All About Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Bobbi Brown launched a makeup empire nearly 15 years ago with a small selection of lipsticks. Her innovative view of makeup and her positive outlook spawned a revolution and a new outlook to promote a woman's natural beauty.

Makeup should not be used to look like someone else. It should only be used to enhance your natural beauty and to increase confidence in your unique look. Makeup guru Bobbi Brown captures this concept best. Brown offers a beautiful line of natural makeup and is an inspiration to women around the world with her positive self-image and dedication to philanthropy. Brown's cosmetics, now a subsidiary of Estee Lauder, can be purchased at upscale department stores around the world.

Brown is also a renowned author of three best selling books titled Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Beauty Resource, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need to Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy and Awesome and Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution: A Guide to a Lifetime of Beauty. All three reached New York Times Best Seller List status.

Bobbi Brown Background

Brown began her makeup career while attending Emerson College. She studied theatrical makeup and worked as a professional makeup artist in New York after completing her studies. Brown quickly noticed the lack of colors available to consumers that would flatter women in a natural way. Most shades were either too bright or only flattered one complexion. The bold style of the eighties also impacted the uncomplimentary colors that filled department stores.

To capitalize on the void of natural looking makeup, Brown launched her own line in the early 90's, consisting only of a few natural lipsticks packaged together. Consumers could mix and match the shades to create a natural and professional effect for day or a more dramatic effect for evening or for special occasions. The line quickly caught on with women everywhere, as they began to realize that the secret to makeup is to enhance your natural self, and not to emulate someone else.

Brown's Collection

Brown's background in makeup artistry also peaked her interest to educate women on the concept of natural makeup. Brown focuses mainly on skincare and the importance of choosing the correct foundation/powder shade. Because each woman's skin tone is a little bit different, it can be virtually impossible to find a foundation to perfectly match. One unique factor of all Bobbi Brown foundations and powders is the yellow base. Most women, no matter what their descent, have yellow-based skin. This type of foundation accentuates the natural hue of the skin, providing a smooth and even color as opposed to the unnatural pink or orange glow generally attained from other foundations on the market.

Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes are available in natural hues to compliment all skin tones. Brown focuses on neutral palettes rather than trendy colors so customers can continue to use the same shades season after season. Brown also focuses on the simplicity of makeup, by promoting several different application techniques for one product. For example, customers purchasing a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow can apply a light sweep over the eye to create a wearable daytime effect and then apply a heavier sweep in the crease of the eyelid for a dramatic evening look.

Bobbi Brown's makeup brush collection is also worthy of purchase to achieve the most of her makeup. The brushes are the exact brushes she uses when doing makeup for celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Cindy Crawford. These brushes make it easier to follow the tips and techniques offered by Brown. The brushes help to create the natural every day look as well as an evening look with more dramatic color and highlighting.

Bobbi Brown in the Community

Brown is also no stranger to reaching out to the community. She is a partner in the Dress for Success Campaign, which offers underprivileged women career advice and new clothing for interviews. Several Brown consultants volunteer one on one makeup advice to each woman to help enhance her professional look. Brown also volunteers at Jane Addams Vocational High School in the Bronx by teaching seminars to the students in the cosmetology and LYFE Center program. She also donates supplies such as makeup and books.

Bobbi Brown makeup can be purchased at most major department stores worldwide. Her books are available in your local bookstore and her makeup tips can be found in many women's magazines such as Prevention and Allure.

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