Interview with Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown is the queen of makeup. Not only has she worked with an endless list of celebrities as a makeup artist, she is also the brilliant mind behind the ever popular Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Find out what it takes to be Bobbi Brown in an interview for Beauty Interviews, by Marta Walsh.

 Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown.

When did your interest in makeup begin?
Ever since I was a little girl I was interested in makeup. I used to watch my mother put on her white eye shadow and pale pink lipstick in amazement. When I was young I would paint all of my dolls’ faces with makeup, pretending they were real people.

What was your biggest break as a professional makeup artist?
Landing my first Vogue cover with Naomi Campbell.

How was the concept for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics born?
I wanted to create brown-based lipsticks (10) that actually flattered women’s lips, rather than looking fake and garish.

Bobbi Brown with Model
Bobbi Brown with model.

At what point did you know for sure your cosmetics line was going to be a success?
When I first launched in Bergdorf’s I thought I was going to sell 100 lip sticks in a month. I sold 100 in the first day!

What’s your favorite new product this year at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics?
I love my New Moisturizing Cream Compact Foundation because it’s the first compact foundation for dry skin that actually looks natural, rather than thick and cakey. Plus, it provides unbelievable all-day moisturization and instantly softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What have been some of your most memorable celebrity collaborations?
I LOVED working with Susan Sarandon because she is so beautiful not only on the outside but on the inside as well.

Bobbi Brown

What is your number one beauty secret?
Concealer! It’s the secret to the universe. It instantly brightens you face masking you look more awake and refreshed.

To what do you attribute to your successful transition from a makeup artist to multi-faceted business women?
Being nice to everyone—people appreciate niceness. It’s also about working with great people. I often say that it takes a village.

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