Bobbi Brown on Empowering Women and Staying True to HerselfJune 17, 2017
You were a makeup artist for many years before you set up your own range. What inspired you to launch your own business?
I launched my line in the 1980s when the look of the moment was loud, garish, and overdone. I couldn’t find shades or colours that looked natural and I also wasn’t crazy about the way they smelled. I often had to fix makeup – blending it with other shades to change the tone. A chance meeting with a chemist at a magazine photoshoot changed everything. I had an idea to develop a flattering lipstick that looked like lips, only better, and it became reality with the creation of Bobbi Brown Lip Colour.
What was the turning point in Bobbi Brown shifting from a small brand to the global business it is today?