Hey Glamazons! Boy, have I got some exciting news for you beauty gals! Not only is makeup artist extraordinaire Bobbi Brown launching a new book called Beauty Rules, but she's also holding a live Q&A today on Twitter between noon and 1 p.m. to talk about it and any other beauty related questions you may have. Just follow @AskBobbiBrown and tweet your beauty questions. Be sure to add #beautyrules at the end of your tweets so she'll know to answer you back. (And please do tell her The Glamazons sent you! hahaha)
Now, I know Beauty Rules ($24.95) was created for the teenage girls, but it's chock full of fab beauty tips that I'm pretty sure will work for women that are still in their 20's as well. (The 30's and above maybe not so much.) Why even bother writing a book specifically targeted towards a bunch of little girls when it seems that mostly grown women use your makeup anyways?! Well, luckily Bobbi was smart enough to round up a gaggle of us beauty bloggers to explain everything. (That's her above explaining everything to us.)
It turns out that about 10 years ago, Bobbi launched her first beauty book called Teenage Beauty so it only makes sense that she publish an all new beauty bible for them...especially since there are so many new things out there (hello Facebook!) as well as many new pressures for young girls when it comes to trying to maintain your prettiness (I mean, you've seen the movie Mean Girls, right?!)
Cutely clad in a classic black sweater, black skirt and her iconic glasses, Bobbi told us that growing up she always felt "too short, too different and much too brunette" and the only female idol she had was Barbie. "And Barbie is not the correct idol for little girls," she told us.
Bobbi then began to experiment with makeup and voila! The beginnings of a makeup maven were made. Now, she isn't telling young girls to go out there and put on a ton of makeup and comb their hair certain ways. This book is all about empowerment and she offers great ideas on how to get fresh, healthy skin, pretty hair and makeup. (See! This is why it still works for us young adults, too!)
While some of her makeup tip scenarios aren't really realistic for older women (i.e. how to take a great yearbook photo) there are some that are such as nailing job interviews. Bobbi reached out to actress Hilary Duff to write the foreward to the book (one young lady who didn't turn into a train wreck like Lindsay Lohan despite growing up in the limelight). She also features pictures and tips from other high-profile beauties such as model Coco Rocha and singer Kat DeLuna (who has the cutest little freckles all over her face!)
And (here's the best part!): she even created a cute little limited edition 'Beauty Rules' makeup palette ($45) that contains everything a girl (or woman such as myself) would need for on-the-go touch up. It has four eyeshadows, two Pot Rouge's, 2 lip glosses, a glitter lip balm and even a mini Creamy Eye Pencil in Jet.
Hope you guys have fun tweeting with Bobbi (she is pretty funny!) and let us know how it goes.Also, be sure to check out Beauty Rules the book and makeup palette and let us know what you think of it!