Bobbi Brown is probably one of the most well-known and established makeup brands of the past 25 years. The American company has been built on a philosophy of natural looking beauty by its namesake and CEO Bobbi Brown herself. While many makeup brands such as Urban Decay and MAC focus on the ‘more is more’ concept, the Bobbi brand have managed to stay true to the message which made the brand so loved.
Like many who have been experimenting with makeup since a young age, Instagram and YouTube haven’t always been around to educate us on the perfect contour and on fleek highlight. One Christmas however, I remember receiving the ‘Bobbi Brown: Beauty Rules’ book. This book showed me how to get the perfect soft eyeliner without the need for blue frosted eyeshadow and how skin care is the basis to getting a flawless complexion first, without foundation (even if I can’t go without it now). The most useful lesson though was why its not necessarily important to pluck your brows to look like tiny caterpillars. I mean, I never knew that Cara Delevingne was going to bring thick eyebrows back and all I wanted to do was look like Gwen Stefani!
Probably one of her most famous products and one of my favourites is the Creamy Concealer. Although its on the more pricey side at £19.50, it comes in a range of shades to fit all skin tones and as the name suggests, is easily blendable for under-eye concealing and hiding those dark circles after a long night out! My most treasured of Brown’s products has to be the Gel eyeliner. A staple of my everyday makeup look, I’ve tried lots of eyeliners in the past, from brands like Revlon to Charlotte Tilbury. Nothing has come close to the Black Ink, Gel liner of Bobbi Brown. It doesn’t smudge throughout the day, yet is easy to remove after a long day of lectures, definitely a good investment piece if you’re feeling fancy! Since I am a total lipstick junkie, I have to mention my favourite Bobbi Brown lipstick which is apart of the Creamy Matte lip range. The shade ‘Tawny Pink’ is a go to nude pink-brown for me, perfect for date night or going on a day out as the wear is pretty long-lasting. However now I’ve managed to get one of Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, it has a bit of competition with Posie K.
“The most useful lesson though was why its not necessarily important to pluck your brows to look like tiny caterpillars. I mean, I never knew that Cara Delevingne was going to bring thick eyebrows back and all I wanted to do was look like Gwen Stefani!”
Nonetheless Bobbi’s collections are still able to rival newer brands, like Jenner’s or Lipstick Queen. As despite stepping down from the brand on its anniversary, the Chicago native decided to release her original shades of matte lipstick which made her most famous. The collection which includes 10 different colours, has serious 90s vibes, with reds and browns being most notable out of the range for their retro appearance. Of course more neutral tones are also available for people like me who don’t want a fuss every morning attempting to get a perfectly clean crimson lip. And this is what I find so underrated about Bobbi Brown as a brand, is that while many makeup companies are trying to encourage everyone to hide themselves and their ‘imperfections’ with full coverage makeup and over the top lip lining, Brown’s message remains true that it is better to “Be who you are.”