Bobbi Brown was born April 14, 1957. She is an American professional makeup artist and the founder and ex-CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. She is the Contributing Beauty & Lifestyle Editor of Health magazine and Beauty & Lifestyle editor of the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show radio broadcast.
She was born in a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois. Brown has 5 siblings including her step siblings. Brown graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a self-directed degree in theatrical makeup.
In 1980, she moved to New York City to work as a professional makeup artist. Brown 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 drugstore chemist created a line of lipsticks (10 lipsticks on beige pigment).
In 1991, Brown and her husband partnered with another couple to launch the brand Bobbi Brown Essentials, which debuted at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.
The following year, she released yellow-toned foundation sticks.
A chance meeting with the grandmother of an NBC Today Show producer led to a 12-year run as a regular beauty consultant on the show. The revolutionary success of her makeup line prompted Estée Lauder to buy the company in 1995, retaining Brown as an employee. Her work has since been featured on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Self and Town & Country. Brown was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013. Brown served as Yahoo Beauty’s Editor-in-Chief from February 2014 to February 2016.
In December 2016, it was announced that Brown would step down from the company by the end of the year.
Since leaving the cosmetics industry, Bobbi has created a new world that is all about beauty from the inside out: EVOLUTION_18. It is a collection of highly effective, simple formulas that are designed to target a wide range of beauty concerns. Formulated with clean, high-quality ingredients.
She also launched a new blog where she talks about all things beauty from within and more, called “justBOBBI.”.
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launched The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls on International Women’s Day in 2013. It supports organizations that seek to empower women through job skills training programs and girls through education. Beneficiaries to date include Dress for Success, the Broome Street Academy High School, and the Girl Rising Fund.
She is represented by Premier Hair and Make-up and you can find her portfolio HERE
You can visit her namesake’s makeup website HERE