What makes a woman beautiful? Society’s answer changed significantly between 1870 and 1970. For better or worse, our appearance communicates something to the people around us. As cultural attitudes and codes of morality changed, so did the standards of beauty. The tools, products and techniques that were utilized to create the ideal look tell the stories of women’s daily lives, cultural attitudes about gender and race, and the empowerment of women.
Bobbi Brown is ready for round two.
Four years after departing Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, the makeup artist-turned entrepreneur’s self-named brand — which under ownership by the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. grew to more than $1 billion in retail sales –— Brown is ready to launch another one.
Jones Road, a tightly edited line of makeup staples made with clean ingredients and designed for all ages, skin types and tones, makes its debut today on jonesroadbeauty.com.
The collection is reflective of a new non-corporate era in Brown’s professional life and the fundamental changes she’s noticed in the way women now want to wear makeup.
While the timing of the collection is certainly serendipitous — sources say her non-compete clause with Lauder ends today — the road back to makeup was meandering, according to Brown. The line comes after a busy four years, during which she got her nutritionist certification