It is confirmed: world-renowned internationally, Chicago-born celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown exits her namesake brand, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Established in 1991, the cult brand has been a staple favorite to every makeup and beauty lovers, and the whole makeup and beauty industry. With the line that started with 10 different shades of lipsticks, the brand has grown into a $1 billion cosmetic empire with products sold to 70 countries in the span of 25 years. Her exit was announced last year.
Bobbi Brown’s revolutionized the “natural” and “less is more” signature since the early nineties.
Few informative facts about Bobbi Brown and her cosmetic empire:
- Her signature makeup look was clean, natural, and moderate, which was a contrast to the bright colors used at the time.
- Started as a theatre makeup artist with a degree in theatrical makeup from Boston.
- Bobbi started her business at home.
- The Duchess of Cambridge is known to have used Bobbi’s products on her 2011 wedding day.
- Her Bobbi Brown Cosmetics line started in 1991 with 10 lipsticks was launched at Bergdof Goodman, New York City. It was a success that she sold 100 lipsticks, which made her extend her line.
- Bobbi Brown has written 8 best-selling makeup and beauty books.
- In 1995, acquired by Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Bobbi Brown Cosmetics sells a full range of make-up, fragrances and skincare products.
- Her exit on her own brand has taken place this year, 2017.
- She is the “Beauty and lifestyle” contributor of Health magazine.
- Bobbi’s celebrity clientele are Kate Upton, Katie Holmes, Susan Sarandon, Sienna Miller, Meg Ryan, and the most recent, Meghan Markle.
Why Bobbi Brown and her cosmetic line is important to me:
- Pretty simple, I loved and consume her makeup products.
- As a little girl, I have watched countless videos and interviews of Bobbi in the past on E! and Hollywood channel. And I dream to be her.
- Her books are part of my reading to go-to’s to re-enhance my skills, and it made me who I am as a makeup artist.
- Knowing Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is acquired by Estée Lauder Companies, and the fact that I have worked for M.A.C. Cosmetics in the past, M.A.C. and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics are sister companies through Estée Lauder Companies. As a former events-team makeup artist in M.A.C. Cosmetics Middle East, I always encounter clients comparing M.A.C. and Bobbi Brown yet, I always continue to elaborate that both brands are different and have their own aesthetics. M.A.C. is more into creative and diverse fashion looks, while Bobbi Brown Cosmetics are more of a natural and basic looks. Both brands are great, as they have makeup and beauty products that can fit every person.
- I have shared her tips in my makeup applications and classes, as well as recommending her products to people.
What’s in store for the 59-year-old’s footsteps is unclear. Beyond shocked of her exit. Yet, I am wishing her all the best of luck in her future, and the brand’s goals. So go grab your Bobbi Brown Cosmetics makeup and books online or on your nearest retailers!