I remember reading several beauty books by acclaimed makeup artist Bobbi Brown the summer before college, just as I was delving into the seemingly intimidating world of makeup. Unlike much of what I had heard on the topic of makeup, I was encouraged by Bobbi’s natural beauty philosophy. The books are interspersed with models and real women and demonstrate how unique features, such as a crooked nose, is a highlight, rather than detractor, from an individual’s beauty. Of course, the brand has high quality (and long-lasting) products to boot, many of which have become mainstays in my beauty bag.
That being said, I highly anticipated the campaign images following the announcement this past fall that Katie Holmes would act as the first celebrity face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Revealed this week, the sole image from the campaign features a smokey eyed Holmes representing the new Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks. The star embodies much of what I feel the brand speaks to, as Holmes is smart, genuine, and talented, and manages to tackle motherhood and work simultaneously. Her beauty approach seems to cater towards what works for her and her hard-working lifestyle, which rings true for all women attempting to live fulfilling lives. Shadow Sticks ($28 each) will be available later this week, with the entire collection launching in mid-February. Below are a few of my favorites from Bobbi over the years.