Strobing: Highlight the Positive

Strobing: Highlight the Positive


If you’ve scrolled through Twitter, tapped on Instagram or checked your Facebook feed lately, you may have seen the word “strobing” somewhere along the way. Not exclusively for the dance floor, this eye-catching phrase refers to the latest trend in beauty­–highlighting taken to the next… READ MORE

How to Double Line

How to Double Line


My all-time favorite makeup technique for making eyes stand out is Double Lining. It’s a trick that I developed years ago and it’s still the best way I’ve found to add density, depth and definition to eyes. All you need is gel liner and powder shadow—here’s how:



SHARP, CRISP LINE
Step 1:
Apply a… READ MORE

Jersey Shore Essentials

Jersey Shore Essentials


Long days at the beach. Laid-back family dinners. The friendly vibe of the Jersey Shore. It’s summer again, and I can’t wait to get back to my beach house.
When you love the beach (and being organized) as much as I do, you become a beach bag pro. These are my must-pack items for a flawless beach… READ MORE

The “No Contouring” Contour

The “No Contouring” Contour


It’s no secret that I hate contouring. When I was starting out as a makeup artist in the 1980s, contouring was everywhere—makeup was all about changing your features, and it was really artificial. My interest in natural beauty, and celebrating—not altering—a woman’s features… READ MORE

Dads Rock

Dads Rock


Father’s Day is this weekend, and I’ve been thinking about all of the awesome dads I know—from my husband, Steven Plofker, to my dear friend Yogi Berra. My own father, Joe Brown, has been a constant source of support and love—teaching me how to keep things in perspective, how to… READ MORE

Jazz House Kids + Bobbi Brown

Jazz House Kids + Bobbi Brown


A few years ago, I attended a concert hosted by Jazz House Kids—an incredible nonprofit organization that offers music training to kids from diverse backgrounds. All of the performers were students from the JFK School, a special needs public school in Newark. I was totally… READ MORE

Bobbi’s Bahamas

Bobbi’s Bahamas


Whether it’s the Jersey Shore or the Malibu coast, the beach is my happy place. I love the fresh ocean air, the warm sand and that zero-stress feeling. But my all-time favorite beach getaway has to be the Bahamas—think crystal clear water, fine, white sands, and… READ MORE

It Girl On the Rise

It Girl On the Rise


Recognize this gorgeous face? You will soon. Maria Borges recently starred in our Secret to Standout Eyes How-To, and she was so fun to work with—sweet, bright and super-talented. Discovered as a teenager in her home country, Angola, Maria was raised by her older siblings amidst civil war. She’s… READ MORE

Indie Fresh

Indie Fresh


I literally stumbled on Indie Fresh one afternoon when my family and I stopped for lunch at Gotham Market in NYC. I tried the simple ginger broth, then moved on to a smoothie—OMG, yum. It was so good. The very handsome and healthy-looking owner, Shom Chowdhury, was sitting nearby… READ MORE

The Epitome of Pretty Powerful

The Epitome of Pretty Powerful


In honor of Memorial Day and in celebration of US Service women, I spent a day last week at NEX, a military base exchange store in Bethesda, Maryland. Together with my awesome PRO Artist Tia Hebron, I had the honor of giving one-on-one makeup lessons to… READ MORE

The Simplest Soup

The Simplest Soup


I discovered this soup out of necessity. I was hungry, and home alone. This is a great recipe for summer, because it works with whatever veggies you have on hand.
Bobbi’s Three-Step Soup
1. Cook veggies in chicken or vegetable broth for 10-20… READ MORE

Painted Ladies

Painted Ladies


I never know where I’m going to find an idea for my next new shade—a packet of sugar, the sand from my favorite beach, a magazine spread—but one consistent source of inspiration is fine art. I love seeing the intuitive and unexpected ways that artists… READ MORE