Bobbi's Biggest Moments
1980

With a degree in theatrical makeup from Emerson College, Bobbi heads for
New York City to work as a professional makeup artist.

1981

Bobbi scores her first editorial shoot—with Glamour magazine.

1987

Bobbi lands her first Vogue cover with renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

1990

Working with a chemist, Bobbi creates 10 super wearable lipstick colours.

1991

The Bobbi Brown Essentials line of lipsticks debuts at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Bobbi expects to sell 100 lipsticks the first month and ends up selling
100 in the first day.

1992

Bobbi changes the face of makeup with the launch of her unique yellow toned shades of Foundation Stick.

1995

Bobbi debuts her skincare line, designed to prepare skin for flawless makeup application. Bobbi sells her beauty empire to The Estée Lauder Companies.

1996

Bobbi launches bobbibrowncosmetics.com

1997

Bobbi authors her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty, it sells over 100,000 copies and makes the New York Times Best-Seller List.

2000

Bobbi authors her second book, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty, and secures a spot on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

2001

Bobbi celebrates the 10th anniversary of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Bobbi Brown forms a year-round partnership with Dress for Success.

2002

Bobbi publishes her third book, Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution; it debuts on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

2003

Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick becomes a permanent part of the line. Today, one Shimmer Brick is sold somewhere in the world every minute!

2006

Bobbi Brown launches her UK website BobbiBrown.co.uk and follows with the launch of her first UK Online Store the following year.

2007

Bobbi’s fourth book, Bobbi Brown Living Beauty, scores a coveted spot on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

2008

Bobbi’s fifth book, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, becomes an instant best-seller.

2009

Bobbi attends the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and she does the makeup for Dr. Jill Biden.

2010

Pretty Powerful, a campaign featuring before-and-after photos of “real women”, debuts. Bobbi is appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). Bobbi writes her sixth book,
Beauty Rules, to give young women the beauty basics they need to look and feel their most confident.

2011

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics—the #1 makeup artist brand founded by a woman— celebrates its 20th anniversary. Bobbi’s new online magazine-meets-blog, “EverythingBobbi.com” launches.

2012

Bobbi writes her seventh book, Pretty Powerful. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics partners with the Broome Street Academy in New York.

2013

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launches its new global charity initiative, The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls.

2014

In partnership with Safilo, Bobbi launches Bobbi Brown Eyewear, a collection of sunglasses, eyeglasses and readers. Bobbi writes her eighth book, Everything Eyes. Bobbi is appointed Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Beauty.

1980

With a degree in theatrical makeup from Emerson College, Bobbi heads for
New York City to work as a professional makeup artist.

1981

Bobbi scores her first editorial shoot—with Glamour magazine.

1987

Bobbi lands her first Vogue cover with renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

1990

Working with a chemist, Bobbi creates 10 super wearable lipstick colours.

1991

The Bobbi Brown Essentials line of lipsticks debuts at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Bobbi expects to sell 100 lipsticks the first month and ends up selling
100 in the first day.

1992

Bobbi changes the face of makeup with the launch of her unique yellow toned shades of Foundation Stick.

1995

Bobbi debuts her skincare line, designed to prepare skin for flawless makeup application. Bobbi sells her beauty empire to The Estée Lauder Companies.

1996

Bobbi launches bobbibrowncosmetics.com

1997

Bobbi authors her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty, it sells over 100,000 copies and makes the New York Times Best-Seller List.

2000

Bobbi authors her second book, Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty, and secures a spot on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

2001

Bobbi celebrates the 10th anniversary of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Bobbi Brown forms a year-round partnership with Dress for Success.

2002

Bobbi publishes her third book, Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution; it debuts on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

2003

Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick becomes a permanent part of the line. Today, one Shimmer Brick is sold somewhere in the world every minute!

2006

Bobbi Brown launches her UK website BobbiBrown.co.uk and follows with the launch of her first UK Online Store the following year.

2007

Bobbi’s fourth book, Bobbi Brown Living Beauty, scores a coveted spot on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

2008

Bobbi’s fifth book, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, becomes an instant best-seller.

2009

Bobbi attends the inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, and she does the makeup for Dr. Jill Biden.

2010

Pretty Powerful, a campaign featuring before-and-after photos of “real women”, debuts. Bobbi is appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN). Bobbi writes her sixth book,
Beauty Rules, to give young women the beauty basics they need to look and feel their most confident.

2011

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics—the #1 makeup artist brand founded by a woman— celebrates its 20th anniversary. Bobbi’s new online magazine-meets-blog, “EverythingBobbi.com” launches.

2012

Bobbi writes her seventh book, Pretty Powerful. Bobbi Brown Cosmetics partners with the Broome Street Academy in New York.

2013

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics launches its new global charity initiative, The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls.

2014

In partnership with Safilo, Bobbi launches Bobbi Brown Eyewear, a collection of sunglasses, eyeglasses and readers. Bobbi writes her eighth book, Everything Eyes. Bobbi is appointed Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Beauty.