Bobbi Brown is a legendary professional makeup artist, writer, and founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. But before creating her empire, she was just a girl with a passion for projects, and - thanks to her slight naïveté - the guts to contact major players in the modeling and makeup industries. Find out how a casual party conversation got her products on the floors of Bergdorf Goodman, what she’s working on since leaving the company, and how you can stop comparing yourself and remember to just have fun.

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1. It’s all about having fun.

2. Nothing comes easy.

3. Don’t worry about what it could be - just make it what it is.

4. It all starts with an idea - but it's got to be better than what’s already out there.

5. There are no excuses. Don’t make yourself a victim.

6. Stop comparing yourself.

7. Never ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness.

8. Be open to absorbing new information. Stay curious.



Follow Bobbi Brown on Instagram

Buy her book, Bobbi Brown Beauty from the Inside Out

Amy Krouse Rosenthal - The Beckoning of Lovely Project, TEDTalks at TEDxWaterloo, TEDxSMU, TEDxSanDiego

Emerson College Individually-Designed Interdisciplinary Program

Bonnie Maller, freelance makeup artist

Brigitte Lacombe, photographer

Glamour Magazine, Vogue

History of Kiehl’s

Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Estee Lauder

Lord & Taylor concept shop, JustBobbi

Dr. Jill Biden at President Obama’s inauguration

A little BTS article on Bruce Weber’s short film on Bobbi, The Wise-Cracking Beauty Queen

Bobbi’s work at Yahoo! Beauty

Leonard Lauder: “Never ask for permission, but beg for forgiveness.”


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