Makeup artist, entrepreneur and cosmetics company executive Bobbi Brown is putting her money where her heart is. Beginning March 27, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will team up with Macy’s to donate 100% of the purchase price of a specially created makeup set to Dress For Success Worldwide, the international nonprofit that promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women.
“Dress for Success is an amazing organization that gives women the tools and knowledge they need to look like and eventually become the person they hope to be,” stated Ms. Brown.
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Letter from the Editor at Large
With Russian spies successfully infiltrating American communities (but thankfully not our government), it’s no wonder that an equally wild cosmetics scandal has been somewhat buried. Liliane Bettencourt, the richest woman in France and heiress to the L’Oréal fortune, is accused of tax evasion as well as making illegal cash donations to the 2007 election campaign of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. The story unfolded during a court case brought by Mrs. Bettencourt’s estranged daughter Françoise Meyers-Bettencourt against François-Marie Banier, a society dandy and photographer, accused of taking advantage of the elderly dowager’s frailty and
Meet the Powerful Beauty
Bobbi Brown needs no formal introduction. Her name and eponymous cosmetics empire have been front and center in the industry for years. Bobbi’s most recent launch, the Pretty Powerful campaign, aims to teach everyday women how to apply the right products and shades to go from simply Pretty to Pretty Powerful, Pretty Amazing and Pretty Beautiful.
How has your brand has evolved since you created it in 1991?
I never thought that my company would be this big, and if I even thought there was a chance, I never would have done it. My proudest achievement is building Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – from 10 lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman