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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yogi Berra—my dear friend and one of my very favorite people—turns 90 today, and it’s an honor to wish him a very happy birthday.
Most people know Yogi the baseball legend—one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game, he’s been the the World… READ MORE
The Met Gala is always the hottest ticket in town. Designers, movie stars and fashion royalty come together as guests of Anna Wintour and Vogue for a night of serious A-list glamour. This year, I was on the guest list.
So, what do you wear to the… READ MORE
As a little girl, I used to watch my mom applying her makeup and experimenting with different looks. No matter how momentary the trend (think white eyeshadow), she always looked glamorous and totally comfortable in her skin. Watching her, I learned to love makeup but also… READ MORE