I am a baby of the 70’s and a child of the 80’s. When I say that Brooke Shields is one of my most influential beauty icons, that’s putting it mildly.
Let’s also add to this that I had an obsession with Brooke as a young girl. I practically threatened to throw myself down a flight of stairs if I didn’t get a pair of Calvin Kleins. You know why? Because when Brooke said, “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins,” I took that to mean that I should stop at NOTHING to get them.
Took me a few years to figure out what Brooke really meant. Ah, the mistakes of the young. But I got the jeans, and I still have an eternal girl crush on the woman whose hair and eyebrows started a near revolution. Sorry, Cara Delevingne: Brooke’s the Original Brow Badass.
Which is why today I shall celebrate by erecting a maypole of sorts because the M∙A∙C Brooke Shields collection has hit counters and online, available through October 30th (or Baby Busters and Gen Xers buy it all, because, stand in line, people.) The collection features day to night beauty essentials in colors chosen by Brooke herself. Prices range from $17 for Brow Set (you knew that was coming, right?) to $85 for the Gravitas: Eye Shadow x15 and it includes some really great, practical items for day-to-night glamour.
I know people throw that around, but if you look at the colors Brooke chose that description is absolutely accurate: they’re amped up nudes and the colors that love them most.
It’s a smart collection. Head to their website or your local M∙A∙C store or counter and check out Brooke’s beauty best. The Calvins are completely up to you, but I won’t be mad at you if you decide you want the full effect. Just grab the makeup before it’s gone.