25 Years of Beauty with Bobbi Brown

By Mary Simon

Bobbi Brown has been in business for 25 years. The Chicago-area native grew up in Wilmette, graduated from New Trier High School, and went on to establish an international makeup empire. For many of us, she is the woman to turn to for advice on skin care, makeup tips, and just plain healthy living. She embodies a brand that represents candor and lack of artifice.

  • Everything Eyes : professional techniques, essential tools, gorgeous makeup looks

    2014 by Bobbi Brown

    This book, as the title indicates, is all about how to play up the eyes. Eyes are the window to the soul and Brown tells us how to highlight them and deal with problems like dark circles, puffiness, crows feet wrinkles, etc. In addition, for those of us who wear glasses, she offers advice on eyeglass frames, how to wear eye makeup with glasses, etc.

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  • Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful : beauty stories to inspire confidence

    2012 by Bobbi Brown

    A beauty manual with a different perspective. Brown asks who you are, not what do you look like. She provides all sorts of makeover advice, talks about the importance of using certain tools--which can make all the difference in your application--and your lifestyle. Do you have 15 minutes to apply makeup or 3 minutes? She'll provide you with techniques based on your schedule and career. Includes interviews that ask about the concept of personal beauty not just from celebrities but athletes, artists, professionals, etc.

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  • Living Beauty

    2007 by Bobbi Brown

    From salmon to beige to brown, Brown's flattering lipstick tones stood out from the bright, garish, lipsticks that were the trend of the 1980s. She started out in 1991 at Bergdorf Goodman in New York and on her first day, she thought she would be lucky if she sold 10 lipsticks--but she sold more that 100 in one day! She explains that she started her brand to empower women. Her brand embraces and triumphs her original mantra, "Be Who You Are!" This book includes beauty tips for women over 40 but for me, the best thing about it is her approach to the aging process. She helps women understand and care for their skin as they age.

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  • Beauty Rules : fabulous looks, beauty essentials, and life lessons for loving your teens and twenties

    2010 by Bobbi Brown

    10 years after she wrote her first book on teen skincare and beauty, Brown reintroduces the subject and extends her advice to women in their 20s. She offers them age-appropriate makeup tips, style secrets, and perhaps most-importantly self-esteem boosters, emphasizing natural beauty, Brown advises on the best products and tools for keeping skin of every type flawless, and shares step-by-step techniques for getting the prettiest hair, eyes, lips, and nails. She goes on record with advice makeup for school, parties, interviews, and beyond. With hundreds of photographs of real girls.

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  • Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual : for everyone from beginner to pro

    2008 by Bobbi Brown

    This is the book that Bobbi Brown's fans have been waiting for: her 25+ years of makeup styling experience distilled into one complete, gorgeous manual. She looks at everything from skincare basics to every aspect of facial makeup--from how to find the right color and type of foundation for any skin tone, to how to apply every detail of eye makeup (brows, liner, shadow, and lashes) no matter your eye color and shape. Bonus inclusions are the never-before-seen tips on blush, bronzer, lip liners, lipstick, etc., and Brown looks beyond the face with informative chapters on Hands and Feet and Body Skin Care. Each chapter has thorough, proven step-by-step basic directions for makeup application and easy-to-follow photographs and line drawings.

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  • Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution : a guide to a lifetime of beauty

    2002 by Bobbi Brown

    This positive-outlook guide for women reflects, as Bobbi says, "What happens to us as we make our way through life, and how we can continue making ourselves better." Bobbi shares her candid views of her own beauty odyssey, as well as her formidable makeup expertise, to help women feel good about themselves at every age. In the engaging, down-to-earth style that's pure Bobbi, she addresses the need-to-know issues we all face at one time or another -- from how to deal with changes in skin to what adjustments in makeup application are really necessary (and appropriate) as we get older. Also included are the personal, heartfelt thoughts of women from all walks of life -- all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicity -- reflecting on what beauty means to them. Their words serve to underscore Bobbi's message that true beauty "comes from having confidence and feeling good about who you are."

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  • Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty : everything you need to look pretty, natural, sexy & awesome

    2000 by Bobbi Brown

    It is no surprise that the makeup artist who celebrates clients' unique features and qualities, would do the same in a book written for today's young women. The artist who launched the "neutral is beautiful" campaign, embraces this theme with women going through one of the most difficult periods of their life. Written with sensitivity to help young women navigate the difficult self-image issues that they face, Brown empowers them to discover and celebrate their own unique, natural beauty. She talks about what qualifies beauty--that how you act towards yourself and others make a huge difference in your perspective and life choices. This fresh and honest makeup guide is chuck full of advice, tips, and lessons for achieving beauty inside and out. Must reading for teens.

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  • Bobbi Brown Beauty : the ultimate beauty resource

    1997 by Bobbi Brown

    Brown's first book won rave reviews and catapulted her into the role as the Today Show beauty editor. With this book, women quickly learned what makes their face unique and how to play up their particular strengths. Never before has a beauty book tackled the pressing concerns of a woman's everyday beauty routine--what every woman, from fifteen to seventy-five, really wanted to know--how to make lipstick last, how to do your makeup fast, how to get out of a makeup rut and update your dated look, how to add pizzazz to your evening/ black tie event makeup, etc.

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  • Eating Purely. : more than 100 all-natural, organic, gluten-free recipes for a healthy life

    2015 by Elizabeth Stein

    Brown wrote the introduction to this book because she endorses the products and principles contained within it. Eating Purely is a collection of Elizabeth Stein's favorite recipes, which she has made for family, clients, and friends over the years. The recipes are healthy, easy, delicious, and at times even indulgent. Eating Purely is focused on cooking with whole foods that are naturally gluten-free, nutrient rich, free of refined sugar, and mostly vegetable based.

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