Bobbi Brown's Secrets For A Kick-Ass Life

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    She's an entrepreneur, beauty pioneer, wellness acolyte, and hip-hop aficionado. Yep, Bobbi Brown is the living definition of a well-rounded (and ever-evolving) woman. You probably already know the makeup artist as a powerful force in business — her eponymous beauty company sells over 21 million products a year and she’s on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation to boot. But, here's the thing: Bobbi is also just plain cool. At 56, she wears motorcycle boots, loves Jay Z, and believes in tequila. Here’s a woman who revolutionized the beauty industry with the simple ideas that makeup should look natural and that individuality should be celebrated.

    Since 1991, she’s gone from makeup artist to mogul, while raising three boys and cultivating a reputation for being nice. (I can attest, having coauthored two books with her.) Bobbi is direct, authentic, and full of sage advice. Also, she seems to magically not age, which is a full-on ad for the green juice and superfoods she lives on. Here, in a candid interview, she reveals why she thinks street smarts matter, her thoughts on plastic surgery, and why she's loving her own "F*ck It" decade. Oh, and she's sharing her killer smoothie recipe, too. Read on to meet the Bobbi Brown you don't know — yet.


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