get the right shade for a natural make-up,”- said Bobby. The texture of the lipsticks should have been odorless, not liquid or dry. And their main task is not to completely change the color of the lips, but only to make them more expressive. The chemist whom Bobby met during one of the filming was able to carry out her idea.
In the 90s, it became incredibly fashionable among stars and it-girls to have lipstick from this brand - the first collection was called Brown Lip Color. It was based on brown: Bobbie suggested 10 nude lipsticks for different skin tones. The entire line immediately found itself on the stands in the large New York department store Bergdorf Goodman.
Bobby recalls: “I was hoping to sell 100 lipsticks in the first month, but all 100 left on the first day!” In the same year, she released the first tone sticks, which also became instantly popular. And in 1995, the Bobbi Brown brand became part of the Estee Lauder Companies cosmetics holding.
Today Bobbi Brown products are sold in over 60 countries around the world. On the occasion of the brand's anniversary, Bobby came to Moscow this summer and threw a big party on the roof of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art called “Be Who You Are”. The guests were able to observe the dress code with the help of Bobbi Brown lipsticks, which were sent out to everyone together with an invitation and were attached to the balloon's rope. And the next day, Bobbie held a public talk for everyone on the 5th floor of TSUM.
Bobbie commented on her decision to leave the company as follows: “My business in the beauty industry turned 25 this year. For me, this is a sign that I need to start a new chapter in life. I am very grateful to those incredible people with whom I had to collaborate and with whom we worked together to create tools. And to the Estee Lauder holding - for becoming my 'second' family and for the opportunities that it gave me."
Bobby's further career decisions are still unknown.
By the way, Bobbie Brown is known for her books - she wrote as many as 8 "guides to action" for health and beauty - these books will be useful to both professional makeup artists and just amateurs. So far only one has been translated into Russian - “Makeup. For beginners and professionals."
We publish the best tips
1) Finding the right concealer is the most important thing in makeup. I begin to apply funds on the face from it, and then I distribute the foundation and powder. You also don't have to carry your entire makeup bag with you to freshen up your makeup. Just two products - an eye cream, and a layer of concealer on top.
2) Your nails should rest from varnishes. I recommend the following method to get rid of yellowness. Mix one tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide with half a tablespoon of baking soda. Spread the paste mixture on each nail with a cotton swab and keep it on the nail plate for at least 5 minutes.
3) If you don't have an eyelash curler, here's my advice. Apply the mascara and, while it has not dried, lift the lashes with your index finger and hold for 10-15 seconds. The effect will be the same!
4) If you wake up with a puffy face, do not rush to get upset and try to fix the situation with all the arsenal of cosmetics that you have. First, make yourself a fresh cucumber and parsley - this drink will make you feel better. On this day, I advise you to avoid light tones in your makeup and do not use shimmery powders.
five). It is best to come to a workout without makeup and even without a moisturizer on your face. But then feel free to apply concealer under the eyes, mascara on the eyelashes and a light gloss on the lips. After exercising, you will have a natural glow that will perfectly complement this makeup.
Most Popular Bobbi Brown Products
Tonal stick Foundation Stick, Bobbi Brown
Weightless - hardly felt on the skin. At the same time, it copes well with minor imperfections and mattes perfectly. The shape of the stick allows you to use it instead of a concealer - it is convenient to work with the skin around the eyes and mask dark circles. Does not dry the skin - it contains extracts of olive and shea butter.
Price: 3 250 rub.
Eyeliner Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown
We are not afraid of this word - it is true "eternal". It is very convenient to draw thin and graphic arrows with a beveled brush, which will withstand all day and all night even without a base. Can be used as an eye shadow - the pigment is easily shaded with your fingers.
Price: 2 040 rub.
Mascara Smokey Eye Mascara, Bobbi Brown
Fell in love with millions of smokey fans - mascara with rich black pigment is perfectly combined with active eye makeup. Gives good volume and separates well. Trust her with your evening look - it does not crumble or spread. Easily removed with micellar water.
Price: 2 670 rub.
Lipstick Lip Color, Bobbi Brown
Creamy semi-matte lipstick is the one that was sold out on the very first day of the brand's sales start. Doesn't lose success after 25 years. Despite the matte undertone, the lips do not dry out - as part of a complex of caring and moisturizing components. The collection of flowers is regularly updated, so now there are 24 of them for every taste and for every skin tone.
Price: 2 200 rubles.
Moisturizing cream for the eye area Hydrating Eye Cream, Bobbi Brown
A good base for any concealer. Aloe vera and witch hazel extract soothes the skin while jojoba seeds and avocado oil moisturize it. After this cream, the toning agents lay down in an even layer and do not roll. It is absorbed in a couple of seconds.
Price: 3 700 rub.
Text: Karina Andreeva