To accompany her new book, Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules ($36.95), Bobbi has done what Bobbi does best: create a new makeup palette that floors me. Because not only is the Beauty Rules Notebook Palette ($115) incredible purrdy, it's also freakin' wearable, man. As soon as your little eyes spy it, you'll be thinking 'Ooh that lilac will go so well with my new Camilla & Marc skirt,' and 'Oh. Em. Gee. I can't wait to paint on that metallic grey-fawn.' 'Twas exactly how I felt when I first laid eyes on it. With one lip balm, two lip glosses, two 2-in-1 cheek and lip duos and four eyeshadows, it's a whole lotta fabulousness. And FUN. Which is exactly what Bobbi wants you to have with it. So go on. Spoil yourself. We were lucky enough to catch up with Bobbi for a quick chat. See what she has to say about her new book and her teens now.
Keep reading . . .Why did you decide to do a second book for teens? I realised the other book [Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty] was 10 years old. Even though a lot of the information in the book is the same, so much has changed. I think it's really important to teach girls to feel good about themselves and not compare themselves to actresses. They just need to learn more self-esteem.
You're known for working with real, regular women. Why is that important to you? Well, I happen to find beauty in probably places that other people don't. I just think that all women are beautiful — especially young girls, they're knockouts. All of the makeup I do is not for runways or the magazines; it's for a real person.
If you could talk to your teenage self, what advice would you give her? I would tell her to relax and chill, that it's going to be OK. But it wouldn’t have made any difference.
None? No, I don't think so. I think it's a normal process. Hopefully people come out on the other end realising there's a reason you went through all that angst. If you do something positive with it instead of negative with it, that is a good thing.
Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules ($36.95) and Beauty Rules Notebook Palette ($115) will be available from October 10. Stockists: 1800 061 326.