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Bobbi Brown Biography
Bobbi Brown is an American professional makeup artist and the founder and ex-CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown has written eight books about makeup and beauty.
She is the Contributing Beauty & Lifestyle Editor of Health magazine and Beauty & Lifestyle editor of the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show radio broadcast.
How Old Is Bobbi Brown
Bobbi was born on April 14, 1957 in Chicago Illinois. She is 62 years old as of 2019
Who Is Bobbi Brown
Bobbi was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois. She has 5 siblings including her step siblings. Brown graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in theatrical makeup. She moved to New York City to work as a professional makeup artist in 1980. Bobbi became known for a makeup style that included moderate and natural tones, which was a stark contrast to the bright colors used at the time.
She and a chemist made a revolution in 1991 , they released a line of new lipsticks (10 lipsticks on beige pigment) under the brand Bobbi Brown Essentials, which debuted at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. The success of her makeup line led Estée Lauder to buy the company in 1995. Her work has since been featured on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Self and Town & Country. Bobbi was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013. From February 2014 to February 2016 Brown served as Yahoo Beauty’s Editor-in-Chief.
She received the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Pioneer Award for her work in Beauty in November 2017 at the United Nations in New York City.
Bobbi Brown Lipstick
Bobbi worked with a chemist to come up with ten natural lipstick shades in 1990. The ten shades debuted under the name Bobbi Brown Essentials at Bergdorf Goodman in 1991. The year which followed, she released yellow-toned foundation sticks. Estée Lauder Companies Inc. bought Bobbi Brown Essentials in 1995; Brown retained complete creative control of the makeup line.
The first freestanding Bobbi Brown Cosmetics retail store opened in Auckland, New Zealand in 2007 with a makeup school in the back. Bobbi Brown’s cosmetics in 2012 were estimated to represent approximately ten percent of Estée Lauder Companies’ total sales. There were approximately thirty free-standing Bobbi Brown cosmetics stores as of January 2014.
In December 2016, it was announced that Brown would step down from the company by the end of the year.
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick | Bobbi Brown Beach
Bobbi has a collection of six fragrances named Bobbi, Beach, Bath, Almost Bare, Bobbi’s Party, and Bed.
She collaborated with Safilo Group S.p.A. to produce an eyewear line, Bobbi Brown Eyewear in 2013.
Bobbi Brown Book
- Bobbi Brown Beauty: The Ultimate Resource (1995) (ISBN 0-446-58134-8)
- Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need to Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy and Awesome (2000) with
- Annemarie Iverson, New York Times Best Seller (ISBN 0-06-095724-7)
- Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution: A Guide to a Lifetime of Beauty (2002) (ISBN 0-06-008881-8)
Bobbi Brown Living Beauty (2007) (ISBN 0-8212-5834-6)
- Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual: For Everyone from
- Beginner to Pro (2008) (ISBN 0-446-58134-8)
- Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules (2010) (ISBN 0-811-87468-
- Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful (2012) with Sara Bliss (ISBN 0-811-87704-3)
- Everything Eyes (2014) with Sara Bliss (ISBN 978-1-4521-1961-8)