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Kristin Booker β€’ January 16, 2013

Beautiful Moments: Meeting Drew Barrymore at the Launch of Flower Beauty

 

DSC_0113On a plane coming back from home this holiday, I was flipping through Allure magazine (a subscription I’ve had since the FIRST issue,) and there was a story about Drew Barrymore and the launch of her new beauty line, Flower Beauty.

And I was thinking to myself amid the incessantly-talking couple in front of me and the odd smells of the coach cabin that, honestly, it would be so cool if I got a chance to meet Drew someday, maybe if they did an official launch for the product line.

Lo and behold, I got the invite and I showed up to meet my lifelong icon last night.

Barrymore Pinot Grigio was served at the launch of Flower Beauty. Yes, she also has an award-winning wine. :)

Barrymore Pinot Grigio was served at the launch of Flower Beauty. Yes, she also has an award-winning wine. :)

Before we get into the products – AND WE WILL – let me just give you the rundown of what it’s like to meet Drew Barrymore in person.

OK, this photo kind of sucks but this is Drew interviewing four of us at once.

OK, this photo kind of sucks but this is Drew interviewing four of us at once.

First of all, she’s crazy tiny, like 5″3. Next, she incredibly personable. She made it a point to meet every single person in the room. She smiles, she makes eye contact, and – I can say this with no hesitation – she is absolutely the sweetest person I have met in this lifetime. No, seriously. In my childhood brain, in my adult experience, she’s everything you want her to be and more.

A tiny portion of the Flower Beauty product line, sold at your local Wal-Mart.

A tiny portion of the Flower Beauty product line, sold at your local Wal-Mart.

Which is when she starts talking about the products, you realize how crazy smart she is. Not that you would ever think she WOULDN’T be smart, because anyone who produces films, buys art and essentially is as badass as she is has to be smart. But girlfriend is CRAZY smart, and was talking about the strategy behind building a team, the idea behind the products and the formulations and building a legacy of amazing beauty products that she could leave behind for her daughter, Olive.

Color makeup from the Flower Beauty line.

Color makeup from the Flower Beauty line.

In a nutshell, Flower Beauty products are the real deal and a rare feat in the industry, which is that they’re prestige product formulas sold at mass market prices. As in, all 181 items in the line are currently sold at your friendly neighborhood Wal-Mart. The product formulas took 16 months to perfect and each item in the line has rich formulas and incredible staying power. Which, let me just say for the record with mass market brands that promise these formulas, these products are the real deal.

More color makeup from Flower Beauty, these are the  foundation and face products. Lovely, right?

More color makeup from Flower Beauty, these are the foundation and face products. Lovely, right?

And when I say “mass market prices,” none of the products retails for over $15. πŸ™‚

More Flower Beauty.

More Flower Beauty.

So, whether you dry one of Drew’s favorite products for getting ready to go out (the Sheer Up Lip Tint in Sheer Blossom) or you go with any of my favorites (I love the BB Creams, the Color Play Creme Eyeshadows (love Midnight Garden), the Lip Service Lip Butter and/or the groundbreaking Zoom-In Ultimate Waterproof Mascara with the adjustable wand that swivels – SWIVELS – for volume and/or length control), my advice is to try it.

Drew in her H&M Conscious Collection dress from last night. Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss.

Drew in her H&M Conscious Collection dress from last night. Photo: Sara Jaye Weiss.

And just like that, in a flash it was over. I got about three minutes with her with about five other journalists to ask questions about the product line. But right before I left, I got a chance to lean into her ear and tell her something personal, some that I always wanted to tell her and swore I would if I ever got the chance.

I made her smile and tear up a little bit. We hugged.

And then her PR person took my favorite picture of my whole life.

Yep, here it is: me with Drew Barrymore.

Yep, here it is: me with Drew Barrymore.

But, you know, all that aside, the products bear her stamp of quality. I’ll personally vouch for them. Give them a shot. RUN, do not walk, to Wal-Mart or click here to go to Wal-Mart’s site to buy them.

As a matter of fact, I love them so much I’ll make you a deal: I’ll wear the line – and only her line – to Fashion Week in three weeks. I love it that much. πŸ™‚

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4 Responses to Beautiful Moments: Meeting Drew Barrymore at the Launch of Flower Beauty

  1. Rebecca says:

    This was one of the best articles I’ve read about Flower Beauty. And I had no idea I was the same height as Drew Barrymore! πŸ™‚

  2. Dream says:

    How are the BB creams???? I feel like everyone is DYING to find out if they live up to the Asian ones in quiality.

    • Kristin Booker says:

      Honestly, I would say they’re pretty competitive for the price point. Obviously, the Asian brands have the corner on the market, but I would say these are really great, especially in a pinch. Check it out and let me know if you agree. πŸ™‚

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