Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
The first luxury piece of makeup I ever bought was Bobbi Brown's Lip Color in 'Nude'. Four tubes later, it still is my holy grail natural lip color. It's reminiscent of my natural lip color, but more vibrant, and I always get compliments when I wear it. If you should know anything about makeup artist Bobbi Brown, know that she is the 'no makeup makeup' queen.
In 1991, Bobbi Brown began her makeup line with just 10 neutral toned lipsticks sold in Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. First day on the selling floor, 100 tubes had been sold. In an era of over the top late 80's makeup, Bobbi Brown's approach to natural beauty was an instant success. 4 years after her launch, her company was purchased by the Estée Lauder companies and she retained creative control.
Bobbi Brown has always been my favorite luxury makeup line. The brand positions themselves as one who advocates for all women, all skin tones, and all ages. She consistently features models of all different looks. She believes that all women really use makeup for two reasons: to look like themselves but enhanced, and to be more confident. This is exactly what I believe make up should do. Her style of makeup artistry is truly timeless.
I was gifted the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual when I was still in high school. Full of lessons and tips, gorgeous photos and page layouts, this manual has taught me a lot of what I know about makeup. The manual is broken into two sections; Basics & Artistry.
The Basics provides lessons in skincare, nutrition, finding the correct shades for you, the ten step guide for perfect makeup, special occasion makeup, and more. I love the simple step by step guides for makeup application. The second section, Artistry, is all about the professional side of makeup. Bobbi goes over breaking into the industry and developing a kit and business card. My favorite part is all the dreamy photography of high fashion editorial makeup.
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual is a lovely book to keep on your coffee table or displayed chicly on a desk. This would make a great gift for anyone interested in makeup, as it did for 16 year old me!
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