The goop Beauty Closet Questionnaire: Bobbi Brown

THE BEAUTY CLOSET

Embrace Your Dark Circles, Amp Up Your Energy, and Rule the World Like Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown

Jean Godfrey-June Megan O'Neill

goop beauty editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill love to ask—and answer—questions. In their new
podcast, The Beauty Closet, they’re doing both. To
familiarize you with each week’s guest, we came up with a goop beauty (and
life) questionnaire.

THIS WEEK WE’RE TALKING TO:

Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, founder (justbobbi.com, EVOLUTION_18, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics), hotelier,
bestselling author

“Embrace the dark circles!” When Bobbi Brown gives you a piece of advice (and she is one of the most
delightfully full-of-advice people we know), you listen, and you change your ways. By almost any metric of
success, the woman knows what she’s doing: She founded a billion-dollar global beauty brand and changed the way
we think about makeup; she’s raised three incredible men, authored eight books, and been married for thirty-one
years; she counts Michelle Obama among her friends (and clients) and looks…nowhere near the
sixty-two she actually is.

Indeed, when she showed up at the goop podcast studio, Brown looked very (very) much the way she did
when Jean first met her in 1991, a few months before Brown introduced the world to the idea of a makeup-artist
line with a humble collection of ten lipsticks. The glowing skin, glossy hair, body-slimming jeans, and
bright-white shirt were the same, though she’d switched out her signature black heels for spanking-white
sneakers. “Oh, I still do the heels,” she laughed. “I just think sneakers are so modern.”

Brown was the first to understand how women really want to look, and that most days, makeup for the
runway or the nightclub is just…not what most people are looking for. After leading her company to wild success
on those principles for twenty-five years, Brown left the brand in 2016, went to school for health coaching,
went clean, opened up a (super chic, replete-with-red-Smeg-minifridges) hotel called the George, and launched a
website, justbobbi.com, plus a wellness and supplement company, EVOLUTION_18 by Bobbi Brown.

We learned so much from Brown during the podcast—and you will, too. Her brilliant advice ranges from
buying the same white socks for all your kids “so you never have to sit there matching socks” to layering a
neutral blush with a bright one and curling your lashes with your fingertips; her goop questionnaire,
unsurprisingly, is bursting with more.

Best makeup trick to look instantly more awake?

Concealer and mascara.

goop loves:


  1. Rituel de Fille Ethereal Veil Conceal & Cover
    Rituel de Fille Ethereal Veil Conceal & Cover

    Rituel de Fille

    Ethereal Veil
    Conceal & Cover


    goop, $34

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  2. Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara
    Westman Atelier Eye Love You Mascara

    Westman Atelier

    Eye Love You
    Mascara


    goop, $62

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Tip for the most fluttery lashes?

Layer on black mascara. When your lashes are almost dry, curl them up with your fingers.

Concealer or foundation (or both)?

Concealer.

Do you have an instant blemish fix?

Cover it up and forget about it.

Baths or showers?

Daily shower, weekly bath.

goop loves:


  1. goop Beauty G.Day Ginger + Ashwagandha Energy Body Wash
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    goop Beauty

    G.Day Ginger + Ashwagandha Energy Body Wash

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  2. Naturopathica Sweet Birch Magnesium Bath Flakes
    Naturopathica Sweet Birch Magnesium Bath Flakes

    Naturopathica

    Sweet Birch Magnesium Bath Flakes

    goop, $38

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Beauty ritual you’re most faithful to?

Seeing my hair colorist.

Favorite spa treatment?

Massage.

What would you put on your neon sign?

Be nice.

How often do you do or get a blow-dry?

Twice a week.


  1. Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000
    Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000

    Harry Josh

    Pro Dryer 2000

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Wouldn’t leave home without?

My iPhone.

Proudest moment?

Having all three of my sons.

Preferred healing modality?

Epsom salt baths, and my chiropractor who does energy work.


  1. goop “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak
    goop “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak

    goop Beauty

    “The Martini” Emotional Detox Bath Soak

    goop, $35

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Go-to weeknight recipe?

A smoothie with chocolate.

Drink of choice?

Water and vodka. Sometimes together.

Favorite beauty food?

Water and coconut water.

Face oil or face lotion?

Both.

goop loves:


  1. May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Facial Serum
    May Lindstrom The Youth Dew Hydrating Facial Serum

    May Lindstrom

    The Youth Dew
    Hydrating Facial Serum


    goop, $140

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  2. goop by Juice Beauty Replenishing Night Cream
    goop by Juice Beauty Replenishing Night Cream

    goop by Juice Beauty

    Replenishing
    Night Cream


    goop, $140/$125 with subscription

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First celebrity crush?

Peter Frampton.

Current goop shop obsession(s)?

The chews.


  1. goop Wellness Variety Pack
    goop Wellness Variety Pack

    goop Wellness

    Variety Pack

    goop, $30

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First job?

Shoe salesperson.

Mentor?

Mickey Drexler.

Preferred form of exercise?

Taryn Toomey.

Date-night makeup item?

Glow stick on cheekbones and eyelids.


  1. Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick
    Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Stick

    Westman Atelier

    Lit Up Highlight Stick

    goop, $48

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Hometown?

Chicago.

goopiest moment?

Whenever I’m with my boys.

Desert island beauty essential?

Allover body oil.

  1. goop loves:


  2. Balmyard Beauty Romantic Call Body Oil
    Balmyard Beauty Romantic Call Body Oil

    Balmyard Beauty

    Romantic Call Body Oil

    goop, $82

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Wouldn’t fly without?

A healthy snack.

Favorite date-night activity?

Cocktails and takeout.

When did you last use SPF?

Yesterday, at the beach.


  1. The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50
    The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50

    The Organic Pharmacy

    Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 50

    goop, $69

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Favorite book?

Breaking Night.