The new Bobbi Brown store inside Belk at The Summit is now open and it's beautiful! Just look at the countertops. Doesn't it remind you of a kitchen? The marble counters, the large island in the center and the cabinetry is gorgeous.
Let's have a brief history lesson about Bobbi and her brand...
Bobbi Brown's story is very inspiring. It all started with these 10 lipsticks pictured above. In the 1980s, with a degree in theatrical makeup she was a makeup artist. The makeup trend back then was strong contoured faces and red lips, which Bobbi didn't find all that flattering. Bobbi's own look was inspired by Ali MacGraw in "Love Story", so she wanted to create natural looking lip color so that lips would look like "lips". She launched her lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman in 1991, with instant success -- she sold 100 lipsticks on her first day! And after 4 years, her brand was acquired by Estee Lauder with Bobbi retaining complete creative control. Just like we all read those affirmations that say things like, "If it doesn't exist, create it". Well, she did!
These are the current lip colors...
And the creamy lip color which is like a tinted lip balm definitely caught my eye for everyday wear.
And there is also a simple balm.
And she offers foundations from the lightest to the darkest. And an interesting fact: they are all yellow-base. This piqued my curiosity, because even though I have golden undertones to my skin and I would naturally wear a yellow-base foundation, I wouldn't think that everyone could. But the way her makeup is formulated, it works. And she also says, "Concealer is the secret of the universe". And I believe her. It's the difference between looking exhausted or like you've had some great sleep.
And even it you need a little bit of help, her bronzer is perfect for color correction.
And the beautiful array of blushes.
Here is the eye color. Colors from cool to warm. I like warm! And from everyday clean to a dramatic occasion look.
And most importantly, the skincare products. And another little fact I learned: The moisturizers contain a primer! So that's one less step in your routine.
And here are 4 of the 8 books she's written that are also available at the counter.
And what's a major plus about this brand are the very educated makeup artist! Bobbi Brown Coordinator Jennifer Puckett (sec. from the left) and her team of professionals are excellent in helping your establish your skincare regimen and makeup routine. And they also offer classes.
Here's my sheet! And they keep a copy on file in the store.
And they get to wear this fun, cool girl shirt! So, if you're in the Birmingham Metro Area, make sure to stop by Belk and head to the Bobbi Brown counter! Or any Bobbi Brown counter in your area.