Following the announcement of Bobbi Brown leaving her namesake company, the make-up artist and entrepreneur has written an essay for Refinery 29, explaining her decision to leave and her incredible 25-year journey in make-up. "Writing this letter, I am overwhelmed with emotion: sadness for leaving my company, and excitement for new avenues of spreading my message," she said.
"As a make-up artist myself, I realised I was happier and more confident when I didn't compare myself to the models I was lucky enough to work with - among them, Cindy, Naomi, Christie, Linda, and Helena, "she explains. "I didn't look like them and the rest of us shouldn't feel bad because we don't look like them either."
Brown also speaks openly about her dislike of trend-based beauty like contouring; "In recent years, it's been amazing to see so many young beauty entrepreneurs emerge and flourish - just as I was able to early in my career. But it's also a bit disheartening to see trends like contouring, which make young women feel like they need to be something other than who they are."
"Instead, I preached the importance of being the best, most authentic version of yourself...I'm humbled to say that I didn't just teach people about make-up; I started a movement of confidence and self-esteem."
Bobbi Brown ends the essay with a small inkling of what's to be expected in the businesswoman's future - and good news folks, she's sticking around in the beauty world. "I hope that women realise that makeup is meant to enhance, rather than to cover up, and true beauty lies in your health and vitality," she writes. "And, I plan to be a part of this new revolution of beauty again, just as I was nearly 30 years ago. Stay tuned....Bobbi."