Rewind to 25 years ago, and a lot of stuff was happening. People were tearing up over Father Of The Bride
, listening to Phil Collins, and just discovering the breadth of Bobbi Brown’s genius. Her now-famous makeup brand started with only 10 lipstick shades. She turned a simple idea into an empire. And somehow, 25 years later, she is possibly still one of the most relatable makeup artists around.
While her brand now reaches millions, Brown has yet to slow down. She’s saturated all forms of media, so it’s not just us beauty nerds who have held her Bobbi Beauty Lessons close to our hearts. We’ve heard her voice on Elvis Duran and The Morning Show
, read her stories on Yahoo, and probably clipped some of her best beauty advice straight from the pages of our Seventeen
When the world was painting itself in vibrant colors, Brown was pushing the envelope with natural hues, soft tones, and a more approachable kind of beauty. Brown was at the forefront of the no-makeup makeup look before Instagram even existed. Thanks to her, we learned how to conceal dark circles, perk up with blush, and dress up a naked eye — but more importantly, how those cosmetic skills translate into something deeper and more long-lasting than the makeup on your face. Bobbi Brown showed many of us how to feel our best in the skin we were born with, and how we can redefine what “pretty" looks like.
Ahead, we’ve pulled together some of the best advice we learned from the cosmetics expert — and we don’t doubt her wealth of knowledge will keep feeding our beauty banks for decades to come. Here's to another 25 years of Bobbi.